I need a fuzz..... (TV50/AD30) HELP!

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I need a fuzz..... (TV50/AD30) HELP!

Post by Dark Helmet » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:37 pm

I am WAY late to the party on pedals, and I honestly spent my first 5 years of playing with NO effects (or only just the Reverb on my TV50, which I never really used anyway), and the last couple of years I've only dabbled with a compressor and boost pedal.

So I haven't spent years honing my taste... and now I've done so much research that I can't make a decision... what have you guys had luck with, either good or bad?

As noted above, it'll mostly be going into an AD30 or TV50 Channel A with the gain between 10 and noon. I'm not averse to the Fur Coat, but that is a lot of real estate... although this may finally force me to split my board in 2 between signal path and the amp controls themselves.
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Re: I need a fuzz..... (TV50/AD30) HELP!

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:04 pm

Fuzzes will play differently with various amps, depending on gain settings too.

The AD30 takes all sorts of fuzzes extremely well IMO, but set the gain on the low side. Big muff, fuzz factory, swollen pickle, red llama, fuzz face, woolly mammoth.... all very different, all great.

My RV50 is another story..... it only takes them well on the clean channel. On the dirty channel, with any light crunch, nothing works.

You need to knwo what you want. Classic old school fuzz.... or something a bit meaner.... or something crazy.....

Classic, try a fuzz face or red llama. I prefer the red llama.

Something more modern and perhaps meaner, try a big muff, swollen pickle of woolly mammoth.

Something insane..... swollen pickle, fuzz factory. The fuzz factory is crazy, the swollen pickle can do big muff, super heavy and splatty with crazy feedback.

The swollen pickle is a great pedal IMO. Covers a lot of ground
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Re: I need a fuzz..... (TV50/AD30) HELP!

Post by Sootio » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 pm

The Swollen Pickle is incredible. It will make more rude sounds than your drunk uncle.

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Re: I need a fuzz..... (TV50/AD30) HELP!

Post by Dark Helmet » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:19 am

Classic fuzz.... all day every day...

If I was a better guitar player, I'd buy an insane vintage fuzz... but I'm not, so I won't.... but that's certainly the direction I'm inclined towards.

Has anyone tried the JHS mini foot fuzz? I really am running out of space on my board, and if I split it, that's just an even bigger load-in... (2 FS-1s, and a switch-doctor 3-button, and an ABCD switch will do that...)
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Re: I need a fuzz..... (TV50/AD30) HELP!

Post by Wendigo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:48 pm

EarthquakerDevices "Hoof". Best fuzz I've ever heard. Check out the gearmandude demo.

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