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Old 10-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Blown My Fuzzy Little Mind! Death By Audio

So, I've been looking to get a fuzz pedal for a while now, and in my mind it was obviously going to be the Big Muff. Obvious right? Not so much now! I was trawling through the internet, looking at guitar stuffs, and then... BAM!!! My mind is blown.
Death By Audio Apocalypse pedal. I'd never even heard of this brand, or this pedal. But ****, my mind was blown. It just sounded AWESOME. And they also do Fuzz War, and this weird Robot effect. I may be sounding stupid here if everyone else has heard of these, but i hadn't. I can't find them on all my regular buying sites, but eBay as always could come to the rescue. Anyway, enough raving. It has come to my attention that these pedals are particularly sexy sounding, but it COULD just be because they played one of my favourite songs in the video. In people's opinion, is this as good as the big muff? And what are peoples opinion on the Fuzz War pedal as well?

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I had another listen to Big Muff after this and well... I just can't decide! I think its between the Muff and the Apocalypse... Cheers

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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well thats quite cool! It put the videos up...
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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I have the fuzz war and it is a great pedal. It is basically a big muff on steroids but instead of a tone knob, the knob does a little more than just cut/boost bass and treble.

the issue i have with the fuzz war is the extreme amount of output it has. It works fine with my 15W amp because it doesn't really have the headroom to hangdle all the output. In an amp with headroom, you will find that you can never make it have unity gain with your clean. The fuzz war will always be much louder than your clean tone.

the actual tone of this pedal is brillaint though. real ball busting big muff.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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death by audio is renowned for making killer fuzz pedals. if you are willing to pay the price, they will be a much better quality than a big muff.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:20 AM   #5
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I have the fuzz war and it is a great pedal. It is basically a big muff on steroids but instead of a tone knob, the knob does a little more than just cut/boost bass and treble.

the issue i have with the fuzz war is the extreme amount of output it has. It works fine with my 15W amp because it doesn't really have the headroom to hangdle all the output. In an amp with headroom, you will find that you can never make it have unity gain with your clean. The fuzz war will always be much louder than your clean tone.

the actual tone of this pedal is brillaint though. real ball busting big muff.

so, what, it works better on high volume?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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so, what, it works better on high volume?


though to be honest all fuzz pedals do
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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I like to use fuzz pedals to boost my dirty sound for that retro vibe.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #8
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though to be honest all fuzz pedals do


so, Fuzz War > Big Muff. Where does Apocalypse come into equation?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #9
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That 'Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground' rendition is really good. Love that sound. Now I want to learn that song... And buy that pedal.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #10
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I'd go for one of these pedals. Big Muffs are dissappointments.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #11
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Fuzz war doesn't mix well with other effects and does have problems with the sound level, it's the best one pedal on full volume fuzz I know but a muff is much easier to use in a board
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #12
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I'm actually going to pick up a black arts Pharaoh fuzz soon. I like it better than the dba stuff by that's just preference. As for store check out proguitarshop.com they have all kinds of stuff to empty your wallet.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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The Death by Audio Fuzz Pedals are great, but so is the Big Muff.

Really, it's just about personal preference. They're all good.
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so, what, it works better on high volume?

huh?

The volume knob on it doesn't do much. the pedal is either super loud or off.

If you aren't going between clean and fuzz war in a song then its fine, you just turn down you amp to get the volume you want. If you want the clean volume to match the fuzz war volume, you are never going to be able to do it.

The fuzz war is a tweaked big muff. has it's own thing but is definately a big muff at heart.

Listen to clips or go try the pedals, if you don't care about the crazy output of the fuzz war then imo it is one of the better high gain big muffs out there. my mate had the black arts LSTR and the fuzz war was less versatile but sounded a hell of alot better. he sold it basically 2 days after he bought it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:00 AM   #15
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Fuzz war doesn't mix well with other effects and does have problems with the sound level, it's the best one pedal on full volume fuzz I know but a muff is much easier to use in a board

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #16
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Fuzz war doesn't mix well with other effects and does have problems with the sound level, it's the best one pedal on full volume fuzz I know but a muff is much easier to use in a board


how would it cope recording?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #17
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Just dandy if you track your cleans and fuzz separately and then adjust the volumes. If you want to do a one take recording you might have some volume issues, and depending on preamps/interfaces etc you might get some clipping.
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What amp are you using? Big muffs definately like some amps more than others too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #19
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Just dandy if you track your cleans and fuzz separately and then adjust the volumes. If you want to do a one take recording you might have some volume issues, and depending on preamps/interfaces etc you might get some clipping.


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What amp are you using? Big muffs definately like some amps more than others too.


Using a Blackstar HT Stage 60 combo, valve. Usually use Metal Muff distortion, but the next song we're recording would suit a more fuzzy sort of vibe
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #20
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you definately won't be able to switch between clean and fuzz war without having a volume difference with that amp. You can record the clean and fuzz parts seperately though and fix the levels. you will probably have an issue with volume live though.

I think someone said the fuzz war doesn't play well with other pedals, this isn't strickly true, the only issue you will have is the high output maybe clipping at the input of the pedal. that depends on the pedal though.
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