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Foggy1
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May 15th, 2017 04:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looking for the Big Muff sound, that will work in the chain with other pedals. The Fuzz on my Darkside was nice, but have decided to sell that pedal.

Thanks, Foggy.

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May 15th, 2017 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Any reason not to go with the Big Muff?

Foggy1
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May 15th, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Any reason not to go with the Big Muff?"

I know they're not the same as the originals, but what is?

It's on my list, just wanted to see if anyone likes anything better.

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May 16th, 2017 04:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh or Pharaoh Supreme are excellent sounding Big Muff clones that go further with tone and tweakability. I haven't read a bad thing about them. I have a Sarcophagus which is a Pharaoh on one side and an LSTR (another take on the big Muff circuit)on the other side. I also have a Big Muff Nano, which in itself is another cool take on the Big Muff circuit but doesn't quite sound as good as either side of Sarcophagus, especially at gain settings over 12 O'clock. The Sarcophagus, at least from my experience works well with other pedals so I don't see why the Pharaoh pedals wouldn't. BAT pedals are pricey but for a good reason.

Other than BAT pedals, there's probably squillions of clones derived from the Big Muff which probably all offer some advantage over the original circuits.

Foggy1
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May 16th, 2017 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Modal, I was thinking that a Nano Big muff, might be good enough for me. Not looking to spend big bucks on pedals anymore. Every time i do, I end up selling them.

Going to grab a Neo Mistress also. That expensive Darkside and Alter ego just didn't click for me.

I really can't use them to their potential.

(This message was last edited by Foggy1 at 03:29 PM, May 16th, 2017)

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May 16th, 2017 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought two used recently---
A Pettyjohn Fuze and the JHS Muffeletta----
I got great sounds from the JHS right away---the Pettyjohn I am still trying to get dialed in.
The JHS pedal has I think 8 different fuzz tones you can get--

ejm

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May 17th, 2017 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Once you figure out what you want, you can build your own.
Two sources:
Build Your Own Clone
General Guitar Gadgets


Foggy1
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May 17th, 2017 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the input. Going to look over a lot, before buying anything. I need keepers this time :)

It's almost impossible to do without trying them out though.

I realize that now.

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May 17th, 2017 01:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So order from places with a return policy after doing research!

Foggy1
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May 17th, 2017 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Makes sense RR.

Foggy1
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May 17th, 2017 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RR I have only three keepers right now, Wampler Tumnus, TC electronics V2 Corona Chorus and my MXR Carbon copy. That Wampler Velvet Fuzz looks mighty tempting, but Pricey!

I'm a big fan of Brian Wampler, now that i tried and love the Tumnus.

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May 17th, 2017 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Foggy - I recently "inherited" an original Fuzz Face from around 1970....I am really digging it and can say it has some great tones within. RevRob has the best advice - get several, try them out, keep the one(s) that speak(s) to you, return the rest. Good hunting on your quest for fuzz!

Foggy1
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May 17th, 2017 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks! Wow a 70s fuzz face. Congrats, that's got to be nice.

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May 17th, 2017 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah - there's pics of it in my profile and there is a separate thread here on the find...

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May 17th, 2017 07:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have seven just on my master board (plus another distortion pedal) now.

I know what I want pretty much and am good at figuring things out from demo videos and as far as what I *don't* want.

Modal Magic
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May 18th, 2017 05:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Going to grab a Neo Mistress also."

The Neo Mistress is a seriously nice sounding pedal. Not sure if the OP is aware but it's analog dry signal and digital modulated signal. It is a little hissy and I'm guessing that may be because of the digital component. It really doesn't matter though because the hiss is unnoticeable when playing, at home levels anyway.

Mental note: must try Neo Mistress and Nano Big Muff together.

Foggy1
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May 19th, 2017 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the input everyone. I decided to go cheap and ordered the Neo mistress and the Nano Big muff PI.

We'll see how they do.

Foggy1
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May 30th, 2017 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Mental note: must try Neo Mistress and Nano Big Muff together."

It's all i really needed, works great for me and the price was right.

:)

Modal Magic
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Jun 2nd, 2017 01:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried the two pedals together and it sounded great, even at high gain. I was expecting it to sound a bit mushy, muddy or over the top because of the lack of depth control on the Neo Mistress. Wasn't like what expected at all.

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Jun 2nd, 2017 05:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a mint condition Analogman Sunface en route. It'll be my first fuzz since my last fuzz "device"...not a pedal, but a small metal enclosure that plugged into the guitar jack. That would have been about 1965...shortly after Satisfaction was released.

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