Strange fuzz question, maybe

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  1. buzzp

    buzzp Member

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    So I want a fuzz that DOESN'T take over the whole soundscape... I guess a somewhat thinner fuzz.

    I think this is the closest example to what I want, but maybe not as much decay. Any ideas? Also- I'm all about overtones.


     
  2. Multicellular

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    Maybe look for a fuzz with a mix control.

    A lot of fuzzes made for bass have this, but will work great for guitar too.
     
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    Any suggestions on where to start?
     
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    FYI there is at least one book out there entirely about fuzz.
     
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    I forgot about the frazz dazzler! I almost bought one a while back, I'll revisit that one.
     
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    A fuzz face with the volume rolled back a little - gets tremendous overtones without being so intensely fuzzy. An overdrive pedal , and fuzz-face together, with the volume rolled back - are tremednously usable for basic rock applications.
     
  8. buzzp

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    My favorite fuzz face that I've played was the crosstown- I know there are TONS of variants, but any recommendations? Is the analogman that nice?
     
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    Here's another fuzz tone I really like, would maybe prefer a little more weight to the notes though:

     
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    Fuzz + tubescreamer + volume knob on 4-7
     
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    I could pretty well get that with a VFE Red Horse. Silicone setting, starve power , cut some bass, boost some treble. Gain about noon
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Maybe something like the Basic Audio Shore Bird?
    Here's a low to med gain demo.



    There are way too many choices out there.

    -bEn r.
     
  13. buzzp

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    I'll check out the red horse, what fuzz + tube screamer combo were you thinking cosmic ape?
     
  14. Multicellular

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    You could also get that with a Zvex Fuzz Factory.

    But you can also explode your amp and blow up your tea-totaling friends brains with one.
     

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