What's the deal with germanium fuzzes?

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  1. teddy boy

    teddy boy Member

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    Gentlemen,

    What germanium fuzzes are there on the market at this moment for that early Jimi sound? How do those Ge/Si- combinations sound? What is, in your opinion, the best out there?

    Cheers!
     
  2. smallbutmighty

    smallbutmighty Supporting Member

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    I love my Hellbilly! There are some other great ones too.

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  3. drolling

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    Got an Silicon/op-amp based fuzz in a pawn shop at Xmas - 3 active tone pots for bizarre cocked wah textures- some of the sh!ttiest lo-fi tones I've ever heard, and it's sent me off on a fuzz frenzy.. I've got a Retroman Sybil on it's way. A Ge/Si fuzz that lets you use them seperately, or cascade one into the other..

    And just today I sprung for an Effector13 Truly Beautiful Disaster- makes the ZVex FuzzFactory sound positively polite by comparison..
     
  4. teddy boy

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    Thanks boys,

    I better give those to a little search. Any thoughts on the Euthymia Crucible Ge? I'm really looking for that Fuzz Face sound!
     
  5. Mooncusser

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    Be sure to check out the Fulltone '69!
    There are quite a few fans of this pedal on this site, including myself.
    Reviews at Harmony Central.........

    Best regards, Mass
     
  6. michael patrick

    michael patrick Supporting Member

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    If you are looking for the germanium Fuzz Face sound, the Analogman Sundial with NKT 275 trannies is a good choice.
     
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    I searched and searched for a good germ that responded a little like a silicon but had the grit of a germ. I found it in this.
     
  8. THROBAK

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    If you want early Hendrix you want a Germanium Fuzz Face clone. Go here to listen to clips of my clone, the Fuzz Haze, with a Strat and a Les Paul. It's my favorite. ;) www.throbak.com
     
  9. teddy boy

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    Gents,

    Just listened to the London Fuzz clips on the MJM site. Exactly the sound that I was looking for. Really nice. Yet to listen to the THROBAK clips. Mind you, I don't think the prevoius poster had quite an unbiased opinion:rolleyes:

    Well, super duper! Wonder if anybody carries MJM or THROBAK in Denmark Street in London? I'll have to give it a test next week when I pop over.
     
  10. cocheese

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    I have been through lots of fuzzes and have yet to find one better than the analogman SunFace with sundial and NKT-275's. It just oozes with creamy tones, period. I know now that he does a bass mod to all of them but I'm hesitant about modding mine as I'm afraid it might change the overall character. GREAT fuzz!

    I've owned a London Fuzz and to me there's no comparison. Two totally different pedals.
     
  11. jgyn

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    The Euthymia Crucible GE's great. Gets the 1967 sound, with more gain on tap.
     
  12. 50Cal

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    +1 on the Hellbilly. Covers alot of ground, and sounds great doing it.
     
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    Glad you liked it.
    I have been very happy with it and it "plays well with others".
    If you order direct, Mike can build you a version in a smaller box for a small fee. I think he just refers to them as "mini" versions.
     
  14. teddy boy

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    Yep,

    MJM are available in Europe too. Great! +1 for availability!

    Does anybody know if analogman are available through a dealer in Europe? I'm pretty keen on that Sun Face w/sundial too. Sounds really nice and I like the look of it. Really cool!
     
  15. Mark Barratt

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    I bought a Sunface Sundial NKT 275 (private sale) off a guy in the U.K. last week and it really is a great piece of kit.
    So good i'll think i'll try and get another one as a spare soon.

    I'm also thinking of getting a KR Gypsy Fuzz too, does anyone have one of these ?? -- how do they compare ??
     

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