#1
i want to get a fuzz box to make that old school classic rock sound like a jimi hendrix type of sound and so on but what are some good boxes to get and am trying to spend only around 100
#2
What kind of amp? And the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face is what you are looking for.
#4
New amp before fuzz. Save the 100 dollars and put it towards an amp before you go and buy a fuzz pedal that won't help your tone at all.
#6
no problem.
#7
Quote by aceofspades1988
i want to get a fuzz box to make that old school classic rock sound like a jimi hendrix type of sound and so on but what are some good boxes to get and am trying to spend only around 100


The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (US) was modeled after Jimi's tone. It's cheap ($79.99 new) and reliable. I suggest you try one out.
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Quote by AtlantaHardcore
The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (US) was modeled after Jimi's tone. It's cheap ($79.99 new) and reliable. I suggest you try one out.


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Quote by AtlantaHardcore
The Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (US) was modeled after Jimi's tone. It's cheap ($79.99 new) and reliable. I suggest you try one out.


Key word here: modeled. TS, check the Dallas Arbiter.
#11
If you want old school then you want a positive ground germanium fuzz pedal. But spider amps dont like pedals so would be a waste of money. You cant use digital modelling to get old school sound.
#12
+1 to new amp. That hundred dollars is like halfway or so to a epi valve.
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#13
A guy on these forums called Bostonrocks makes a fuzz called the Old Skool fuzz. It's cheaper than the Dallas Arbiter (I think), Hand-built, and hand-painted, so each is individual. Definately get a new amp first, but you may want to look into that rather than the dunlop.
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#14
yep I'm here.

I do recommend and new amp first but then look into my pedal you might like it. It's silicon transistors not germanium but it still does a good Jimi fuzz

and yes it is cheaper then the dallas arbiter and the dulop one by about 20 bucks

and personally the dunlop FF sounds REALLY bad
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#15
If you want old, OLD school fuzz, get a expensive Fender Amp and poke little holes in the speaker with a screwdriver!

In second thoughts, maybe get a new but less-expensive-than-the-Fender amp, and a fuzz pedal!
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#16
i agree with the rest get a better amp first.
the Fender Champion 600 is a nice little bugger.

Have you thought about maybe building a replica of the fuzz face?
theres loads of schematics and probably kits on the net!
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Quote by Bostonrocks
yep I'm here.

I do recommend and new amp first but then look into my pedal you might like it. It's silicon transistors not germanium but it still does a good Jimi fuzz

and yes it is cheaper then the dallas arbiter and the dulop one by about 20 bucks

and personally the dunlop FF sounds REALLY bad

I have to agree with this one. Thin and no depth.
#18
ok awesome thanks for advice everyone, gonna get a new amp before long just got the spider to learn and mess with
#19
Quote by aceofspades1988
ok awesome thanks for advice everyone, gonna get a new amp before long just got the spider to learn and mess with

Good man
#20
when time to spend more on an amp what would be a good amp to get that would work well with fuzz boxes and such? (when recommending please remember im a college student in low funds so nothing to crazy)
#21
Depends on how much power. Epiphone amps take pedals really well, and sound very good with a fuzz in front of them. A Valve Standard is 299 new, 15 watts (and a loud 15 watts, too). Probably could find one used for 200.

Food for thought.
#22
ok awesome will be looking into that, thank you very much for the help imgooley, they are good despite the lack of features the amp has?
#23
Well, what kind of features do you need? What do you plan on using it for? If it's home practice and small gigs where you don't need a lot of clean headroom, the Valve Standard can pull it off. It has reverb, master volume, 3 dsp effects, a 12 inch speaker and a line out so you can connect an extension cab if need be.

However, it is one channel, so keep that in mind when looking at stuff.

Tonally, it's kinda like a cross between a GA-20 and a Blues Junior, with a bit of a darker voicing. It's a very good classic rock amp and a very good to excellent blues amp.

The main advantages it has over say, a Blues Junior, is the fact that it can connect an extension cab and the fact that it's 200 dollars cheaper. The Blues Junior has a better clean sound, though.

There are a whole bunch more options when you get into more wattage, but depending on your needs, you may not need over 15.