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NPD: MXR 108 mini fuzz

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Dave B4, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Dave B4

    Dave B4

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    Just picked up an MXR mini fuzz. Haven’t had the 'headroom' (girlfriend is home) to really try it out yet...

    and, I have to move some stuff on my board...

    is the general consensus that to get the best sound (ability to roll down to clean with the volume on the guitar) that it should go first (right now, my polytune 3 with buffer engaged is first) or should I just plop it after my Boss wah but before sub n up octave and whitey tighty compressor and other dirt?

    opinions welcome!
     
  2. player99

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    No buffer before the fuzz if it is a standard fuzz. I put my AM Sunfaces before the wah. If I was you I would try the fuzz into the wah then the tuner.
     
  3. Dave B4

    Dave B4

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    You’re right. The 108, even with its buffer switch, seems to sound best up front before the tuner and wah.
     
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  4. mhammer

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    Following a fuzz with a wah yields a more pronounced filtering effect of the wah, removing much of the bottom and top-end that might come from the fuzz. That was why so many of the Japanese fuzz/wah combo pedals from the '60s and early '70s had them hard-wired in that order. Although keep in mind players were prone to effects that sounded more "psychedelic" (i.e., extreme) at that time. Placing the wah before the fuzz changes where in the spectrum the fuzz is emphasized, retains more top and bottom, and is preferred by those who fancy themselves as SRV, Trower, or Hendrix.

    Neither is "better", just different-sounding. A decade back, I tried to persuade Truetone/Visual-Sound owner Bob Weil to make his drive/fuzz pedals with a built-in loop and order-flipper switch, so that players could quickly and easily repatch their wah, phaser, vibe in either position. I couldn't "stick the landing", though.
     
  5. Dave B4

    Dave B4

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    Well, that’s why they’re on Velcro! I will play with the positions over the weekend

    thanks for the input so far.
     
  6. butterknucket

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    How do you like it?
     
  7. Dave B4

    Dave B4

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    Nice and fuzzy!

    ended up with wah>octave>fuzz>tuner>comp>sd-1>ocd>boost>volume>mods>delays

    have to say, fuzz it’s where it's at! Using less of the drives now. Could also be just be newness...

    Haven’t played it with bass/drums yet, so not sure how it will cut through

    loads of fun with those classic, fuzz riffs... also a nice, smooth lead sound

    Sounds good into my carbon copy too and with the wah for some 60's psychedelia
     
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