What Fuzz Pedals Lean More Towards An OD Tone & Not A Velcro/Buzzy Sound?

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I have one that I describe to others exactly like that. With the Fuzz knob turned way down, it sounds more like an OD. Wave is still square, but it's cool.

     
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    That is what I was going to say. I never bonded with mine though even it though it has the original chip.
     
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    I'll add the Roger Mayer Spitfire Distortion pedal, with the drive all the way down you can use the volume knob as a boost to push the amp. While it is a "distortion" pedal it really sounds like a transparent fuzz. You can dial in OD all the way to Fuzzy distortion. I would say it would be a great balance for those that aren't 100% into fuzz but like to have some fuzzy tones.... If that makes sense.
     
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    A Fuzz Face clone with low hfe transistors and a series resistor limiting the input of the circuit, IME...
     
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    You could always use a fuzz pedal such as a Dunlop JH-F1 with a mild overdrive from a Boss SD1 or DOD 250
     
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    I think that velcro buzzy sorta gated sound is because of a low transistor bias. There are fuzzes that have a bias control so you can get from OD type sound to that gated velcro sound.
     
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    Had an analogman sunface - that sounded more like distortion than a fuzz - very smooth. Never could get on with it though. Full volume on a LP just turned the sound to mush.
     
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    Maybe a treble booster is what you have in mind, axe ?
     
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    Friedman makes some great pedals.

     
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    There's a lot of Harmonic Percolator clones out there these days. I wouldn't even call it a fuzz, but it's got more hair than most overdrive pedals. Not for the faint of heart.

    I haven't messed with a lot of true Tonebender replicas, but I know there's plenty tone bender based fuzz pedals out there that can be dialed in to sound more like a rat or ocd. My personal favorite right now: Function f(x) Clusterfuzz. Super tweakable thanks to the clipping options and all the other controls. Pretty much my 'swiss army knife' fuzz.

    It can be dialed in to do everything the Park Fuzz Sound does, and more. Come to think of it, I wouldn't be surprised if the Park has some Tonebender pedigree in it. Kinda like the old EQD Tone Reaper. But there's countless similar tonebender inspired dirt pedals out there.
     
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    You will have to chose betwen germanium or silicon transistor circuits..
     
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    If you want a fuzz but you don't want fuzz then maybe you want an overdrive.
     
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