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I’m late to the party here I know,  but if anyone needs a guide to how to better use their fuzz pedals, Rhett Shull just posted a great guide not too long ago. 

 

 

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I truly think he is missing a lot of the great things that happen with fuzz boxes, about how they react to volume changes, and unlike where he's going with his discussion, I think I would talk more about how you should start with the volumes rolled back, and get the touch sensitivity with the box. Listen in my demo how you don't get overwhelmed with the "FUZZ" sound and how it can be used as a semi-transparent box, and then whack it open for full fuzz action.

 

 

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I remember  when you really didn't have OD.   It was fuzz or nothing.   My first three were Fuzz Face,  Fender Blender and Jordan Bosstone.   LIke others back then,  it just sounded better when the volume control on my Guild Thunderbird was set at 10.

I thought I might like going back to a fuzz a while back, but after playing with it a bit,  I went back to my Tubescreamer and Soul Food.   Fuzz just sounds too "raspy" for me.

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On 5/24/2020 at 2:15 PM, TalismanRich said:

I remember  when you really didn't have OD.   It was fuzz or nothing.   My first three were Fuzz Face,  Fender Blender and Jordan Bosstone.   LIke others back then,  it just sounded better when the volume control on my Guild Thunderbird was set at 10.

I thought I might like going back to a fuzz a while back, but after playing with it a bit,  I went back to my Tubescreamer and Soul Food.   Fuzz just sounds too "raspy" for me.

I prefer Overdrives too, but I think of them as a totally different thing. When I use I overdrives, I use it as part of my core sound, but when I add a Fuzzbox to the mix I'm going for a more aggressive sound. I'm not a Tube Screamer fan, but what the Soul Food does is pretty much what my Mythical Overdrive does, as they are both variations on a KLON. There are some techniques to get the best out of a fuzzbox, which frankly, have eluded me. Until recently, I had just about given up on them, until my friend Ryan let me try most of the classics, as he is a fuzz box afficionado; While doing this, I fell in love with the box that he built, as I finally found a fuzz that works for the way that I play. 

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they sound pretty good through a pair of 100W Marshall stacks, with a strat, in Monterey California, summer of 1967

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1 hour ago, bolero said:

they sound pretty good through a pair of 100W Marshall stacks, with a strat, in Monterey California, summer of 1967

Came very close tonight to putting my MXR Windowpane on the market this weekend.  Sounded awful with P90’s... used my Strat today with my Quilter MicroPro .... it was amazing....

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