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Telesaint



Texas

Dec 28th, 2011 02:08 PM        

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        

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



Dadical

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Jan 2nd, 2012 10:57 AM        

Try the Danelectro Daddy-O.



RainboGuy



USA/Wisconsin

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Jan 4th, 2012 08:39 AM        

Try an Arbiter Fuzz Face or a Rat.



Telesaint



Texas

Jan 4th, 2012 10:35 AM        

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        

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



JimmySee

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Jan 12th, 2012 06:51 PM        

Arbiter Fuzz Face was the original.<br /> <br /> Or a totally blown Champ Amp.



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You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Jan 12th, 2012 08:45 PM        

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



ftgjr



USA

Jan 13th, 2012 12:35 PM        

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



Twangmeister

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Jan 20th, 2012 12:06 PM        

FZ-1A and reverb gets you there.<br /> <br /> I wonder what happened to mine?



GP

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Feb 20th, 2012 08:41 PM        

"Maestro FZ-1A"<br /> <br /> 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.



Steve Dallman

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Merrill, Wisconsin

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Feb 21st, 2012 02:38 PM        

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        

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        

Not according to all the reports I've read. <br /> <br /> One report...<br /> <br /> "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"<br /> <br /> From Guitar Player...<br /> <br /> "The “Satisfaction” riff was recorded through an early Maestro Fuzz-Tone, and it is archetypal of the fuzz sound"<br /> <br /> Yet another...<br /> <br /> "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."



Portsider



Tampa Fla USA

Every day you wake up is a good one.
Apr 6th, 2012 10:06 AM        

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



urby

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Apr 7th, 2012 01:40 PM        

"If you can find an old DOD Classic Fuzz, it nails the "Satisfaction" sound."<br /> <br /> Early signs of dementia? 8v)



69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

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Apr 17th, 2012 05:17 AM        

my dad used to use a shaftsbury duo fuzz back in the day which i believe is quite close to the original tone.<br /> <br /> Wattson now make a modern day clone<br /> <br /> I still have the original and I believe they are worth quite a bit as well!



Portsider



Tampa Fla USA

Every day you wake up is a good one.
Jun 22nd, 2012 10:21 AM        

"Early signs of dementia? 8v)"<br /> <br /> Nah... I'm just stupid.



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