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Your Favorite Fuzztones

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Deluge Of Sound, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Yes, a slight variation on "what's your favorite fuzzbox." :p

    But the more I've been posting in here, the more curious I've become to figure out what a lot of the regular fuzz guys here would use as their "holy grail" of recorded fuzzy/distorted goodness.

    As far as I'm concerned, Al Cisneros's work in OM has what I'd consider the best distortion/fuzz ever recorded. It sounds like a melting rig (which, I suppose it is), and I love it.
  2. p4toda


    Aug 10, 2008
    At the middle
    synthy fuzz
  3. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    ...are some of my favs.
  4. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    I think he is asking about recorded fuzz tones, not individual pedals.
  5. Awesome band from Richmond, VA. :D

    I'd also have to say some of Fu Manchu's stuff. And Acid King. Also, Godstomper has a pretty gnarly fuzz tone. He uses the Green Russian Muff.
  6. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    he's still asking about pedals, but I posted before I got my coffee. again. sorry.
  7. theunknowndude

    theunknowndude Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Adelaide, Australia
    to me cliff burton's solo on pulling teeth,... sure the wah influences that tone but I love it cos its fuzzy yet still sounds like it has the fundamental in it alot as opposed to fuzz where it just changes the whole character/tone of the bass...
  8. My favorite will always be Luke Gower from cog, he get's the most amazing fuzz tone out of his rig (old old sovtek muff, we think it's the green one but that's yet to be confirmed due to re-housing)

    but yeah Luke Gower, i suppose to make a comparison think similar to Chris Wolstenholmes muse tone.....but it really has it's own unique flavor and he combines it incredibly well with delay in My Enemy
  9. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    Love the bass on the song 'Northern Plauge'
    Not sure what he used though.
  10. Bunny Brunnel's intro solo on Ivanhoe is my favorite fuzz/distorted recorded bass sound.

    Also really like the bass sound on Tahitian Moon by Porno for Pyros(sorry, don't know who the player is) and just about anything Doug Pinnick does on the early King's X stuff.

  11. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    Mike Watt
  12. BassJunkie730


    Feb 3, 2005
    I'm totally digging the tight fuzz of Mastodon


    You may think it's more of a distortion tone - but it sounds fuzzy to me and AWESOME!

    Iv'e seen them live


    I love that song.
  13. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    Robert Sledge, MCA, and whoever the dude was from Daisy Chainsaw (not exactly fuzz but nice).
  14. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Felix Pappalardi's Sunn tone in Mountain. Specifically the live at the Fillmore one.

    Al Cisneros's tone specifically on the last two and a half minutes of At Giza, Unitive Knowledge of the Godhead, and on Sleep's Sonic Titan.

    Troy Sanders tone in Blood and Thunder.

    Jesse Keeler in Death From Above 1979

    Jeff Matz tone in Death is this Communion

    Tim Bagshaw's tone on Mind Transferral

    A certain goob in Buzzardstien :p

    Ron's tone at 2.45 of Reefer Sutherland

    Takeshi of Boris

    Guy Pinhas playing on III.

    And yes I realize that a couple of these are amp distortion tones. They still sound the best.
  15. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
  16. xsubs

    xsubs Working Class Hero Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    NYC & Corcaigh, Éire
    Endorsing Artist: Hiwatt Amplification & Rotosound Strings
    Mike Rutherford's fuzz tone on "The Lamb Lies Down" LP
  17. Doolz


    Oct 5, 2007
    the fuzz'd out solo in Werepizza by HORSE the band. (band furrreakin rules.)
  18. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam

    Oct 14, 2004
    San Diego
    Greg Jehenian from mewithoutYou on "Catch for Us the Foxes"

    A lot of the time you have a blend of clean and fuzzed. but it always sounds so good. Never too synthy.
  19. Grimoire


    Oct 29, 2001
    Ålesund, Norway
    The tone on 'Through Silver in Blood' is one of my personal favourites, along with John Wettons sound on 'Red'.
  20. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Add another one for Robert Sledge. Blended Big Muff FTW.


    Colin Greenwood on the live version of National Anthem

    There are a bunch more that aren't coming to mind right now.

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