Which (weird)Fuzz?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by spoken wheel, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. spoken wheel

    spoken wheel Member

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    Hello, this is my first post, I am currently in the market for a new fuzz pedal but something weird/different. I already own a EH Big Muff russian, a holy stain, and my mesa express 5:50 has a wealth of distortion options. However I looking for something a little stranger, I'm currently interested in the Analogman Peppermint Fuzz, and the Z.Vex Vextor series Fuzz Factory. Does anyone have any comments or experience with these pedals or does anyone have any recommendations or pedals that sound similar.
    Thank you
     
  2. seiko

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    Any particular sounds you can reference from songs, there's a lot of strange fuzzes out there.
     
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    Anything by Devi Ever.
     
  4. spoken wheel

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    Seiko,--- well I was originally interested in the Peppermint fuzz because I heard Adrian Utley(Portishead) uses one on The BBC radio2 performances from their new album third, as there is some crazy sustaining fuzz sounds on the album that I was interested in. However I recently watched a demo of the Z.Vex fuzz factory in which you can create some real insane sounds. I'm not looking for any particular sound really, not metal, not standard rock, or a standard sounding fuzz, I'm just seeing what my options are.

    Thankyou
     
  5. anxiousmofo

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    Lovepedal Karl is bitchin'. Unique ring-moddish fuzz sounds available. I miss the one I had, but needed a new amp at the time
     
  6. 4styx

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    I built a BYOC fuzz with 108s and bass cut mod.Don't know what happened but with the bias cranked it became an increddable octave fuzz.Unlike any I've heard.I'm leaving it that way.:crazy
     
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    Yep, build a BYOC Fuzz and then do some of the Beavis mods to it. I did the flaming howl of death and battery sag to mine. It will definatly get full on strange.
     
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    The Durham Crazy Horse is pretty damn cool.
     
  9. aaronblues

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    +1 to the "many wierd fuzzes available". Plenty of options. Which is pretty freaking great.

    I can speak to the Fuzz Factory and Karl, which i've owned. The Karl does some interesting ring mod stuff in the right settings, and if pushed hard enough from the guitar. A normal strat doesn't get it doing the ring mod thing for me. Instead, it just does normal silicon fuzz, which it does really well. IMO.
    Fuzz Factory can do a whole lot of crazy, and some cool normal stuff also. I traded mine off for something "normal" and somewhat miss it. Can sputter, endlessly feedback atonal howls, and plenty of other crap! Very cool.

    I have a BJF Candy Apple Fuzz that i just recieved today to do the crazy bit, and will report back on that later.......
    Oh, and lastly, just had a fuzz tourbox from Basic Audio. The Spooky Tooth pedal had some outstanding octave craziness in it, i enjoyed every minute of that one. Had a fair amount of that Ade Utley sound (i'm a fan too). Hell, i even played the solo line from "All Mine" to my wife to show her how cool that pedal sounded (her fave track of theirs). If you want to hear these pedals, take a listen here.......(or search for Basic Audio Tourbox Tan here at TGP)

    http://www.mrdwab.com/john/pedalpage.html

    cheers
     
  10. mr. stanley

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    As mentioned there are a number of CRAZY fuzzes out there...I'll also throw out the Subdecay Flying Tomato fuzz as a different but great fuzz

    Also, Brad's (Sinister Analog's) Soul Provider Glitch Synth/Octave Fuzz is cool...it hasn't got as much notice as the Huckleberry he builds but the Soul Provider can do some crazy stuff; it's great for noise rock.
     
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    Ahh, Lola, you must have had the other (blue?) tourbox. I wouldn't mind getting to try those also, after having so much fun with the 4 i had.


    cheers
     
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    The ZVEX Fuzz Factory is the only fuzz I know of that can do all these sounds! :AOK www.zvex.com

    Atari 7:00 3:00 5:00 8:00
    60's Fuzz 2:00 8:30 3:00 5:00
    Arpegio 12:00 3:00 3:00 3:00
    Bonkers Fuzz (1) 2:00 2:00 11:00 3:00
    Bonkers Fuzz (2) 1:00 1:00 11:00 3:00
    Broken Amp 4:00 3:30 5:00 12:00
    Clean Fuzz 5:00 2:00 11:00 5:00
    Clean Up Fuzz 7:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Clean to OD 5:00 2:00 10:00 5:00
    Dummy Fuzz 11:00 11:00 5:00 5:00
    Dead Quite Ripper 9:00 3:00 5:00 7:00
    Electric Beans 7:00 5:00 7:00 5:00
    Goodbye High 3:00 3:00 5:00 12:00
    Fizzy Fizz 10:00 1:00 11:00 12:00
    Fuzz Bright 1:00 12:00 1:00 4:00
    Fuzz Distortion 12:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    FuzzFace71 (1) 12:00 12:00 12:00 5:00
    FuzzFace71 (2) 3:00 7:00 12:00 4:30
    FuzzFace71 (3) 7:00 12:00 1:00 5:00
    FuzzFace71 (4) 12:00 7:00 12:00 5:00
    Fuzz Mellow 1:00 12:00 1:00 9:00
    Fuzz Splutter 3:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Fuzz Squeal 9:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Hi-Compression 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00
    Hi-Octane 2:00 to 3:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Interference 7:00 3:00 12:00 5:00
    Intermodulation 2-3:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    IYW 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00
    Juice Face 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00
    Krackle Fuzz 1:00 4:00 10:00 2-5:00
    Mellow Mud 2:30 7:00 7:00 9:00
    Metal Distortion 4:00 10:30 7:00 5:00
    Modulated Mud Fuzz 12:00 11:00 5:00 7:00
    Modulated Sticky 12:00 1:00 5:00 7:00
    Modulated Sticky Fuzz 9:00 3:00 9:00 3:00
    Muse-esque 2:30 3:15 5:00 5:00
    No-Name Fuzz 1:00 11:00 2:00 7:00
    No-Name Fuzz (2) 10:00 7:00 12:00 5:00
    OD/Fuzz 7:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    OD Squeal 7:00 12:00 3:00 3:00
    Pitch Drop 7:00 12:00 5:00 7:00
    Please Fuzz 12:00 7:00 3:00 2:00
    Prickly Vexter 8:45 12:15 2:00 4:45 1:30
    Psychedelic Crackle 1:00 8:00 3:00 3:00
    Punky 2:30 - 3:30 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Radio Fuzz 7:00 10:00 12:00 5:00 (play A, lower to taste)
    Random Fuzz 1:30 7:00 5:00 4:00 (approx)
    Range 7:00 12:00 3:00 12:00
    Resonant Fuzz 7:00 7:00 12:00 4:00
    Smashing Pumpkins-esque 2:00 9:00 5:00 10:00
    Smooth Fuzz 7:00 3:00 5:00 5:00 (lower to mellow)
    Soft Fuzz 1:00 7:00 7:00 Variable
    Spastic Muff 5:00 7:00 5:00 5:00
    Squealer Fuzz 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00
    Squealer Fuzz (2) 7:00 8:00 1:00 7:00
    Static / Low 12:00 12:00 5:00 7:00
    Stooges Fuzz 3:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Stylo Fuzz 12:30 12:30 7:00 7:00
    Super-Heavy 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00
    Sweet Sustain 1:00 7:00 10:00 1:30
    Tight and Sweet 12:00 8:00 8:00 5:00
    Tiny 10:30 12:00 12:30 9:30
    Traditional Fuzz 9:00 7:00 11:00 to 1:00 11-1:00
    Traditional Fuzz (1) 9:00 7:00 1:00 5:00
    Traditional Fuzz (2) 2:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Ugly Fuzz 2:00 8:30 3:30 2:00
    Velcro 7:00 5:00 5:00 2:00
    Weezer-esque 2:30 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Whale 7:00 1:00 5:00 9:00
    What the Fuzz? 7:00 7:00 5:00 5:00

     
  14. delay_monster

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    +1 for the Flying Tomato! What a cool pedal!
     
  15. TAVD

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    Paia Quadrafuzz, if you want to build something.
     
  16. spoken wheel

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    Stomp box Man-----Yes, I'm very interested in Z.Vex Fuzz factory however I can only afford the vexter series model and I've read some pretty bad reviews on Harm.Central regarding the Fuzz Factory, people complaining that it is sometimes hard to control the noise/oscillation. By watching demos on you tube I was given a similar impression, Does anyone have any comments on Z.Vex Fuzz Factory Vextor series. As I said before I am also interested in Analogmans Peppermint Fuzz does anyone have experience using both these pedals.
    Thank You
     
  17. emjee

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    There is nothing like the CAF. The doubling effect sounds unlike any other doubled/octave fuzz. The caf has like three different fuzzes rolled into one. The thing is there have only been 87 of these made in the four yrs he's been in the biz. So they are hard to come by. You can order one new, they take awhile but are well worth the wait...

    MG
     
  18. NewarkWilder

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    +10000000

    also Death By Audio
     
  19. ahab

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    I love my Fuzzfactory. Although it is one of the hand painted models, I think that I can offer some suggestions. First, once you figure out the Comp, Stab, and Gate controls, it is actually a fairly simple pedal to use. I fell in love with this thing when I heard Doug Pettibone's work on World Without Tears, but there are plenty of more "out there" tones to be had with this box (Muse comes to mind here).
    It actually can yield some great distortion tones as well.
    It is a compressed sounding, at times "woofy" sounding pedal and it fully asserts its tone over that of your guitar. In other words, those who are into the "transparent," "keeps my guitar tone intact" pedals should probably look elsewhere.

    I'm not sure how different the Vexter series is from the Handpainted, but I know that the Fuzz Factory is really the only effect that I have that I feel cannot be replaced.
     

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