What's the most "FUN" fuzz you've played?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by high_fidelity83, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. high_fidelity83


    Sep 24, 2008
    So I'm looking for a new fuzz (aren't we all?). I have some standard bases covered with my Grey Stache (w/ diode and tone bypass mods) and a TAFM. But I'm looking for something fun and different. Maybe even a little weird.

    What fuzz has inspired you to play a bit differently? You can't help but kicking it on whenever you play because of the joy it sparks in your heart? Maybe it doesn't always work in a band setting, but you love it anyway because it's so damn fun.

    Not looking for clones or simple mods of typical fuzz circuits (muff, tone bender, etc...). Could be a little synth-y, gate-y, octave-y, envelope-y... as long as it's mostly a fuzz at heart.
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  3. The Source Audio Ultrawave. It does a whole variety of dirt and I probably go down some rabbit holes with it where I'm not even sure whether you'd call it fuzz or distortion sometimes, but yes there is definitely fuzz there.

    Just some simple uses of even the more usual base algorithms there gets weird and fun. Like, adding fuzz to every other frequency band, or only to one or two bands. Or cascading drives with very different frequencies distorted.

    synth-y - check (has various 'foldover' options)
    gate-y - check (has several gated options)
    octave-y - check (has several octave options)
    envelope-y - hrmm?? (it has a 'morph' function that I think can work on an envelope basis and I'll confess I haven't even explored that in part because I have an Empress Zoia that does some really advanced envelope stuff. It does have some algos that just have a mild envelope sound even without that though)
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  4. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Easy. I was gonna post an oscillator fuzz or some wacky clipping fuzz but your OP asks. This makes me want to play differently and explore. Get one. Fast. It’s a follow filter and a fuzz and the signal is split so both are electrically seeing clean signal from your bass so you can live off your attack.
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  6. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    Does it Doom- Walpurgis. Basically a 69 Laney Supergroup circuit with a rangemaster boost, super cool sound.
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  7. WG Plum

    WG Plum Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2021
    I've been enjoying the Hizumitas. So much so, in fact, that I want to get cheap P bass for BEAD tuning.
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  8. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham AL
    current top 3:

    Depth Charge
    Malekko Diabolik
    Dunlop Chancellor Wah
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  9. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Dirty Donny Jumbo Fuzz. Heavy asf!
  10. mdalamond

    mdalamond Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    SE , North Carolina
    Anything Dunwich. I do love my Ultrawave too though. I still havent figured it all out yet and you can get lost for days just noodling around with it. I also recently acquired an IronEther Oxide. At first it didnt do much for me but the more I explore the more I like it. I will probably never part with that one.
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  11. 220_Hz


    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    my first instinct is to say Fuzzrocious muff into rat

    but my funnest fuzz is a prototype Mills Custom Amps Atlas fuzz. The only thing I've heard that gets similar is a Shoe pedals Pixel
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  12. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    I'd look at the TWA pedals (dynamorph) or at the Devi Ever / Dwarfcraft Silver Rose
  13. Darkglass duality is my favorite. One of the two fuzzes is gated and is nice for creating synth sounds.
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  14. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Shrieking psychosis. Like a rabid dog at the end of a leash that you can barely hold on to.
    Definitely not for your praise and worship band.
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  15. I came here to say I love my Shoe Pixel
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  16. Mooer Fog Bass, it's a gated fuzz.

    I have a compressor in front of it and it gets such an awesome sound for guitar, I'm scared to touch either one
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  17. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    The silver MXR bass distortion and the M85, the Diabolik for gated, and Wooly Mammoth clones, as well as the Zvex Basstortion are current faves. And the Fulltone Fat Boost, cranked.
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  18. JacobSteinhoff

    JacobSteinhoff Supporting Member

    May 2, 2012
    Marshfield, WI
    +1 for the Woolly Mammoth! I have a very love/hate relationship with it, but I will forever have one on my board. It’s huge, wild, can go from being gated/synthy to sounding like a big muff on steroids. It’s also extremely temperamental and completely unpredictable at times. Unfortunately, almost no demos on YouTube, I feel, do this freak of a fuzz any justice.
  19. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    EQD Data corrupter. Super fun to mess around with.
  20. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Wounded Paw

    Attack Goat or Battering Ram

    Heaps of fun