#1
I wanted to get a nice fuzz pedal, and I'm really on the fence between what I should get first: Big muff Pi, or Eric Johnson Fuzz Face? Any of you guys have some advice for what I should get first? I will eventually get both when I have the money. If it's of any help, as far as distorted sounds go, I try to go for sort of Guns N' Roses, Metallica, kinds of sounds, and for Clean and Crunchy I usually go for a sound pretty similar to Buckethead, Eric Johnson (duh) kinds of stuff.

Thanks In Advance! 
#2
Umm.... Guns & Roses and Metallica have nothing to do with fuzz. Why are you thinking fuzz?
#3
You're not going to get a Metallica tone with a fuzz pedal buddy.
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#4
None of those guys use fuzz except for EJ. Not to be rude, but do you know what fuzz is?

If you go with a muff circuit you'll get that mushy Smashing Pumpkins sound. The fuzz face will give you that ripping, velcro distorted Hendrix sound. Fuzz faces are difficult to use though. You need a tube amp on the verge of breakup and the settings on your pedal almost completely opened for it to sound decent.

I can't recommend either since I don't know what sound you're going for. The only thing I can suggest is the Wampler Velvet Fuzz since it's the only pedal that can create both sounds.
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#5
This is what fuzz is about:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1709810

You're probably thinking more about Distortion or Overdrive pedals. One you might look at is a used Jekyll & Hyde V2 (by Visual Sound), or the V3 version from the same people with a different corporate ID, TrueTone. Can definitely do G'n'R.
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#6
I Find the Big Muff Pi to be too saturated for my taste, I prefer a Fuzz Face. But Fuzz Face is so reactive to the rig that different amps sound good with different Fuzz Faces. I prefer the Silicon Fuzz Face for my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. With the Blues Junior I prefer the Germanium. My choice has to do with how much low end is produced by the setup.

Having said that, I would recommend a RAT instead of a fuzz. I like the You Dirty Rat, but it has less output and a darker tone than the regular RAT. I would also add a Tube Screamer to the RAT. 
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Umm.... Guns & Roses and Metallica have nothing to do with fuzz. Why are you thinking fuzz?

slash has his own personal octave/ fuzz box made by mxr
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Yeah but it wasn't used in Guns & Roses so not useful for that purpose.