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  • Fuzz factory clone, placement is king :/

    Just had someone build a beautiful fuzz factory clone for me, while it sounds amazing, the whole "I gotta be first your signal chain" is gonna drive me crazy. I have a pretty complicated rig, and try to squeeze this thing first in the chain is gonna be near impossible. Do you guys have any suggestions or hacks to get to it behave and sound the way it's supposed, even when placed after a buffer? I'm a EE, so I understand the idea of input/output impedance, is there anything I could put directly before it that could mimic the impedance of my guitar? Someone recommended to me putting a passive volume pedal right before it, that helped but nowhere near enough. I haven't tried it with my wireless rig yet, but that is certainly buffered, which would make the fuzz factory completely unusable....
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  • #2
    totally dependable on your setup. got pictures of your board?

    what guitar are you running into it, into what amp?

    when i had one i placed it after the tuner and before everything else, IIRC. sounded great, no issues at all.
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    • #3
      Put any buffered pedals before it in a true bypass loop?
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      • #4
        Check this out, it's a simple circuit designed to emulate a guitar's output impedance after a buffered pedal. I think it's exactly what you are looking for. You're an EE so you shouldn't have a problem building this at all.

        http://www.muzique.com/lab/pickups.htm
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        • #5
          Here's what my current rig is, that I'm trying to add the fuzz factory too:
          Highway one strat with Texas specials
          1984 aria pro II LP

          Sennhesier wireless rig -> this1smyne buffer -> Korg pitchblack -> Boss LS2

          Loop 1 of ls2 is Ernieball vp jr into Strymon BlueSky
          Loop two is vox wah -> vs Jekyll and Hyde -> TS clone -> clean boost -> sparkle drive -> fulltone Fulldrive 2 -> rat clone -> barber tonepress (comp) -> vs Garagetone trem -> vs h2o chorus -> Eventide Timefactor

          Those two loops are mixed together in the LS2 and then go straight out to the amp. The drives in the 2nd loop are all in a truebypass loop, cause they sit on a second board. That way I can use just the first board when I play acoustic. I might lose a couple of drives, I'm evaluating right now, but that's the gist of my rig. Rather complicated. The wireless rig is most definitely buffered, cause just playing into the wireless, out to the fuzz, and then to the amp sounds wicked cruddy.
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          MIJ Aria Pro II Les Paul (1984?)
          Fender Highway One Strat

          Sennheiser G2 wireless, T1M Buffer, Korg Pitchblack, Boss LS2, Ernie Ball VP Jr, Line6 Verbzilla, MXR 10-Band EQ, Dunlop 535Q Wah, Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde, SBN Lil' Eagle, SBN BDAB, Tenwatt Rat clone, Barber Tonepress, Visual Sound H2O, Ernie Ball VP Jr, Eventide Timefactor

          Carvin C750TS
          Alvarez RD8C

          Quality deals with: hrcnsfan, TheCardiacKid, 95strat, stratguy23, stix 518, turnitto11, jonboy1974

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          • #6
            Check this out, it's a simple circuit designed to emulate a guitar's output impedance after a buffered pedal. I think it's exactly what you are looking for. You're an EE so you shouldn't have a problem building this at all.

            http://www.muzique.com/lab/pickups.htm


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            • #7
              Run it off a battery and velcro it to your strap? :P

              Here's what my current rig is, that I'm trying to add the fuzz factory too:
              Highway one strat with Texas specials
              1984 aria pro II LP

              Sennhesier wireless rig -> this1smyne buffer -> Korg pitchblack -> Boss LS2

              Loop 1 of ls2 is Ernieball vp jr into Strymon BlueSky
              Loop two is vox wah -> vs Jekyll and Hyde -> TS clone -> clean boost -> sparkle drive -> fulltone Fulldrive 2 -> rat clone -> barber tonepress (comp) -> vs Garagetone trem -> vs h2o chorus -> Eventide Timefactor

              Those two loops are mixed together in the LS2 and then go straight out to the amp. The drives in the 2nd loop are all in a truebypass loop, cause they sit on a second board. That way I can use just the first board when I play acoustic. I might lose a couple of drives, I'm evaluating right now, but that's the gist of my rig. Rather complicated. The wireless rig is most definitely buffered, cause just playing into the wireless, out to the fuzz, and then to the amp sounds wicked cruddy.
              Originally Posted by mdrake34


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              • #8
                Check this out, it's a simple circuit designed to emulate a guitar's output impedance after a buffered pedal. I think it's exactly what you are looking for. You're an EE so you shouldn't have a problem building this at all.

                http://www.muzique.com/lab/pickups.htm


                These actually work really well with the FF. One of my buddies just built a FF clone but added a clean blend with a simple EQ. He had to buffer the beginning of the pedal for the split and used that circuit (or an extremely similar one) right after the input buffer and the pedal works great.

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                • #9
                  If you're using the wireless you're already buffered. To get the real fuzz interaction, you'll need something to load it anyway.

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