Recommend a Fuzz for the fuzz-newb

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by trumpus, Jun 15, 2006.


  1. trumpus

    trumpus Supporting Member

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    Hey,

    I've been thinking about picking up a fuzz pedal, but I have literally never played one, and because i've never been interested before, I never really paid much attention to the Fuzz threads.

    I don't even know what's out there!

    I play:
    Gibson Custom Shop Paul Jackson Jr./Ibanez AM-205
    Mesa Boogie DC3, Fender Blues Jr.

    Any recommendations? I'd like to look in the $150 or below range...

    Brian
     
  2. rjpilot

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  3. Kaiser

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    how about muff fuzz and/or pumpkins sound??
     
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    I dunno? I've literally NEVER played a fuzz pedal! Blasphemy, i know!

    I'd certainly be willing to try one. My concern with the Big Muff's, from what i've seen around here, is that there are so many versions, and some sound good, some like crap. If i were to go the Big Muff route, which version/type should i look for?

    What about the MI Audio stuff? Keeley?

    Brian
     
  6. cbpickin

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    I keep posting this same reply to these fuzz threads, but it's because I was in the same boat as you are a month ago. I had only been an od user. I read up and the Retroman Sybil seemed like it made a lot of sense. It has two separate Fuzz Face circuits, one Si, and Ge. The can be run independently or together. It is a little pricey, but you get both Si and Ge fuzz in one footprint.
    Good luck!
     
  7. todd richman

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    How about a D*A*M 1966-pure Vox Tone Bender and a great combo with the ES for those classic Geo Harrison late Beatles tones.
     
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    As far as Mufffs go...my advice is for you to try the new Russian (black) muff and the USA (Silver) muff at GC. If you like neither at all then I would look elsewhere because although many muffs are different, the basic idea is still in the reissues.


    On the other hand, If you have got some money burning a hole in your pocket then a more noteworthy muff like the ICBM from Euthymia might be a good choice and if you don't like it than sell it. If this pedal sounds terrible to you ears then you probably were not looking for a muff style pedal.
     
  9. Chuck Snider

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    The KR Musical Products "Gypsy Fuzz" is a great fuzzer that can roll offto some real nice cleans and all kinds of in-between sounds. I got mine used for $120.. It's all silicon .. They have sound clips on their website.....
     
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    Chuch Snider,

    Did you find that the GF lived up to it's name and upheld its dynamics as compared to the clips on the KR homepage?
    If you had the $$, would you buy it again?
    I've been interested in the GF for a while now.
    By the way, can you get that controlled feedback from the GF as advertised without dimeing the pedal and initiating a hissing volume war?
    I appreciate your time,
    Mass
     
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    yes, i have a BJF PPF and still thinking about getting another one.:drool
     
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    Stevie Ray,
    Excuse my ignorance,
    But what is a BJF PPF?
    Peace, Mass
     
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    Mass, if youre as much a Hendrix nut as me, get the GF! you wont be dissapointed. ive owned every fuzz under the sun except the Pro Analog Scaryface, the GF nails the Woodstock/BOG tone. the clean up is the best ive ever heard.
     
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    BJF Pink Purple Fuzz
     

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