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Old 02-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Cheap Fuzz/Overdrive pedal for shoegaze.

I'm sure a post like this has already been made :/ but.

I'm looking for a My Bloody Valentine/SD/Yuck style fuzz pedal for under 50 (second hand is fine).
Anyone know where?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Big Muff or used Swollen Pickle.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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used swollen pickle. more versatile and better sounding than a big muff.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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Step1: obtain some type of diode/LED
Step2: Plug a cable in to your guitar, and a cable in your amp
Step3:Touch the tips of the cables to each tip of the legs of the diode/LED
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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If you're in the UK then a Big Muff is the way to go. Swollen Pickles are hard to find used over here even on ebay, but a second hand muff usually go for around 30/40 on there. You can either get the original PI version or a little Big Muff.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:53 AM   #6
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Used Big Muff for your situation.

Though when you can save up a little bit more? Smallsound/Bigsound Mini Overdrive.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #7
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Okay thanks.
For that wall of sound/mbv sound, should i go for the big muff or swollen pickle? Also I heard of a pedal called the shoegazer that is meant to be pretty pricey. Is that one worth the money?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:00 AM   #8
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i'd go for the swollen pickle over the big muff. they're both the same circuit essentially, but the swollen pickle sounds better and is more adjustable and versatile.

the devi ever shoegazer is a combination of two of her other pedals - the torns peaker and the soda meiser - in one. the torns peaker is a splatty edgy compressed fuzz. the soda meiser is more of a wooly wall-of-sound big muff but a bit splattier.

honestly, go for the swollen pickle.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #9
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I got a Big Muff with Tone / Wicker yesterday - it's the same size as a Little Big Muff and a bit more expensive (I paid 69 new but second hand will be cheaper)

It's more versatile than the Little Big Muff and it sounds pretty good to me.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #10
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Okay thanks.
For that wall of sound/mbv sound, should i go for the big muff or swollen pickle? Also I heard of a pedal called the shoegazer that is meant to be pretty pricey. Is that one worth the money?


The Swollen Pickle is better than the new Big Muffs.

The Shoegazer is a cool pedal and hey, Mr. Shields himself uses one live. But it's also really weird and demos don't really capture the sound at all. The Soda Meiser side is way more scrambled and Octave-y than any demos let on. The Torn's Peaker side isn't actually as splatty as any demo lets on.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:11 PM   #11
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I wouldn't say the Swollen Pickle is "better" than the new Muffs, I would certainly say it's more versatile and you can get a wider range of tones though.

But for a big, wall of fuzz sound, the Big Muff (not Little or with the Wicker switch) is the way to go I think. At least in this price range.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #12
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The Tone Wicker version will do wall of sound just fine. Just turn of the tone switch and let all the frequencies through and BOOM. done.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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The Tone Wicker version will do wall of sound just fine. Just turn of the tone switch and let all the frequencies through and BOOM. done.


I personally did not like the Tone Wicker version. I prefer the regular muff any day.

If you want something with the tone switch, get the old Op-amp version on ebay (you can occasionally find it for under $150) and use that. That's what I use, and it's amazing.
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