Strictly FUZZ

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.


  1. chankgeez

    chankgeez Member

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    I think the Believe is pretty much a Green Ringer with typical Green Ringer mods.

    If I'm wrong, someone, please, correct me.
     
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    Never played one, so I'm a bit green on the topic...
     
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    You should build a Green Ringer. :D
     
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    I just popped my fuzz cherry and picked up a Barber Exacta as I've loved all of their other drive pedals I've owned.

    It's fantastic! Very much a muff with different options to fine tune it with your guitar. I've now got some hankerings to try out a fuzz face type and I kind of like what I'm hearing from the Analogman Astrotone. We'll see what happens!​
     
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    Quite a bit different than his normal work. Love that paint scheme.
     
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    I owned a fully tricked-out Green Ringer clone with a blend knob and void switch close to a decade ago. It may have been a Ronsound build. Though my memory is a bit fuzzy, I don't recall having the ability to dial in Frog-like ribbitness with it. Still, stock Believe settings are virtually indistinguishable from a Green Ringer (aside from the Believe's insane output level).
     
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    It may be that the Believe is just biased a little bit hotter? :dunno One of those trimmers may be for bias.
     
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    It's been a while. Haven't had the chance to catch up lately and by the time I did had to go through ten pages!
    Congratulations to everyone on the new fuzzy toys. All I got during the BF sales was a BitQuest. But that's kinda fuzzy, so it counts, right? :oops:

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  9. scottcw

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    Taking suggestions on my next FUZZ. Already on my board - Wells 5 O’Clock Shadow, Trombetta Mini-Bone v1, Echopark F1 (Fuzzrite), and soon a BJFe Candy Apple Fuzz.

    I have a $250 budget, thinking maybe a Muff variant is something I don’t have covered.

    Let the recommendations fly!
     
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    Well, you could go Muff, but with that lineup I'd go Buzzaround first, then if you're feeling like exploring the border territories, a Muff makes a fine fuzzstortion...or you could veer back into fuzzland for another Tonebender or Fuzz Face or, oh let's face it, you're going to be @ this for quite a while, and you've made quite a nice start of it....

    As far as Buzzarounds go, $250 will take you far...Stephen Douglas could set you up with a Green Shadow, a fine Buzzaround, and leave you a nice chunk to put towards your flooper. I also think the world of Ghost Effects' Buzzaround (and it's more aggressive brother, the Dizzy Tone). I'm sure others can point out other nice examples....
     
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    Nice lineup! I like the Faceless FX Marquis fuzz... it's based on the MKI. Solid build cool cosmetics.
     
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    It sounds awesome stacked :)
    It's gnarly, angry and cutting. Total opposite of the mastotron which sounds almost lush and oceanic to my ears. I really enjoy them both but I can see the double muff being the one for live use and the mastotron for studio. In a live environment I suspect the mastotron could get lost. The double muff cuts thru like a mother****er
     
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    One trimmer for output level, one trimmer for... intensity or something like that. basically effect level. Sometimes the ads will have a copy of the circuit for the backdrop with the two trimmers marked on it.
     
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    Now that I'm thinking of it... Anyone know of any other companies doing variations of the Escobedo tripple fuzz?
     
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    Damn, this re-ignights the Tornita lust! I think today will be a fuzzy day in the cave . . .

    @splatt: Are you doing a thread on the new axe? I could gaze at that all day.
     
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    It's so money, dude. The Gate switch makes it a lot easier to use for me, personally. It's amazing how many tones are in one pedal, and the way it reacts to the tone knobs on my guitar is extraordinary. It just soaks up every input it receives, and reacts accordingly. Also, being able to hit a note, walk out of the room, get a snack, drink a beer, and come back to hear the note still sustaining is pretty sweet too. Paul told me a while back that he really had the ks2 circuit dialed in after tweaking it over the years. He was REALLY correct in his personal analysis. It feels like I'm playing with one of those top fuel drag cars that could kill me at any moment, but somehow he's built in just enough restraint in the pedal so a mere mortal like myself can tame it too. Craziness is available too, as always, just engage the feedback.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    here, i were just beginning to seek out a motif/riff etc, with my trusty PTD Velocitine in play.....
    and hoping these IG posts actually work here.

    recorded to iPad video, so not a high-quality sound.

     
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    Hey, man, why don't you let us determine what's "high-quality" and what's not? ;)
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    oh, you sure can!, can't you?
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    because iPad mic.
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    lols.
     
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