Strictly FUZZ

fishleehooker

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Need help...I have Lazy J10LC and my only pedal is a Cruiser Deuce but I’d like to have a Fuzz...would you go with a Dandrive Austin Pride or a Sunface? Which one is more versatile and cleans up better?
Both are more versatile. Both clean up better. Around here, both is almost always the answer!! Around here we is Fuzzed. Immaculate. :rimshot
Seriously, though, I haven't tried either. I suspect a Sunface is gonna be quite versatile though.
 

PhuzzphayzZ

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Nerp.



Yerp.
The De La Riva seems like the obvious answer, but I haven't played one so I can't attest to its nastiness. The Pharaoh is certainly nasty, as are the Sonic Generator and Dirt Preacher by SUF. Neither of the SUFs are STRICTLY Muffs, but certainly Muff-inspired and can get monstrous; love both of those. Put the Catalinbread Manx Loaghtan down in the sleeper (i.e. cheaper) category. It can do the straight-up Ram's Head thing, but the EQ allows it to get pretty unruly as far as Muffs go. My go-to is the BA Alter-Destiny. It doesn't get as nasty as the others, but its versatility is thus far unmatched in my travels.
I would agree with the sonic generator as a consideration
I was bein cagey cuz I didn't want anyone stealing my new (Used)... SUPERCOLLIDER v3!!!

ok, so I fell into the DoomFuzz wormhole, watched those Shootouts... SC just kept on delivering the goods in each Vid.

That $300 W+C de la Riva kinda sealed that deal, lol!

ok, so, yea, I just did that.

@Fantastic cook ... ok, you won... uncle uncle
Can I stop now?
 

meaux dacherie

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Time for me to fess up Tom!! Man I loved Brute since day one, and have def sung its praises. But I had been thinking the bias knob was a fuzz knob and in accordance to the rule of 11, turned it all the way up. The other day I was reading the directions to some pedals including Brute and went, "Bias knob? Huh!?" And promptly threw myself at said knob as me and bias are like blood brothers. It made it a Flaming Moe. As Fire made a Flaming Moe better, Bias made this thing so much better. A few more knob twists to adjust the treble and I turned into a Flame throwing, Fuzz playing Muppet of the highest order. Brute indeed. Sick. Me want Black now :p
So stoked to try the Brute!
Next up on deck :)
 

meaux dacherie

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I had the carcosa but got rid of it. For me it was too piercing at the time. That said, this was early in my fuzz journey and my main amp at the time was a vox. I also was playing through humbuckers more at the time. Currently I have amps that are more neutral so I'm thinking I would probably like it more. That being said I really dig the black spiral. The detail knob works well to dial out the highs that bothered me with the carcosa. The bias knob also allows you to dial in some grit if you want. There are pedals out there that have more hair but I really like this one. I honestly can't say how it compares to a carcosa though since I had them quite far apart from each other. YMMV of course.
I'm loving the carcosa these days.
this is from my 6am improv this morning:
sorry for the ice pics!
this is carcosa on vocals so it may turn you off-
not the carcosa's fault!
this beast brings me alot of joy.
 

biffoz

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I had the carcosa but got rid of it. For me it was too piercing at the time. That said, this was early in my fuzz journey and my main amp at the time was a vox. I also was playing through humbuckers more at the time. Currently I have amps that are more neutral so I'm thinking I would probably like it more. That being said I really dig the black spiral. The detail knob works well to dial out the highs that bothered me with the carcosa. The bias knob also allows you to dial in some grit if you want. There are pedals out there that have more hair but I really like this one. I honestly can't say how it compares to a carcosa though since I had them quite far apart from each other. YMMV of course.
I'm loving the carcosa these days.
this is from my 6am improv this morning:
sorry for the ice pics!
this is carcosa on vocals so it may turn you off-
not the carcosa's fault!
this beast brings me alot of joy.
No ice picks here . . . Carcosa's on many of my trax.

 

PhuzzphayzZ

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Is Ripken's Bat EITHER a FuzzFace, OR a Mk1.5, depending on how he made that particular unit? I also understand that Si/Ge is per buyer request... asking for a friend!
 

biffoz

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fuzz is always so different Into different amps and with different guitars. It didn’t gel with the vox I was playing at the time
Gotta get all those devices all friendly-like and make 'em play nice, yo?

FazeFuss. SmashFace. ZipperRipper. Why are these not names of fuzzes? I get that everyone wants crotch references, but jeeze.

Here's a mess o' something . . .

 
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meaux dacherie

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we're having a little difficulty figuring out WHAT the one in the Emporium actually is. It has OC44s, so, you think that automatically makes it a 1.5? (guessing)
Not sure about that... just basing my assumption on the last round of bats sold... I remember Mr. Cooper posting that they could be both... he's very friendly and you could try hitting him up directly via facebook of IG at Faceless FX
 

Lauri Vennonen

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I love the playing and the sounds all over this thread! I've been reading this thread pseudo religiously for a while now, (I could make a joke at the expense of the satan titled track a bit up the thread, but I won't no sir) and I've learned more about fuzz from all of your words and sounds than ever before.

So I hope pedestrian recommendation requests are tolerated, but I'm after a fuzz my friends. Dynamic and touch sensitive, can bring the splatt and the zip but is somewhat smooth and sustaining while still retaining hair, more neutral in eq than the sax/snake charmer sounds, but not too much more neutral. Big but clear.

My current one and only fuzz is an ssbs buzzz (superfuzz), which is super harmonically rich, almost ring moddy at times, and is the basis for a lot of my makeshift synth sounds. Something to compliment that sound, if you please. Listened to a bunch of those nonts clips up there which are quite cool, and I've always pondered a buzzaround as I'm a big Fripp guy, but also pondering on a lot of these bender varieties, as I'm a big DT guy (you're the man).
My recommendation is a good Fuzz Face. Germanium for woolly fuzz and pristine clean up, silicon for bright attack and lots of in-between sounds when rolling back the volume (my preference).

I just found this while cleaning up:

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This was my first exposure to David @splatt. I was a bassist at the time, but I went out and pawned my Meucci pool cue for a Westone electric guitar that same day (it was the only guitar in the shop that had a locking trem).
Wow! I remember Soundpages had this unreally cool trouble-shooting tip that if the page slips put a dime on it. It even had a spot for it.
 

Lauri Vennonen

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This was my first exposure to David's music, GP September 1996. My brother subscribed the GP for me for my high school graduation and this was in the first issue alongside Melvins, John Fahey and my Finnish hero Mikko Lankinen of Laika and the Cosmonauts. It was the best gift ever and considering it was pre-internet and he had to make the subscription via mail, no small deed. The best thing was that it was a year long subscription but I got over 20 months worth of magazines for it. I can still remember how cool it was to get a new issue, I read them cover to cover everytime and still have all the issues in my mancave.

David's picture was so cool, I looked at it and thought this guy is serious, he has tattooed his fingers, even under the nails! Hah!

The concept of looping was new to me and this interview got me really interested. The great thing was that a local librarian was also a devoted GP reader and the CD shelf was packed with albums from artists featured in the magazine. So I got to hear all this great music too! What means solid, Traveller? was a bit too much for the 19-year-old me but the exposure was important and pointed me to new and exciting directions.
 




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