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Favourite fuzz?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Baconator, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Todd68

    Todd68 Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    It depends on what type of fuzz is required. I'd say the Fulltone '69 and Barber Trifecta.
  2. paraedolia


    Nov 26, 2008
    BC, Canada
    Don't know about favourite, but I like these:

  3. Ripper


    Jul 1, 2006
    Prairie Town, Manitoba
    Very nice collection!
  4. wintle

    wintle Gold Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    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.

  5. mattpas


    Oct 10, 2009
    Just a Bit South
    Hi all,
    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.
  6. mhammer


    Nov 30, 2007
    Ottawa, Ontario
    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.
  7. Rugburn


    Jan 14, 2009

    Well,......if you have too many........9kkhhd
  8. Overt1


    Aug 31, 2009
    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
  9. zurn


    Oct 21, 2009
  10. ZenJenga


    Nov 19, 2009
    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.
  11. Ti-Ron

    Ti-Ron Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Longueuil, Québec
    How is the Dwarcraft Eau Claire??
  12. NIK0


    Dec 6, 2007
    GTA, Ontario
    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.
  13. keto

    keto Gold Member

    May 23, 2006
    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.
  14. Ti-Ron

    Ti-Ron Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Longueuil, Québec
    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!
  15. Drazden


    Oct 25, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    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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