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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Rich_S, Jan 27, 2018.
I started out in the late 60's and 70's using fuzz but through the years went on to OD's and Distortion boxes. Some of the ones I used way back then was Kingston Fuzz Expander, Univox Super Fuzz, Big Muff, Mosrite Fuzz and Nu Fuzz.
I've been looking and listening to You tube examples of the new fuzz boxes but what I'm hearing isn't sounding too good to me? I would definitely want one that cleans up
when you back off on the guitar volume---thinking Fuzz Face. Platefire
I've only recently started getting into learning guitar and the first pedal I acquired is a ColorSound ToneBender fuzz from Macari's in London. I really like it, though I use it sparingly.
They've been making these pedals for 40+ years and I was lucky enough to be shown the history / order book for their various pedals - so very impressive clients going back to the late 60s - and they're still making custom pedals for some of the best in the business.
I much prefer a Tonebender MK2 to the Fuzz Face.
The Colorsound pedals I've tried have been *very* good!
I have a MkIV - here's a link to the ColorSound site:
+1 on the Keeley Fuzz Head.
Made the mistake of selling it once and tried a few others. Bought it again and will probably never sell it but right now I'm diggin' a Fulltone Octave Fuzz.
I find it cleans up better and it also can do the octave thing whenever I want to go extra wild.
Goodbye bonus payment!
Well, you'd only have wasted it, otherwise !!
Yup, a fuzz first in w battery power is my standard.
hmmmm....some of the fuzzes I've owned:
1. Dunlop mini ge fuzz, sold shortly after
2. Dunlop new JH fuzz (the square, silver box with red jimi): bought and sold almost immediately (too gatey)
3. WH Swollen Pickle
4. ZVEX Fuzz Factory (fantastic, just wanted something new)
5. ZVEX Mastotron Fuzz (also fantastic and had for over 2 years, sold recently in order to get...
6. Blackout Effectors Twosome (OMG so good!)
7. BOE Blunderbuss Fuzz (OMG SOOOOO GOOOD!!!!)
The Blackout Effectors are my current favs: While I feel like I'll have them forever, I also felt that way about the ZVEX Pedals, and I sold those after a couple years, but who knows? I will say this: When I first started looking for a fuzz a 4-5 years ago, I came across the BOE Twosome first, and it was always my holy grail. But I could NOT justify spending $300 on a fuzz pedal. So I bought all the others above to try to satisfy that desire. Kept some longer than others, but really never could shake the BOE bug. Finally, I just said F IT! combined with a really, really good deal on the Twosome: after I got that, I sold all other fuzzes to retroactively pay for that one, THE ONE! For now!
Video on some fuzz, from the guys at That Pedal Show:
you really shouldn't be hitting all six strings every strum anyway. that's really dynamically flat.
A good fuzz is a thing of beauty. Oddly enough the best clean tone I ever got was with my old OXFUZZ. Rolling the volume down on my guitar gave me the most wonderful sparkly clean tone I'd experienced with my setup. Sadly, it picked up radio stations more days than not so I let it go. Still chasing that sound.