04-26-2012 07:05 AM
It can produce a massive variety of fuzz tones, from thin and scratchy to thick and heavy; gated, velcro-fuzz to long, harmonically rich sustain.
This is all thanks to the two-way 'Phase' switch which radically changes the fuzz voicing, and the input attenuator control. (But it doesn't oscillate.)
It cleans up well and can even be used as a clean boost or slightly gritty overdrive which turns a bit fuzzy when you dig in.
It also works just as well with clean or dirty amps, both tube or solid state.
It's a great pedal in my opinion.
The only potential issue is that, if you have a very bright base-tone set on your amp, the 'Negative phase' mode may be a bit too bright and, as the Tone control is more of a filter which affects the texture of the fuzz as much as the actual tone/EQ, if it is too bright (which is a matter of taste, of course) that brightness can't really be dialled out... but then it could just be me, as I don't particularly like bright fuzz tones.
In the 'Positive phase' mode (which is the thicker, fuzzier mode) it isn't a problem at.
04-26-2012 07:15 AM
+1eleventy to the Fuzz Factory and I'll add the Mid-Fi Electronics Demo Tape Fuzz to the list. Incredible pedal IMO.
04-26-2012 07:38 AM
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