Looking For That Good Old Tube Fuzz, tone, marshall, fuzz, rock
blazestrings
Apr 1 2009, 09:01 PM
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I currently own an AVT Marshall Head hooked up to a MG Lead cab 120watts amp/cab. It produces a sound that I enjoy (could be better with cash lol) however, it doesn’t produce that good fuzz/distortion as a jcm amp or jvm. I have switched from OD1 to OD2 and it kind of helps however, it gives way to much feed back and is a pain to control while switching from lead to rhythm. Is there a pedal or a type of set up to enhance the fuzz/distortion? I’m looking for a good rock/blues sound. Any suggestions? blink.gif

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Apr 1 2009, 11:29 PM
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Tube, Fuzz? Correct my if I'm wrong but the "fuzz" sound comes from transistors. So if you want to get that sound, get a fuzz pedal.

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Apr 2 2009, 06:07 AM
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fuzz ain't cool wink.gif get an ibanez tubescreamer:D

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Apr 2 2009, 10:11 AM
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QUOTE (blazestrings @ Apr 1 2009, 09:01 PM) *
I currently own an AVT Marshall Head hooked up to a MG Lead cab 120watts amp/cab. It produces a sound that I enjoy (could be better with cash lol) however, it doesn’t produce that good fuzz/distortion as a jcm amp or jvm. I have switched from OD1 to OD2 and it kind of helps however, it gives way to much feed back and is a pain to control while switching from lead to rhythm. Is there a pedal or a type of set up to enhance the fuzz/distortion? I’m looking for a good rock/blues sound. Any suggestions? blink.gif


Hi there

Fuzz is a different effect to distortion , if your after a fuzz sound such as hendrix tone for example then you will need a fuzz pedal.

In terms of distortions pedals there are loads that you can try. I would suggest either a tube screamer or a boss ds 1.

Your best bet would be to try out as many pedals as you can , there are loads of distortion/overdrive pedals on the market.

Although a pedal can never replace the sound of a cranked tube amp but they are a hell of alot cheaper.

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Apr 2 2009, 10:48 AM
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One of the classic fuzz boxes was the Arbiter Fuzzface. It's now made by Dunlop here. Quite expensive imho and I don't know how authentic it is but probably worth trying out.

Jesse's suggestion of a Tubescreamer is a good one - there are several different models TS5/TS8/TS7/TS9/TS808 but AFAIK it tends to be the original TS9 and TS808 that people really like. (Not that the new ones aren't any good - just that people seem to prefer the old TS9.) People often want silly money on Ebay for original TS9s and so Maxon and a few other boutique pedal manufacturers now make their own modded versions of the old TS9s.

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My friend, has a muff and he always uses it, he plays lotta hendrix too. It's an Englis Muff'n pedal!

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Apr 2 2009, 01:01 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Apr 2 2009, 10:48 AM) *
One of the classic fuzz boxes was the Arbiter Fuzzface. It's now made by Dunlop here. Quite expensive imho and I don't know how authentic it is but probably worth trying out.

Jesse's suggestion of a Tubescreamer is a good one - there are several different models TS5/TS8/TS7/TS9/TS808 but AFAIK it tends to be the original TS9 and TS808 that people really like. (Not that the new ones aren't any good - just that people seem to prefer the old TS9.) People often want silly money on Ebay for original TS9s and so Maxon and a few other boutique pedal manufacturers now make their own modded versions of the old TS9s.


I have used the dunlop fuzzface and its very good , especially the hendrix signature model which is very authentic in my opinion.

Another pedal i would suggest is the fulltone ocd , one of my favorite overdrive pedals.

I also like indy guitarist pedals , they have a great range that recreate vox and marshall plexi sounds.

http://indy-guitarist.com/pedals

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If you want that fuzzy/overdriven vintage tone there are the pedals you should consider and tryout:

- Arbiter Fuzzface
- EHX Big Muff Pi
- EHX English Muff'in
- Fulltone OCD
- MXR Boost/Overdrive

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