Is the MJM Londdon Fuzz.....

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  1. Laroosco!

    Laroosco! Member

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    as good of a Fuzz Face as the Blues Devil is a TS?

    I love the Blues Devil above all other TS style OD's(and most others types) so it's only natural that I get curious about the London.

    Thanks
     
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    I just remembered that I owned a 2 knob Britbender about 3 years ago. That was a KILLER Fuzz
     
  3. EL34

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    I've had a couple of Londons...very wooly sounding to my ears, even with a strat bridge pickup. Nice/smooth sounding fuzz, but very dark in tone. Sounded better at home than with the band.

    Now the 2-knob Britbender....that one is a BEAST, and it cleans up very well at the guitar. The MJM Britbender is the fuzz to have IMO.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the Silicone version- but very curious about the germ version..
    * The clips on the MJM site are ******** imo- all drenched in modulation- you cant hear the true pedal..
     
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    The Britbender clips sound nothing like the one I had. Way too muffled sounding.
     
  6. LReese

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    Was playing around with a few of my fuzzes, including a London Fuzz.

    The LF was very dark. Have an Analog Man modded germanium (I believe) Fuzzface, which was much brighter, but very noisy.

    The fuzz I like the most is a blue Fulltone '70. Relatively quiet, the brighter tone cuts a bit better.
     
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    I have the Ge London and it is indeed very bassy / dark even with a Strat's bridge pup ... it is simliar to the Jimi at Monterey tone. As mentioned by others it works great at home but I also find it hard to make it work in a live situation with anything more than a trio.
     
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    That was my experience. Beyond dark i also found it flabby and almost disappearing at times between the low A and E. It also fell apart on me and needed to resoldered in several places and the plastic jack fell out....Not a good experience. Without the build problems I still thought the mcFuzz kicked it's ass sonically. On the other hand i had a Foxey Fuzz that I had no issues with whatsoever and that sounded great...
     
  9. gururyan

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    The MJM London Fuzz finally ended my looong search for the right fuzz for me. I love it, I get the rich kazoo sound fuzz with it...perfect. With germs though, you have to remember that temperature is really going to affect it. If I leave it by the window in the winter months, I don't get the tones I desire...I like it when the germs are warm.
     
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    The London is the best Fuzzface clone you can get today. Run it into a BluesDevil, or TS set for mild boost, and it is very hard to beat with a good Strat. You have got to pay attention to the vol control on the guitar tho, as it can go from awesome lead tone, to flub in a nano second. If you like Doyle Brahmall tone, Jimi tone, or Gilmore`s thick sustain with a Strat,, no contest.

    CT.:cool:
     
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    This I find very hard to believe. Since Jimi didn't use any pedals at Monterey.... It was Strat's straight into the Marshalls...
     
  12. basscracker

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    we need a gas smiley :BOUNCE .

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  13. CocoTone

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    Cuz you were there right?? Fuzzface fersur!! I wish you`d check your facts before engaging your keyboard.

    CT.
     
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    Really??? I need to watch the video again... It's been a couple of years but I could have sworn I didn't see any pedals... Hmmm... Sorry about that...
     
  15. gururyan

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    Where? Who? What? How?....tell me more about your small LF!
    What's the 3rd knob?

    I may rehouse my LF, it's just so freakin' big.
     
  16. basscracker

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    not mine :( ,they can be purchased direct from MJM.bias knob like on the analogman sunface.
     
  17. gururyan

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    sorry its not listed on the site.email them about it.Michael said he would make me one for a resonable upcharge.no cash for it right now :( .
     
  19. gururyan

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    Thanks, I just sent him an email.
     
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    Shoot, he says mine has a larger board so it wouldn't be possible to rehouse it for me. He did extend an offer to build me a "mini" with the bias knob added for a very small fee on top of the regular price though.

    Shoot. I guess I will have to sell my LF and "re-buy" it as a mini if I want to do this.

    He was very prompt in his reply though, very nice sounding guy.
     

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