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Old 09-04-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Which Fuzz out of these 3?

I already chose a cab for my Mesa & pick ups and accessories for my strat. Now at last but no least... FUZZ.

Music I play: Alt Rock, Blues, Stoner Rock and Sludge.

Contenders:

1-FuzzHugger Algal Bloom (I like the note definition and the voice it has)



2-Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh (I like it because is kind of dark and aggressive)



3-Blackout Effectors Musket (Super versatile, can go from mellow to aggressive too)



Way I'll use it: Blending it with my amp's saturation for extra heavyness for Sludge, alone for riffs and phrasing & as a boost for leads.

Which one do you recommend and, really important, why?

Thank you guys .
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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The blackout, because it is versatile. I feel like with the genres you described note definition isn't the biggest of your needs.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:46 AM   #3
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All 3 stacked.

Pharoas nice. A few pbt guys have owned it and had nothing but good things to say about it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:08 AM   #4
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musket for personal preference. not really a reason..
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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i've had the musket and the pharaoh. the musket is a tweaked out russian muff with an lpb-1 in front of it, the pharaoh is also a modified muff which lets you select the clipping diodes, and the algal bloom if i recall correctly is an electra distortion into a bazz fuss.

the musket is a cool muff, higher gain than the pharaoh, but the pharaoh is more of a massive kick you in the balls wall of sound hammer smash. loved mine. and it lets you switch between silicon diodes, germanium diodes, or no diodes.

i think for what you're after, the pharaoh will be the best. it stacks well. just leave the gain up on full and use the high gain/low gain switch to select your gain intensity. and roll tone all the way down and highs all the way up to get that gigantic wall of sound boosted mids awesomeness.

man i do kinda miss my pharaoh now...

that said, check out the earthquaker devices hoof out as well. it's a hybrid (silicon and germanium and LED) russian muff. sounds huge (didn't compare it to the pharaoh because i didn't have both at the same time) and you can use the shift to dial in/out your mids. not really that high gain, but it's bloody versatile. it also has great note clarity. mine is pretty much indispensable.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:00 AM   #6
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So you have one Hoof! How well does it stacks with amp's gain. Metal is what I want in that example...
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:06 AM   #7
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haven't tried it into my amp's lead channel. earliest i could check for you is tomorrow.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #8
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I love my musket, the focus knob makes it for me
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:10 AM   #9
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Being realistic, somehow the Musket is the one I less like out of the list. Sadly I can't try it personally.

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haven't tried it into my amp's lead channel. earliest i could check for you is tomorrow.


I will appreciate it really much!
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #10
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the third osne ii played it before shits cooo

but im porably not the best authrity on this i havent playeeeeeeeed the other two and my only fuz at home im ade at hme
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #11
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i got over my musket very quickly to be honest. it was replaced by my pharaoh. the musket seemed a bit sterile somehow. the pharaoh was much more organic.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:23 AM   #12
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You explained it perfectly! I feel the other two more alive sounding than the Musket...

Another question for you dude, what about overtones and sustain on the Pharaoh? That's essential for me.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:32 AM   #13
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can't remember lol. here's a video i made of mine if it helps.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:52 AM   #14
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even though you are looking at muffs i would say look into a skreddy lunar module deluxe.

can get pretty heavy and will stack better with your amp than any muff.

completely different sound though.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:05 AM   #15
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I prefer Muff style, thank you for your input though.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:39 AM   #16
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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The musket is noisier than the other two. The Algal Bloom doesn't have a whole lot of gain.

I'd go for the Pharaoh of the two.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #18
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Personally I'd go with the musket, but I understand the criticism. The Pharoah is also a great pedal.
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