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Postby odelay8503 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:08 pm

Alright...I'm relatively new to this mecca of fuzz so I'm not really sure if this topic has been covered. I'm a fan of both TB and FF circuits and was curious if there existed a fuzz that sounded like a MKII but cleaned up like a FF with the fuzz control back off (ie not as quickly as a FF). I would also like to find one with as little background noise as possible. I'm on the list for a Sola Sound MKII ri and a couple of DAMs through V&R so my experience with these is zilch...although hopefully that will change soon. Any info you guys could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Postby imguitardan » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:12 pm

Sounds like you may want a Bender MK I.V but I haven't played one so hard to say. The D*A*M Sola cleans up well but not like a fuzz face. My Skinpimp MKII/FF cleans up better than any other Bender I've played but he doesn't make 'em anymore so you may have trouble finding one. Hope that helps.
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Postby Electric Warrior » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:47 pm

I have not much experience with biasing MKIIs, but I believe the ones that clean up well are rather noisy.
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Postby Banwell » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:10 am

you just described a fuzzy lady, below noon bias tone bender ish, past noon fuzz face ish.
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Re: Suggestions...MKII type that cleans up

Postby Scott » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:21 am

i highly recommend the fuzzy lady by plum crazy fx. such a great mid- low fuzzy heavenly pedal! It nails some of Marc Fords tones. and the price is very reasonable!
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Postby rossta1 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:50 am

I'll third the Plum FX pedal. Damn close to my absolute favorite fuzz.
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Re: Suggestions...MKII type that cleans up

Postby tatter » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:30 am

My Sola Sound /D*A*M MKII cleans up really well and has very little noise at all. I would hold out until you get that, you might be surprised!

My AC125 D*A*M MKII cleans up even better but is a tad noisy at times, but it is a lot gainier as well so swings and roundabouts :marx:
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Postby Electric Warrior » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:16 pm

Interesting. I wonder how he achieves that. I bet he's sold his soul to the devil :twisted:
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Postby chetz » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:25 am

imguitardan wrote:Sounds like you may want a Bender MK I.V but I haven't played one so hard to say. The D*A*M Sola cleans up well but not like a fuzz face. My Skinpimp MKII/FF cleans up better than any other Bender I've played but he doesn't make 'em anymore so you may have trouble finding one. Hope that helps.


I just got a used Skinpimp and I would concur. I will never sell this pedal.......well, never say never.
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Postby Creepyfingers » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:01 am

Electric Warrior wrote:Interesting. I wonder how he achieves that. I bet he's sold his soul to the devil :twisted:


Haha

Yeah. From my experience the more sensitive to guitar volume roll off a MkII is with the fuzz pot maxed, the more hiss. However my DAM MkII has plenty of gain, is very sensitive to guitar volume roll off, and has a low noise floor. If David sold his soul at least we're reaping the benefits haha

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