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awesome fuzz pedals not based on a muff??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by oldironsights, Apr 3, 2009.


  1. oldironsights

    oldironsights

    Jun 13, 2008
    LAS VEGAS
    Ive got a few fuzz pedals all which are based off of the muff circuitry. Can someone give me some other fuzz pedals that have different tones??
     
  2. whoatherechunk

    whoatherechunk

    Apr 4, 2008
    watson super fuzz, tubescreamer clones, rats....there are a bunch....
     
  3. oldironsights

    oldironsights

    Jun 13, 2008
    LAS VEGAS
    Here is what ive got: fully ocd, rat, bluebeard. Now what other fuzz/dist sounds different than those 3??
     
  4. Check out Jacques Fuse Blower. (I don't know the specifics, but it doesn't sound anything like a Muff to my ears... much more musical.)
     
  5. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Rat isn't based on the Muff, as far as I know...
     
  6. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    Check out bassfuzz.com, the Audimonk Fuzz Potion and Tentacle Love Super Fuzz are derived from a Shin-Ei Superfuzz I think. Also the new MXR 108 Classic Fuzz is based on a fuzz face and really rips with bass.
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Right, the Fuzz Face derivatives are another flavor you should try. I use a Frantone Bassweet for that; my other favorite bass FF clone was the TecAmp Dream Buzz. But definitely check out that www.bassfuzz.com ;) as Danny says.
     
  8. B.C.

    B.C. Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Indiana
    +1 on the Fuzz Face ones. The Woolly Mammoth seems to be a derivative of the FF
     
  9. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    I don't know if this counts but I really like the Color Sound Tone Bender
     
  10. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    Just my two cents...I don't really consider the RAT a fuzz...it's more distortion.

    oldironsights - The Bluebeard is muff-based.
     
  11. fightthepower

    fightthepower

    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    Of the ones I own-- The tentacle superfuzz is pretty wild. The Prunes&Custard is a filtery sounding fuzz that is very unique, and the Brown Dog gated fuzz is a great one too.
     
  12. I've got a bass big muff and just recently picked up a silicon assmaster. Definately a different beast than a muff. But like everyone said, check out bassfuzz. Be prepared for GAS though...
     
  13. Tech 21 XXL Bass Edition.


    Definitely not a muff...:D
     
  14. Legend of Fuzz?
     
  15. I was gonna say that too... i didn't know if it was a muff derivative though...

    Are the Boss FZ 2 or 5 based on a muff circuit? I have a friend that uses an FZ-2 and it sounds pretty good...
     
  16. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    nope, the FZ-2 is closer to a fuzz face
     
  17. rcubed

    rcubed

    May 8, 2008
    Vista, CA
    The Devi Ever Bit Legend Of Fuzz is definitely not based on a Muff. It's unlike anything else I've come across.

    Look for Fuzz Face, Super Fuzz, Tone Bender, and octave fuzz variants.
     
  18. Which is why I just ordered one. :D

    Damn you, Effects forum, and your G.A.S. inducing qualities!
     
  19. rcubed

    rcubed

    May 8, 2008
    Vista, CA
    You can also use it as a noise gate. :D

    I'm going to eventually build up a clone and mod it. :ninja:
     
  20. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Ankh-Morpork
    I love the Prunes & Custard. It and the Superfuzz type (e.g. the Guyatone TZ-2) are my favorite fuzzes.

    The MXR Blue Box is probably not up your alley, but it's definitely different from a Muff.
     

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