My Fuzz Challenge

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by PitchShifter, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. PitchShifter

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    Fuzz seems to be a fav of a lot of peeps, and there's a tonne out there. I've read through a lot of posts on Fuzz but haven't found info on what I'm looking for.

    I need a Fuzz to use on a couple of songs.

    As such, I only want a low cost Fuzz ($100 Max).

    I'm looking for something that gives a smooth thick tight Fuzz with emphasis in the low end. is ther anything (non-Octave) out there that fits this?

    [Edit: I'm using a solid-body guitar with P90s]
     
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    You could either get one of the following:

    1) EHX Bass Big Muff

    2) Little Big Muff Pi w/ an EQ
     
  3. PitchShifter

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    i was actually looking a Bass Fuzz pedals. If I use a Bass Fuzz, will that have the desired effect of giving a real ballsy bottom end on the sound? Or will it just not work that great because the guitar just doesn't have that depth? I'm using a 52 on the Low E.
     
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    Mi Audio...either GI Fuzz, or Neo fuzz. Both give you tonal options you won't find in average fuzzes, both let you adjust input (which can be really helpful with humbuckers!) and adjust tone AND "body"(mids), and have quite a few other tricks up their sleeves.

    Price is excellent, especially for what you get. Both also have a great output range, and whereas many fuzzes I tend to need to set pretty high on the fuzz knob, these have useable areas all over the place. Can also be set to sound "OD'ish" but also VERY fuzz if desired.

    Another is the MXR Classic Fuzz...with a switch for buffering when used after wah.

    Any of those, but I think the MI Audio most for what you want.
     
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    I own the NEO and agree that it can dial in a "smooth thick tight Fuzz with emphasis in the low end". You'll need to find one used to get close to your price limit.
     
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    Try a Diamond Fireburst


    Lotsa low end (has bass knob) and very smooth silicon fuzz
     
  7. Turiguiliano

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    used fuzz face reissue. less than $100.
     
  8. PitchShifter

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    Is there a switchable Fuzz that can go between normal Fuzz and Octave Fuzz?
     
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    I was going to suggest the same, even knowing it exceeds his budget. Worth saving for, IMHO.


    cheers,
    Ian
     

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