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Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by pete692, Feb 22, 2019.
You should consider Mjm London Fuzz Si. I really like mine!
Chase Tone '68 Red Velvet
Just got one a week ago. It is amaze balls. Easily one of the best Si FFs I've ever tried. The Smooth knob is killer because it really let's you shape the nature of the fuzz, from rude and jagged to smooth and woolly (and everywhere in between). The boost is fantastic as well. And the two together?
Just got a Foxrox Hot Silicon today in a trade and so far really like it. BC109s and an input trimmer inside which I set 1/4 below max.
Built like an orange tank too.
I use a Stomp Under foot Hellephant. It’s a SI Fuzz Face that cleans up better than most germanium ones I’ve used. The fuzz knob is more usable than most standard FF as well. Goes from tight and almost overdrive/fuzzy crunch to super thick and blown out fuzz all while retaining clarity and not getting too soft in the low end. Bonus it sounds great behind a wah, any wah. No weird screeches and feedback and maintains a great sweep on the wah whereas most ff behind a wah get thin and lose the “wah wah” effect and just have a subtle low to high type of tone.
Another bonus is it sounds great into a clean amp if you can’t get your amp up to breakup, whereas most other ff’s need a slightly dirty or compressed signal imo to sound their best.
Can be found under $100.
I’ve owned lots of fuzz faces and clones and it’s my favorite so far. The Dunlop Hendrix one that others have mentioned is my second favorite I have had. Haven’t tried the Analogman silicon Sunface yet but I’m sure that would be a safe choice as well.
I was going to say that. I have an old purple one. It is sooo good. That mid knob helps it work with a wide range of amps. Mikey May be a bit of a mr cranky pants but he hit it out of the park with the 70.
Chase Tone Silver Stardust or 68 Red Velvet.
Kind of a neat story. Analogman has a fuzz called the Peppermint, not too expensive and it’s very well thought of, lots of positive posts about that one around here. Take a look ...
Sometimes Si fuzz circuits have really interesting texture - to my ear this is one of those
<edit> and yet it is not Si, it is Ge (see below)
I love the grippy quality to the attack it has on certain settings
Manlay Sound and Wren and Cuff are my go-tos. Manlay gets the edge for me.
Also love the big round Jimi Hendrix Dunlop fuzz face. I swear it sounded identical to the old ‘71 and ‘73 si fuzz faces I owned (and directly compared it to.)
AnalogMan Sunface BC-109
Picked up a limited run BMF Sisyphuzz CA/RR from the emporium. Should be here Friday.
SolidGoldFX BC183 If 6 Was 9. Love it.
King Tone Fuzz Si
After doing some investigating it looks like the red FF mini band of gypsy is something to look into. I assumed because it was red it was germanium but its described as a grittier silicon FF. Sounds awesome in clips, I might try one out myself
FWIW, I believe the Peppermint is a Germanium fuzz.
Dunlop fuzzes are pretty easy to find and try out. I have the jhf1 fuzzface and the jh Octavio both are great. I tried the mini bog fuzzface and was not too impressed. I would like to try the full size bog fuzzface though.
I prefer my MXR Classic 108 to my big box Analogman 70s fuzz, but either would be a great choice.
I've been eyeballing the Mini 108; both it and the original sound pretty good in the demos. Do you (or does anybody) know if there are any significant tonal differences between the two?
Band of Gypsys fuzz isn't a fuzz face circuit. It's an octavia without the octave up.