Fuzzes

amp48

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I already have a fulltone 70 which has the useful mids knob.
I'm looking for additional fuzzes that cut well live.

What other fuzzes are good and not too expensive?

I was thinking the Astro Tone would be a good low gain fuzz, and is fairly affordable.

What about muff type fuzzes? Any suggestions?
 

redbeardrob

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astrotone is f-ing incredible! it cuts through the mix incredibly and it cleans up great for a silicon fuzz! in fact, with my guitar volume turned down, it's my "clean tone" 100% of the time. pull the trigger for it.

muff fuzzes, i recently bought a pharaoh fuzz, they're $150, and have a lot of various tones in them. 4 knobs two toggles, there's a lot of variety in that box.

my recent favorite for high gain stuff is the wren and cuff tall font russian, which is basically a sovtek big muff pi. it's a lot of fun, even with low gain settings.

go with the astrotone though dude. trust me, no one is ever disappointed. single coils or humbuckers, it is without a doubt the friendliest fuzz i've ever played.
 

HBob

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The Mojo Hand Colossus is a great Muff Pi clone with added mids control and three way switch. Really nice.
 

pdodge77

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I'll second the Mojohand Colossus and raise you a Mojohand Huckleberry.

I'm currently in love with my Monsterpiece Scratchy Snatch. Most of the versatility of a Fuzz Factory without the unpredictability.


I had a '70 but it was too smooth/polite for me.


The Catalinbred Merkin is fun, but it's pretty extreme!
 

chillytc

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I went on a fuzz buying spree over the last 12 months and the two that stayed on my board stayed because they cut through with the band are:

Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe
Basic Audio Wildcat

I highly recommend them if you are looking to cut through the mix.
 

mgarrison99

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Check out the Solid GoldFX Formula 69 fuzz. It's a mild silicon like EJ uses. I did alot of research for a chip lighter than the BC108 and think I found it with this fuzz. Would now like to see how the specs kine up with the Astro Tone. I bet they're similar.
 

nealh999

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Thumbs up for the Dice Works Muff Diver and the Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe. I've got both and love them. The Basic Audio Spooky Tooth is really great as well, and can cover a lot of interesting tones. You can also check out the Plum Crazy FX Fuzzy Lady. It's loads of fun and really versatile. All of the above cut really well and can be dialed back for a more clean and mellow fuzz.
 

Hulakatt

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How Is the astro different from other fuzzes?
Kinda low gain, it's definitely a fuzz but behaves like an overdrive. It cuts very well and plays nice with every piece of gear I try with it. It is also one of the few fuzzes that responds very well with both humbuckers and single coils.
 

amp48

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Thanks for the responses.
I'm kinda interested in the pharoah. Also the c-bread manx loaghtan.
Any experience with these?
 




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