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I got a cheap fuzz pedal recently. A Mooer grey faze. Its a germanium based pedal (an AC 128) just wondering about getting it to sound good with other pedals. I've tried it in a few different orders. It sounds best as the first of the chain into the clean channel, mixed with the drive channel, not so good & not great with the boost/overdrive pedal on either. Any tips? Are they just not meant to be stacked with another drive source?
 

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Too much gain is shite so I would definitely be wary of stacking. That's just me though... I cant stand high gain.

I do like fuzz though. Very much. Fuzz pedal into clean channel . Winner.
 

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Decent Fuzz pedals enjoy a gainy input
and into a dirty channel like a Marshall sound thick lovely and compressed. I'm only going on the fuzzes I've used mind you


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Too much gain is shite so I would definitely be wary of stacking. That's just me though... I cant stand high gain.

I do like fuzz though. Very much. Fuzz pedal into clean channel . Winner.
I know what you mean. I was hoping for, here's the overdrive channel and then add the fuzz on top for some extra fuzzy crispy bits around the notes withouta huge variation in tone. It's sound quiet dull and bassy used with the preamp overdrive. Just fuzz into the clean channel sounds quiet good. I know these things are tempramental......
 

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I like the idea of a fuzz pedal much better than the reality. Usually when I realize I don't play in a ropey 60's garage band.
 

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Where's the spruce moose lately?
 

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Been off me holidays and watching a load of bands using fuzz pedals to great effect. Germanium fuzz faces (which this is) generally needs to be first in chain and have the fuzz nearly maxed out then roll back your guitar volume to clean it up a bit. I'd have the pedal volume up a good bit too so it's pushing the amp a bit. That'll help making it a bit brighter if you find it dark.

All that done and it should sound good into a clean or driven amp.
 

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All that done and it should sound good into a clean or driven amp.
It sounds fine used on the clean channel (laney lc30)
but used on the overdrive channel or with the boost pedal (xotic bb preamp) is doesn't sound so good. The tone completely changes. I was aiming for a little extra fizz without a big tonal shift.
 

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cheapish fuzz pedal .....damn typos
 

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I ended up buying a DOD Carcosa fuzz.

 

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Oh I want one of those..is it great IRL?
 

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I'm not a fuzz aficionado but i'm happy with it, Its very versatile. Sounds good into a clean channel or the overdrive channel. €93 from Thomann, which is fairly cheap for a fuzz pedal.
 

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I have an old boss hyper fuzz that I got for super cheap years ago. Still not managed to get regular use out of it,but it does have some great sounds
 

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