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Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by stevemc, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. stevemc

    stevemc TDPRI Member

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    i have a nano big muff and am looking for suggestions for some different flavors of fuzz.thamks in advance!
     

  2. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Tele-Meister

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    Try with a Fuzz plus octavia , danelectro french toast or movall octopuzz, those are two very inexpensive but good pedals, based on foox tone machine
     
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  3. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    ABANDON ALL HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE

    Fuzz addiction is real, and it affects thousands of guitarists a year. It always starts just like you're doing now- you try a little Big Muff, no big deal at first... but then you figure you want to try something else. So you score a Fuzz Face, maybe a Tonebender, and by then it's gotten its hooks in you and you're a full-blown addict. In extreme cases, you'll actually start building your own fuzz circuits.

    My name is Beyer 160 and I'm a fuzz addict- I have at least a dozen different ones stashed around my house, and I usually have at least one in my car and one at my place of business. My wife wouldn't be able to tell the difference between any of them, but I can hear the subtle seductive differences between three transistor and two transistor circuits. Oh yes, I can. I suffer happily.

    In all seriousness, the Dunlop mini Fuzz Faces are excellent pedals for cheap. The blue silicon one is probably the most user friendly, germanium is a little fussy and requires some finesse to coax the magic out of. The DOD Carcosa is another cool, inexpensive box that gives you a bunch of tonal options.
     

  4. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Yorkshire
    Cheap fuzz?, nasty fuzz?, altercation in a shipping container fuzz?

    Rowin LEF-606 <- a fine pedal indeed. Soft to splatty. Mud to plaque removal.
    Tomsline G-Fuzz <- bit of a surprise.
    Aroma Germanium fuzz <- see above
    Behringer VT911 <- not technically a fuzz, but an overdrive pedal that is so poor, it's instant Asheton. Stooges in a box.
    Voodoo Octave <- under various names, including Joyo. Fuzz!. Octave up!. Noize!. Yeah!

    You may be thought of as an acolyte of J.White, but smeg it. Much fun for little coin can be had with fuzz.

    Work out what you want, then buy four pedals anyway.
     
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  5. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    You might like the Behringer SF300 Super Fuzz. It's a clone of the Univox Superfuzz by way of the Boss FZ2. It's just the thing if you're into drugs, devil worship, and cannibalism (or if you just want to sound like you are). And it's only $25!
     

  6. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Try a germanium fuzz face type, and a fuzzrite style.
     

  7. beninma

    beninma Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    I have a nano op-amp big muff at the moment. Tried a Way Huge Swollen Pickle a while back and I didn't like it that much.

    What I am noticing is there sure are a lot of things you can monkey around with that change how fuzz pedals respond.

    I recently learned a lot of Gary Clark Jr's version of "If Trouble was Money". One thing I notice he seems to be able to do is get the single notes to sound almost clean and then he hits a double stop or a chord and it's way fuzzy.

    I've been trying to figure out how the heck to make that happen. Maybe it has to do with having some drive on the amp already with not as much fuzz, maybe it's the volume knob. I'm wondering if he's adjusting his guitar volume right in the middle of the riffs.

    Note I can make this happen just fine just playing straight into my amp.. but with Fuzz... it seems harder. The Big Muff starts monkeying with all your notes no matter what, or adding ridiculous sustain, etc.. pretty quickly.

    I got to try the Orange Fur coat once, that one is quite nice and somewhat appealing to me. I wouldn't get one to try out for myself though unless I sell some other pedals.
     

  8. Garruchal

    Garruchal Tele-Meister

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    I've been using a Way Huge Swollen Pickle. I got it to use in just one song that needed a Spaghetti Western Showdown sound, but have begun to use it for general dirt. I can dial in a smooth breakup which has a broader spectrum than a tube screamer.
     

  9. ifallalot

    ifallalot Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Green Russian RI is my favorite. Cheap and available everywhere with a wide range of tones
     

  10. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    Try a Fuzz Face - silicon, as has been said, is easier to 'point and press', but germanium fuzzes do have their own character.

    The Tonebender Mk2 is also well worth checking out - more gain, and more top end than the classic Fuzz Face circuit.
     

  11. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Holic

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    What was the nature of this surprise?
     

  12. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Yorkshire
    The surprise was it is actually quite a good fuzz pedal with a sound of its own.
    I wanted a cheap, trashy sound and it can do that, but it can, with careful setting and a roll off of the guitar volume, produce a rich, velvet fuzz.

    I like it when things exceed my expectations. I expected cheap shi7 and got something cheap shinola.
     
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  13. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018

  14. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    Very BigMuff-ish. Sustained notes for days. Haven’t cranked through the big guns yet.
     

  15. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    just got this one, and haven't had the chance to try it out yet
     

  16. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Meister

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    Nano Muff is a gateway pedal ;)
     

  17. rasm0225

    rasm0225 TDPRI Member

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    I just got the JHS Pollinator v1. I really like it. I has a bias knob so it can sound nice and velcro-y.
     

  18. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Meister

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    Oh yeah, what ever you do stay off of Zvex's mailing list
     

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