#1
Hi, a little while ago, I bought me a Big John Hairy Balls Fuzz (made in Belgium) and a Big John granny puker.
When I tested it, it was on a small amp and sounded great, but when I tried it on my own amp, a mesa boogie Mark IV, the fuzz just doesn't seem to get as dirty as on a solid state amp, while it is designed for tubes, anybody an idea what the problem can be?
Anybody an idea what the problem can be?
Thanks anyways!
Wouter
#2
Im thinking of having fuzz with a hi gain amp so i want to see where this goes.
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#4
Crank the volume on the fuzz a little bit if you can. Also Mitchell is right about the guitars, you may have tried the fuzzes with a guitar with higher-output pickups.

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#5
nope same guitar on the different systems, I have a Gordon Smith and a Gibson Les Paul...
#6
Apparently they sound better with the volume up, so try that.
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#7
yeah, fuzz pedals do tend to sound best slightly boosting the amp, from my experience, so crank that volume!!

btw, you just confirmed that the big john hairy balls isn't a joke, it's actually a fuzzbox i didn't believe it.
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...A little too proud, to be honest.
#8
It could be that the smaller amp had a smaller speaker, which in turn has higher frequency response. For example, 6" or 8" speakers tend to sound higher pitched then a pair of 12's. I could be off base but that's what it seems like. Set the Fuzz or Tone pot up.
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