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That Pedal Show – Classic Fuzz Tones: Where To Begin?

By Leslie Rich | November 12, 2016

That Pedal Show begins the exploration of Fuzz. Beginning with going through some modern representations of classics - from the Satisfaction and Voodoo Child era. They show how each of the "classics" react to humbuckers, strat style single coils and a P90. They even show how it can be used to enhance your clean tone, as fuzz reacts exceptionally dynamically to your guitar's volume. They get a littl wild with some fuzz on fuzz action and generally have their usual good time with guitars and pedals!

Consider this as the beginning of a journey, because there are so many variants within these classics, let alone the myriad other vintage and modern fuzzes. But they have to start somewhere, so why not here…https://youtu.be/HLoJzejazKU

Pedals In This Episode…

• Jim Dunlop JBF3 Joe Bonamassa Signature Fuzz Face Distortion

• Analog Man Sun Face BC183

• Pro Analog MkII Fuzz

• Fulltone Octafuzz

• Thorpy FX Fallout Cloud

• Kingsley Page

• Strymon TimeLine

As ever, all switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2 – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dSt4Ev

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…

• Brief history of fuzz and the Maestro Fuzz-Tone: 3:10
• Today’s pedals introduction: 6:35
• Two amps today…: 8:40
• All pedals with Dan’s Les Paul: 9:42
• All pedals with Mick’s Strat: 13:08
• Sun Face and the Strat guitar volume pot: 15:20 (Les Paul at 19:21)
• Bonamassa Fuzz Face and the guitar volume pot: 18:14
• Thoughts on Strats/single coils and Les Pauls/humbuckers and fuzz: 20:25
• Dan’s ’61 Les Paul (SG) Junior and the Sun Face: 22:05
• …and compared with the other fuzzes: 22:40
• Octafuzz into Fuzz Face into Delay: 23:50
• Fuzz Face and Sun Face before Octafuzz: 26:15 (Strat then SG)

Amps in this episode
• Two-Rock Studio Pro 35 through custom Zilla 1x12 with Celestion G12-75 Creamback
• Victory V44 The Sheriff though Victory V212VH 2x12 cab http://bit.ly/2eshjtK

Guitars in this episode
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• 1961 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Junior

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