I think I need a Fuzz Factory...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by tommygunn1986, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. stephen sawall

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    Here is the list for anyone interested .... remember to use your guitar controls - they often do something other than what you think with this pedal.

    Atari 7:00 3:00 5:00 8:00
    60's Fuzz 2:00 8:30 3:00 5:00
    Arpegio 12:00 3:00 3:00 3:00
    Bonkers Fuzz (1) 2:00 2:00 11:00 3:00
    Bonkers Fuzz (2) 1:00 1:00 11:00 3:00
    Clean Fuzz 5:00 2:00 11:00 5:00
    Clean Up Fuzz 7:00 7:00 5:00 (lower till squeal stops) 5:00
    Clean to OD 5:00 2:00 10:00 5:00
    Dummy Fuzz 11:00 11:00 5:00 5:00
    Dead Quite Ripper 9:00 3:00 5:00 7:00
    Electric Beans 7:00 5:00 7:00 5:00
    Fizzy Fizz 10:00 1:00 11:00 12:00
    Fuzz Bright 1:00 12:00 1:00 4:00
    Fuzz Distortion 12:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    FuzzFace71 (1) 12:00 12:00 12:00 5:00
    FuzzFace71 (2) 3:00 7:00 12:00 4:30
    FuzzFace71 (3) 7:00 12:00 1:00 5:00
    FuzzFace71 (4) 12:00 7:00 12:00 5:00
    Fuzz Mellow 1:00 12:00 1:00 9:00
    Fuzz Splutter 3:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Fuzz Squeal 9:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Hi-Compression 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00
    Hi-Octane 2:00 to 3:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Interference 7:00 3:00 12:00 5:00
    Intermodulation 2-3:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    IYW 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00
    Juice Face 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00
    Krackle Fuzz 1:00 4:00 10:00 2-5:00
    Mellow Mud 2:30 7:00 7:00 9:00
    Metal Distortion 4:00 10:30 7:00 5:00
    Modulated Mud Fuzz 12:00 11:00 5:00 7:00
    Modulated Sticky 12:00 1:00 5:00 7:00
    Modulated Sticky Fuzz 9:00 3:00 9:00 3:00
    Muse-esque 2:30 3:15 5:00 5:00
    No-Name Fuzz 1:00 11:00 2:00 7:00
    No-Name Fuzz (2) 10:00 7:00 12:00 5:00
    OD/Fuzz 7:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    OD Squeal 7:00 12:00 3:00 3:00
    Pitch Drop 7:00 12:00 5:00 7:00
    Please Fuzz 12:00 7:00 3:00 2:00
    Prickly Vexter 8:45 12:15 2:00 4:45 1:30
    Psychedelic Crackle 1:00 8:00 3:00 3:00
    Punky 2:30 - 3:30 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Radio Fuzz 7:00 10:00 12:00 5:00 (play A, lower to taste)
    Random Fuzz 1:30 7:00 5:00 4:00 (approx)
    Range 7:00 12:00 3:00 12:00
    Resonant Fuzz 7:00 7:00 12:00 4:00
    Smashing Pumpkins-esque 2:00 9:00 5:00 10:00
    Smooth Fuzz 7:00 3:00 5:00 5:00 (lower to mellow)
    Soft Fuzz 1:00 7:00 7:00 Variable
    Spastic Muff 5:00 7:00 5:00 5:00
    Squealer Fuzz 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00
    Squealer Fuzz (2) 7:00 8:00 1:00 7:00
    Static / Low 12:00 12:00 5:00 7:00
    Stooges Fuzz 3:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Stylo Fuzz 12:30 12:30 7:00 7:00
    Super-Heavy 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00
    Sweet Sustain 1:00 7:00 10:00 1:30
    Tight and Sweet 12:00 8:00 8:00 5:00
    Tiny 10:30 12:00 12:30 9:30
    Traditional Fuzz 9:00 7:00 11:00 to 1:00 11-1:00
    Traditional Fuzz (1) 9:00 7:00 1:00 5:00
    Traditional Fuzz (2) 2:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Ugly Fuzz 2:00 8:30 3:30 2:00
    Velcro 7:00 5:00 5:00 2:00
    Weezer-esque 2:30 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Whale 7:00 1:00 5:00 9:00
    What the Fuzz? 7:00 7:00 5:00 5:00

    and a few more ...
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  2. la noise

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    Holy hell, stephen sawall!!! :eeks
     
  3. mild

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    It just depends what you want, dude! If there's a particular sound in your head that you are shooting for Fuzz-wise, then tell us about it and we can diagnose it for you. :) If you just want the sound of a Fuzz Factory (and there's nothing wrong with that - some great tones have been tracked with that pedal) then get a Fuzz Factory! It really can do it all, or at least an approximation. It's just an extremely wild ride as well.

    For me personally, I got the Fuzz Factory at the same time as a Penny Pedals Fingerprint... this was some years ago, the FF has been long gone and the Fingerprint hasn't moved from the gigging board. I've also got an old Tonebender and an old Big Cheese as well - between all of those, the FF was a touch redundant for what I wanted to hear. But YMMV!
     
  4. FuzzFaceJ

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    One thing people often fail to mention is the great guitar volume clean up on certain settings. You can get thin to fat, crazy to insane sounds. Whatever you need or want, especially the Fat Fuzz Factory. It also sounds great with both single coils and humbuckers.
     
  5. ftgjr

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    I had one, as well as several other fuzz pedal.

    It's capable of many cool sounds. I loved getting a gated fuzz sound out of it.

    It reacts different, depending on the pickups and where you put it in your signal chain.

    I just found that I spent way too much time tweaking it to get the sound that was in my head. But still a lot of fun.
     
  6. JamesSGBrown

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    I do love mine. But I realised that I have only used it to record, like, twice. I'm just not as big a fuzz guy as I'd like to be...
     
  7. chrismellotron

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    I love CRANKING the FUZZ Factory. It does some serious damage. I may stack it with my Spooky Tooth to see what transpires.
     
  8. tommygunn1986

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    Thank you for this. I saved them to a notepad doc and intend to try them all
     
  9. seiko

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    One of my favorite combos is Jaguar-Fuzzfactory-amp. With the strangle switch and the bass circuit on the Jaguar you can "preset" three distinct sounds with the FF, even before you touch the volume control.
     
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    Nice. I was just looking into buying a jag.
     
  11. tommygunn1986

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    I'm planning to get a Jazzmaster in the near future
     
  12. stephen sawall

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    The list has been around for years .... not my collection. It was actually a collection of many people settings. It is great to see some of the range of sounds the Fuzz Factory. Some of the settings sound better with different guitars & amps. Also be aware that not all FF sound the same .... there is variations, some are more like a vintage fuzz - others have a little more of a distortion voicing. It is important to use the settings as a starting point & tune it to you taste & rig. As mentioned above - if the sound is difficult to control or you just want to remove the oscillations - use the GATE - or just let the thing go crazy .....

    I recently went thru the list using all three positions of the FAT switch .... it was interesting to hear the variations .... some of the settings when I changed the FAT switch sounded not that much different. Other it was huge differences.....

    As always make sure you mess with the volume control on the guitar .... it can make huge difference's .... not always what you might think.

    .... It usually takes me several days or longer to go thru the list. A really good idea to write down the sounds you like & the variations you find.

    Have fun ..... :)
     
  13. chrismellotron

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    Mine, at it's most stabile setting, sounds fat and dense with a ridiculous amount of output. It's been a year since I've installed the first battery. It's one of my faves.
     
  14. la noise

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    I will not try the Fuzz Factory ..... again....

    I will not try the Fuzz Factory..... again....

    I will not try the Fuzz Factory..... again....

    I will not.......


    :)
     
  15. stephen sawall

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    If I was still a upper I would let you borrow mine to check out the list ....:beer
     
  16. stephen sawall

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    They all sound kind of similar ... just slight variation of the sound. This is true of all germaniun pedals / some more than others. Also as time has gone on they got different batches of parts & that also is part of the variations.

    I am more than happy I got the FAT switch modification on my 1999 FF .... It just made it HUGE sounding and also varies some of the other stuff like the attack & decay ... etc.

    If I understand correct all the controls are actually different bias adjustments in various points in the circuit ... except the VOLUME.
     
  17. screwyloot

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    new Fuzz Factory user here. i may still be in honeymoon phase, but it's the most fun, unique pedal I've ever played!
     
  18. jtbleeker

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    I've got a fuzz factory and the thing is absolutely nuts, a bit on the brighter side, but one of the most fun and interesting pedals I've ever owned. If you're looking for something a bit calmer and manageable the Mastotron would be a good option too.
     
  19. MogwaiBoy

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    How does the FF behave with a buffer before it?
     
  20. Monts

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    I liked my fuzz factory but I sold it. I could never get it to quiet down, I mean it would pick up every radio station in the city along with tons of interference frequencies in many settings. The only way to stop it was to have the gate on all the time, and I didn't always want gated fuzz out of it.
     

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