#1
That's right. I'm looking at a fuzz pedal for blues-rock stuff. Nothing in particular, just a general good fuzz. Not a stiff budget, but definitely nothing more than $250. I've been looking at Frantone's, the Lovepedal, Bostonrocks' Old Skool's, MXR's 108 Fuzz's and such. I don't really see a lot of fuzz pedals in my music stores, so all I know about them are clips and such.

Halp?
#2
Peach Fuzz.
#3
Quote by imgooley
Peach Fuzz.

Yeah, that's one I'm looking at right now. Sounds pretty good. Any other suggestions?

Edit: Also looking at the Germanium Sweet pedal. Do you have any experience with that one?
#4
MI Audio GI Fuzz?

Also, I haven't played it (yet)
#5
200 pounds of tone by lovepedal?
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Quote by imgooley
MI Audio GI Fuzz?

Also, I haven't played it (yet)

Haven't checked out the MI's, I'll make sure to look at that.

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200 pounds of tone by lovepedal?

Definitely sounds like a good fuzz, but just want to see all of my options.

One question. Anyone know how these fuzz's sound with a wah? Don't really want a volume oscillation thing going.
#7
Check out some of the skreddy stuff at youtube. lunar module sounds pretty good. think iys about $200. maybe a waiting period.
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big muff? never actually used one but jack white gets really good tone out of his
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#9
Robert Keeley Fuzz Head

Although you're basically in that price point where you have to work especially hard to find something that's not going to sound great.
#10
Mainly looking at the Peach Fuzz and 200 lbs. of Tone at the moment. Heard that the Peach Fuzz is REALLY bassy though, so I'm kind of iffy on that. Anyone have any experience using it with a wah?
#12
If your budget is $250 max, I'm thinking an Analogman Sunface would be the way to go. I haven't played one (though I'm looking to buy an NKT-275), but from what I've read, it's the best you can get. The clips I've heard sound pretty damn good, and Marc Ford uses one, and his tone is freaking fantastic.
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If your budget is $250 max, I'm thinking an Analogman Sunface would be the way to go. I haven't played one (though I'm looking to buy an NKT-275), but from what I've read, it's the best you can get. The clips I've heard sound pretty damn good, and Marc Ford uses one, and his tone is freaking fantastic.

Black Crowes eh? Definitely interested in the Sunface now.
#15
The Keeley FuzzHead I own. I also have a Catalinbread HyperPak. The Keeley does not introduce any additional noise. The HyperPak does. Both sound good, though, but I am partial to the Keeley. Both excel at classic rock, but the Keeley can go much further on the higher gain channel on my amp into more metalish sound.
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#17
dunlop fuzz face?
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Quote by Iceman 420
Black Crowes eh? Definitely interested in the Sunface now.
For sure. I can't tell you what fuzz (if any) he was using during the 90s, but he was definitely using a Sunlion (which is a Sunface + Beano Boost in one enclosure) or Sunface and separate Beano Boost in '05/'06.

According to Analogman, Rich Robinson was also using an NKT-275 Sunface and Maxon SD-9 at that time.
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#19
Look into Roger Mayer fuzzes. My Axis Fuzz is absolutely win for Blues and Rock.

Analogman Sunfaces and Sunlions are nice too.
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#20
check out www.proguitarshop.com
they have a ton of fuzz pedal demos
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Yeah, I've definitely been checking out fuzz demos on there alright.

I'm currently thinking of getting the Sun Face for the most part, but keep all these suggestions coming guys. Thanks.

Edit: The Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz looks pretty nice as well.
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#24
^ NO NO NO NO NO they suck unless you want to pay 800 dollars for a old one.


also my FF isn't bad you could check it out. It's great at like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix kind of sounds and it does a pretty good EJ impression
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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#25
Quote by Bostonrocks
^ NO NO NO NO NO they suck unless you want to pay 800 dollars for a old one.


also my FF isn't bad you could check it out. It's great at like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix kind of sounds and it does a pretty good EJ impression

Yeah, I was checking yours out as well. Do you have germanium transistors available? How well would yours stack up against these more...boutique fuzzes? Not knocking yours of course, just wondering.
#26
'kay guys, thought I had decided on the Sun Face, but now some people are telling me to make my own with schematics and a cheap enclosure and parts from teh interwebz. Thoughts?
#27
Check out the Diamond Fireburst fuzz pedal $219 ish.

It is the best fuzz I've ever played.
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Quote by Iceman 420
'kay guys, thought I had decided on the Sun Face, but now some people are telling me to make my own with schematics and a cheap enclosure and parts from teh interwebz. Thoughts?
Not a bad idea at all. Simple circuit from what I've seen, and it shouldn't cost much at all to build, so if you're not happy with it you can always just buy one.
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Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
#29
Quote by BrainDamage
Not a bad idea at all. Simple circuit from what I've seen, and it shouldn't cost much at all to build, so if you're not happy with it you can always just buy one.

or mod it
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#30
Quote by BrainDamage
Not a bad idea at all. Simple circuit from what I've seen, and it shouldn't cost much at all to build, so if you're not happy with it you can always just buy one.

From the sites I've seen though, none offer the germanium transistors that Analog Man offers.
#31
You can find NOS NKT275's on eBay... personally though I don't think the difference is that big.
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#32
guess you decided but... the mxr 108 is a fuzzface circuit with buffer added. i use it with budda wah and play heavy blues and rock type stuff. hendrix, cream, that kinda stuff.
#33
What about the red witch fuzz god?

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