Fuzz Freaks!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Musicman1901, Feb 17, 2014.


  1. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    Hey everybody. I recently got a malekko diabolik and loooove it. However, seeing as I am out of my mind and addicted to fuzz I want a backup fuzz for my secondary channel. Something with a different taste to it. I am currently looking at 3 fuzz pedals I have never tried so i'm coming here for as many opinions as possible with as much information as possible. The 3 fuzzes i'm looking at are the Wren and Cuff Pickle Pie B, Fuzzrocious Grey Stache, and the Team Awesome Fuzz Machine. I would love to hear what people think of these pedals. I'm in a location where i'm unable to try any of them. Thanks everybody!

    Mike
  2. Denver Max

    Denver Max

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    They're all pretty popular around here. The TAFM and Gray Stache are on my list too.

    I think the Diabolik has a pretty signature sound if I'm not mistaken, so you would probably want something a bit more versatile. The TAFM seems to be pretty versatile. So many knobs. Although, I'm probably not much help. I haven't played any of them haha. The Diabolik is next on my list. Nice to hear you like it.
  3. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    It's a very unique fuzz! I think it's great. I think the TAFM is probably the most versatile out of my options...the biggest selling point to the pickle pie is the blend knob. Without it I think it would just be an "okay" fuzz. The stache seems a little more grindy and aggressive. I don't know, tough choice:(
  4. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    I own the pickle pie b. I love that thing. Its probably the second best fuzz I own. The first is the blackout musket.
  5. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    Never heard of the musket. I will check it out
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Add the Earthquaker Hoof to your list! Very versatile thanks to the shift control.
  7. Snakeman1066

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  8. Denver Max

    Denver Max

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    This just convinced me to get a musket instead of a grey stache. My small board thanks you.

    And I've been GASing for a Megalith or a Magnetar or a Heavy Machine. Mountainking is amazing.
  9. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

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    Just to balance opinions, I though the Musket was lacking in low end compared to some other muffs and the Megalith was one of the worst fuzz pedals I've had! :D
  10. cnltb

    cnltb

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    The unpleasant surprise is a fun one too.
  11. Outlaw_son

    Outlaw_son Supporting Member

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    Only had my TAFM for a short time but the gated fuzz boost on it is the most pleasantly nasty,richest fuzziest tone Ive ever heard live,I will never let it go. Its loud and its mean!:bassist:
  12. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

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    All good choices. If you wanted a clean blend I'm pretty sure that is an option for the Grey Stache, so don't count it out based on that. I also have the diabolik it is a nasty fuzz. Never tried a TAFM but have heard many good things.
  13. MilkyMcMilkMilk

    MilkyMcMilkMilk

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    The Diabolik is great. Out of those choices I would go TAFM for the gated feature and it gets nothing but praise from those who own it.
  14. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    The TAFM seems pretty awesome and quite versatile as well. I'm starting to lean towards that one
  15. giglawyer

    giglawyer Supporting Member

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    Have you checked out the Fuzz Wars on pedalsandeffects.com ? Some excellent side by side comparisons of some great fuzz pedals.
  16. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out

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