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Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by skiddypop, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    Yes i had a big muff pi once apon a time, had a hard time cutting through the mix, especially because I play with a lot of sax, trumpet, keys ect. Big bands for me, so comping and tonality control is huge. I ride my volume nob on my guitar like crazy, and i'm learning a lot of these fuzzes are volume dependent, maybe not so much the BM in my limited experience with it. So its more than just tone right now, trying to find something that takes my ears and hands into tonal goodness, while working with my style of playing and how i control my volumes.
     
  2. BobChuck

    BobChuck Gold Member

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    IMO, the fuzzface original would be one of the worst choice for you. Sound great but not "all around good". Not really pedalboard friendly, and can be noisy.

    If you gig alot, you should consider a Boss Fuzz. Simple yet... can do a lot of different fuzz tones.
    Built like a tank, easy to replace, cheap....not a collectible but a great tool.

    ...If you are going "boutique", I recently bought Dirty Boy pedals. They have a "frequency" knob that works very well.
    I really like them, probably my new favorite....from a guy with no pedalboard and a lot of fuzzes.;)
     
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  3. skiddypop

    skiddypop Gold Member

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    Hi Bob thanks for information. I e heard the fuzzfaces are very finicky and can be hard to dial in - in a live setting.
    I’ve really wanted to try a dirty boy pedal. Glad to hear you love it
     
  4. BobChuck

    BobChuck Gold Member

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    He plays a Gibson 60s SG Jr through the Boss Fuzz.


    Also, the gated fuzz option, on the FZ-5, is amazing with delay.
    John Mayer use something similar here...
    The idea is to choke some of the note and use the delay to keep a minimum of sustain.
     
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