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Fuzz face off

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LowEndWooly, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. LowEndWooly


    Sep 3, 2013
    I have had a few different fuzz pedals in the past, currently have a Swollen Pickle. It sounds cool, but it seems really extreme.. I can't find a mellow fuzz very well. Unless anyone is able to give advice on how to get it more mellow, I'm looking at getting a different fuzz.

    Three contenders are:

    FuzzHugger Bass Bloom with blend knob. The blend knob is really attractive, because it seems easy to set a mild fuzz or a in yo' face fuzz

    EC Angry Ape: Seems similar to the wooly mammoth, which I like a lot, but didn't go well with my active bass. Is that the case with this one, too?

    Team Awesome! Fuzz Machine: Heard a lot of great things about this one, but I don't know much about it.

    I'd like for a mellow fuzz to be able to get more extreme if I wanted, but I also want it to play really well with an envelope filter (Super Fatman) and/or octave (MXR M288 deluxe).
  2. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    The FH Bass Bloom or ss/BS TAFM are the way to go for sure.
    If you go for the TAFM make sure to get one one with the footswitchable gate. That way if you put the octaver before it and the filter afterwards you can get really nice, synthy sounds. Plus it makes it seem like you have 2 pedals for one because when you switch the gate on the gain dimes (there is no way around it, it is inherent in the design, it sounds awesome too), so you can go from mellow to extreme by stomping.
  3. I thought we were going to discuss the Fuzz Face pedal, I'll be movin' on now.
  4. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
  5. Mellow? Some sort of Green Russian/clone run at low gain. W&C TFR would be a great choice.

    Can't ever go wrong with a ss/bs TAFM either. That pedal can do anything.
  6. behndy

    behndy Banned

    Nov 1, 2008
    why the **** would you want a mellow fuzz? weirdy.

    everything Deltz said is right on the money. heard great things about the Bass Bloom, and Tom The Dalton is a helluva guy. the TAFM is just 7 flavors of BEAST. does so much.

    and hell jia for two fuzz tones in one pedal with out knob wobblins.
  7. LowEndWooly


    Sep 3, 2013
    Mellow because I don't want to play doomy stuff. I think a mellower fuzz would be cool. Thanks for the advice. Looks like I'm heading towards the Team Awesome!

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