What are your favorite fuzz pedals?

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  1. rogb

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    Analogman Sunface Ti. And here the search endeth. This is the best sounding and most versatile germanium fuzz I have ever tried, and it better be, because you are paying crazy money for a thimbleful of components.
    It is very well assembled and the board is high quality. What you are getting is the best transistors. You would need to buy hundreds to find the same balanced tone.

    I built plenty, but could never find the transistors to run them. I paid £23 for a pair of so-called NKT275 that just sucked. After this I got out of the rabbit hole, and I put my money down on Analog Mike. I haven't had a regret so far!

    I also like my Big Muff Nano, great sound for specific tones like Gilmour when run in the correct pedal sequence, but not versatile.

    SunfaceTi straight into a slightly cranked Marshall or my D clone OD channel - that's the tone for me, and a great clean up on the guitar too.
     
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  2. Bill

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    I have three fuzz pedals.

    My first pedal ever, which I bought new in the late seventies, was a Little Big Muff Pi. Kinda screechy.

    Later I got a third issue Big Muff. It's ok.

    But I have an original triangle knob Big Muff that sounds wonderful. That's my clear favourite.
     
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    Austone Textone Fuzz Nutz
     
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    [D*A*M]EFE Black Acid (hot rodded si FF)
    Toetags Psych-rite (si fuzzrite with modern accoutrements)
    smallsound/bigsound Buzzz (super-tweakable FY6 superfuzz)
    Creepyfingers Creepyface (hot rodded ge FF)
     
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    fuzz factory
    big cheese
    ic big muff
    shoegazer
    tone bender mkii
     
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    I have a Univox Super Fuzz (the orange and blue one) in rough condition (works fine but no back plate or knobs), I'd like to find something that does what it does, and sell it.
     
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    Roger Mayer Visage

    2004 Analogman low gain/wht dt nkt275 sunface/sundial

    Mayer Voodoo Axe Classic.
     
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    My DIY builds:
    Silicon Fuzz Face
    Tone Bender MKII
    Fulltone '69 clone
    Big Muff "Green Russian"
     
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    I can heartily recommend the SS/BS buzzz and the Reuss Goo Goo Fuzz as being faithful to the superfuzz sound. I haven't tried the Fredric version but I've had a few of their pedals and I've always been happy. They do one with both an FY6 and FY2 circuit in the same unit. Also, you could check out Brad from Creepy Fingers' Hari Kari superfuzz clone, he's got a great knack for voicing fuzzes, does vintage-accurate internals and will do custom options for you.
     
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    I've got an old fuzz face with the bc-183s. That's tough to beat for me
     

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    I find the Way Huge Swollen Pickle a good jack-of-all-trades. I might get something more specialised in the future though.
     
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    Glad to see some Dano's here, I have a few cheapies: Fab Fuzz, Caline Puffer, DAM Meathead clone, and just brought the new TC Rusty Fuzz. TC has a very Velcro quality, and a no-pop switch. The Meathead is SO loud I can't use it live. The Fab has a boatload of volume on tap also, but at least you can turn it down. The Puffer is a good value, but you have to crank it. Probably a nano muff around somewhere, I haven't seen it in a while...
     
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    Danelectro French Toast

    I've had the Fulltone '69 and '70, HEndrix Fuzz Face, JHS Pollinator and the French Tone has the best tone. Too bad it's in a plastic case with a wimpy foot switch.
     
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    Jordan BossTone
    Vox Tone Bender
    Univox Super Fuzz

    The vintage ones

    The only new ones I have are a Barber Trifecta and a Biyang Mouse (A RAT clone, if that counts)
     
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    Just two...

    1. Monsterpiece Mk1---tonebender mk1 clone....just glorious
    2. TRee of Life Big Blue COD clone.....dimed it is fuzz city....think Joe Perry's fuzz laden tone on Strangers in The Night at the end of Train Kept a Rolling on the Live Bootleg LP...
     
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    My Danelectro Cool Cat fuzz, version 1, that's supposed to be a Frantone Peach Fuzz clone.
     
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    Stomp Under Foot Violet Menace.......sounds phenomenal..........very versatile!
     
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    I second the Danelectro French Toast - I dont use it for gigs but you can have hours of fun with one of those things!

    I use a Fulltone 69 as my main drive, it's awesome.
     
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