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FDP Forum / Non-Fender Gear Reviews / Help! Best Classic ( Satisfaction ) fuzz?

Telesaint

Texas

Dec 28th, 2011 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Guys, I want a classic Fuzz ( think early Stones) fuzz. Tons of choices. Thoughts?

Black Hole Gang
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Jan 2nd, 2012 05:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender Blender's pretty awesome. Reissue is still available.

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Jan 2nd, 2012 10:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try the Danelectro Daddy-O.

RainboGuy

USA/Wisconsin

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Jan 4th, 2012 08:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try an Arbiter Fuzz Face or a Rat.

Telesaint

Texas

Jan 4th, 2012 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anybody have experience with a Fulltone Octafuzz?

Portsider

Tampa Fla USA

Every day you wake up is a good one.
Jan 12th, 2012 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you can find a used DOD Classic Fuzz, it nails the "Satisfaction" tone.

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Jan 12th, 2012 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Arbiter Fuzz Face was the original.

Or a totally blown Champ Amp.

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Jan 12th, 2012 08:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm having a VFE Fuzz Duo made. Selectable germanium and silicon fuzz, or combinations thereof. I haven't heard it, but have purchased it based on my experience with the VFE Alpha Dog. I have asked for good examples of old school fuzz 'ala Hendrix and other examples from around that era, plus nice smoothing when pushed. I'm looking forward to receiving it.

Peter at VFE has some awesome effects pedal philosophies, and is awesome to do business with, even from half way around the world.


ftgjr

USA

Jan 13th, 2012 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For Satisfaction fuzz tones you need a Maestro FZ-1A or a clone of one. The Zvex Fuzz Factory can get this tone and a whole lot more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TYMO-1peE4&list=UUVLMzJQwgbAxLjosJwSjdnQ&index=1&feature=plcp

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Jan 20th, 2012 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

FZ-1A and reverb gets you there.

I wonder what happened to mine?

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Feb 20th, 2012 08:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Maestro FZ-1A"

Yup. Nails it for just one song. I just sold one a year ago and got stupid money for it. Other than that, it is a awful sounding pedal.

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Feb 21st, 2012 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The FZ-1A was the pedal in that song. We used to use a cheap EH Muff thingy that plugged into your guitar. It worked well enough. One knob.

Voodoo Chile

Texas

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Mar 1st, 2012 06:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've always thought that the fuzz in "Satisfaction" was a VOX Tone Bender.

Steve Dallman
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Dangit! Hot weather.
Mar 3rd, 2012 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not according to all the reports I've read.

One report...

"In May 1965 Keith Richards used a Gibson Maestro Fuzz-Tone to record "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".[21] The song's success greatly boosted sales of the device, and all available stock sold out by the end of 1965"

From Guitar Player...

"The “Satisfaction” riff was recorded through an early Maestro Fuzz-Tone, and it is archetypal of the fuzz sound"

Yet another...

"Few would argue that "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is one of the greatest rock and roll songs ever. By association, this makes the Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone one of the greatest fuzz pedals ever. Keith Richards used this wonderfully quirky little fuzz in 1965 to sculpt the riff that put a guitar in many a youngster's hands and struck fear in many a parent's hearts. At 45 years old, there are not so many around, so if you stumble across one in your travels, grab it."

(This message was last edited by Steve Dallman at 04:12 PM, Mar 3rd, 2012)

Portsider

Tampa Fla USA

Every day you wake up is a good one.
Apr 6th, 2012 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you can find an old DOD Classic Fuzz, it nails the "Satisfaction" sound.

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Apr 7th, 2012 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"If you can find an old DOD Classic Fuzz, it nails the "Satisfaction" sound."

Early signs of dementia? 8v)

69tele

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Apr 17th, 2012 05:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

my dad used to use a shaftsbury duo fuzz back in the day which i believe is quite close to the original tone.

Wattson now make a modern day clone

I still have the original and I believe they are worth quite a bit as well!

Duo Fuzz / Wattson Replica

Portsider

Tampa Fla USA

Every day you wake up is a good one.
Jun 22nd, 2012 10:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Early signs of dementia? 8v)"

Nah... I'm just stupid.

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