Fuzz pedals! Love em or hate em?

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by Cole Burr, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Cole Burr

    Cole Burr Electromatic

    Apr 10, 2015
    East Texas
    So what's everyone's thoughts?
  2. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

    Oct 5, 2009
  3. gocatgo

    gocatgo Electromatic

    Mar 9, 2015
    I love fuzz! not all the time on... but when you push the switch, they give that cool sound!
  4. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
  5. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH
    The music I play doesn't require a fuzz, and I'm not a big fan of the vintage fuzz sound. However, I have built a Univox Superfuzz clone (which sounds fine) and I've used it for one song live (U2's "Elevation").
  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Don't have one but the seltzerado vid made me want one. I really liked the quiet subtle fuzz.
  7. Snoopy 20111

    Snoopy 20111 Gretschie

    Mar 2, 2015
    Belton, TX
    I love it, but usually what I play doesn't need it. Got a Boss FZ-3 right now, which is a superb vintage fuzz modeler in my opinion. While I don't always turn it on, it gives me exactly what I want when I do.

    So in this case, you could say I CAN get some satisfaction. :D
  8. Axis39

    Axis39 Country Gent

    Jun 2, 2008
    Falmouth, Va
    I love fuzz on my guitar tone... Not so much on dairy products!

    I prefer my fuzz of the germanium variety as well. Ragged, rough and gritty, not buzzy, a zingy. I like it to clean up well with guitar volume knobbage.

    But, I don't use it a lot live.... I should. I should more often, anyway.
  9. Taylor910

    Taylor910 Gretschie

    Jan 2, 2015
    Yeh, not on cheese for sure.
    But germanium is my new favorite fuzz effect.
  10. National19

    National19 Country Gent

    Jan 4, 2014
    Ottawa Canada
    After watching Tavos videos I want the Seltzerado as well. Probably ordering one in the next couple weeks.
  11. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I have a Fuzz Brain and a Fuzz Ray. They are great for certain things.

  12. Sarah93003

    Sarah93003 Friend of Fred

    I love 'em. I don't use them very often, but I still love 'em.

    This is my homemade Fuzz pedal. Yep, it looks like a Harley motor.

  13. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    I love me some vintage fuzz

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dCjHcfDpo"]The Litter/Action Woman - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-kVFfKezVo"]The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qVKdxOO9l0"]MC5 - Looking at You (original 1968 single) - YouTube[/ame]

  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    That is really cool!
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Between the Nocturne Fuzz-Ray and the Seltzerado I've got all my fuzz bases covered.

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  16. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

    Oct 11, 2014
    Des Moines
    Love fuzz pedals for a variety of songs & have more than a dozen different ones to suit my needs and tastes. I love that massive wall of sound & the long sustaining notes for certain lead riffs. What's not to like! That video posted above of the Electric Prunes certainly speaks to the age of those of us who know who they are. Man, I had forgotten all about them until you posted that. Some of the names of bands back then were so bizarre - Moby Grape, Blues Magoos, etc.. gee, um, who all was trippin back then.. heh ;)
  17. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Yes, I like fuzz for certain things, having grown up in the 60's when fuzz was king. I have two Earthquaker fuzzes on my board now.
  18. Ian Rossiter

    Ian Rossiter Newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    Slave Lake,Alberta
    I really like my Wampler Velvet Fuzz....
  19. Walnut22

    Walnut22 Synchromatic

    Dec 24, 2011
    Viva Las Vegas
  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Hated them for the first 20 years even though I love Hendrix... A Fuzz always sounded like it was controlling the player instead of the other way round and little ocd me didn't appreciate that quality. I have come around and bought a couple over the last few years.