Strictly FUZZ

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  1. '90s Pacifica

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    Ronald Jones-era Flaming Lips defined putting ugly, boundary-pushing sounds into the context of (relatively) catchy rock music, when I was a teen.

    Billy Corgan might be the world’s most difficult D-bag in interviews and such, but he deserves to be mentioned in any thread about fuzz lead players. Siamese Dream brought that sound back to the mainstream for an awful lot of people.

    Also Kevin Shields, J Mascis, both the Mudhoney guys (they have an album named after two fuzz pedals, forchristsake!).

    I know it’s sacrilege to blues lovers, but I was blown away the first time (and every successive time) I heard Electric Mud.

    Pete Townshend and Ron Asheton, Superfuzz abusers extraordinaires.

    People don’t really associate Steely Dan with dirty fuzz tones, but for their first couple albums, when they were actually a band (as opposed to a studio project) they had a hot guitar duo in Denny Dias and Skunk Baxter. Listen to the last part of Boston Rag for a fine example of slick Steely Dan songcraft with an absolutely filthy fuzz solo on top.
     
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    So much killer music. The Brotherhood - ooh, me like.

     
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    After acquiring zero fuzz for a while, I've gone on a mini tear. Started with the FFF back in December, which was one of those classic #enabledbySF moves that has reaped big bennies - what a killer fuzz. Then the aforementioned China Fuzz and Crimson King. And today I just pulled the trigger on a Dwarfcraft Necromancer because its gonna doom like I think I need to doom - especially after sampling the music posted on this very page of SF.

    So that's an indirect #enabledbySF.
     
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    :);):mad::eek:- dropping some ultimate stoner on that 2kuss. Dont blame me, you guys started it.​

     
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    BEAST!

     
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    When it comes to fuzz, Marc Ford is THE man for me. I believe this song features a London Fuzz

     
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    The bridge gets so fuzzy
    Love these guys
     
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    I LOVE dead meadow. Being a Tennessee native, I've been lucky enough to see them a few times.

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    On another note, it's been a little while since I've gotten a nice fuzz. Being the sole income in a young free-living household can kinda put a damp on GAS unless you want to sell off something. I dont. It's the time of the year where people are cashing in tax checks... not me, the govt takes mine for student loans. That really sucks. But.. we've got our emergency savings padded up a little and I've got the funds for the next keeper. On the hunt, but im not sure what it'll be yet?
     
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    Yeah, I hear you on the cash flow, bills bulls bills... but we squirrel away.

    I got lucky to see Dead Meadow almost everytime they came to NYC. They are definitely a band that's sound is made for hearing live, hard to translate that energy and moving vibrations to a recording.

    I really wanna get the YES! Pedal only $99, he's got a new run coming soon.

     
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  12. Bryan T

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    Any thoughts on this? I’d feel silly if I sent it back to z vex only to get a “they all do that” response. But I don’t remember my old ones doing this. Thanks!
     
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    Mine is noisy as hell unless I gate it, which is what I do anyway. Unless I’m going for oscillation of course! Mines a vexter
     
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  14. Bryan T

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    Thanks! Like crackle/popping noises or oscillation?
     
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    This should get more likes... I'm not just saying...this is the best band I've heard in 20 years.; I truly believe that.
     
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    One of my current favorites

     
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    Drones is good also. You can hear the progression to Tropical....(same singer/guitarist).





     
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    I’m saying if I set it up with no oscillation or gating, it’s noisy. It’s more like white noise than rice crispies though. That said, I usually go for gating, so it’s nice and quiet
     
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    Yeah it's all there and you hear the harmonic movement in a broader sense... still...Tropical **** Storm just kills ot for me. I think his song writing got better and he partnered with more creative people.

    I do really like hearing all these songs...not being a brat, I just feel it harder on the TFS side of things.
     

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