Germanium Fuzzface recommendations?

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  1. Sun Creature

    Sun Creature Supporting Member

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    So after going on a fuzz kick, I think I am ready to venture into the world of Germanium fuzzfaces.

    I am really not wanting to go over $200. I would really like to stick around the $150-$170 range.

    I am looking at Oxfuzz as a lot of guys use who play stoner/psych/heavy rock use his stuff.

    I mainly want something that is not low gain, can clean up decently, and works well with humbuckers.
     
  2. JRC4558Dude

    JRC4558Dude Member

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    Fulltone 69MKII, or a basic Analogman Sunface.
     
  3. stephanar

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    Do you gig or just play at home?
    If you'll use on gigs, I strongly recommend going the silicon route. A well tuned one will sound as good as germaniums, but will be a lot more reliable.
     
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    Hmm, works well with humbuckers? Skreddy Lunar Module/Deluxe, Dunlop EJ Fuzz Face, Dunlop Bonamassa Fuzz Face.
     
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    I like the sound of my Mooer Grey Faze. It meets all your criteria, and is well under your budget.
     
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    Bonamassa fuzz face
     
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    Analogman .... he sets the bar.
     
  8. Sun Creature

    Sun Creature Supporting Member

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    I play at home and will so for the forseeable future due to health issues.

    This will mostly be going into small combo amps. A '72 Vibro Champ and an Ampeg GVT-15.

    I already have a silicon FF pedal and love it.
     
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    The EQD Dream Crusher meets all your criteria.
     
  10. samhambone

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    I have a Cat's Eye/ESP Mista' Fuzz that is a tone animal with humbuckers.
     
  11. splatt

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    i like Analogman's (high-gain) SunFace HG, an awful lot;
    i also dig Analogman's SunFace TI/UK; though it doesn't sport quite as much gain as the HG, it's got big bottom, so can thicken a smaller amp.

    i also dig GuitarSystems' Custom FuzzTool.

    they're all different.
     
  12. brettmoor

    brettmoor Silver Supporting Member

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    just slightly above your price range, but I recently got a chase tone red stardust germanium fuzz and it is absolutely stellar.
     
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    Definitely. One of my all-time favorite pedals.
     
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    I have used all of these. They are all great, but sound different.


    MJM London Fuzz
    Monsterpiece Ge
    Fulltone 69 MKII
    AM NKT275
     
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    I have an older/large box Fulltone '69 that I used on my board for quite a while. I still have it but a white dot / normal gain NKT Sunface has kicked it off for now.

    I really like the Throbak Fuzz Haze, too... I don't own it but plan to one of these days.
     
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    coltonius SeƱor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I stumbled across this on reverb the other day.. Seems legit, and it is well within the price range with NKT275s.

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    The Analogman NKT is really vintage sounding. It sounds great with a Strat and reacts to temp changes.

    The Bonamassa is great with humbuckers, ok with single coils.

    The best overall Ge FF I've had is the Wren & Cuff Your Face 60s. It's clear, it's nasty, cleans up, wooly but not woofy.
     
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    Heh. Save your money. This is just as good as any handwired boutique I've tried:

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    I haven't tried the newer versions, but my old MJM London is just awesome. Loads of gain and cleans up remarkably well, endless shades of fuzzy overdrive, sparkly cleans, massive wall of fuzz etc. I had an original big box Fulltone '69, and it was completely underwhelming to me in every aspect compared to the London. I traded that '69 straight up for an old Vibro Champ- still have the London and VC, win win for me :D
     
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    i own a big box 69 but far prefer my addrock geranium - they pop up used for cheap.
     

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