Versatile fuzz: Is there such a thing?

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  1. Rufus

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    I have one of these arriving at my doorstep in two days...the silicon version...can't wait to try it.
     
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    I use a germanium fuzz face for a clean sound, an overdrive sound, and fuzz. That's three tricks. All from the guitar's volume knob.
     
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    I really like my EHX Russian Big Muff. I make it versatile by playing it by itself; by stacking an SD1 with gain set low into it to tighten/focus the sound; or by using a cocked wah into it. All three sounds are awesome. People by piles of fuzzes but if you try stacking pedals into them you might be surprised. Not FUzzface pedals though- they need to come first. I like Muffs better, personally.
     
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    I got a Caracosa today. It does sound good over a broad range for a fuzz. Surprised at how well it cleans up. And I like the bass cut switch.
     
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    The Hellbender by DeepTrip is worth checking, it’s one of my favourite fuzz pedals. The knobs are very responsive, you can get a lot of different sounds and all of them are very usable.
     
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    I’m changing my answer to this. Three different modes and a bias knob gets a lot of sounds, and it still cleans up really well.... Si would be very cool! My next Fuzz for sure!!

    (wait a minute,... I see how this works now,... there’s ALWAYS a next fuzz:oops:)
     
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  7. J-bass&Tele

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    +1 on the Bearfoot/BJFe Arctic White Fuzz and the Pink Purple Fuzz.
    Both can go from dirty boost through OD to fuzz.
    My old PPF clone (with Ge as Q3) is very versatile. I have done gigs with that as the only pedal.
     
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    yeah and if you put an input cap blend on a fuzz face to cut bass, it turns into a distortion pedal instead of a fuzz. four pedals in one. never knew why this wasn't more common than the bias knob (which i like, but i rarely ever need some of those sounds).

    or, you can really mess with drastically with the character of most fuzzes if you just have a bass control on a guitar (like PTB, TBX, etc).
     
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    i have a DIY project of the Pink purple with a Ge.
    to bad it will take a while to complete it, some hectic here the last month :rolleyes:
     
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    I use a siiiimple silicone fuzz face. Super flexible if you use the volume knob on the Guitar.

    The options are overwelming BUT, whatever you try, make sure It cleans up when you lower the Guitar's volume.

    This is the trait of a food and flexible fuzz.
     
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    Silicon.

    Had to... sorry! :)
     
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    Someday I need to just buy a dang EHX Double Muff!

    I tried a used one years ago at a shop, playing a Strat into a SF Super Reverb ( at quiet volume) and the tone and dynamics were fantastic- just fun!

    It was $45 ( the old wedge-shape) and I'm a dumbass for not getting it!
     
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    Fuzz Face, or clone
    Big Muff Pi, or clone

    And then use one of these....

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    I bought the one I have before I got into building pedals, but I kind of want to build my own. It's a great circuit but I wanna tweak it. (Can't leave well enough alone :) ). A bit more top end, a bit fuzzier. Maybe a 4-knob version.
     
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    Silly cone?
     
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    Bought this 2 weeks ago for my back-up pedalboard.
    Yep, nice and versatile fuzz that actually has a range from low- to highgain fuzz. Lots of fuzzes are pretty much a one-trick-pony, this one is a lot more. The "bloom"-knob could have a slightly wider range, but it still provides nice, that is glitchy tones. It will not wipe off my Dod Carcosa from my main board, but I'm going to play it A LOT on my session-board!
     
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    I just watched Andy demo the Beetronix FX Swarm. It seems quite versatile.

     
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    Pigtronix Disnortion Micro is quite versatile, but is a genuine fuzz though?

    OD/ (silicon) Fuzz combo, you can choose driving them parallel or in series, select different shape/EQ -presets and on top of that comes normal gain, volume and tone controls. Versatile - yeah, but can't select only the Fuzz and Fuzz only.

    If I want some modest buzz in my signal, using Pigtronix Germanium Compressor's grit knob for that.
     
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