What's your favorite Fuzz?

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  1. J Purcell

    J Purcell Member

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    I want to get one but I'm not sure which one. So many choices. :rolleyes:I'm just looking for a good classic Fuzz pedal.
    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. Hemispheres

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    I can't just have one favorite but here is my short list:

    Tonefactor Hellbilly for classic germ. Fuzz Face sounds (you can also get Dallas Rangemaster tones out of it as well)
    Pedalworx McFuzz Hot for violin/singing silicon tones
    Euthymia Crucible Fuzz for Hendrix/Stooges silicon tones
    Skreddy Mayo for Big Muff tones

    :AOK
     
  3. e-flat

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    There are a ton of options, but when you say "classic" I assume you're referring to one of three types: Fuzz Face, Tonebender or Big Muff.
    Of the three types, I like the Tonebender best, especially the MKII. The best MKIIs I have heard are the D*A*M MKII and the Pro Analog. I prefer the DAM due to the fact that it sounds like it fell out of a time capsule....I found the Pro Analog that I played to be a bit more focused with more high end sizzle (kind of a more modern sound IMO), but still an awesome tone. As for Fuzz Faces and Big Muffs, I can't really comment on what's good. Hope this helps.

    Also, if you could name specific players/bands or songs that you want to be able to get close to, then someone here could probably tell you exactly what to use for that tone.
     
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    My favorite is the Vintagefx Fuzz Riot. It's an update of the old Mosrite Fuzzrite pedal that Davie Allan and the Arrows used on the song Blues Theme and others. It's a bumble bee buzzing sound that is really cool on single notes on the low strings. It has a tone knob to make it more versatle than the original mosrite pedal.
    www.vintageFX.com
     
  5. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    I too prefer the Tone Bender MKII design as I play mostly humbuckers. The Throbak Stone Bender is awesome, it has a pre-gain switch (tweakable) that tightens up the low end and a high cut switch. You can get traditional MKII tones or cool variations. I know Page/Zep I is usually the reference point for these pedals, and the Stone Bender captures that as well as some other Page-type sounds. With the pre gain switch on and the attack all the way down, you can capture some How the West Was Won OD sound, probably more so with a closed back cab (I just have an open back combo). Great pedal! :AOK
     
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    Zvex FuzzFactory..
     
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    MJM Foxey Fuzz for BigMuff tones. Great pedal.
     
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    BJF PPF still surprises me (in a good way). :AOK
     
  9. doublea

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    +1 on the Throbak Stone Bender. I bought one a few weeks ago and it absolutely nails the early Page tones with my R9 and 2061X. Highly recommended if your playing humbucker equipped guitars. If single coils are your thing try the Throbak Fuzz Haze.
     
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    I like my Analogman Sundial NKT-275.
     
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    The Pro Anaolg MKII ended my fuzz search.

    however, Scotty's Fuzz Royale may be the final answer in fuzz.
     
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    DAM ''66 and Proanalog Scaryface for me.
     
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    I've tried a whole bunch now, and my favorite is the Zvex Fuzz Factory. It will take over your playing and eventually your life. It is a 5 knob germ fuzz, and it is capable of some very normal sounds and whole lot of terrifying awesomeness.
     
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    skreddy zero and zvex fuzzprobe
     
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    zvex fuxx factory/ fuzz probe..for the crazy, versatile fuzz variety.....i also really like the mjm Britbender (original)....for the tonebender variety
     
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    Frantone PeachFuzz
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    Sun Face is the best for me. I'd like to see/try a silicon version...
     
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    Well, I have a Baja Tech Custom Das Fuzz being shipped to me. I'm hoping it will be my favorite!
     
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    MJM London Fuzz II:BITCH -:hiP Coarse to smooth, depending on bias setting

    Retroman WolfTone Machine:Spank overthetophurtyouifyournotcareful, But controlable. And the added Octave sound on a separate switch.
     

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