Is there a Muff in a Zvex type chassis?

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  1. ummohyeah

    ummohyeah Member

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    Good morning,

    I'm getting into the "final phase" of my next pedal board build and I have one spot for a pedal, in which a Zvex style pedal (think Fuzz Factory) would fit perfectly. I don't want to turn any pedals sideways (I already have one like this due to necessity), and I need a Muff style (not standard fuzz). I know that with the Fuzz Factory I can get into some almost Muff area, but I want something that will really give me that classic Big Muff sound.

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    Any suggestions? I can't seem to find anything that matches this and am afraid I may have to build my own.

    PS, on a similar note, if anyone knows of a Tubescreamer in this same style, let me know...
     
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    Most people hate the horizontal style enclosures so not many people use them but most builders could make one for you if they drill their own enclosures.
     
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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    For your tubescreamer request:

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  4. ummohyeah

    ummohyeah Member

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    :aok

    Thank you sir.

    Now, to find a (not so) Big Muff...
     
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    Not quite a muff, but sounds way better IMHO: Fuzzhugger Algal Bloom XS+

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  6. Perchman

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    Uhhh...Mastotron??!! It go do Muff and waaaay more if that's what you need.
     
  7. Dubious

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    mastotron - i replaced my muff with it.. and it beat out a hoof and swollen pickle for the spot on my board.
     
  8. ummohyeah

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    That's a beautiful pedal. Thank you for the suggestion, I've bookmarked their site.


    Mastotron, really? Everything I heard put that in the "out there" category, with the Velcro-noises and all. I'll give it another consideration. Thanks for the suggestions, keep 'em coming.
     
  9. chrismellotron

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    I have a Mastotron, but I don't consider it very Muffy, IMO.
     
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    Not the style you want but mabe fits:

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    That's what my impression is as well. The Mastotron seems very "grouchy," lots of treble and bite, not enough off that smooth hump that comes with the Muff (which is, I suppose, not exactly a fuzz pedal by definition).
     
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    the mastotron has a PW dial - on the far right it does velcro tones - on the far left it's smooth. The push knob also adds / subtracts harshness.

    there's additionally a 3 position toggle that will do bass boost, normal, and bass cut.

    My problem with the muff is that it got LOST in the band mix most of the time - also wasn't nearly loud enough. The masto is LOUD, and with the bass boost on it's MASSIVE.

    i have a FF so i do tend to use it on the velcro settings.. but in the studio i get everything from muff flavors to velcro / fuzz factory tones.

    but no it doesn't have that scooped tone the muff does - which ime made it dissapear in the band mix
     
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    Fuzzalo or Mastotron, your pick. Also mooer, but i like supporting independents.
     
  14. Perchman

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    On the the Mastotron, I normally keep the PW to the left for a smoother fuzz and keep the bass toggle either in the middle (normal) or on the boost setting.

    I just said this in a different thread, but the Mastotron is really great when you roll back on your guitar's volume. I call it a transparent Muff when used like that.

    But it can do waaay more than this if you want to experiment. Velcro city is in there.
     

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