Non-Rickenbacker Guitars & Effects

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Postby (Sérgio) » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:47 pm

What fuzz box are you currently using, or which ones do you like best for what you do?

I love fuzz and have tried several of the classics like the Big Muff and the obvious Fuzz Face, but the best box I’ve tried so far was the Fulltone Octafuzz. I don’t use the octaver function, only the fuzz. It’s pretty much the only effect I just can’t do without.
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Re: Fuzz?

Postby (rkbsound) » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:16 pm

The Rush Pepbox, now made by Lucy Rush in the U.K., is my favorite. It is the best fuzz I have found that works really well with a Rickenbacker 330. It also works well with my other guitars, including humbuckers. But for the Rickenbacker in particular, no other fuzz works as well. This is the original pedal that has been made by Pepe Rush and now Lucy, since the mid 60’s. WEM helped Pepe Rush market them but WEM is out of business. If you see a “WEM” on a Pepbox now it is just a copy of Pepe and Lucy’s original Rush Pepbox. Circuits can be copied for many pedals, but I think components for fuzz, and the care with which they are assembled, can make a difference. There are copies of this pedal and they are “rubbish”, as they say.
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Re: Fuzz?

Postby (jps) » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:29 pm

There is three I have that get rotated depending on what I'm seeking (mostly for my basses, though).

Cave Passive Pedals B-Drive Mk II
Tech21 Sansamp GT-2
tc electronic MOJOMOJO
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Re: Fuzz?

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am

I love my AnalogMan Sunface. But lately I'm pushing my 2000 330 SG through a RAT (not really a fuzz, I know) and dig it.
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Re: Fuzz?

Postby (scott_s) » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:13 pm

I've never been much of a fuzz guy. Amp-like overdrive and crunch has always been my pursuit.

I'm currently getting to know a Blackstone Appliances Mosfet Overdrive. The ability to have both a low-gain and high-gain sound available in one small pedal is nice. (It can even sound a little fuzzy at max gain...)

Of course, there are more and more "two-headed" pedals being made these days, but this one has been made for over 20 years! 8)
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