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  • Looking for a high gain fuzzy distortion....

    I'm looking for a pedal that can do fuzzy distortion, and has the capacity to do higher gain too.

    Not really looking for mid scooped metal distortion, nor big muff style fuzz.
    Marshall type gain is a bit too tight and crunchy....not fuzzy enough.
    Mesa type gain is pretty good, but a little too loose.

    I've listened to "metal" pedal demos that should have fit the bill, but they always sound like buzzy messy ****************.

    I have a EQD HOOF that is pretty close, a meathead clone that's pretty close......but neither really hit the spot perfectly.
    The Meathead has the right kind of tone.....aggressive powerful fuzz, but palm mutes sound thin and weak.

    Kinda vague, but any suggestions?
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    • #3
      EA Supercollider
      Gear: Bass / Baritone Offsets, Dunwich / Orange / Peavey Amps, Emperor Cabs, [B.A.T, Dr. Scientist, Verellen, Monolith + Strymon Pedals]....







      Originally Posted by Beasleyboy


      Low frequencies are like boobs. You don't know why you love them so much, you just do.

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      • #4
        Graphic fuzz - for the picky swine within us all.

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        • #5
          EA Supercollider


          Can it do chuggy/palm muted?
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          • #6
            Graphic fuzz - for the picky swine within us all.


            That might be a good option.
            Since I'm trying to find my place in the mix with the other guitar player.
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            • #7
              Can it do chuggy/palm muted?


              Yup, and it has plenty of mids in it if you so desire.
              Gear: Bass / Baritone Offsets, Dunwich / Orange / Peavey Amps, Emperor Cabs, [B.A.T, Dr. Scientist, Verellen, Monolith + Strymon Pedals]....







              Originally Posted by Beasleyboy


              Low frequencies are like boobs. You don't know why you love them so much, you just do.

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              • #8
                These are basically the same pedal and might do what you want (really!):



                or

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                • #9
                  I was going to say supercollider as well. It's awesome, crunchy, and really tight for a fuzz. Probably fits the bill perfectly for what you're talking about. I have a v1 and from what i've heard, the v2 with the LED clipping option is even better.

                  Also, the elements, even though it's a flavor of the month pedal around here, is truly awesome. It can get a pretty fuzzy tone, is insanely tweakable, and sounds amazing. It's crazy how versatile it really is. So many good tones in there.probably the best high gain distortion pedal i've ever played.

                  I play metal and i've found that most of the "metal" distortion pedals sound pretty bad.

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                  • #10
                    I'm currently using the HM-2 as well.....I keep going back and forth between the HOOF, HM-2 and various other drive pedals.
                    The HM-2 gets pretty nasty, in a good way.

                    I like the Keeley RAT too, but it gets kind of flubby at higher gain settings.

                    I have a Mesa BottleRocket which is really close to what I'm looking for, but it hums terribly.
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                    • #11


                      I play metal and i've found that most of the "metal" distortion pedals sound pretty bad.


                      that's because most metal sounds pretty bad

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                      • #12
                        I was going to say supercollider as well. It's awesome, crunchy, and really tight for a fuzz. Probably fits the bill perfectly for what you're talking about. I have a v1 and from what i've heard, the v2 with the LED clipping option is even better.

                        Also, the elements, even though it's a flavor of the month pedal around here, is truly awesome. It can get a pretty fuzzy tone, is insanely tweakable, and sounds amazing. It's crazy how versatile it really is. So many good tones in there.probably the best high gain distortion pedal i've ever played.

                        I play metal and i've found that most of the "metal" distortion pedals sound pretty bad.


                        I'll have to watch some demos of both of those.....I've looked into them before but hadn't gone as far to order either.
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                        • #13
                          +1 on The Elements, all though it seems more like a straight forward overdrive/distortion then a fuzz IMO
                          Gear: Bass / Baritone Offsets, Dunwich / Orange / Peavey Amps, Emperor Cabs, [B.A.T, Dr. Scientist, Verellen, Monolith + Strymon Pedals]....







                          Originally Posted by Beasleyboy


                          Low frequencies are like boobs. You don't know why you love them so much, you just do.

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                          • #14
                            I picked up a VFE Distortion3, and it's pretty cool.....not quite as much gain as I'd like, but sounds killer....really brash and grinding.
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                            • #15
                              What I'd personally try for that sort of thing: Dr Scientist The Elements. I'd probably look for a cheaper alternative though.

                              And I hate to hype a pedal that's not even out yet, but of my favorite booteek pedlol builders is about to come up with something that according to the rumors should be able to do the fuzzy high gain thing if I remember correctly. EQD Talons. I'm sure if won't cost much more than their other stuff, or at least I hope so

                              Edit: Looked it up in the original thread about that new EQD od pedal...No mension of fuzzyness, don't know why I thought that. Should be tweakable though, I'll just have to wait for the first demo's/reviews. Also, it'll be $200ish

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