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Advice needed for a "fuzzbox"

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by JacquesP, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. JacquesP

    JacquesP Gold Member

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    Hey folks!

    Again, I am asking for advice.
    I used to use a "fuzzbox" way back when.
    So, of course I miss that!

    Now that I am quite settled with my guitar (Jaguar) and amp (Crate tube amp), I would like to have some "effects" when I run some old rock stuff.
    I read about OD, Boost, distortion and fuzz boxes ... all very confusing.
    Back in the days, we just had a simple "fuzz box".
    As long as it is "clean" and not producing a messy "noise" when I want it that way.
    Nothing fancy (budget is important theses days), as long as I can plug it in the 1-channel-only Crate amp.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers!

    Note: this opening post has been revised/modified today October 27, 2019.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
  2. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    JHS Mufelleta. Does 6 different big muff clones in one pedal
     
  3. JacquesP

    JacquesP Gold Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    A bit out of my budger but then again, we get what we pay for.
    I checked at Reverb and it shows this: JHS Muffuletta Fuzz | Reverb
    Is that it?
     
  4. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    That's right. I'd look for a used one.
     
  5. Cups

    Cups

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    There are so many choices and flavours out there. It also sounds like you’re not sure if you want overdrive or fuzz. Everything was just called “fuzz” back in the day.
    I’d just get some cheap Danelectro or Berhinger drive pedals. 20-30$ a piece. It’ll give you a better idea what flavour you’re after.
     
  6. Hammerhands

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    Do you know which fuzzbox you used to use?

    Any songs or sounds you particularly like?
     
  7. JacquesP

    JacquesP Gold Member

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    Yeah, right.
    As I said myself: "Back in the days, we just had a simple "fuzz box"."
    It sure has grown since.
    I'll do a little more research and see what suits my style better. Thus far, looks like a used JHS Muffeletta woudl be ideal since it has 6 different modes.
     
  8. JacquesP

    JacquesP Gold Member

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    No idea about the fuzz box I used to use
    ... would you believe it was back in the early 70's ?
    For the sounds I like, that would be too long to list since I do like a lot of different stuff but here are a few:
    Santana, David Gilmour, John Lennon, Pete Townshend, (oldies of course);
    Also AC/DC (old and new), Bryan Adams, and I play with some rock/blues backing tracks (improvising).
    No super heavy metal stuff with loads of "noise".
    I like the sound to be clean enough so you'd know it is "music" rather a garble of noise.
     
  9. JacquesP

    JacquesP Gold Member

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    Looking for one right now ... not much in Canada but I'll keep looking.
     
  10. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands

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    We could probably figure out which one you had. There weren’t too many back then.

    There are so many now.

    Most of those tones you listed are taking an amp and turning it up to terrifying volumes.
     
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  11. butterknucket

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    Saying you want a 'fuzzbox' is a bit of a rabbit hole.

    What fuzz box did you use years ago?
     
  12. player99

    player99 Gold Member

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    I think you need a fuzz and an overdrive. Overdrive will give you a thicker tone, but not all spitty and farty. A fuzz will give you more. And then over the top more. From an overdrive-ish to complete kayos. I find putting the fuzz into an overdrive will tame the crazy. So you will have lots of choices. Do you have a budget?
     
  13. JacquesP

    JacquesP Gold Member

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    Trying to reply to all new posts here, all at once:

    Hammerhands: don't forget that I have forgotten ! Can't figure out what it was ... I'm getting to old for this! ;)
    Butterknuket: ditto!
    player99: "a fuzz and an overdrive" ... you mean both connected together?
    As for the budget, less than $200 (CDN) if possible.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019
  14. chuck_zc

    chuck_zc Gold Member

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    I really liked this one when I was on a fuzz kick. No splattery dying sounding fuzz. Just good 2017-08-07 08.51.42.jpg
     
  15. fretzel

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    You can pick one of these up for about $80 used. [​IMG]
     

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