Fix'd Fuzz question



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Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby blanket » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:46 am

My favorite setting on the Fix'd Fuzz actually bypasses the two fuzz circuits entirely: just Boost and Filter.

When I dime both the Boost and Filter and leave Fuzz 1 and 2 off, I get a great overdrive/distortion tone that is articulate and open (a great growl sound), but still has some fuzz characteristics on the decay. It's unlike any other fuzz, overdrive or distortion I've played.

Now I'm on a search for other pedals that have similar open and uncompressed fuzz/overdrive/distortion hybrid tones.

Does anyone else love this setting? Can anyone with more pedal experience than me suggest pedals that might give me similar results? I've been looking into the Dr Scientist The Elements, SmallSound/BigSound Fuck Overdrive, and Skreddy Screwdriver Deluxe. Can anyone compare these to the Boost/Filter section of the Fix'd Fuzz from personal experience?

(FYI, I'm using a Tele on bridge pu through a Fender blackface-style amp)
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby Jero » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:25 am

So you have the tone/filter full treble?
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby blanket » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:26 am

Jero wrote:So you have the tone/filter full treble?


The Filter is fully to the right (5 o'clock). I'm not sure I'd call that full treble in terms of tone. BE calls it "beefier tones."
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby Jero » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:31 pm

It's the newer deluxe version then? Mine is one of the very first ones, so it's different. That's my bad.
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby blanket » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:35 pm

Jero wrote:It's the newer deluxe version then? Mine is one of the very first ones, so it's different. That's my bad.


Yep - didn't realize the Filter changed between versions.

Any thoughts on other pedals that offer a similar open, growly, uncompressed tone as that FF setting? So nice.
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby oldangelmidnight » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:52 am

I liked that sound on the Fix'd, too. I would say, from my experience, that the Fuck doesn't sound like that. I haven't used an Elements but, based on demos, I wouldn't expect it to sound like that.
I haven't found anything that does, actually. I'm still looking. Maybe the EQD Monarch?

But, really, you've got the Fix'd. Why would you want to replace it?
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby Jero » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:14 pm

dmcmahon wrote:I liked that sound on the Fix'd, too. I would say, from my experience, that the Fuck doesn't sound like that. I haven't used an Elements but, based on demos, I wouldn't expect it to sound like that.
I haven't found anything that does, actually. I'm still looking. Maybe the EQD Monarch?

But, really, you've got the Fix'd. Why would you want to replace it?

That's a lot of pedal if you're only using the boost/filter.
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby oldangelmidnight » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:47 pm

Jero wrote:
dmcmahon wrote:I liked that sound on the Fix'd, too. I would say, from my experience, that the Fuck doesn't sound like that. I haven't used an Elements but, based on demos, I wouldn't expect it to sound like that.
I haven't found anything that does, actually. I'm still looking. Maybe the EQD Monarch?

But, really, you've got the Fix'd. Why would you want to replace it?

That's a lot of pedal if you're only using the boost/filter.


It's a small enough footprint. I guess it is a lot of temptation, though.
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby blanket » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:18 pm

dmcmahon wrote:I liked that sound on the Fix'd, too. I would say, from my experience, that the Fuck doesn't sound like that. I haven't used an Elements but, based on demos, I wouldn't expect it to sound like that.
I haven't found anything that does, actually. I'm still looking. Maybe the EQD Monarch?

But, really, you've got the Fix'd. Why would you want to replace it?


It's not that I want to replace it. There are other settings on the FF I like, too. It's just that I like the maxed Boost/Filter the best, and find it fairly unique, so I want to find more pedals that can give me variations on that sound, or more tweakability of that tone.

I hear the Skreddy Screw Driver is pretty uncompressed. Anyone who's tried both think the Skreddy would be a good match?
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby Derelict78 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:14 pm

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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby blackout_kyle » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:37 pm

Derelict78 wrote:so I think this calls for a new Blackout Effectors
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Hmm, maybe. :snax:
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Re: Fix'd Fuzz question

Postby DarkAxel » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:55 am

That reminds me i have to remember to experiment more with using Fix'd as a booster/OD with my Pharaoh and Fuck!

seriously look some more into turning Fuz:1 on... Bloom on 1/3, Shade almost fully clockwise, fuz:1's gain after a half... great powerful and useful fuzz, when boosted by a right OD, it really tightens up and becomes a hi-gain crushing brootz thing, when boosted by Fuck, it stays fuzzy and very amazing, when boosting a Pharaoh, you get those super-torture-infinite-sustain-doom-fuzzage tones...

this setting has been my main distortion for more than half a year i think, using it live, while recording, when practising... love it :)
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