#1
I know the Fuzzface is usually associated with hopped-up psychedelic tones a la Hendrix, but considering they both use one, can a Fuzzface be used to get the sort of smooth, saturated, watery lead sound that Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa both get?
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#2
Yep, Analogman Sunface BC183.
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#3
Most of their tones aren't FF. If you want to hear EJ use a FF, listen to Desert Rose. You can immediately tell when it's on. It's still smooth but more horn like. Bonamassa just uses it for an end of the world type thing. Both use BC183 loaded Fuzz Faces although EJ experiments with a lot of them. There was an NKT 275 loaded one that I know he bought a few weeks ago.
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Quote by mmolteratx
Most of their tones aren't FF. If you want to hear EJ use a FF, listen to Desert Rose. You can immediately tell when it's on. It's still smooth but more horn like. Bonamassa just uses it for an end of the world type thing. Both use BC183 loaded Fuzz Faces although EJ experiments with a lot of them. There was an NKT 275 loaded one that I know he bought a few weeks ago.


+1, also Joe used/uses one that EJ rejected


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Eric Johnson uses a fuzz face, but it seems to be pretty subtle. It sounds like it's used more to drive the amps' front end rather than to really distort the signal, so the amplifier is just as important as the pedal in his case.
He also uses a lot of echo and reverb to "smooth" it out.
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Quote by sashki
Eric Johnson uses a fuzz face, but it seems to be pretty subtle. It sounds like it's used more to drive the amps' front end rather than to really distort the signal, so the amplifier is just as important as the pedal in his case.
He also uses a lot of echo and reverb to "smooth" it out.


everytime i have seen pics of his fuzz face the fuzz it set to about 4 o clock... wouldn't call that subtle. You could try lovepedal 200lbs if you can find one on craigslist or ebay. I heard eric has his fuzz faces modded so that they stack better with overdrive something about either changing input or output transistor to a lower value i think. Also I believe he rolls his tone knob on the guitar down a little to get his tone.