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Fuzz Freaks arise!
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:32:44 AM »
share ko lang. first time kong maka-try ng Fuzz mga 4 years ago, and nung time na yun parang di ko na-type-an, and i was more interested in ultra-compressed, high gain sounds than a blatty fuzz (if i had an MT-2 then, i would have been happy ). i am sure there was something about fuzzes that i like, but i can not identify what it was during that time.

the unit actually was a crappy Zoom 707ii i think, probably the reason why i disliked it, as it sounded rather fake. and yes, you guessed it, i was using more ultra-compressed, noisy high gain pedals nung mga sumunod na pagkakataon.

lately i tried building some fuzz circuits, and after two successful projects, i am starting to discover how wonderful these circuits are (again). the clean-up is nice, and the circuit reacts well to the guitar's pot. amazing!
(on a side note: the RF interference can get annoying sometimes, so be sure to set the minimum volume on your Boss pedal as well :D)


i have an NPN fuzz face and a PNP tonebender MK2 (negative ground), and these two differ greatly, just right for my needs. not of topnotch craftmanship, but delivers :D i know most of us are dirt addicts as well, and probably are into ODs and Dists more. just wanted to know who the fuzz freaks are in this forum.

fuzz freak/aficionados, arise!
« Last Edit: April 21, 2009, 09:34:29 AM by Musikerochan »



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Re: Fuzz Freaks arise!
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 12:30:35 PM »
Been through a bunch of fuzzes starting from the Fuzz Face of a zoom GFX-5. Next came a reissue US Big Muff, then a Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face (yung itim), then an EHX Double Muff. Tapos ngayon, gumagamit ako ng older reissue US Big Muff (with the wooden box and old style knobs). I just wish there was a way to add mids without using an OD pedal before it. Might go for a Blackout Musket Fuzz next.
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Re: Fuzz Freaks arise!
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 02:04:23 PM »
^ yun nga din impression ko with fuzzes i have. either it gets too trebley pag nagrollback ng volum pot/pedal, or too bassy when gain knob is cranked.


the FF for me has more bass and quite scooped but cleans up nicely, something i cannot do with my Tonebender - just plain raw power!

will try an NPN/PNP TB MK2 build in one enclosure next time. for teH BroOtaLz.!

just kidding. i want them for their dramatic clean up. when i was new to pedals i kept reading this thing about "clean up" when you roll back your volume pot. i thought this just cuts your volume. hindi pala. it' more than taht. it's magic.

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Re: Fuzz Freaks arise!
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 02:22:38 PM »
ask turi...  :-D
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 04:14:30 PM »
ask turi...  :-D

i'll pass. grabe makahawa si Sir Turi. talo pa ang sipon. ambilis kumapit!


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Re: Fuzz Freaks arise!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 04:28:30 PM »
i'll pass. grabe makahawa si Sir Turi. talo pa ang sipon. ambilis kumapit!

lolz... very true... look at me now... lolz...

anyway, i've had very limited experience with fuzz... i was able to try out the fuzzface and some local custom fuzz pedals... so far, i've fallen for the catalinbread v8 fuzz... pretty versatile for its size... it has found a place on my board...  :wink:
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Re: Fuzz Freaks arise!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 07:55:29 PM »
wakana! i love my trifecta!  :mrgreen:

ask gearmandude  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 11:54:05 PM »
miss my jimi hendrix fuzzface jh-2...

i'm eyeing on the chicago iron in the classifieds, if it is still available that I am a little more capable...it is mine...

me like it straight in your face fuzz.....feeling hendrix eh, shape it with your attack and guitar pots... :mrgreen:

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 12:36:46 AM »
I once had these in one house at one time.

-zvex fuzzfactory
-fromunda big cheese clone (i miss this one)
-zoom ultrafuzz (is with a friend at the moment)
-lovepedal fuzz50 (on a good day it rocks, siguro mas malupit na tunog ngayon dahil palit na ako ng pick-ups sa GLP.
-skreddy zero


Only 3 remain.

A smiley fuzzface clone would be nice in the future 8-)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 12:37:50 AM by pallas »

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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 01:35:21 AM »
hey guys  :-D
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 01:45:00 AM »
I once had these in one house at one time.

-zvex fuzzfactory
-fromunda big cheese clone (i miss this one)
-zoom ultrafuzz (is with a friend at the moment)
-lovepedal fuzz50 (on a good day it rocks, siguro mas malupit na tunog ngayon dahil palit na ako ng pick-ups sa GLP.
-skreddy zero


Only 3 remain.

A smiley fuzzface clone would be nice in the future 8-)



-zvex fuzzfactory tried. good high gain fuzz pedal.
-fromunda big cheese clone had it. now back with arnold. might get it back
-zoom ultrafuzz still have it. staying. hirap hanapin eh.
-lovepedal fuzz50 would love to try this
-skreddy zero - killed by black out. all my skreddy's are gone. lulz

stuff you might want to check out:
D*A*M Pedals
Blackout Dffectors
Phoenix Custom Pedals
Death BY AUdio
4MS pedals
Devi Ever - My personal favorite on insane fuzz tones.

PORN: - builder is a tattoo artist who's a fuzz fanatic. amazing work too.

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BUZZ AROUND



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BIG BENDER MK II




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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 02:59:15 AM »
i'll pass. grabe makahawa si Sir Turi. talo pa ang sipon. ambilis kumapit!

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2009, 03:08:45 AM »
some fuzzes I still have with me:
Zoom UF01
Teaser Stallion
V8
78 Big Muff
Barge Concepts BP-1
SIB Nick Nitro
MXR Blue box - so under rated.
Hendrix Fuzz face (red now rehoused, yeah, dual germanium :evil:)
4ms Atoner - incoming in three weeks

Here's what was bought and sold (regret)
Fender Blender
Skreddy Mayo
Skreddy Pink Flesh
Fromunda
D*A*M Ezekiel
D*A*M Sonic Titan (although a power amp distortion pedal, sounds like a fuzz to me)
Hendrix JH-1 - black.


Here's a list of what I want next:
Blackout effectors Dual Fuzz
Blackout Effectors Musket Fuzz
Devi Ever Rocket
Devi Ever Shoe Gazer
Prescription Electronics Experience fuzz
4ms Noise Swash
Watson Super FUzz
Old Marshall Supa Fuzz
Beast Egg Fuzz
DIY Triangle Muff by Montgomery Appliances
There's around 20 more. I forgot the rest.
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2009, 06:41:59 AM »
parang ang simple lang gumawa ng fuzz pedal  :mrgreen:

lalo na yung big bender hehe

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2009, 07:01:30 AM »
parang ang simple lang gumawa ng fuzz pedal  :mrgreen:

lalo na yung big bender hehe

true. then i figured. even analogmike even asked for my help to get some parts here. i said. i will try. lulz. thos caps and trannys are the hardest.
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2009, 07:07:17 AM »
true. then i figured. even analogmike even asked for my help to get some parts here. i said. i will try. lulz. thos caps and trannys are the hardest.

watah! yun nga lang hehe

mention about analogmike, saw the demo of KoT... ganda... in my dreams  :lol:

back to fuzz  :lol:

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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2009, 07:08:08 AM »
watah! yun nga lang hehe

mention about analogmike, saw the demo of KoT... ganda... in my dreams  :lol:

back to fuzz  :lol:

yup. it's nice. but...hehe. basta. tama. back to fuzz.
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2009, 10:17:05 AM »
hehe, grabe ang Fuzz Gas ni boss Turi, nakapila na!


mukang simple nga lang yung mga circuits ng ibang fuzzes (FF and TB), pero parusa daw ang pag-bias! good thing i got lucky with mine.


i thought before i was into dists. then OD (amp OD-like pedals). even amp sims (GDI). chet! fuzz lang pala would give me a fat hard-on!

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2009, 11:48:46 AM »
Lovepedal Maori Fuzzmaster sounds promising.

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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2009, 12:17:33 PM »
Lovepedal Maori Fuzzmaster sounds promising.

you're right sir, medyo nakakainlove itong pedal na ito
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2009, 06:47:51 PM »
hehe, grabe ang Fuzz Gas ni boss Turi, nakapila na!


mukang simple nga lang yung mga circuits ng ibang fuzzes (FF and TB), pero parusa daw ang pag-bias! good thing i got lucky with mine.


i thought before i was into dists. then OD (amp OD-like pedals). even amp sims (GDI). chet! fuzz lang pala would give me a fat hard-on!

no one has really done it here sa pinas. consistently making fuzz pedals. would love to try some local builds. if you're into it, here's a tip. make it a bit modern sounding. think triangle muff with bottom end balls.

Lovepedal Maori Fuzzmaster sounds promising.

very. but the demo was biased IMHO. botik lahat eh. i wonder how it would sound on a genesis guitar?  :-D

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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2009, 06:52:19 PM »
tried Jmorrero's fuzzbox,  :lol:

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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2009, 07:56:39 PM »
tried Jmorrero's fuzzbox,  :lol:

60's? 70's? modern? how's the bottom end? what gear did you use? really curious.
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2009, 03:03:04 AM »
no one has really done it here sa pinas. consistently making fuzz pedals. would love to try some local builds. if you're into it, here's a tip. make it a bit modern sounding. think triangle muff with bottom end balls.

very. but the demo was biased IMHO. botik lahat eh. i wonder how it would sound on a genesis guitar?  :-D



What gear was used? It sounds like where the fuzz50 started off but more.

His echobaby on the chain....maybe?

How biased was it from your point of view as im out of the loop from effects for quite awhile?

« Last Edit: April 23, 2009, 03:04:56 AM by pallas »

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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2009, 03:29:49 AM »
What gear was used? It sounds like where the fuzz50 started off but more.

His echobaby on the chain....maybe?

How biased was it from your point of view as im out of the loop from effects for quite awhile?

I based it on the other demos. There's probably an echobaby in the end. Like the Pickle vibe. Cables were GL's. Amp was a tweed combo probably a Fender. Guitar I am not sure. I am wondering how it would sound if the gear used were different. Cheaper gear like an MIK or MIC guitar, and SS amp or even a china made amp. Pretty subjective. The video helped sure, but the best way to find out if it really rocks my socks off is to get one. Soon. Lulz.
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