What do you stack with a Fuzz Face?

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  1. Stratburst70

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    I'm slowly learning that I really like the Fuzz Face sound, but I want to stack another pedal after it to give me more fuzz mayhem.

    Currently, I'm going between an EQD Dream Crusher and a SUF Hellephant - both great FF's. I have a Green Rhino on my board, which somehow darkens the fuzz on the lower strings, almost like I have a wah going whenever I move from the first to the second and third strings. Very strange.

    At home, I have a TC Spark Booster, which works well in my practice space but I haven't had the chance to use in rehearsal.

    Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. althekiller

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    A cranked Marshall! ;)

    If you don't have or can't turn an amp up to the point of breakup then for pedals I'd suggest something that is a Marshall in a box. There's tons of them out there to choose from.

    One thing to remember about running a Fuzz Face into an already dirty tone is that it will be very wooly. That darkened, wah type thing you described is what happens with Fuzz Faces into another dirt pedal or dirty amp with the guitar volume on full in my experience.

    The way to make it sound like what I assume you are wanting when running a fuzz into another pedal or dirty amp is to roll back the guitar's volume knob slightly. This will clear up that darkened mud and give you glorious fuzzy crunch with clarity and power.
     
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  3. Michael_V

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    Yes, a Marshall. That is the correct answer.
     
  4. youandme

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    One of the best IMO is the catalinbread dls mk3... It takes a fuzz face like no other...
     
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  8. SecondFloorTones

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    I go Fuzz Face into Maxon OD9 into RC Booster. I wrote a blog post about this exact subject a while ago: http://www.secondfloortones.no/stacking-drive-pedals/
     
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    A TIM. I also like to use the boost side of a Kingsley Jester depending on which board I am using.
     
  10. ruger9

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    If I can turn the amp up enough for dirt, nothing. The FF needs nothing else. However, when I CAN'T turn up, and have to go into a clean amp, I'll run a Blue Note after it, to sort of "simulate" going into a dirty amp... it works pretty well, but with the added compression, you loose some pick attack, it gets a little mushy. That pick attack is something I LOVE about fuzz, and I don't like losing it... but I have yet to find a FF that sounds good going into a clean amp.
     
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  12. Burstbucker

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    A second vote here for the Catalinbread DLS mkIII.

    I have a TON of good dirt boxes and the vast majority can't handle the ferocious low end coming out of a Fuzz Face, it all gets squashed and conpressed in a weird way.

    The DLS takes it as well as a Marshall amp IMO. If you can't plug into a blaring Marshall give the DLS MKIII a try.

    It helps shave off the very high end fizz and adds some mids to the Fuzz Face. Perfect combination!

    Of course a single coil guitar gets along better with a Fuzz Face rather than humbuckers.
     
  13. meowmers

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    Also, use it at 18v and super bass mode for pure big sound Marshall tones
     
  14. Burstbucker

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    Yup!

    18 volts and set pedal on Super Bass mode. Can't get any better pedal for this application.
     
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    SL Drive in Superbass mode
     
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    First and for most a cranked amp, for me personally I stack with a klone and EP booster after
     
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    BK Butler Tube Driver.
     
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