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What is your go to fuzz (OD need not apply) and why?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jawbone, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Jawbone

    Jawbone

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    Let's hear what everyone's go-to-fuzz is and why. This isn't a best of or most likely to succeed request. If you're like me we tend to gravitate to one special fuzz - mind is an old beat-up EHX Green Russian Muff. Why?

    Holds the low end of my Pbass, the sustain is there if necessary and I've learned to dial in the fuzz I need when I need it. Needless to say it's built like a tank.
  2. Nv_D_SlapnPop

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    a black russian muff i bought from a friend in the 90's. still kickin and still awesome!
  3. G3Mitch

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    swollen pickle, love it more every day!
  4. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    I use all of my fuzzes equally!
    Wooly Mammoth: love it for that synthy squarewave
    Fender Sub-Lime: as a deep fuzz or vintage warm fuzz
    Swollen Pickle: aggressive "green Russian " sound!
    Russian BM: warm and have it modded for volts (Atari sounds!)
    Red Ripper: use it for Brassmaster and Moogie sounds
    Boss FZ-2: awesome univox clone with gain boost

    I love fuzz!
  5. G3Mitch

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    thats alot of fuzz! AWESOME.
    been semi interested in the fender sublime recently
  6. Jawbone

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    You definitely like fuzz - would you say you use them more than 50% of the time? 75%?
  7. bassbrad

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    I have been using a GGG Brassmaster (built by Karter2000) for my full on fuzz my only with is if it had a tone control.
  8. Eric!

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    For more ubiquitous fuzz necessities, get a TAFM.

    My go-to is my year4545 though. It just makes everything sound broken, in the best possible way.
  9. paganjack

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    Swollen Pickle for bottom heavy sustain.
    GGG Brassmaster for nice cutting gain.
  10. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Guyatone TZ-2. It's raw, intense and easy to manipulate.
    Ibanez LF-7. Lo fi as intended, it sounds cheap and very dirty.
  11. topo morto

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    Woolly Mammoth for gated sounds
    Red Ripper for non-gated sounds

    (or it would be, if I had a woolly mammoth ATM!)
  12. WinstonNilesRum

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    Fender Sub-Lime!
    I had to custom-build a pedalboard around the damn thing but it was so worth it!
  13. Shinji

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    Don't really have one? I'm really happy with my settings on my Boss ODB-3 I use it most. I also have a cheap crappy $20 distortion that I get a nice low fi sound with and a big muff Pi, but I'm still trying to find that sweet spot on the muff (lol).

    It's not so much a fuzz, but I have gotta say the Boss DS-1 gets the best mud sound.

    Thunderbird + Big Muff = too much sustain ;)
  14. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    Gnomeratron VTF. There a lot of sounds in this thing. Sometimes I set it up so it's muffy and sometimes Brassmastery or set to oscillate like a muthahumpa.
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  16. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

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    I don't know anymore... I am having a fuzz shake up.
    Oxides come and go on my board.
    A Frantone LO-tone has been a staple for awhile, I think it is leaving though.
    I have had a BlueBeard, it was cool.
    I have a wooly mammoth clone on the way.
    I have a Black Russian Muff getting modded to hell and back.
    I just bought a Blackbox Ultraviolet 2 fuzz, don't have it yet.
    I want a TAFM.
  17. BassBrass

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    For fuzz, not filtered fuzz or overdrive, I use TAFM, Attack Goat, and...in an Xotic blender, a Watson FY-6
    (Wattson Classic Electronics) and a Subdecay Flying Tomato (older model). The blender might also have a year2525 or a DE Ruiner but those are more electro-glitchy or synthy.
  18. punkinfantry

    punkinfantry Supporting Member

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    My Iron Ether Oxide absolutely kills. KILLS.

    :bassist:
  19. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    The go-to is my Malekko B:Assmaster because I lean towards a more raspy, industrial fuzz. When it comes to a more traditional fuzz sound, my honeymoon is still on with the Pickle.

    And yes, I realize how that last sentence sounds. :D
  20. Motasimo

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    Attack Goat bass fuzz, because it is full and raspy, and stands out in the mix.

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