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  • #16
    Fuzz pedals work by forcing the input signal into a square-wave output signal...this results in the signal sounding "fuzzy"...as opposed to an OD/Distortion pedal which emphasizes even-numbered harmonics, same as a tube amp...

    Fuzz's TEND to reward single-note playing and can get a little mushy when playing chords...

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    • #17
      My fave fuzz is on the Beatles' Revolution. I read that it's just the guitars fed directly into the board, and 'turning it to 11'. And they apparently permanently damaged that channel in the mixer! I think a great fuzz has a ripping quality, like tearing paper! I have a Big Muff Pi, a double muff nano, and a Behringer Ultra Fuzz, all have their unique qualities.-Adam
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      • #18

        Fuzz's TEND to reward single-note playing and can get a little mushy when playing chords...


        I tend to feel the same way. I like them for leads but don't care much for them with chords or rhythm playing. Maybe I just haven't heard the right one yet.
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        • #19
          Tonebender! Is Jimmy Page an Alien from the future? Hes using an angled plug on his tele...weird

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          • #20
            I tend to feel the same way. I like them for leads but don't care much for them with chords or rhythm playing. Maybe I just haven't heard the right one yet.


            it's more from their nature...I don't think the mushiness is something they can fix...

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            • #21
              the germanium fuzz clean up with the volume knob

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              • #22
                I've been using fuzz primarily in my indie rock band, but also when appropriate, in various cover projects. As has been mentioned, many of the classic tones you hear from the 60's were gotten with fuzz devices. Most types do lend themselves better to single note lines or powerchords, but that's not always the case. There are certain ones with plenty of note definition. Thing is, fuzzes might take a little more tweaking than your average OD pedal to get it to work just right with the combination you're using. But when you get it right, it will sound like Godzilla trampling Tokyo.

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                • #23
                  I love listening to people play with it, there are some great examples of what I consider to be great including Gilmour and Eric Johnson (both strat players...interesting). But anytime I try to dial in some fuzz it turns into mush and noise. I do wonder if going strat into fuzz and concentrating on single note riffs wouldn't help a hell of a lot though.

                  I think I'm going to go grab that GP tomorrow.
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                  • #24
                    I love listening to people play with it, there are some great examples of what I consider to be great including Gilmour and Eric Johnson (both strat players...interesting). But anytime I try to dial in some fuzz it turns into mush and noise. I do wonder if going strat into fuzz and concentrating on single note riffs wouldn't help a hell of a lot though.

                    I think I'm going to go grab that GP tomorrow.


                    I have said it before and will say it again; SSS Strat + Fuzz + Tube Amp =

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                    • #25
                      Do you guys that have Fuzz pedals use them for particular music or are they a general purpose distortion that you like to have?


                      Let's put it this way...the bulk of Hendrix's sound was a Strat + a Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face + a cranked up Marshal stack. Lot of early Gilmour, too.


                      If you're into that sort of thing......

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                      • #26
                        Yes^^^^^^^^

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                        And ugly, as you want.
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                        • #27
                          I've got a distortion pedal but it doesn't see that much use with the amp I have now since the amp distortion I like better. But it doesn't sound like the pharaoh


                          Fuzz is something that you can't quite get out of an amp.
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                          • #28
                            Fuzz is something that you can't quite get out of an amp.


                            Kind of, there are a few amps that do fuzz very nice - some of the old Oranges, many of the Matamps, all of the Electric Amp Innovations, and some old Sunns.
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                            • #29
                              Listen to Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream. He used an IC-Big Muff for most of it.
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                              • #30
                                I love fuzz pedals. For me, I use them mostly for heavy riff-based music like the Black Keys, White Stripes. And for soloing like Hendrix stuff. I don't use them for a whole song, I would stomp on it when it's time for the riff or solo.

                                Here's an example from the Black Keys of how I use it (note how he first stomps on it at around 09):




                                I have a Dunlop Hendrix Fuzz Face, EHX Big Muff PI, MJM Britbender, EHX Double Muff (mix of fuzz and overdrive) and DOD FX-52 Classic Fuzz. My favorite tone-wise is probably the Fuzz Face, but I like how the Big Muff and DOD give me more fuzz control options (even though they don't clean up like a Fuzz Face) with their tone knobs.

                                Oh and single coils work better with most fuzz pedals, even though they give off more feedback, the tone is more defined.

                                For me, I need both fuzz and regular overdrive/distortion... they sound so different that I need both for my music. Fuzz for special over-the-top riffing and solos, and OD/distortion for more regular playing.
                                Originally Posted by Michael Scott


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