What's your current favorite Fuzz?

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  1. wundergussy

    wundergussy Member

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    I go through these things like candy and usually dig them for a day and then find some aspect of them (tone, attack, feel, etc.) underwhelming.

    Right now I am REALLY digging the Creepy Fingers Fuzzbud. It's got one knob so I can't fiddle, great character (splatty and sustainy somehow), sounds great with HBs, good interaction with volume knob. Love it!

    What's floating your boat? Anything new for anyone?
     
  2. Heady Jam Fan

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    My favorite is the Lunar Module by a long shot I think. I sold it cuz I am a midrange junky and none of the other types of fuzz with more midrange did much for me - I want a FF sound. There is another thread about the Skreddy P19, which is a muff with a mid-boost and I hope he does that to the Lunar Module.

    Currently, I don't have any fuzz, but when I play the dirty channel of my Bassman (its a mod) and kick on my Micro-Amp boost at 3 o'clock, it almost sounds like a Ge FF without all the hassles of a fuzz pedal.
     
  3. Clifford-D

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    Plum Crazy Fuzzy Lady

    germanium and silicon
    both in one pedal
     
  4. dysorexia

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    Lunar Module. It'll kick your mom and dad in the face.
     
  5. Heady Jam Fan

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  6. Bigdrive501

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    Basic Audio Foxey Lady,it's a muff at heart,just ruder,raspy and sits better in the mix

    Craig
     
  7. Crikey

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    The G.S. Wyllie Moonrock has gradually asserted itself as my go-to. Sounds killer, super responsive to touch and the guitar's volume knob, and it's great for both of the neat things you can do with fuzz: "tones that sound good" and "tones that sound so bad they are awesome."

    I got a Lunar Module not long ago and it is another killer fuzz. Now I understand why it has the reputation it does.

    Heard some clips of a Fuzzbud and it's on my list for "someday".

    Heady Jam Fan, if you're looking for a Muff with a mid-boost, that's what the Skreddy Pig Mine sounds like to me. And the Wren and Cuff Tall Font Russian. Those are both good pedals too. But then lots of guys just stack a TS-style or Rangemaster-style mid-humper into or after a Muff.
     
  8. wailsound

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    Fairfield - Four Eyes Crossover Fuzz
     
  9. Heady Jam Fan

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    I owned a Pig Mine and it is killer - no midrange boost though, only flat. However, the P19 is the PM's replacement, which offers a mid-hump (which I mentioned). I am not looking for a muff though, very different sound than the LM or actual FF circuits.

    As far as stacking with a TS, I never really liked it. The TS before hand cuts out too much bass, which I really like in the LM, giving it a nasty, breathing bass-beast kinda thing, lol. Also, having the fuzz after kind seems to flatten the EQ of the TS, so I also lost some of the cut-through. Having a TS after made it pretty difficult to really tell there was a fuzz going on, just tamed the craziness too much I guess, cutting out the highs and lows that really make an FF shine IMO. Also, I find that heavily distorted pedals into cleaner ones tend to get a little muddy and lose articulation.

    I wanted to run a LM in parallel to a TS so you have the midrange smoothness of the TS, but also the textured bass and treble of a fuzz. I hope Marc adds the mid-hump to the LM.
     
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    trombetta mini bone is my all time fav. For more of a fuzzy od, I adore the screwdriver. Any fuzz face I love as well.
     
  11. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too. Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm using the Lunar Module and Scarab Deluxe often and equally these days. Love them both.

    Edit: also use the Screw Driver constantly, though not at its "fuzzy" settings.
     
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  12. hamstrat

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    Although not the flavor of the month, my current favorite has been the same since I first had the opportunity to play one. Then 3 years later got to buy one.

    Fulltone '69
     
  13. wcraven

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    Monsterpiece NPN, not only does it sound killer, but
    open one up and it's the cleanest thing you've ever seen
     
  14. guitmatt

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    I am a sucker for most two trasistor circuits, but the Vox Tonebender circuit is my fave.
     
  15. TrainBridge

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    Same here, fulltone '69 not the mkII or the slight return the original. It's the only one I've played and has been my favorite ever since.
     
  16. FuzzGazer

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    For Rock stuff my vintage Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face.

    For Heavy stuff my EHX Big Muff π w/Wicker

    For Flavor/Odubs I dig my vintage Vox ToneBender MKII, my VoodooLabs SuperFuzz, and Fulltone Soulbender.

    I cheated on the answer, sue me...
     
  17. voorhiessa

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    Have only bought one fuzz and it does all I need: fulltone 70 bigbox
     
  18. Kev O)))

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    Octron >> Red Llama
     
  19. Bloomfield fan

    Bloomfield fan Silver Supporting Member

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    This week it's the blue round Dunlop Hendrix fuzz face. Last week I was using my Fulltone 69 mkII. I also recently got to try the Trombetta mini bone. It is a thing of beauty. A sonic masterpiece of fuzz goodness.
     
  20. Devin

    Devin Low Voltage Supporting Member

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    went through the ringer with fuzz and realized i had all the ones i liked to begin with. I have a big box soul bender and a '70. Sold my NYC muff for a hyperion. Just got a melx fuzz 2 and it was the missing piece of the puzzel.

    the melx is my current fav!
     

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