#1
What exactly does this do, i watched the video and read the description but i still can't make out exactly what it is or does...is it not just a dirt box?
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#2
It creates a weird kind of distortion.

another thing it does is like bypass the distortion your amp and only uses its distortion (when activated)
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#3
Quote by Doodleface
It creates a weird kind of distortion.

another thing it does is like bypass the distortion your amp and only uses its distortion (when activated)

Ah, kinda makes sense i guess, it would be kinda handy to bypass your amps distortion sometimes. I was wondering because the tone he got with it on the video was great, had so much more life
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#5
Quote by strq010
it zvex's your sound

Always a nice feature!
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#6
look into the fuzz factory as well... let me tell you, you get some trippy sounds out of that
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#7
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look into the fuzz factory as well... let me tell you, you get some trippy sounds out of that

Im not a big fan of Fuzz to be honest, i prefer that creamy Satriani type tone
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#8
Quote by Bossman123
Im not a big fan of Fuzz to be honest, i prefer that creamy Satriani type tone


get a fuzz and turn down your volume. Plenty smooth.
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#9
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get a fuzz and turn down your volume. Plenty smooth.

Must try that, never had the chance to properly try out a decent fuzz
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#10
Hendrix did alot of his smoother tones like that.
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#11
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Hendrix did alot of his smoother tones like that.

I got a chance to try the new Fuzz Face, i really regret not trying it, makes me so curious now
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#12
Meh, skip over the new Fuzz Faces. IMO, there aren't many good, non boutique fuzzes out there anymore. However, there are lots of cheaper boutique fuzzes.
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#13
the fuzz face isnt even the half of it (the new ones arent particularly great)

but my big muff fuzz gives such a great ballsy sound to just about any type of music , and yes lowering the volume does help dampen the edge

and the fuzz factory does everything that my big muff does with manipulative feedback and such... tis awesome
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#14
It seems every single boutique pedal builder has a fuzz that they're just so proud of, and I haven't tried any of them.

As for the zvex machine, I'm interested in using it in person (and their 1/2 watt amp) but haven't gotten the opportunity. Anyone here have experience?
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#15
^ Ee, I wish I had the experience. All his demo videos seem pretty freakin' sweet.

Anyhoo, Machine. From what he says, I think it generates distortion at the point where your strings are crossing over from positive to negative. I know ordinary distortion from just about any amp or box clips the top of the signal. I guess the crossover distortion would be useful for saturating your sound in a place that it can't ordinarily be saturated, instead of just adding more gain on top of your amp/pedal's distortion.
#16
I've tried the machine through a fuzz factory to a Laney vc 30 .
then, the machine through a box-of-rock to the same Laney .

its sexy. freakin' awesome . I loved it !
you can get some very unique sounds off of it, given the time to fiddle with those clinically insane knobs ...
ooh and- they're kinda pricey, although i think they're worth it if you're looking for some special dist / fuzz / both .

oh and for the record - i've tried the vexter series (box of rock & fuzz factory)
#17
^ Do they sound the same? I've heard that some of the Vexters are now made by machine in Korea or something, but I'm not sure whether to believe the difference or not.
#18
i've tested the hand painted FF vs the Vexter.. couldn't tell a difference as much as i tried..
#19
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^ Do they sound the same? I've heard that some of the Vexters are now made by machine in Korea or something, but I'm not sure whether to believe the difference or not.


From what I've heard, the only difference is the paintjob. I'd like to think that Zvex aren't blatantly lying about their pedals.
#20
From their website:

The Vexter Fuzz Factory is identical in construction to the newest hand-painted Fuzz Factories, including a DC power jack and on/off LED indicator. Because it is hand silk-screened instead of hand-painted, we are able to offer it at a somewhat reduced price!


I have the Vexter FF, and it's a great pedal.
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