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Fuzz for bass and guitar

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Kozmicma, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Kozmicma


    Feb 9, 2016
    Hi, I'm on a quest for a new fuzz that is top notch for my bass but want also a fuzz well suited for my guitar. I already have a Pharaoh and a Superfuzz for playing guitar. Both good with the bass but I'm looking for reknown fuzz for my bass playing. Here are my favs :

    Darkglass Duality
    Walrus Audio Jupiter
    Death by Audio Apocalypse (or Fuzz War)
    Dwarfcraft Baby Thunder

    Anyone had the chance to compare some of them? Which one would you choose?
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    When I started my fuzz search many of the learned effects freaks here pointed me straight toward this. I'm glad they did. My fuzz search is over. The guitar demos are pretty sweet too.

    Mmmmmmmmm ...... still has that new pedal smell.....
  3. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    If you like your pharaoh, I'd consider the sarcophagus. It's a pharaoh and LSTR in one box. So basically two fuzzes in one! I use it for both my guitar and basses. Sounds INCREDIBLE when both channels are turned on
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  4. BeauZooka


    Oct 2, 2007
    Seattle USA
    Ehx russian green muff
  5. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Honestly, I can't say but I'm interested in people's thoughts on them. I'm just now into a project that will justify me to experiment with fuzz and other pedals, so I very recently picked this puppy up >

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
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  6. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    That one def has my interest piqued
    two fingers likes this.
  7. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    Walrus Audio Jupiter. The magic fuzz. When i do need the fuzz - i step on it.
    zapped777 and ThinCrappyTone like this.
  8. Dunwich Wizard Fuzz or custom.

    Or one of a variety of pedals by Fuzzrocious.
    rratajski and ObsessiveArcher like this.
  9. RickyT


    May 29, 2015
    Dee Why
    SmallSound/BigSound Team Awesome! Fuzz Machine

    Guitar Demo

    Bass Demo
  10. Haven’t compared them but the Duality has been on my board for about two years now. Really like it. Great by itself and paired with other pedals. try it with an analog octave before it, chorus, modulated delay, even tremelo after it. When i use it by itself I tend to have the Duality knob at about 1 o’clock. If I’m pairing it with others pedals I like to turn the Duality knob all the way counter clockwise so it’s all the gated fuzz.
  11. I love my mxr submachine, both with and without the octave up and down. Sounds just as great both on guitar and bass.
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  12. Fuzz on bass is very different to fuzz on guitar. Generally, fuzz on bass needs to be more ex stream and less mid focused baked in EQ. Bass fuzzes tend to go a bit too deep on a guitar and are was to heavy. But some do both quite well.
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  13. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    fuzz #1 in my wishlist.
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  14. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I really dig ehx bass big muff pi on both bass and guitar
  15. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    I would suggest an Iron Ether Oxide if you can get your hands on one
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  16. Blaargh


    Apr 4, 2016
    Other than muff-type stuff, the Catalinbread SFT v2 is pretty good for both guitar and bass. Think big fat stoner rock Ampeg sounds.
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  17. Plan on grabbing one of these bad boys in a couple weeks!
    The left circuit is an overdrive/boost and the right is a fuzz!
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  18. silvertone


    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    Another vote for the MXR Submachine.
    It rocks my house, it frightens my band (which I love) and it's dope as f**k.... MXRSubMachineFuzz-11.
    ThinCrappyTone likes this.
  19. DavC

    DavC Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i use this for my bass or guitar ... Dr Scientist ' the elements ' ... a few modes/switches / eq / etc ...
    it seems to have fairly endless possibilities if one uses their imagination .. ! and the exp pedal / blend makes it very versatile ' on the fly ' ... !

  20. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    Wampler Velvet Fuzz

    (though I like my Darkglass Duality also)

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