#1
Or atleast sound like it. I want a fuzz.

My birthday's in April, and i probably have a budget of about 150 USD. I'm REALLY getting into fuzzes atm and i want one!

I've more or less narrowed down my choices to the following:

Death by Audio Fuzz War
And this video convinced me:
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=fkftdYP_Xqk

{ANY INFO ON THE TYPE OF ADAPTER THIS NEEDS WOULD BE NICE. WOULD A ONE SPOT WORK?)


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Now i want you all to tell me if you think this is the right call or not. Suggestions are very welcome. (That's what im here for).

One more thing, i'm gonna be buying this blind (without trying it personally), so i want something that's known for quality, reliability and a long warranty. Thanks.
All help is appreciated.

Current gear : Vox AD30VT, Digitech Grunge, MXR Phase 90.
Last edited by unet at Dec 22, 2008,
#2
it seems like a fine pedal, but it might just be the guy playing, he's really good. I can't tell if it has an adapter input, but if it doesn't, you can mod it like this Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face I modded:



Here's The Link for the 1-SPOT Clip Converter at Guitar Center

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Visual-Sound-Battery-Clip-Converter-for-1-SPOT-154006-i1423918.gc

Everything should be fine if this pedal you want to get has clean wiring.


I don't Think you'll be able to kill a hooker with a chainsaw, so this pedal should be fine for you.
#3
that fuzz sounds great. it sounds more like a very heavy fuzz rather than a more traditional fuzz. is that the fuzz your going for?
#4
Im not "going" for any fuzz tone as such, seing as this would be my first fuzz, but it sounds awesome and i think i'd really like it.

And the shape knob is so you can change the intensity of the fuzz, make it deep n bassy or make it thin and trebly. So it has all the features.

I wanted to know if its worth spending the money on, and if DBA is a reliable and trustworthy company.

Also, other fuzz recommendations would be appreciated!
#5
The company is a small boutique company. how many other pedals do they have? if they seem to have a few pedals and people have demos of them im sure that they are a reliable company. listening to that demo, it sounds to me like the shape knob has a sweet spot and it only sounds good there, but it sounds really good there. if you like that tone go for it. also i'd check out the zvex fuzz factory. Zvex is a great company and i love that fuzz pedal. might stretch your budget a little bit. whats the price on the fuzz war?
#6
Precisely 150$ last i checked.

I heard the Zvex but i liked how this sounded better. Or maybe the clip was bad....
That's what sucks about buying blind!!
I can't be sure till i hear it in front of me
#7
ohh i got you. yeah the other fuzz pedal i really like the is fulltone 70s fuzz. thats more of a classic fuzz though. i think im going to be purchasing that one after i swap out pickups. check out pro guitar shop demos on youtube for any fuzz pedal you can and see what you like
#8
You have some nice gear. The only thing i have from that is the Phase 90.

Yeah, that's what i've been doing. PGS and Tonefactor.
I want a nice thick thick fuzz.
I was initially considering the Swollen pickle, but this blows that out of the water!

The Russian Big Muff sounds interesting too, and the price of it doesn't hurt
But apparently, that doesn't have an adapter jack...
#9
You want a Redwitch Fuzz God 2.
#10
Dude that's almost as expensive as my amp...i'd fell guilty buying it.
I'll have a look at it, but i don't think so. Sorry.
#11
Quote by unet
Dude that's almost as expensive as my amp...i'd fell guilty buying it.
I'll have a look at it, but i don't think so. Sorry.

http://www.proguitarshop.com/product.php?ProductID=479&CategoryID=10


That pretty much does what your title says.
#12
i have the jimi Fuzz face from dunlop. it's pretty awesome. it can do jimi real good, but it can also get grunge tones like the smashing pumpkins and pearl jam. i always say try a pedal before you buy. hell, you shoudl even try your hand at building one. it's one of the simplest circuits there is.
#13
I could build one probably...but it wouldn't sound that great and it sure as hell won't be reliable

So any thought on the Russian Muff and the DBA Fuzz war?
#16
The Death By Audio Fuzz War is pretty sweet if you're lookin' for a new-age aggressive fuzz tone.

If you like it, buy it.
#17
And how reliable/durable would you say it is?

And how does it stack up to a Big muff Russian?

(Sorry for all the questions, i just don't want to get something i won't like.)
#18
Dammit, now i've started liking how the normal Big Muff sounds as well.
That tonefactor guy makes everything sound good.

Since this is so much more economical, i think this mught be the way to go.

Why can't i make up my mind?

HEEEEELPPP!!!@!@
#19
you can apparently add an adapter to the Russian Muff later on down the line. Simple mod from what I can tell, and it's a great pedal.
#20
The Fuzz War is much more modern crazy, thick, punishing fuzz.

The Big Muff is a more dist./fuzz pedal.

If you want a straight-up crazy fuzz tone, go with the Fuzz War.

To wrap that up, I love my Big Muff.
#21
But it seems to be more of a thick distortion than proper fuzz.

Or atleast that's what i can fathom from the demos.
#22
It kinda feels like it, but it definitely has a fuzzy vibe.

The Big Muff is less fuzzy, in my opinion.

Mitchedit: Have you seen the Pro Guitar Shop demo for it? Listen to that, the boys at PGS do a great job at demo'ing pedals.
#23
Devi Ever makes some disgustingly powerful fuzzes. Many of their pedals are in your range.

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#24
Quote by unet
But it seems to be more of a thick distortion than proper fuzz.

Or atleast that's what i can fathom from the demos.
That's what it is. There's few who will credit the Muff as being a 'true' fuzz.
The Laney Thread are big and clever. No exceptions.
#25
^^ I meant the Russian muff relative to the American one.

The American one seems to be fuzz enough for me.


Should i go ahead and choose that?

(I DO have 2 months to change my mind...)
#26
Bump!!!


Also, pics from another forum of the DBA Fuzz WAR!!


EXTERNAL


Internal #1


Internal #2


Internal #3


Coolest thing: If this pedal is too bassy for your liking, you can just "ADD A CAP, (no soldering needed)" to suit it to your needs.
Also includes an internal DRIVE trim pot.

#27
maybe get a russian and a USA Big Muff for the price of 1 Fuzz War?
BACK LIKE A HEART ATTACK
#28
Quote by Kai07
maybe get a russian and a USA Big Muff for the price of 1 Fuzz War?


ISP Decimators are really expensive....

And don't you think something like this would be of greater quality and reliability that a muff?
#29
Just an idea

Hmm...I like the sound of that Fuzz War
BACK LIKE A HEART ATTACK
#30
Isn't it awesome?

And the internal features are great too!
Damn me and my GAS!!!

Anyone out there good at judging whether stuff like this would turn out well?

Would Death by Audio be considered "boutique"?
#31
Quote by unet


Anyone out there good at judging whether stuff like this would turn out well?

Would Death by Audio be considered "boutique"?



Bump.

Still gassing for this.

I think ima gonna continue saving up and get me one of these.

Meanwhile, everyone should check these out.

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=fkftdYP_Xqk
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#32
Lol I think any pedal that looks like the artwork has been sprayed on by the same guy who did the electronics can be considered a boutique pedal

The demo sounds pretty cool, that tone knob does wonders! That pedal would ROCK with an expression pedal for the tone knob, haha.

The russian big muff's tone knob doesn't have such a big sweep as that one and isn't as modern sounding.

You can just use the 1Spots battery adapter with the russian muff, provided the pedal is nicely secured on a pedal board (otherwise that battery wire might get damaged or pulled out during a show).
Ibanez SAS32FM
Dunlop Crybaby
Korg Pitchblack
Boss LS-2
Boss SD-1 + 2 x Clones... all modded of course
Fulltone GT2
Hardwire DL-8
Big Muff (Russian)
Vox Pathfinder 15R
Vox AC30CC2
#33
Quote by nbroers
Lol I think any pedal that looks like the artwork has been sprayed on by the same guy who did the electronics can be considered a boutique pedal

You can just use the 1Spots battery adapter with the russian muff, provided the pedal is nicely secured on a pedal board (otherwise that battery wire might get damaged or pulled out during a show).


I'm not getting any muff

I spent most my money on new pickups, EQ.
Whatever's left goes into guitar rework

I've got a new GAS list.
At the very least by 2010