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Versatile fuzz? Skreddy lunar module? Others?

Iliketapping

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Hi

I'm looking for a versatile fuzz, never tried/owned a fuzz before. I've been considering the lunar module mini deluxe. I'm looking for a big variety of sounds.

The dead weather, jack white. The crazy fuzz factory sounds that sounds lika a video game or something.

The classic fuzz tones such as Hendrix with the volume backed down on the guitar that cleans up nicely. But also the bluesy sound, such as Clapton and Gary Clark jr.

The stoner sound, you know the real heavy fuzz. Think qotsa.

I also want it to work a bit as a boost. You know when you have a cranked amp and kick it in. Or if you have a slightly overdriven clean sound.

I mainly play a les Paul and a telecaster. It is also important that the fuzz can cut well through with the band.

Do you think the skreddy lunar module deluxe mini is suitable for my needs? Other suggestions?

Thanks
 

jdel77

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Well apart from the video game sounds, you've pretty much described the Lunar Module.
 
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i'm gonna go with the scarab deluxe on this one. it'll do more than the lunar module in terms of gating and splattiness. the lunar module can be dialed in to sound cutting, but it's mostly smooth.
 

9520575

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Why not a fuzz factory?

I've got some nice "overdrive" sounds with mine. example:
 

crxshdxmmy

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PTD Mini Bone or Scarab Deluxe would probably be better options. I love the LMMD and it's plenty versatile, but it won't get crazy.
 
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Trombetta Minibone or Bone machine is the neighborhood. You may need a Tornita! to get the feedback/video game sounds.
 
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jackrockerman

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yes the Lunar Module

1- cleans up nicely (guitar vol)
2- boost ,yes.. crank vol,fuzz at minimum,range to clockwise for brighter
3 - blues ala hendrix,yes
4- cut thru the mix with band ,yes
5 -nasty fuzz, no (the lunar is a distorrion fuzz.think gilmour)

qotsa territory ,get the fulltone ultimate octave
 

bluesjuke

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Well apart from the video game sounds, you've pretty much described the Lunar Module.


I thought it a good description of the Lunar Module Mini Deluxe myself.....except the splatt.
I missed the "real heavy" part.
 
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schwa

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As someone who owns both a Lunar Module and a Scarab Deluxe, I find the Scarab more versatile - especially if you want some splat and a Les Paul.
 

Outlier

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I own a Scarab Deluxe and a LMMD and both are fantastic pedals. The Scarab is definitely angrier and can get into areas that the LMMD does not. On the other hand the LMMD does the tones it does better than any. Want a Gilmouresque haunting fuzz lead? Bang. If I had to part with one I would let the LMMD go but I wouldn't do that.
 

DocRock

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The Bearfoot Candy Apple Fuzz is the most versatile fuzz I've ever owned. There are so many different sounds I can get from it, in many ways I feel like I have a few different fuzz pedals in one box. It is a mainstay on my board, and I use it at every gig. Cannot say enough good things about it.
 

R.C.Moran

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It's fuzz, buy them all!

Really though, if you're looking for versatile, I'd point you toward the EQD Hoof Reaper, lot's of options with that one. The Scarab is also incredibly versatile, and I would definitely try the fuzz factory. It may seem complex, but you can find more sounds in that little box than any other fuzz I've tried (but it can be temperamental).

Another bit of info I'll throw out, sometimes you just need to find the right fuzz for you, meaning explore a ton of options. I keep knocking fuzzes off my board because I go for my favorite, the Wren and Cuff Box of War, and I can get most of the fuzz face and tone bender tones I want with it through rolling back volume and playing with eq. Don't be afraid to try something like that.
 

johnny5

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Lunar module is a pretty killer pedal and quite versatile but I didn't keep it long after getting the Scarab Deluxe. Very different pedals but similar too. The Scarab can sound nasty or sweet. I had a hard time getting the Lunar to sound sweet.

tastes change with time though. I once didn't liek fuzz faces, now I can't get enough of them.
 






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