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Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« on: July 23, 2011, 09:14:21 AM »
Is there a build that can get me close to this fuzz in this video.



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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 09:41:45 AM »
sounds like a fuzz face derivative to me mostly because it can get fairly clean. I would try a SnackShack, but turn R2 into a 1k (or 2k) pot for fuzz control. it also sounds fairly dark, so might try increasing the input cap a bit, try .05uF or so.

on another note, those pedals have really weird enclosures.

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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 09:46:33 AM »
Wouldn't a Fuzz Factory get close to this? I know the controls Stab and Comp change the biasing of the transistors and would give you that sputtering sound?

The enclosures look like transformer housings.

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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 10:50:46 AM »
I've got a fuzz factory and fuzz face.  I can't get that type of fuzz with either.  The fuzz factory is closer but not quite the same.  I didn't think the demo sounded as dark as a fuzz face.  It was more cutting.  What about a muff with more mids.

BTW yes, that enclosure is ridiculous.
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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 12:12:56 PM »
The website says it is a fuzz face with a tone control (well that's what I could figure out). That tone stack is cutting out some of the bass frequencies. I sort of get this semi gated sound with a high gain Si (2N5089) in Q1 and a normal gain Ge (2N404) in Q2, maybe throw in a Drangonfly tone-stack and that could work.  ???    

http://www.t-pedals.com/it/T-FUZZ.htm

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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 12:28:38 PM »
Yeah, that's seems logical.  It only says "one ge transistor"  so it must be a si/ge hybrid.  I'll have to fool on the breadboard a little and see what I come up with.
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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 04:44:00 PM »
The website says it is a fuzz face with a tone control (well that's what I could figure out). That tone stack is cutting out some of the bass frequencies. I sort of get this semi gated sound with a high gain Si (2N5089) in Q1 and a normal gain Ge (2N404) in Q2, maybe throw in a Drangonfly tone-stack and that could work.  ???   

http://www.t-pedals.com/it/T-FUZZ.htm

I think this is a Si/Ge fuzz face too. Some guitarists only swear by them...
I tried a bc108 for the Si and this was really cool ;)

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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 05:43:05 PM »
The wooly mammoth is definitely in the ballpark as well.  Some of the modded muffs have a similar quality also.  But I can hear germanium in there. I think jake's probably right about the hybrid fuzz face.  It has sort of a germanium sound with a bit of the compression and growly treble associatetd with a med/high gain silicon.  Great fuzz.

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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 08:48:50 PM »
that is the most intense demo of a noise reduction pedal I've ever seen

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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 12:45:02 PM »
yeah, the noise gate seems pretty good for under 100 bills
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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 01:12:40 PM »
That fuzz is definitely mean and meaty. Kinda reminds me of how a cranked champ sounds. I'm impressed by how well the noise gate works while still retaining what sounds like full tone. I'm curious if its a pedal that could be left on through a set or another box to think about turning on and off.
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Re: Question for the fuzz experts around here...
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2011, 02:12:38 PM »
You can set it up to have your noisy pedal in the smart gates loop and just turn the noise gate on and off.
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