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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ejholow, May 18, 2005.
I'm going on tour and need a fuzz pedal for one song. Must maintain the low end. Any Recs?
older russian ehx big muff...prescription electornics depth charge is very capable of a good fuzz too, and it has a blend knob...if u can find a maestro bass brassmaster (yeh, right)...or black cat bass octave fuzz
those r my recommendations...yeh...
I myself have a Big Muff, which I feel lacks a little in the low end but I just played through my guitar players Fulltone '70 Fuzz and it was warm and thick with no loss of low end, it really sounded great ... now I just need to get her to trade!
Check out Zoom Ultra Fuzz UF-01. Very good sounding, analog and cheap + build in gate.
I highly recommend it even though it is a Samsontech/Zoom
Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n retained plenty of low end while being quite gritty.
Also, the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde is another of my personal favorites.
I havent used it but Demeter makes a fuzz pedal. Has anyone here ever tried that?
Big Muff Pi, and a loooper pedal with blend control... clean signal has the low-end, fuzz has the high end...
I can personally vouch for the Black Cat Bass Octave Fuzz. The low end cuts through two 100 watt half stacks that I play with and really has a mean, nasty fuzz if you want.
I wondered about that one...never tried it though. Sounds good w/ bass??
PE Depth Charge is supposed to be great...never had a chance to try one though. Not the easiest pedals to find
Voodoo Sparkle Drive lets you blend your fuzz/overdrive with your clean bass signal with no loss of bottom. great pedal!
+1 for that. It isn't quite as dirty as a big muff but retains the definition between notes and has great low end. A perfect trade off to me. Dont get me wrong, it can still get nasty if you need it to
frantone lo-tone classic fuzz. good tone for any kind of fuzz you want.
I don't have any experience with any of the other pedals mentioned, but I must say that I love my ZVex Wooly Mammoth. It does not like getting any kind of line level signal or being used in an effects loop. To really hear it shine, it probably needs to be first in your chain. Once that's taken care of, wonderful tones. The EQ knob is very versatile and can definitely preserve (or to my ears, enhance) your low end. Only downside is that it's battery only and while the battery does last forever, I always have to remember to unplug mine at the end of the night.
I have clips of the muff'n up here:
The fuzz setting is up about 1/2 way and it is the only pedal in my signal chain besides a boss tuner.
you can find them at musictoyz: http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/pres.php
I'll put in a vote for the VL Sparkle Drive - although mine was modded by a local guy to improve bass response.
One I particularly like is the Prescription Electronics Experience pedal - very fuzzy fuzz with the bonus of octave up fuzz if you want it. I've been amazed at how well it handles the bass.
I almost bought one, but since I already had a Black Cat I decided on the Fulltone to add to my pedal board
and also at pedalgeek.com...
see, wasn't that hard to find
big muff pi is fine. to keep the bass, just keep the tone knob to the left.
Zvex Wooly Mammoth = excellent fuzz.