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Recommend me a new fuzz build...

Postby sickman82 » 19 Aug 2018, 14:49

Afternoon all, I'm looking for a new fuzz build that plays nice with humbuckers and hoping some of you Fuzz Wizards can help me out...

I have been using the Fuzz Face circuit forever; it's my go to and solid favourite but I'd like something a little different - splatty, square wave, gated, nasty sounding and rich but not so thick that I can't use it for rhythm stuff - some of the square wave stuff I've done in the past has trouble cutting through a loud band mix and some of the really gnarly builds such as the Superfuzz have been a bit too cutting, so it has to be on balance. I've done the usual Tone Bender MKI and MKII, Supa Fuzz, Superfuzz, Foxx Tone Machine, various Muffs, the Meathead, various Fuzz Faces, Fuzz Factory etc etc. It doesn't matter how complex or simple the circuit is but I'd rather not have 10 knobs and 6 switches. It's for a band that is somewhere between 90's alternative and stoner rock. I play a Gibson Firebird with decent vintage style alnico pickups through a Super Lead and 4x12 - sometimes I think having the big 100w amp with all that headroom and not being able to use it fully cranked means I miss out on some of the juicy fuzz tones I am searching for.. :hmmm: cheers for taking the time out to read this and hope you can chip in! :thumbsup
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Re: Recommend me a new fuzz build...

Postby Cub » 19 Aug 2018, 19:16

Hey sickman, I think you'd like the FuzzHugger FX Doom Bloom and the Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe Fuzz perhaps even more.
Here are links to threads about those.
http://freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27973
http://freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14396

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Re: Recommend me a new fuzz build...

Postby bossman » 20 Aug 2018, 14:41

If i can suggest one...

http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/201 ... rtion.html

But its not a distortion its a fuzz! A very good one !! Give it a try

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AECvJA- ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Recommend me a new fuzz build...

Postby PMowdes » 20 Aug 2018, 15:59

The spaceman Gemini and Sputnik are very good. The sputnik is more aggressive and can be driven to oscillation. The Gemini is a Si / Ge fuzz with a blend between the two. both great pedals. Also the parallel universe 2 and the skyripper are both great versatile fuzzes
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Re: Recommend me a new fuzz build...

Postby Cub » 30 Aug 2018, 10:12

Hey sicko! Have you looked into the pedals that bossman, PMowdes and I have recommended ?
Please do let us know what you've built and what you liked / didn't like about it.
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