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Moved to the guitar section.

I never bonded with fuzz. I've had a few, nothing boutique, different flavors of Muff. I always found it too hard to dial in for a sound that did what I want or a level that made sense. Maybe it's my rig, maybe it's my ears. I get better results by stacking an eq or an overdrive into a distortion pedal. I got an HX Effects a few years ago and played around with the fuzz models, too, but I wound up getting my favorite fuzz-adjacent sound out of a Rat.

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3 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Moved to the guitar section.

I never bonded with fuzz. I've had a few, nothing boutique, different flavors of Muff. I always found it too hard to dial in for a sound that did what I want or a level that made sense. Maybe it's my rig, maybe it's my ears. I get better results by stacking an eq or an overdrive into a distortion pedal. I got an HX Effects a few years ago and played around with the fuzz models, too, but I wound up getting my favorite fuzz-adjacent sound out of a Rat.

I was thinking of purchasing a RAT, some guy is selling one for $75 and it will fit on my board much better than the Big Muff I traded for a Wah, the BM was just too big. I was trying to get an EQD Eruptor but since they are not in production anymore people are asking prices way of my range. Right now I am running a EQD Special Cranker into a Metal Muff, I also have a Sparkle Drive I got years ago on the board but don't use it much for the doom stuff I do lately. My board is mid size cheap Donner model so only has space for 8 - 9 pedals on it.  

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It's all about the rig you're going into and the sound you're looking for, I think. There's no one silver bullet. The Rat is a great pedal once you get the filter frequency dialed in just right. I like it as part of a parallel processing chain with my bass rig, so I can blend in a compressed clean signal with the distortion on top. I thought fuzz would work great for that but the Rat hit the sweet spot. 

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It's a pedal a lot of people love, I can see why. I am thinking I will run a RAT into a fuzz, I have a DL4 I am not using and can trade that in, all my other pedals are analog so I can get a RAT from that dude or get one from a shop with a Fuzz or upgrade my Dunlop DCB-10 Brick, it's getting long in the tooth, maybe a VLabs pedal power or something   

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