in need of two fuzzes. help me.

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  1. smitty.west

    smitty.west Senior Member

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    my long winding overdrive search is coming to an end as i acquire some choice pedals that yield terrific results, but my fuzz search is just commencing. a long time ago i was a fuzz fiend the likes of which would make a "strictly fuzz" poster turn white... but it's been years and i've been totally out of the loop. i'm ideally looking for two fuzzes-- well, ideally just one-- to help cover a broad sonic range. i'm looking for one that'll give me those huge muff type rhythm and lead sounds and one for a more farty, square wave rude sound. budget would be up to $350 for each, though would prefer to stay well under. i was thinking- if going with one- that i'd splurge for a cornish p-1 having had an ng-2 in the past that i loved, but then thought i could have a few equally killer boxes for less. basic audio stuff is appealing, but so is plenty of other stuff. help. where should i be looking? playing single coil fenders into el84's. gilmour, frusciante, tame impala, etc.
     
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    You say Tame Impala... in a recent post the Scratchy Snatch really caught my eye(ear)...

     
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  3. MrFuzzTone

    MrFuzzTone Supporting Member

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    If you like Gilmour style, you should check out the reviews on: http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=3389
    No single fuzz pedal can cover all the variety.
    Wren and Cuff pedals sound very good.
    Jext Telez Dizzy Tone is a crazy fuzz.
    I recently bought a Keeley Black Silk OC75 that is a very full and strong fuzz that surprised me with its heavy bass emphasis - a lot like a muff. Not readily available.
    Certainly a zoo of fuzz pedals available these days. I maintain a small zoo.
     
  4. bgmacaw

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    I just got a Biyang Fuzz Star. It's less than $50 (I paid $35 including shipping) and it's a pretty much an exact copy of the reissue Muff with a micro switch that turns on a couple of typical Muff mods. Plus it's very well built with quality pots and switches, a lot more sturdy than some other cheap pedals with plastic cases.
     
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    Take a look at Buffalo FX for the first flavor. Either the Ram's Head or the Patriot may work for you.

    For the other flavor, I think the Devi Ever Hyperion may fit the bill.

    This route would set you back only about $345 total.

    A single pedal to cover both needs, that may be tough, but an HBE UFO may work for both.
     
  6. Ruiner

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    Muff style with lots of variations I would choose Basic Audio's Alter Destiny. My favorite fuzz at the moment.
     
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    $700 budget? I would get a Fuzz Factory 7, a Deluxe Big Muff Pi, and maybe some type of tone bender.
     
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    I don't own one, but the EQD Hoof Reaper looks good. 2 fuzzes and an octave.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, that's a good one with plenty of flexibility.

    -bEn r.
     
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    I really liked my Blackout Blunderbuss for the muff tones. The Basic Audio offerings are very good too, he has 3 muff types, Tri/Ram, Alter Destiny and the Foxey Lady. all have good features, just voiced different. The other fuzz you should try a Trombetta Mini Bone, pretty cool pedal.
     
  11. BigDiceBuddha

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    Blackout Effectors Seriously Special Twosome. Fix'D on one side, Blunderbuss on the other, stackable in either direction.
     
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    ellsworthman Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a Twosome, still kicking myself for selling it. It's a Swiss Army knife of fuzzes.
     
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    Me too, man... Me too.
     
  14. ChipOnly

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    I can confirm that the fuzz star is a great-sounding muff for cheap. It's built solid too - quality components, real switch. Not quite as severly scooped (but still totally a muff), and I've read it's closest to the ram's head version.

    For square wave and other ugly fuzz sounds, nothing has beaten my wolf computer. You could voltage starve a fuzzface - particularly one with an exterior bias pot - and likely get similar sounds.

    Cheap fuzzes can sound great - I'd sooner buy a handful of well-regarded cheap ones and keep the ones that worked for me than gamble time and money on boutique fuzzes (some are worth it, IMO, others are not). Fuzz is a category of effect unlike, say, delays or loopers - most are so simple that great sound and function can be brought to market for low cost.

    That said, if I was going to drop some coin on a fuzz, it would probably be the fix'd deluxe. Had one as part of a twosome a few years ago, very flexible fuzz.
     
  15. Ruiner

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    Still have mine. Was my first fuzz.... i've been debating whether to sell it or not. I should probably go back and try it out again. I just didn't like the size but i did enjoy both sides.... hmmm....
     
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    ^^^ this.
     
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    I'd go with a skreddy lmmd and a bearfoot candiru. Shop used and that should fit your budget! Good luck with the search.
     
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  18. DryBones

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    Sounds like you are describing exactly this pedal. I've only had the Fix'd though.
     
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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    For the buzzy farty fuzz, check out the Devi Ever US fuzz. It's well under your budget!
     
  20. BigDiceBuddha

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    Check this video out:

     
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