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Larry Carlton fuzz

emkbop

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Just curious whether Larry has used a fuzz. Some of the YouTube vids have a tone I don't associate with his Dumbles. Something with more of an edge. I don't see a fuzz listed on any of the gear lists that I see on the web. Anyone know?
 

Mr. Limbic

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Can't remember where I saw it, but there was a pic of an old pedal board of his with a boss blues driver on it, and that pedal really gets fuzzy at higher settings
 

tronus

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Maybe that's just a dimed fender amp and his neck pickup? I heard he uses fenders on 10 (or whatever the heck they go to).

EDIT: didn't see a Fender behind him but it could just be a channel on his amp maxed out to give it that smooth (yet still sorta fizzy and bright) sound.
 
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I don't think that clip sounded like a Fuzz at all. Seriously, not in the slightest.
I will say when Larry is on, he is amazing, but he sometimes falls into that I'm going to shred thing and ends up sounding like complete crap.
 

stark

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Most of his famous solos are the 335 straight into a tweed deluxe.
 

MrGibson

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Thanks for the clip, two of the most outstanding guitar players ever (even though the drummer is the only guy that really seems to enjoy himself…but I would be pretty happy playing with those cats too :)

Lee’s tone and playing is so perfectly flawless it almost becomes…dare I say boring? Larry’s tone is alive, dirty and a perfect contrast as intended here. The tone is a bit fuzzy and not really his signature (other than the fact the tone is in his fingers and that he would probably sound like himself even playing a banjo). The Les Paul was never his first weapon of choice even though he has probably played most six strings known to mankind.

If you like his tone in the clip just experiment with gear and maybe a fuzz will do it. If you like Carlton’s signature tone stay away from fuzz.
 
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Same tone, just on the neck pickup. No fuzz to my ears, just that preamp-y Dumble/Boogie sound with a Gibson neck pickup.
 






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