The New Tripps Designed Dunlop Fuzz Face Is The Shizz...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by hurleysurf, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. hurleysurf

    hurleysurf Member

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    Just got this pedal in a trade today and I cannot stop smiling when I play this thing. It is spectacular. Starts to turn into a (good) fizzy overdrive around 8 on a Strat volume knob and clean up around 6. Sounds phenomenal opened up. So much mojo (and that's what its all about right??) I think the only setting worth using is wide open on both knobs. Totally recommend this pedal for someone looking for a great fuzz for an awesome price.

    So I got my Wattson Super Fuzz and the Hendrix Fuzz. Now I need a Ge fuzz......
     
  2. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    you're a little late on the bandwagon :D

    proud user since day 1!
     
  3. Andre357

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    Which model is it, the one with the switchable buffer ??
     
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    I have photos of the insides of both of these and they are nothing alike. They are supposed to be, but when you look at the small, 5-6 component, hand wired circuit board in the FF, and then the big printed circuit board in the MXR which has 10x the number of components, the buffer, 9v, etc., etc. it is quite obvious that these two pedals are not anything alike.

    Sound wise, I found everything in-line with my initial assumptions. The FF sounds notably better. The MXR sounded harsher, more fake if you will. With the buffer off, the pedal was too dark and woofy. With it on, it was too bright and harsh. The FF sits right in the middle and sounds way more natural.
     
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    Love mine, just played a gig the other night where all I ran was my strat into my Teese Picture wah into the FF and straight into my Rivera 55/12. So simple, yet so many amazing tones!
     
  6. Andre357

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    I'm still not sure which FF you guys are talking about that George Tripps designed ??

    Isn't the big circular Fuzz Face, a reissue of the old classic one ?? And if so, what did George Tripps do to it that made it any different ??

    Or are you guys talking about a different model :confused:
     
  7. wyatt

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    Tripps did nothing to make it different except that he used a real Fuzz Face circuit for the first time in Dunlop history, which is why the new Si Fuzz Face sounds great and the Ge Fuzz Face is sorta blah.
     
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  8. Andre357

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    Thanks ;)

    Now I understand the thread.

    I'll have to check one out.....
     
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    I keep wanting to get one, and then get a crazy paintjob done to it.

    Maybe after the depression is over...... :(
     
  12. CALI68

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    Those kick serious butt!!


    -Chris
     
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    It's Dunlop's BEST version!
    Mine has an added Tripps mojo. ;)

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    Hey Guys, how come the manual recommends an Alkaline battery? I thought non alkaline was the call?



    -Chris
     
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    Looks like I need to try out the Dunlop because I own the MXR and I think it sounds great and I have an MJM London to compare it with. Yes, it's not a slavish FF-reissue but I'd say it sounds pretty damn good and with the buffer and the fact that it takes a 9v adaptor well make it a pretty cool pedal IMO!
     
  16. wingwalker

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    I still gotta get one of these, I just keep puttin it off.
     
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    Cool to see so many people digging this pedal!
     
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    I've got one in the mail, and I'm really looking forward to getting it. Actually, I've got several pedals on the way. Its gonna be a good week.
     
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    I'm getting one this week if I can find one locally.
     
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    I've been on a Jimi kick lately and just bought one of these slightly used on ebay. This thread has me anticipating it greatly!
     

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