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  • Tony Iommi use fuzz?

    I was looking at Iommi's early '70s live rig over at guitargeek and there was no mention of a fuzz. Later, I was researching fuzz boxes and found the http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DOD-FX66-Flashback-Fuzz?sku=150125 sound clip sounds like early Sabbath. Wassup with that? I have the FX66 on my want list now...
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    A booster and volume. The parapedal is a very unique sounding wah too that helps his sound be his sound.
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    • #3
      My understanding was always that Iommi used a Rangemaster, which is a treble booster with some boost/fuzz qualities to it (it contains germanium transistors, blah blah). It would've pushed his Laney (or Orange) into drive heaven.

      A random DOD fuzz pedal is probably not really going to do the trick, imho.
      Originally posted by ChitownTerror
      If production work has taught me anything, it's that what guitarists think makes things sound good usually is all in their head.

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      • #4
        I belive that this is pretty recent,





        thats alot of gain i think,

        the amps are my assumption, im not sure though

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FuzzBass
          I belive that this is pretty recent,



          thats alot of gain i think,

          the amps are my assumption, im not sure though


          Yup...I'm sure he had all those Korg delays on Master of Reality.
          Originally posted by ChitownTerror
          If production work has taught me anything, it's that what guitarists think makes things sound good usually is all in their head.

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          • #6
            damn it,


            sorry, I missed the words early 70s



            I still think its probably the amps


            thats twice I've messed up with guitar geek, ill stop with using those.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FuzzBass
              damn it,


              sorry, I missed the words early 70s



              I still think its probably the amps


              thats twice I've messed up with guitar geek, ill stop with using those.


              No sweat...that's how he gets that sound NOW. I, for one, would rather have a guitar, a couple of pedals, and some REALLY LOUD AMPS rather than having to navigate through all those rack patches all the time.
              Originally posted by ChitownTerror
              If production work has taught me anything, it's that what guitarists think makes things sound good usually is all in their head.

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              • #8
                SG with P90s, Laney Supergroup Amps, Rangemaster Treble Booster, Colorsound Wah and his "fingers". That's what he used on the 1st album, with exception of a Strat on part of Wicked Women I believe. I believe it's the white Strat he used with Jethro Tull on the Stone's Rock and Roll Circus.

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                • #9
                  This rig is dated 1971. I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative.

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                  • #10
                    I thought that T.I. used old Laney Klipp amps for that raw sound. I could be wrong?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AbbeSauniere
                      SG with P90s, Laney Supergroup Amps, Rangemaster Treble Booster, Colorsound Wah and his "fingers".


                      Not really HIS fingers
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by analogmike


                        Not really HIS fingers




                        ya really more like his lack there of

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                        • #13
                          Cut off your finger tips and get some new fingertips. That's where true fuzz comes from.

                          It's already been explained he used his amps plus a treble booster but check out a Sola Sound Tonebender MKII(or a clone.)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by analogmike


                            Not really HIS fingers
                            hence the quotation marks in my original post.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Makarovii
                              This rig is dated 1971. I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative.

                              Parapedal didn't come out till the mid 70s I believe. Good luck finding one anyway. Even the Chicago Iron clone is incredibly expensive. I think the Plexi Palace still has a late 60s 100 watt Supergroup Head for sale. Last time I checked it was a bit over a grand.

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