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  • Sell me on the Fuzz Factory

    So I know Zvex isn't a popular topic around here, but i have listened to demo's and finally went and played the real thing today at a shop, and well, I think I want one. I'm looking at picking up something nice in the effects category sometime soon because it's been a while since I added a pedal to the board (so far all I have for dirt is a BBE Green Screamer). Right now, I play a tele through an egnater.
    Is this pedal really all that? I didn't have too much time with it today, so I didn't get to tweak the knobs enough to judge.
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    Go back and tweak the knobs some more.....
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    • #3
      Go back and tweak the knobs some more.....


      Good suggestion. I intend to go back to the shop and test it with my guitar before shelling out the dough. I think PGS has a pretty good return policy, so I may go that route instead of buying it from the shop.
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      <div class="message">yup, part of growing up is abandoning any hopes and dreams and giving up on anything that you feel passionate about or makes you happy.<br />
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      • #4
        Good suggestion. I intend to go back to the shop and test it with my guitar before shelling out the dough. I think PGS has a pretty good return policy, so I may go that route instead of buying it from the shop.


        I own an American Vexter version and I think it's pretty fantastic. After owning many an oscillating fuzz I settled back on the Fuzz Factory once and for all. But opinions on the internet mean little when you have the ability to try one out yourself. So evaluate and decide man
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        • #5
          I'm looking for something to add to my touring board, and I was debating building one. I'll chime in tomorrow or Saturday after I build one, and let you know what I think. I seem to remember thinking they were cool, but I haven't played one in like 3 years.
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          • #6
            I stopped gigging with it at one point - unstable settings (though the sound is almost always the same lol). I have lots of set and forget fuzzes.
            I might use this mofo again though, it's not the prettiest sounding fuzz but you can't miss it upon hearing.

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            • #7
              I built one and was surprised by how much i like it. Specifically that while i was expecting sort of a novelty toy sort of thing, it is much more usable and controllable than i expected.

              The knobs are very interactive. The two charts of settings found here: http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?1376352-New-and-Improved-Fuzz-Factory-Settings-List (they are in post #14) are actually pretty useful for jumping in and seeing firsthand how the interactivity of the controls can be exploited/utilized to achieve fairly reproducible sounds from the thing.

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              • #8
                i like the fuzz probe more.
                MAN for that kind of thing U got to go Back to the Old boxes from back when!! In those days we would bring are AMPS to the lake and wnen U tilt the Cab down by the water U can see the ****************in DENT it made! With the waves coming off it and Everything ****************!!!!! NOwadays they all play in there Dens and home bars or watever kind of **************** they get up to

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                • #9
                  I think it just comes down to whether or not you can deal with a tone that may be not quite what you may normally use, but is a lot of fun to play with
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                  • #10
                    I bought and sold two Vexter Fuzz Factories because I hated it when I had it, missed it when I didn't. I ended up with a hand painted one and it's been the mainstay on my board for years.

                    You really have to play around with it, took me three Fuzz Factories to finally get it. If the crazy fuzz is not your thing put a buffer in front of it, it kills the oscillations and tames the fuzz, which comes in handy some times.
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                    • #11
                      Don't get it.. get the fulltone 70' fuzz or the new soul bender whenever it comes out. Both more easy to control and can get a similar sound.
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                      • #12
                        I finally tried a real one the other day. I liked it, but still like the wolf computer a bit better.

                        Then, of course, I am also partial to the one I make, which sounds kind of between the two.
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                        • #13
                          Before i bought mine i found the lists of settings that are on here somewhere (might come up in a search), printed them out and took them to the shop when i tried it out.

                          I knew the Fuzz Factory was very tweakable from reading stuff here. So i thought it best to go armed with some settings to dial in, instead of just messing around with it and annoying the shop staff with endless squealing noises.

                          Got myself an orange sparkle one. I use it on almost everything i do. One of the most useful and fun pedals i've bought.

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                          • #14
                            if you can ever dial in the tone you hear in your head, it's the greatest fuzz ever.

                            with that said, i'm still twisting the knobs every day.

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                            • #15
                              It cleans up great with your guitar's volume knob down.

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