sunface vs. london fuzz

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  1. burningwater

    burningwater Member

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    Both germ fuzzface clones. Ive heard the NKTs make the sunface a bit darker and that the with the london higher gain germs were selected. Anyone have both? Id love a comparison.
     
  2. burningwater

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    someones got to have both?
     
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    Don't have the sunface, but the London is great. Really good at those classic tones, playing any Cream stuff with that is just perfect.
     
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    I tried both when I bought my London. It sounds better to my ears with a Start, and certainly not as dark. Lots of tweakability.

    CT.
     
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    I just got a London Fuzz today, and I've had a Sunface NKT 275 for a while. My preliminary review of the London is that it has more gain than the Sunface but doesn't quite clean up as well when you roll back the volume on your axe. The Sunface also seems to have more grit while the London is smoother.

    The differences are really just a matter of shades of very similar pedals. I'm going to have to do some more testing to see which one gets the coveted Fuzz Face slot on my board...
     
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    I had the sunface with NKTs and the Si London fuzz. Both are big heavy fuzzes even with a strat. The London had (for me at least) one useable setting but was otherwise pretty noisy. Not bad but... eh. Maybe with a different amp.

    I thought the sunface was more useable and quiet.

    It really depends on what you are looking for... there are so many flavors of fuzz and sound really different with different amps and guitars. IMO, the mcfuzz worked the best for me... but if you are looking at the sunface and london, you might be seeking something a bit more "wooly" with more old school Ge tone. In that case, I like the Sunface... but then again, I never played the Ge London. Try 'em all out.
     
  7. burningwater

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    Thanks guys, Im digging the sunface but heard the clip of the london fuzz on the site and thought it sounded really good. Always hard to tell with clips. Sounds like a cooking fender which always helps.
     
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    I wouldnt use the MJM sites clips as a guide to their pedals.. They fail to mention the full setup used for the clips.. I'd say a lot of modulation- maybe even pedal stacking was used for those tones..
    They are great pedals (i own the london and the blues)- but the clips are misleading.
     
  9. Phil M

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    Isn't that Philip Sayce burning it up on those clips too?
     
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    I was just about to ask who it was- I have been wanting to know for years
     
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    He absolutey rips--sings decent too. Check out his CD Peace Machine. Wall to wall Strat.
     
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    I had a look- and it is sold out everywhere.. what the fark??

    can anyone lend me a copy mp3 style?..
     
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    yup

    CT.:AOK
     
  15. Phil M

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    CocoTone, I see that you're in Ontario so you've probably had the opportunity to catch him live in Toronto(?)

    I always wanted to but never made the 3.5 hour drive from Rochester ...
     
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    Fuzz pedals do seem amp sensitive. I have a AM Sunface, and it didn't quite fit with a Deluxe Reverb, but I tried it with a ProReverb, and it sounded great.
     
  17. CocoTone

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    He used to be a fixture at Grossman` Tues jam. A lot of guitarpalyers were scared off by him. I know I`d have to have a couple of stiff drinks to get on stage with him.

    CT.
     
  18. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I could see how that could happen. I know I would have a hard time holding my own, he's a freak.
     
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    can you buy his other album off the site too? cant find a link.. :(
     
  20. Phil M

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    Nope, I think just the newest one.
     

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