Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Baconator, Mar 6, 2007.
It depends on what type of fuzz is required. I'd say the Fulltone '69 and Barber Trifecta.
Don't know about favourite, but I like these:
Very nice collection!
I'm with these guys. Lot of different fuzz tones and it depends what you are looking for. I've tried ones with the famous chips, but the Monsterpiece silicon and germanium two header will get you 90% of the fuzz tones out there, I think.
That said, if you want to nail Kyuss tones, nothing I've tried comes as close with my setup as the Solid Gold made-in-Canada fuzz. Worth keeping for One Inch Man alone.
I am a huge Big Muff addict.
I created a Big Muff reference page here:
I made this because I always see postings about the differences between Big Muffs and I thought this would help people out.
Fired up yet another Shin-Ei FY-2 clone tonight. I increased the input cap to let a little more bass through. Oh my, that is some seriously serious fuzz! I had to turn down the volume on my single coils just to make it sound like overdrive at the lowest intensity fuzz setting. At the most intense setting it was full-on splatter fuzz. Just sick sick sick tortured tormented fuzz.kkjuw
I gotta stop making these. I'm starting to feel like some cat lady who can't help herself from adopting yet one more poor helpless little orphan fuzz.
Well,......if you have too many........9kkhhd
i've only tried one fuzz and it was the analogman sunface. i have nothing else to compare it with, but it really sounds great
I'm suprised no one has mentionned the Roger Mayer fuzz's , since he worked with Jimmy.
Check out the Axis review from gearmandude on youtube.
fuzz fuzz fuzz.
neverending quest for fuzz.
so far I like: MXR classic 108, EHX russian muff green, EHX russian muff black w/ true bypass, EHX NYC muff, Dwarfcraft Shiva, Dwarfcraft Eau Claire Thunder and the MBM Fuzz Face clone.
How is the Dwarcraft Eau Claire??
There has only been a couple of mentions of Skreddy stuff. Marc Skreddy loves his fuzz and has created some convincing fuzz pedals that duplicate a lot of the vintage stuff.
I have personally owned a bunch of fuzz boxes and I must say that my Mayo is wildly bang on to vintage muffs. My most prized possession is the the Pig Mine...solos are wonderful with this pedal, absolutely wonderful!
Tone however is totally relative and it comes down to your technique but in general terms I think Skreddy has really nailed it with his products.
I'm looking for a thick but smooth fuzz. Sorta like the intro/solo in this tune, tho the sound quality isn't great https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFQZjv70YhI - there's something similar on Blow By Blow era Jeff Beck, and other examples. I know that April Wine example has other things going on (reverb, maybe some modulation) but gives the idea. It's important that the fuzz hang together through full bar chords, something that falls apart like most of the octave fuzzes is no good to me.
Anyways, I've been on a fuzz kick lately. Still want to get a tonebender type, but the Vox reissue locally is over $400 I'll pass on that.
Have 3 Fuzz Face types currently - FoxRox Captain Coconut2 clearly rules the roost, the GRIT knob adds spittiness as it's turned up, I like just a hint for that Neil Young Hey Hey My My type thing. Also have a Fulltone 70's and the Dunlop JH reissue, neither of which are currently turning my crank very much. The CC2 also has a very good octave fuzz built in, along with a Univibe.
Also have a Way Huge Swollen Pickle, great great Big Muff type fuzz with added diversity with the 'scoop' and 'crunch' knobs. Dialing out the scoop, and upping the crunch, turns it into a pretty wicked distortion. I haven't even messed with the internal trim pots, this thing is awesome. I still have settings in my head I want to experiment with.
Had a Roland Bee Baa fuzz a few years ago, I should never have traded that off. Not very usable for a lot of stuff, but very unique and cool for a bit of stuff. Very square wave and harsh, with tons of output.
If you are lookin' for a tonbender look for the EQD Ton Reaper, one of the nicest clone on the market and at a fair price!
Currently have a Devi Ever Hyperion (insane Big Muff, but better than all the Big Muffs I've had) and a Zoom Ultra Fuzz. I think the Zoom is the most useful fuzz I've ever used... but it's beginning to act up, so we'll see if it needs to be replaced.
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