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Favourite fuzz?

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

  1. p_wats

    p_wats

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    Oh fuzz...so many options! I started building pedals recently and fuzz is pretty much the easiest one to make, so I've done a bunch. So far my favourites are the Foxx Tone Machine (I think it was recently reissued) and the Jordan Bosstone.
     
  2. mhammer

    mhammer

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    I've made a bunch of octave-up fuzzes, and the Foxx is my all-time favourite. VERY robust octave. The Bosstone is also quite nice. Both are eminently moddable for some interesting alternate sounds. Good nominations.
     
  3. six-string

    six-string

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    i'm partial to a little peach fuzz now and then...:smile:
     
  4. keto

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    careful, fifteen will get you twenty :eek:
     
  5. ZenJenga

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    Insane. I don't own one personally, but I know people who do and it can go from a nice normal fuzz to demented craziness depending on the settings.

    I highly recommend Dwarfcraft devices. He's working on a tube amp right now too, which should be interesting.
    He (Ben/Aen) also works closely with DeviEver on various designs and is even releasing a few 'designed by DeviEver' devices soon as well. He just got picked up by Musiciansfriend recently, so it'll be easier to buy his builds.
     
  6. Ti-Ron

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    Yeah, Aen is a really nice guy! He's building a Plane Ticket Plus for me right now (and a couple of other guyz from offsetguitar.com). I will investigate to find the Eau Claire, moog in Mtl carries it so, I'll have to try!

    Actually my dirt is cover by fuzz only, a Hoof Fuzz and a F69 (fuzz face) but I would like to try the Wattson Superfuzz (now the Classic Fuzz) and a IC Big muff!

    Mr. Hammer, what is the sonic difference between IC and normal transitor Muff??
     
  7. ZenJenga

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    Oh hey. Yea the plane ticket plus is tempting. I almost got on board for that myself, but I had my money tied up in other effects at the time. I recently had a saltshaker made for me by Mike from OSG/Shortscale.org. Should be here sometime next week hopefully.
    You're on OSG? What's your screenname? I'm also on there under the same name as here.

    sorry offtopic.

    yup fuzz. can't live with em can't live without em.
     
  8. Ti-Ron

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    same screen name as here! :D
     
  9. Gretsch6120

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    Jeez I never found mine to be raspy..Sounds good to my ears and I always play pretty loud, well thats what everyone tells me. The one fuzz I found to be raspy would have been the two fulltone soul benders I had. I have a GGG red lama that sounds petty good too its a smooth fuzz.
     
  10. elbandito

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    Is this his stuff? If so, it sure seems cool but I can't find any sound samples...

    As for fuzz, I'm currently using a Subdecay Flying Tomato and an old big box-style EH Graphic Fuzz, which really isn't a 'fuzz' effect... it's more of an aggressive overdrive.
     
  11. mhammer

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    Well, this is a good resource to start with: https://www.pisotones.com/BigMuffPi/psst/BMP_versions.htm

    The cardinal characteristics, and soul, if you will, of the BMP are the use of double clipping, and the mid-scoop introduced by the tone control.

    All transistor versions share the same double-clipping, even though they may approach it slightly differently. The op-amp version has only one stage of diode clipping. Where it is also different is that it sticks a 2-pole lowpass filter ahead of the clipping stage. Using the filter means the signal is "rounded off" before it hits the clipping stage, which is a good thing. But having only one clipping stage, and especially given the higher clipping threshold adopted by means of a 3+3 diode compliment, means it should (in theory) be less compressed and "violin-ey" in its sustain than the transistor version. It also has a different scoop which appears to be both wider and situated a little higher up, more like a Russion.

    I say this looking at the circuit, but never having heard one, so take it for what it's worth.

    Mark
     
  12. zdogma

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    Agreed, that's a great fuzz. I also really like the Octron.
     
  13. Ti-Ron

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    Thanks Mark, really interessing! I've read the link and it's really usefull to see the difference between all of the versions! Now I understand why my Hoof Fuzz is not the same sounding as the green muff...:D
     
  14. elbandito

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    I forgot to mention my application of the Graphic "Fuzz"... I run an SD Pickup Booster in front of it to slam the overdrive into fuzzdom and it's awesome! With the EQ of the G.F., I pump the bass up and moderately increase the highs to get a kick ass fuzz tone. If any of you have got the Graphic Fuzz, I suggest you try what I've done. You'll be pleased with the results. :)
     

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