#1
Hey there, this is a question/thread out there to those who have experience with the almighty fuzz.

So anyway, I'm getting some money for my birthday next month, and I wanna get a fuzz pedal. I'll have 100-150 to spend on it, so what is the best, highest quality fuzz pedal I could get? I'm looking for that old school Hendrix/Cream type fuzz, but something that would still be relevant and use-able in modern music, if you catch my drift.
#2
Big Muff Pi or the Fuzz face reissue maybe??
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#3
Fuzz Face reissue are pretty terrible. Don't sound like the old ones at all.

Bif muffs are different than Fuzz Faces, but not in a bad way. Just different.

If you can, try and find an Analogman Sun Face on ebay or something. I think they're discontinuing them. Maybe a BBE Free Fuzz? I haven't tried that one, though.

Also, I'm prototyping a fuzz pedal right now, that uses germanium trannies...just like the old ones, but with some mods for added versatility. Just lettin' ya know, if you can wait a bit.
#4
Quote by izzymcfizzy
Big Muff Pi or the Fuzz face reissue maybe??
if you're willing to look, maybe you can find a used Fender Blender?


+1
the big muff rocks hard, id reccomend getting the lil big muff- smaller, cheaper, same thing acoustically, true bypass. i havent tried any of the other stuff but ive heard that fuzz really well
#6
i like my multi pedal in my sig, it has an emulation of the muff fuzz and fuzz face built in that i think sound great
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Little Big Muffs are a little different than the Big USE reissue ones, IMO.

yea, imo too

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#8
hey man, i actually really like the reissue fuzz face better than the muff and some others..great hendrix/cream like tones if you set the dials right.

i stopped using effects recently tho and now just play straight through my amp.. so if yer interested i actually have a fuzz face i would sell... it even has a "one spot" power adapter professionally installed. perfect condition.

if interested shoot me an email..

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#10
^thought the same thing when i tried it...build your own i say...but don't screw up

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^i really don't like the fact that its digital and probably has not a single transistor in it

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#14
^yea...i was like sooo into their pedals when i started pedal-ing...but now its like..blehh

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#15
*cough*digitalstuffcanusetransistorstoojustusesthemdifferently*cough*

yeah, that is definatly readable


i say build your own fuzz. there are a ton of fuzz schematics out there, and it doesnt take too much skill to read them and build a simple one. i dont really see any point in buying a fuzz when you can make one that is built to the vintage sound specs that you want for fairly cheap.
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*cough*ididntgetthatpleasewriteinenglishkthxbye*cough*

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#17
basicly, digital stuff uses transistors, just differently. i dont know if there are any in the Boss fuzz, but the transistor is a common component in digital circuits.
#18
^yea sure...to amplify stuff, yea...but not as in the original fuzz face circuit which makes that sound like it sounds

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#19
boss made something so simple like a fuzz circuit digital, made alot of people lose all respect for them. that new fuzz sucks, the dyna drive sucked too, sadly.
#21
Wow, a lot of replys in a short amount of time!
Well, I don't really wanna build one, haha, I'll just buy one.
So reading the replys, I get the impression that Big Muffs are pretty good pedals? Better than the fuzz face reissue?
#23
Oh wait, the Big Muff is a distortion, nevermind.
I want fuzz!
#26
btw, big muff is a fuzz. ppl like to say it's distortion, but it's fuzz.
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#27
^its a very harsh fuzz though - closer to distortion imo

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#28
Check out the Zvex Fuzz Factory - the non hand-painted version goes for around 170$ and it's the best sounding fuzz i've ever heard .. you can get fuzz face sounds if you dial it to it's 'sain' setting..
#30
actually i dont think the late FFs clean up well. BC108s arent really known to clean up very well..
#32
yeah and they're really bright and less woofy compared to the NKT275s in the earlier FFs.