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  • #31
    I think the spam can FF compares nicely to old tone benders, fuzz faces, and big muffs. It can do it all.


    It was ridiculous how close the spam can FF got to my Fuzzfaceless Mk.1 - that pedal just morphs seamlessly from one spec to the next, and then the **************** hits the fan in the most gloriously horrible way and nothing comes close to it.

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    • #32
      For sale: ZVEX Regular Fuzz Factory - $21.95.

      For sale: ZVEX Spam Can Fuzz Factory - $5, 793. (Will trade for version 1 Klon w/ Horseyman).
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      • #33
        For sale: ZVEX Regular Fuzz Factory - $21.95.

        For sale: ZVEX Spam Can Fuzz Factory - $5, 793. (Will trade for version 1 Klon w/ Horseyman).


        Srrs?

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        • #34
          congrats Bob!

          really intresstng the differences in the transistors... now i want a FF, but i guess i am happy with the stock one....
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          • #35
            congrats Bob!

            really intresstng the differences in the transistors... now i want a FF, but i guess i am happy with the stock one....


            i mean i don't want to blow it totally out of proportion--it's not like the difference should be considered earth shattering. it's just i've always been frusterated by my newer FF because it was so trebly. i love all the crazy stuff it does, but i was never really satisfied with the more conventional settings and it's tendency to be harsh sounding. the spam can one just seems to sound much more natural, softer around the edges. there are some differences too in how it reacts at similar settings, which is dohp too. basically, i'm happy because i found a FF that actually sounds the way i always wanted it to sound.

            all in all--i think it's probably something where most people would definitely be able to hear the difference but not be able to justify the price difference. it's the same thing with my DAM fleshhead, everyone who's heard it or tried it has loved it--but roll their eyes when i tell them how much it was.
            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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            • #36
              it's ridiculous that a 2010 300$ FF has to cut corners and doesn't even bother putting in the same original components that people seek.
              ****************ing embarrassment of a pedal company imho.
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              • #37
                It was ridiculous how close the spam can FF got to my Fuzzfaceless Mk.1 - that pedal just morphs seamlessly from one spec to the next, and then the **************** hits the fan in the most gloriously horrible way and nothing comes close to it.


                sounds like i need to try a fuzzfaceless mk.1.
                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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                • #38
                  i mean i don't want to blow it totally out of proportion--it's not like the difference should be considered earth shattering. it's just i've always been frusterated by my newer FF because it was so trebly. i love all the crazy stuff it does, but i was never really satisfied with the more conventional settings and it's tendency to be harsh sounding. the spam can one just seems to sound much more natural, softer around the edges. there are some differences too in how it reacts at similar settings, which is dohp too. basically, i'm happy because i found a FF that actually sounds the way i always wanted it to sound.

                  all in all--i think it's probably something where most people would definitely be able to hear the difference but not be able to justify the price difference. it's the same thing with my DAM fleshhead, everyone who's heard it or tried it has loved it--but roll their eyes when i tell them how much it was.


                  indeed - for me the FF is more a "nice to have" pedal and i am ok with the stock one in that case... a FF is not a all day pedal for me. Sure, i am not in the financial position the last time and i just try to dont think about this differences. But i guess i can hear it and if cash was not the point i would buy it - to be honest...
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                  • #39
                    it's ridiculous that a 2010 300$ FF has to cut corners and doesn't even bother putting in the same original components that people seek.
                    ****************ing embarrassment of a pedal company imho.


                    even though it might hurt the future resale value of my spam-can :facepalm:, i do think Vex should spend a little time with the FF circuit and find a way to make it sound closer to the spam-can version. for as many people that love the FF, there's a lot who don't like it particularily because it's too bright, harsh, etc. i know there are DIY mods (cap value mods i think) to improve the tone, but i've heard that you sacrifice some of the other cool attributes of the pedal. also--you shouldn't have to buy an inventobox and figure the stuff out for yourself--it should be something Vex himself figures out and incorporates into new versions.
                    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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                    • #40
                      nice NPD. I really want to try one of these... i used to have a early 2000's FF that i miss dearly.
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                      • #41
                        Spam cans?
                        I have these...
                        2N1150 and 2N1152




                        I haven't tried them in anything yet though.
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                        • #42
                          Nice score, I have a 97 "christmas tree'' FF that I just got, even tho it doesn't have the spam can, It sounds better then my 98' with way more oscillation. It has a little more
                          fuzz and it's not harsh. I love FF's, I didn't get them when I bought my first one in 2000, it took me all these years to finally appreciate them. Now I can't seem to get enough of
                          them. I will own a spam can version one day. I almost contemplated buying the one you have, but I couldn't part with $500 that he was asking on TGP.
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                          • #43
                            Very cool old ff.

                            I have a hand painted ff from when the paint job changed from the original myrold to Dominic that sounds much warmer than the 05 vexter one I had. It's still quite bright though. Sounds fine into a dirty warm amp but not good into a twin type amp.

                            I would like zvex to make a ff which is warmer. Could they not just add a tone circuit or would that fundamentally change the sounds?

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                            • #44
                              +1


                              Very cool old ff.

                              I have a hand painted ff from when the paint job changed from the original myrold to Dominic that sounds much warmer than the 05 vexter one I had. It's still quite bright though. Sounds fine into a dirty warm amp but not good into a twin type amp.

                              I would like zvex to make a ff which is warmer. Could they not just add a tone circuit or would that fundamentally change the sounds?
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                              • #45
                                Cue Zvex doing a re-release of the OG spam can FF...

















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