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smooth, warm and creamy OF/Fuzz search.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by low2groove, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    I'm searching for what the title says. Of all the pedals I've tried in the last 40 years OD and Fuzz Pedals have had little use in my world.
    The progressive jazz band I'm in now is open to everything and I want to add one to my board. But I don't want to buy fifty pedals to get the right one.
    Over the years I've tried a big muff Pi and several guitar fuzz pedals and they just had to much nasty grit that I just couldn't get dialed in.
    Warm and creamy without to much bite is what I'm looking for.
    I use active/passive, 4, 5, string and fretless.
    Any suggestions? Thanks all.
  2. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    The title should have read.
    OD / Fuzz Search
    damn auto correct!
  3. Lemon Of Troy

    Lemon Of Troy Banned

    Nov 6, 2012
    Palmetto State
    Way Huge Pork Loin
  4. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    I just listen to a demo of it on youtube on guitar, damn nice pedal!
    I'll wait to see if any more advice comes in but right now that was the winner and I hear a lot of talk about here on TB. Thanks!
  5. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Sub'd. I've wondered the same thing.
  6. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Here I go again... Hardwire Tube Overdrive! Super warm, excellent low-end reproduction, and a seriously sweet price!
  7. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Nobody asked me, but since I'm following this thread my two cents so far are that the Way Huge Pork Loin gets lots of nuances - you can dial in very small amounts. But when it does get saturated the fuzz is pretty loose sounding - not warm and tight. But of course, the OP didn't ask for saturated...
    The Hardwire loses its bottom end as soon as it kicks in, which to me makes it more suitable for guitar. Sorry, that's just how I hear it. What about you, low2groove?
  8. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    I agree. after listening to both, the pork loin definitely has a much tighter overall sound and diversity than the digitech. and certainly keeps its bottom end. I have other Digitech pedals that I really like such as the hardwire reverb.
    I'll keep searching and reading opinions from this thread. Thanks
  9. Way Huge Pork Loin
  10. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    fulltone ocd is good =)
  11. RoeyHaviv


    Apr 1, 2011
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Vigier guitars, Pigtronix Effects
    Tony Levin and I would say Disnortion but we endorse the company so we shouldn't. :bag:
  12. Regarding the fuzz part of your question I would say Brassmaster style fuzz.

    Had no chance to try it yet but it's on my GAS list. So far and from what I've heard on the net, the fuzz in itself is quite warm and creamy if you don't crank the gain to the max. But the whole magic comes from the clean blend.

    Try to listen to the Malekko B:assmaster Germanium.
  13. VeganThump


    Jun 29, 2012
    South Jersey
    I would say definitely check out the MXR bass fuzz deluxe. As far as fuzz goes it's pretty mellow and vintage sounding. Its not really an OD pedal per se, but it really does have a great fuzz tone, I think you'll really enjoy it.
  14. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Warm and creamy without too much grit sounds like the anti-fuzz. Seems more in OD territory to me...perhaps a SansAmp product or a Darkglass B3K.
  15. irvinz


    Nov 23, 2006
    has too much gas
    LTD SR
  16. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    Creation Audio Holy Fire would be my take on this.
    Note it's an OD and distortion pedal, it does not go into fuzz territory.

    Fuzz and soft is more complicated. Perhaps the Swollen Pickle, this pedal can achieve many, many different tones. It's kind of the chameleon of fuzz. It goes from synthy wolly mammoth gated tone to classic muff tones.

    Warm is mostly a trait of EQ when it comes to fuzz, perhpas a EH Big Muff Bass might do the trick.
  17. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    My creamiest fuzz would be the Tall Font Russian. It's a bit less bitey than a bubble font green muff that I used lately.
  18. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    I always thought Robert Sledge got a close-to-ideal creamy fuzz tone running just a green sovtek big muff into a tube amp while accompanying a piano and drums.

  19. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Another to consider is the Fender Sub-Lime. It's not my favorite all-out distorted sound, but it has a very wide range of slightly warming effects.

    Here are a few links: