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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Crappiest sputtering fuzz


What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
May 21st, 2017 08:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

My Ibanez FZ-7. It's the stuff that dreams are made of. Bad ones.

There's a switch on it that says 'Damage'. Indeed!

Noiselovers unite.

FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
May 21st, 2017 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's tame, sir.


Now sputtering death can be had with stuff with switches and starve circuits that make it look like a boring ol' Fuzz Face. :)

My custom Test Pattern from Hell goes from shortwave sputters to flat out sine oscillation fighting the input, to actual useful fuzz.

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(with many stars)

NW Pennsylvania

May 21st, 2017 08:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

The rev is serious about Fuzz.


What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
May 22nd, 2017 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Noted. Rob, can you post some racket?

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May 22nd, 2017 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

You just described the tone of an amp I built years ago.

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I've got my own

double-cross to bear
May 22nd, 2017 07:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Run your signal backwards through some wah pedals and there's no telling what might emerge from the output.

Sometimes it's fuzz-like scrapes so bad it would make Dr. Eugene Chadbourne smile.

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United States

By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
May 22nd, 2017 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Maybe not the best fuzz, but my Blue Box sputters in its own special way because of the built in gate. It's pretty righteous!

FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
May 22nd, 2017 05:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have more racket than god posted.

That said, this is all built around the TPfH live, parallel processing courtesy of the ES-8 so it's always fighting and screaming and staticing but not taking over.

On its own, it'd be ....a lot meaner.

The monster in action.


What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
May 23rd, 2017 06:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Beautifully hideous.

Or hideously beautiful.


Yorkshire, England

May 23rd, 2017 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Rob, that piece could be the soundtrack for the invasion of the free world.

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So. Cal. USA

May 23rd, 2017 01:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rob gives Robert Fripp lessons in e-tronics.

Well done sir!

That thing from about 1:55-3:05 is a masterpiece!

FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
May 24th, 2017 12:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, it's a heck of a monster. I have others that do ugly, but nothing where I'm finding new sounds years after having it done.

Getting it done properly was a nightmare, my first two people failed at the job and a friend stepped in to save the day.

With only one working eye for soldering purposes, I try to avoid it!

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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
May 26th, 2017 09:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

I built a Fuzz Face in the 70's out of used parts. Germanium metal can Transistors. OK Fuzz. The circuit was found in a library book 101 projects. Then I added a bypass switch that just connected the in to the out, yet the Fuzz was also still working and I got Glassy distortion. Rotating the Fuzz pot would eventually get oscillation. Interesting effect.

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MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
May 27th, 2017 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Fairfield Circuitry Unpleasant Surprise. Crap, sputtering fuzz but in such a good way. Received one in the mail today, it's awesome :-)

FDP Data Goon

We all want

our time in hell
May 27th, 2017 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Heh, I got to play with one for a bit, it wasn't a bad pedal, I just had most of it covered already.

Know a couple guys who swear by 'em.

If I want to go for ugly versatile that's covering too many bases, I have a 9-in-1 Devi clone that has enough knobs and switches to launch a missile. It was christened the "Meth Shark" by the builder and the previous owner.

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