Strictly FUZZ

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


  1. MRscratch

    MRscratch Member

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    Thanks for the reply! i just saw it today. I love the sound Mike gets in his demo of the SB2 but i cannot for the life of me get that sound!
     
  2. White Buffalo

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    My ALL-TIME favourite fuzz is the Pete Cornish NG-3. I love it so much I'm ordering a second one so I can have one on each board. First I had the NG-2 years ago, foolishly sold it, but last year got reacquainted in the form of the NG-3 and just can't believe how ridiculously amazing it is. Everyone that's played mine (several touring pro friends) has ended up buying one of their own- these are dudes that'd never spend so much on a single pedal, but they had to have it after borrowing mine. It's ******** expensive, no doubt, but CHEAP in the long run if you consider it'll alleviate ALL your fuzz GAS (as it did for me- only own one other fuzz; my Jerms spam can FF). Here's a quick clip I just put together with the NG-3 on one of my favourite settings along with the Cornish TES, giving a sort of faux-reverb effect. LOVE LOVE LOVE this fuzz- best I've ever owned (and I've owned close to 100 LOL).

     
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  3. White Buffalo

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    P.S. The NG-3 + FoxRox Octron 3 will take over galaxies. Seriously. I will record you filthy animals a clip of that monstrosity tomorrow. Epic.
     
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  4. White Buffalo

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    Last thing... what are people digging these days for a super heavy stoner/doom/desert rock fuzz? Don't want overly scooped mids though. Looking for something, probably muff-based.
     
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    I'm never sure exactly what "stoner/doom/desert rock" is, but, yes, sounds like Big Muff. If they're often too scooped for you, then I think the russian ones have more mids - so maybe the recent ehx green reissue or a Blackout Effectors Musket? Or, I like the EHX Deluxe Big Muff (the modern one); it's not boutique but it must be the most versatile BMP ever made (by ehx or other builder), with its parametric mids controls - and it has a bass boost switch.
     
  6. AXXA

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    @White Buffalo thanks for the NG-3 gas! I was never interested in any Cornish, until I heard a demo of the NG-3 a while back, and it really sounds killer!

    I don't know if it's what you're looking for, but the RML Electon is my favorite 'giant' fuzz
     
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  7. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    dude!
    about 1.6 minutes ago, you went off about how the fabuloso, espensivo Cornish NG3 is so badass that it’s alleviated all of your fuzz-gas; ha!
    this, here.
    here it is:
    for the fuzz-freakoids, there’s always at least one more that’s just ever-so-differenter than the ‘nother.
     
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  8. White Buffalo

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    i can’t help it, mr. t! i came here seeking refuge, thinking i wouldn’t be judged for my heinous actions within the fuzz realm. it’s a terrible, terrible disease this addiction to fuzz- it exists on a whole other plane. think you’d dig the ng-tres.
     
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    shikawkee Mad King Edmund Gold Supporting Member

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    Or the Big Tone Music Brewery Royal Beaver. That is the most versatile Muff ever I think.
     
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  10. Dandolin

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    Hard to argue that, and I don't plan to. :D

    But if you can source a used one of these (for hopefully not crazy money), it contains *multitudes* of muff and then galaxy hops.

    [​IMG]

    Something for the Muff Dreamers and the Fuzzonauts.... :phones
     
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    calfzilla Cynical Hack

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    what sorcery......
     
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  12. shikawkee

    shikawkee Mad King Edmund Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice to have the clean blend option.
     
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    shikawkee Mad King Edmund Gold Supporting Member

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    Just watched a video of that. Heck of a lot more than just a Muff! And the clean knob doesn't do exactly what I expected (but still cool).
     
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    Yes, he did a nice job with that--it's not actually very clean, but it blends better in parallel mode, and adds some serious gnar in series mode. The trims on the side control the gain of each of the 4 transistors, so some of that gain-blending magic that's in the Royal Beav. The starve trim in the back effects the entire circuit. The gate control is pretty key, because my gnomey oscillates....

    BTW, Mcspunckle Gnomeratron VTF for your googling pleasure....

    Also, if you can find one with the rotary clipping switches on the side, your tonal options expand greatly, if not exponentially....
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    hey!
    when i judge you, i judge myself.

    but, my problem might be that i don’t really see it as a disease.
    i still see it as an enticing, growing palette of colors (& even more, shades) which prove useful in my studio work.
    see?
    oh, i’m sick, alright, buuuuut.....
     
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  16. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member

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    Get a LSTR fuzz for all your doom needs.
     
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    What's with peoples' preoccupation with FUZZES that "clean up"? :confused:

    I thought that's why G*d invented the footswitch. :rolleyes:
     
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    So you can feel dangerous while playing it safe
     
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    Maybe to make those clean/fuzz distinctions less stark. :dunno
    I look at fuzz cleanup like I look at dusk and dawn, like
    I look at twilight. It is never all dark or all light at once.
    And man, there are some stellar shades in those liminal
    zones of in-betweenness. :)
     
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  20. Dandolin

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    Roll your volume back while the Orpheum is on. That's why. Also, here, take my tele for a second.

    Hmm. Can't do the emoji poke-hug on this board.

    : poke: :hug:
     

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