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Fuzz pedals! Love em or hate em?

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

  1. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    48
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    My SFT Overdrive can get pretty fuzzy, but I also have an Ultimate Octave and a Cockfight on board
     
  2. Synchro

    Synchro Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Admin Post
    Fuzz has never interested me. I tend to like clean sounds, although I don’t mind the sound of an amp that is saturated and near the point of breakup. As a general rule, when I’m playing Rock or Country my sound tends to be reminiscent of the early ‘60s.

    Fuzz, as an added effect, seemed to really take hold in the mid-to-late sixties, which coincided with my learning to play guitar. But my learning was based on the sounds I had heard from the late fifties to the early sixties, such things as Grady Martin playing lead on El Paso, Duane Eddy, Surf Music, The Ventures and Chet Atkins.
     
  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    When the Stones released "Satisfaction" during the '60s every cover band in Perth had to play it, so all of us went out and bought cheap and usually backyard fuzz boxes. Then along came "Keep on Running" and "Spirit in the Sky" and the fuzz box became standard equipment!
     
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Some classic fuzz.
     
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  5. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Love my MXR Classic 103 Fuzz

     
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  6. Byron

    Byron Gretschie

    347
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    You want a pedal that sounds like a Youtube video ?
     
  8. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    This was my first, for years it was my only pedal. Wish I remembered what happened to it.

    Probably sounded better in retrospect than at the time :)


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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    With the exception of my Big Muff Pi I really never got something from a fuzzpedal that I liked.
     
  10. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Electromatic

    39
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    What’s the dc semi hollow?

     
  11. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Looks kinda like a Martin but it could be something from Europe.
     
  12. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Electromatic

    39
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    Looks European for sure. Tried to find matching Guitar images on google last night, but couldn’t find one. Just peaked my interest. I could tell the other guy was playing a Guild.
     
  13. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Martin Screenshot_2017-11-26-09-05-27-1.png
    Too cool, they should bring those back.
     
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  14. Bertotti

    Bertotti Synchromatic

    632
    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I am surprised we haven't heard from any Kemper guys. Doesn't it model effects as well? Couldn't you have a multitude pedals to work from?
     
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Tom Waits, Kemper salesman:D
     
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  17. HBob

    HBob Synchromatic

    513
    Feb 26, 2012
    Plano, TX
    I don't use fuzz pedals a lot but I must like them because I keep buying them - just ordered another one today! I really like running an OD pedal into a fuzz pedal. Light OD into light fuzz setting sounds great when the combination of pedals is right. The best distortion sound around.
     
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  18. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Electromatic

    39
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    Coincidentally, one of the first effects I used/tried was a big borrowed Mosrite Fuzzrite. It was buzzy, muddy, and fizzy by my
    recollection. Pondered getting the catlinbread Fuzzrite for some nostalgia.
     
  19. Bertotti

    Bertotti Synchromatic

    632
    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    So Micheal wasn't the first one glover.
     
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  20. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    64
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    A friend of mine just had a replica made of one of those.