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#1
im looking for a fuzz that can give me that nice smooth fuzz tone
not the buzzsaw rough fuzz but a smoother one
i have a carvin bel air 212 (50 watt tube)
american deluxe v-neck strat
and some other pedals

the fuzz needs to be smooth but if it can also acheive those more saturated fuzz tones as well it would be great
THANKS
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#4
Some excellent high quality fuzzes are:

Roger Mayer Classic fuzz/Axis Fuzz
Redwitch Fuzz God
Zvex Fuzz Factory
Big Muff Pi (russian or NYC)
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#5
feel like making one with germanium transistors? cost u less and sound better.
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#6
BYOC fuzzes are good and fun to build as well. Fulltone has a fuzz, which is defiately good, but could be about $150-$200 maybe.
#7
A germanium Fuzz face clone would be good for you.
Depending where you live, look into Roger Mayer effects and Analogue Man effects.
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#8
please dont just recomend brands most of the companies listed have multiple fuzzes
idk which ones to try
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marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#9
if you can find them, Sweet Sound makes a line of fuzzes. May I recommend the Pi Face, which is like a late 60's smooth fuzz. Very expensive and hard to find though

Or A Big Muff, BBE Free Fuzz, or little big muff
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#11
Well the ZVEX Fuzz Factory is a super fuzz pedal and sounds great (ala muse plug in baby) but its rather dear, big muff is pretty good and like 1/3 of the price.
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#14
Analogman Peppermint fuzz is great, but maybe not smooth enough for what you want. Keeley FuzzHead is sort of a Fuzz/Overdrive and can be quite smooth. Zvex Fuzz Factory is an amazing fuzz - It can go from smooth as hell to out of this world insane. Fulltone also make a great fuzz! Be sure to check them out.
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#15
ok thanks
remember tho that this fuzz will be used over a n overdriven amp
dont know if that affects it tho
also can ppl start posting links to the different ones?
THANKS
Quote by beeboshain
marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#17
the smoothest fuzzes i've came across are the skreddy mayo, analogman sun face with NKTs, some tonebender clones (not many though, they're not meant to be really smooth). one of these would probably be better for you than a fuzz factory.

best bet would be a good fuzz face clone, like an analogman, pro analog, monsterpiece or sweet sound.
#19
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The Dunlop Arbiter Fuzz Face reissues are terrible.
Yeah, they use Transistors with a gain of about 800 where you need a max of 200 - the sweetest ones have a gain of about 80 - 130. I suppose if you've got alot of cash flying around you could buy a Dunlop one just for the enclosure and build it in there. But I'd just advise building your own.
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#21
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Buy R_H_C_P's Roger Mayer Classic fuzz.

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#22
Yeh, dont get the dunlop fuzz re-issue, terrible.

If price does matter, an american big muff should do what you need, it can get quite smooth fuzz if low leveled, but can easily punch out heavy saturated fuzz when dimed.

If price is no issue, then Zvez fuzz face, probably the most versatile fuzz on the market, but its smoother fuzz sounds are nothing special, more than good enough, but I would only recomend this pedal if you want wierder fuzz/self ocsillation effect (think muse)

The analogueman sunface fuzz (or whatever its name is) sounds pretty sweet, real smooth, real nicely toned, but I dont think it can get the real beefy in your face fuzz.
#23
think hendrix for the tone im looking for
not exact but around there
Quote by beeboshain
marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#24
Early or late Hendrix?

My Roger Mayer Axis nails his Woodstock tone, but it's not very good for 'Are You Experienced?'.
#25
early
Quote by beeboshain
marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#26
Roger Mayer Classic fuzz, Analog Man Sunface, Fulltone '69 (ebay, they aren't made anymore), and so on. I personally don't think they differ that much, so just go for the cheaper one.
#27
ok thank you so much for the help
i think a fuzz will have to wait for at least a couple months because im about to order a treble booster
where should a treble booster and a fuzz fit in to my chain if i also use a wah and distortion pedal?
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marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#29
hbe germania 44
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marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#30
treble boosters are super overpriced on what it takes to just build one... maybe that's just me, but i really thinkso. ask somebody in the rangemaster group to build one for you lol.
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#31
^^ Good choice. Very good choice. Be sure to make a thread about it.

EDIT:
^Sure, but pretty much all pedals are overpriced.
#34
buffer?
hmmmm
its a crybaby 95q
Quote by beeboshain
marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#35
For early Hendeix - Analogman Sun Face NKT 275. I love the Sun Dial! There are so many great fuzz pedals out there but if you're looking for a Hendrix-esq tone you need a fuzz that's got the GRIND to it. For the full on grind you need the Fuzz Factory though...
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#36
OK NEW DEVELOPMENT
HBE UFO
any thoughts?
it looks and sounds good (from demos)
good price (160)
has octave included in
great reviews
any experience?
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marshall mg100dfx some people slay but i love it, think its a good amp for the money and you cant go wrong with marshall...its english!
#38
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Zvex Fuzz Factory


i love the zvex pedals. all of the little buggers.
#40
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MKII clone!!! BYOC sells a kit, you can get them prebuilt to it!

ECisTheBest has one on order for me.

either the MKII or the Fulltone OCD. both are fuzz boxes you could have sex with they are so good.
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