What fuzz am I describing?

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  1. tfunster

    tfunster Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a fuzz.... first up, what I don't want is: gated, woofy, splatty, glitchy, velcro-y, etc.. Boring I know :)

    What I do want is something kind of classic sounding that can play well with a neck humbucker, stays somewhat tight on the low end, can do both rhythm and lead, and can clean up somewhat. Something like a Muff-y Fuzz Face, or Fuzz Face-y Muff?

    I play music in the style of soul/pop/r&b/funk (if that matters), and I play a Strat and PRS DGT into a Blackface style amp set mostly clean.

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    broken_sound Silver Supporting Member

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    You described the Fuzzhugger Algal Bloom.

    It's like an almost Muffy Si Fuzz Face that works amazingly with humbuckers. Cleans up nice. Can sound overdrivey. Etc. Fantastic.
     
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    EHX Double Muff
     
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    friend33 Silver Supporting Member

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    Spaceman Titan II fits that description pretty perfectly.

    Analogman Astrotone as well.
     
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    Tons of options... I vote Plum Crazy FX Fuzzy Lady (hybrid version)
     
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    JJO Silver Supporting Member

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    I always like to plug the TomKat Killer fuzz--very versatile:

     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    The function FX Clusterfuzz is worth a look because

    a) it sounds good and
    b) you have enough controls to tweak the sound in.



    -bEn r.
     
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    Fuzz Face.
     
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    Good sounding fuzz face from your favorite builder/brand.... stack with your favorite overdrive and you'll be content I promise
     
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    Maybe a Tonebender MkII. My Hudson Stroll On is good for what you describe. Although it won't clean up as well as a Ge fuzzface, it does it better than any big muff.
     
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    Um, why not start with the pedestrian EH Muff or Dunlop Fuzzface; holiday deals, buy new, try...return if it doesn't work, and go from there?

    FWIW, I dig EH Big Muff; I had a '70s BMP back in the day (purchased new as a kid), and have been using BMPwTW for the last several years.
     
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    tfunster Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the feedback all - I've been listening to a bunch of clips. The Tomcat and Clusterfuzz kind of sound up my alley.

    @Onemileguy - that's a great suggestion

    @rsm - I'm familiar with both those pedals, and they are not what I'm looking for, hence my new thread :)
     
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    Make me jealous and get the Keeley Psi Fuzz. Op-amp/germanium hybrid Muff style.

    EDIT: Killer artwork is included.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Check Reverb prices for Clusterfuzz.

    -bEn r.
     
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    How exactly are they not what you are looking for. Not enough control? Or you just don't like the tone? Or is it not cutting through the mix?
     
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    I go for a similar approach and I like the Hendrix FF mini (more of a low gain silicon fuzz face sound) and especially the Mojo Hand Crosstown Fuzz, which is great at borderline fuzz/OD tones.
     

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