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i fell thatim in need of a fuzz. i love my ds-2 which is great for more aggressive sounds but i need something slightly laid.

my gear includes a fender jaguar, a marshall jcm 800 bass amp, a boss ds-2. in the near future i will be getting another tube amp (smaller though) and a wah pedal (prob a wh-10). my budget is low, less than 100 eur for sure.

the sound i want to git is quite unaggresive, more smooth and...not sure if its the right word...crappy. not really a great sound but one thats cheapish.

maybe something like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isCg_7udI_0&feature=related black keys

scott pilgrim soundtrack

hendrix as well

none of the above have a really aggresive sound and thats kind of what i want. know that i do not need to repplicate their tones, im not covering them or if i do ill use my own tone

i was tihnking about

boss fz-3

fuzz factroy clone (ill build it myself but seeing how im nnot great as building im not sure how much of an option this is)

big muff

any ideas? thanks

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hey there!

get a zoom ultrafuzz. very rare, but makes any sound u want. literally. very responsive to the guitars volume controls, doesnt suck tone. ive got a friend who uses very high quality gear (PRS, Soldano via TCElectronic G-system + ZVex pedals) and when i lent him my ultrafuzz, he said he didnt like it cos it was too crazy for him.

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the thing is all of those are expensive...id rather keep this cheapish. enough to get a good sound but not rly overdoing it. say budget around 75 euro max and i would love to get a cheaper one. thing is i also have shipping to consider (i live in malta...shipping is quite a bit so i prefer to buy local)

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the thing is all of those are expensive...id rather keep this cheapish. enough to get a good sound but not rly overdoing it. say budget around 75 euro max and i would love to get a cheaper one. thing is i also have shipping to consider (i live in malta...shipping is quite a bit so i prefer to buy local)

*Cough* The Big Muff Pi will give you a sweet violin-like sustaining sound. It's the same legendary sound created by Jimi Hendrix. *Cough*

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=Big+Muff&um=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1160&bih=651&wrapid=tlif131221351670010&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=2769845597534298478&sa=X&ei=Gco2Tp_lBsfViALLntjDCA&ved=0CGYQ8wIwAw#

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so thats a yes or a no to the big muff?

also, what about the coolcat fuzz?

I like the big muff. I thought it was funny that the description mentioned Hendrix. I haven't tried the other. I would go to youtube and listen to different demos. Won't sound exactially the same with your rig and all, but it gives you a rough idea.

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Are you comfortable with building your own pedals? I got a One Knob Fuzz built for me recently, really simple little box that packs a huge amount of fuzz. I'm also currently trialling out a bespoke bazz fuss that I had built that gives a surprisingly solid tone for both bass, for which it's intended, and guitar. Worth looking into.

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i have litstened to demos and have found all of them to be horrible...i have tried a big muff and quite liked it and the demos sounded nothing like it. i know no demo can sound as good as the real thing but with fuzzes ive never seen a good demo

i will go try it out again though with my jag this time (before i had tried it on a yamaha...decent but nothing great)

has anyone tried the fz-3 though. i quite like boss and its out of production which mean i like it even more

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they dont seem to sell deviever in europe...how much do they cost anyway?

http://www.deviever.com/fx/retailers/

near the bottom of the page is a short list of European retailers. Also, Ebay is a great source for Devi fuzz.. And her basic pedals are about $100 US which is AMAZINGLY cheap for a hand made pedal of the highest quality parts...

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i have litstened to demos and have found all of them to be horrible...i have tried a big muff and quite liked it and the demos sounded nothing like it. i know no demo can sound as good as the real thing but with fuzzes ive never seen a good demo

Dude, thing is fuzzes are complicated, at least from my experience... I have a big muff, it's my favorite pedal and it will sound different in each pickup / guitar / amp combination I use... everytime I have to set it up again to my taste and sometimes I may not get some sounds I had in a previous amp LOL that's just how it is. If you put more effects in the equation, it gets even worse, but that's what I like about them, otherwise I'd just get a Line 6 stomp modeler, or something like that.

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Honestly bro, all of her fuzzes have such different characters. The Soda Miezer and Hyperion are sorta the Big Muff on steroids. The Legend of Fuzz gives you those lo-fi, almost 8-bit game sound.. As a 'all around' distortion replacement, I love both the Torn's Peaker and the 90. I mean, really it is all dependent on the general sound you want. Whether it's something subtle or something just in yr face/ over the top. I currently own a Soda Meiser and it practically nails the Smashing Pumpkins 'Siamese Dream' fuzz that I loved since I heard it when I was a kid. But it's definitely an extreme sound and not for everyone. With her variety and low price, I'm sure she's got something that will suit yr tastes :)

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