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psychedelic & trashy fuzzes

kp8

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I am interested in a fuzz but I want something maybe a little 60s psychedelic sounding like a Fuzzrite or a Bosstone or perhaps even nastier or trashier. Maybe something capable of a buzzy or nasal timbre, but definitely something oddball, with some character.

I was looking into fuzz rite clones, I like the stinging buzzy character of that but I have heard mixed things about the Ashbass's build quality and the Keeley one is absurdly spendy.

Any suggestions?

Again Mosrite Fuzzrite is what immediately comes to mind but not married to this particular circuit but want something as rude and crude.

cheers,

-kp--
 

champion ruby

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I'd suggest a Basic Audio Zippy or Gnarly. I have a Pale Rider which I think has some similarities to the Zippy? The Pale Rider sounds like a Fuzzrite banged a Companion fuzz.
 

SUPERMUFF1

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Creepy fingers fuzzfight
Sonic VI fuzzrite
2 awesome affordable fuzzrite clones.

The shin ei companion is also trashy buzzsaw fuzz but the fuzzrite is a much more usable fuzz.
 

Axis29

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Check out some of the stuff from Devi Ever! The US Fuzz is one I've been eyeing... seems to get some good sputter going on! But, she makes a bunch of things. Many are wild and crazy!

My main fuzz is a Keeley Fuzz Head. Some claim it more of an overdrive than a fuzz. I can't argue too much with that. It's very stable and useable, so it stays on my board and get's used a lot. However, I recently picked up a Plum Crazy Effects Fuzzy Lady. I love this pedal. It's grindy and nasty... you can adjust the bias and get it to gate and sputter, spit and die. It's fun! But it is still not as loose as some of the wilder 60's stuff. It is a great Fuzz Face with some added flexibility. Neither may be wild enough for what you're thinking about.

I've been hoping to find a reasonably priced Tonebender clone myself....
 

Philly Fuzz

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Nocturne makes some cool trashy fuzzes. The Fuzz Brain / Fuzz Ray sounds great for garage rock (these are Colorsound derived), or if you want Fuzzrite they also make THE EL FABULOSO SELTZERADO FUZZ DE LOS MUERTOS.

Plus they look amazing (if you care about that sort of thing!)
 

magnus02

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i know a guy selling a creepy fingers fuzzfight for $150. i can give you his contact info if you want. that's definitely what you want. creepy fingers is building the best fuzz pedals out there.
 

OMTerria

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The Mojo Hand One Ton Bee seems perfect what you're looking for, I thought it was really awesome for vintage psychedelic noodling and riffing. The Devi Ever Vintage Fuzz Master is also a great option for something that's just gnarly and ripping. It really works well with you and can go from thick riffing to nasal octave leads to so noisy it's basically static territory depending on how you play and set the guitar's volume. Super face melting stuff.
 

jgyn

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The Catalinbred Merkin can get some of those tones. It's not based on the Fuzzrite, however.
 

Modulator

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Wattson Fuzz is nice for nasally and gutteral fuzzes. The switch seems to focus on odd or even harmonics of something. Hard to describe, but sort of an outside vs inside fuzz.

Thd Malekko B:Assmaster is great for stacking on top of fuzz or OD since the bass knob is a mix for the input.
 

MilesMitchell

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Ibanez Standard Fuzz Clone made by forum member KindaFuzzy. The pedal does the best buzzing bee sound I've ever heard and I own quite a few vintage fuzz clones.
 

HenryAdams

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The Catalinbred Merkin can get some of those tones. It's not based on the Fuzzrite, however.
Yeah, I've got the merkin, and it is just, well, it's just...I mean, trashy as all hell, and really versatile. It responds really well to the guitar's volume and tone knobs, and can do everything from a farty blown out speaker sound, to crazy bright buzz, to more of a treble-dimed muff with lots of sustain, to reedy octave tones. It's awesome.
 

ChampReverb

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Check out the JustNick demo if the WrightSounds Fuzz-Stang MK II.

Buzzy fuzzy goodness.

-bEn r.
 






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