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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by Class A Knob, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
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  2. Raiders757

    Raiders757 Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 2, 2016
    Sadly I'm not chasing a certain tone. I have it worse. I just want one of everything I can afford to get my hands on.
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  3. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    It's a good name for a band, too.

  4. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Fuzz pedals are the most finicky of pedals. I have never tried a fuzz that sounded like what I hear on youtube.
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  5. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Strat-Talker

    Nov 25, 2017
    YouTube videos fall into 2 camps. Recorded with cell phone and recorded in professional studio. Neither give an accurate example.
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  6. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    So I will agree the best overdrive and distortion come from amp tubes being pushed. But fuzz is something entirely different and does not come from tubes. Fuzz is basically the destruction of the guitar signal but in a good way. Germanium fuzzes are a lot like a maxed out amp but a bit more wooly. A silicon fuzz is a whole different animal and what Hendrix was using after 69 or so. A Big Muff is a whole different kind of fuzz.

    As you can tell I’m a bit of a fuzz nut. I’ve owned about 10 or 12 in the past two years. A good fuzz face or clone of one with a nice tube amp and a delay and I’m good.
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  7. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    So much crunch , so little time.

  8. gibsonsmu

    gibsonsmu Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2015

    I love fuzz - I finally just said screw it and bought a 66' Arbiter with nkts. It's the dark grey one. The other is a 72' with bc-109s and that's a white dot nkt 275 analogman. So I have actually spent what I consider a fortune on fuzz and it was totally worth it. That 66' has balanced transistors and just sounds great. It's my favorite pedal I've ever played. It blows the other ones away. It cleans up with the volume to a fat clean tone and then you can crank it for full on germanium goodness. If something happened to it I would sell things to buy another one, it's that good. So yes, I like fuzz :)
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  9. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    And I'm willing to concede that I am part of the problem. I tried 2 different fuzzface mini's with my own guitar through a Fender of some type (a cheapo) and it sounded like a mosquito in a pay toilet. Sigh..
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  10. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA

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  11. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Strat-Talker

    Nov 25, 2017
    Haven't had much luck with fuzzes, but I do really like my Way Huge Swollen Pickle. I feel like more than any kind of effect there are a lot of snake oil fuzz pedals out there.

  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    I use a Jordan Bosstone clone I built.

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  13. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    $ ... $ ... $ ... $ ... $ ... $ :confused: :mad: :eek:


  14. ChaplainMike

    ChaplainMike Strat-Talker

    May 30, 2017
    I've invested a small fortune in pedals and haven't used any of them since getting my Boss Katana last year. The built in effects are just too easy and the amp sounds great to my ears. But yeah, I'm still chasing the perfect delay.

  15. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    He should open up a store....

  16. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday At the Crossroads, now which way do I go Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    I tend to buy a pedal if what we are playing in the barn needs it. I would never pretend that I could get another guitarist's sound through my rig. Don't even want to.
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  17. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Apr 27, 2013
    Oconomowoc, WI

  18. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Strat-Talker

    Mar 9, 2017
    I just got my first real Fuzz pedal yesterday. I picked up a minty, used Nano Big Muff off Reverb for $52.99 shipped. I like it. It sounds like what I wanted from a fuzz. Hendrix meets Gilmour.

    A few months ago I breadboarded a silicon Fuzz Face that sounds good but I have yet to put it in an enclosure.

  19. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    I spent years trying different effects to see what they did. I now have it narrowed down to what I like, and that's what I use. So I no longer spend money on pedals. I have what I need, what I have works for me.

    I have never tried to copy anyone else's sound. I just use what I have, and turn the knobs until it sounds good to me. It really can be that easy.
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  20. WireLine

    WireLine Strat-Talk Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Midland TX
    You guys should have been around a generation ago...when TS808s and TS9s were in the bargain basement, or (for real) given away with a purchase of 3 sets of strings...everyone ( guys) HAD to have a RAT or some such nonsense...

    Until Stevie Ray Vaughan hit, then everyone had to have em...prices went ballistic overnite, going from free to $900.00 for a beat to death 808...

    Just depends on what Guitar Hero of the Day is using what this month I guess.