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Five Modern Fuzz Pedals – ZVex, Thorpy, ProAnalog & Wampler

April 23, 2018

We follow up from our recent adventures in vintage-style fuzzes with some slightly more modern excursions around the fantabulous fields of fuzz.

This episode first aired Jan 5 2018 as a YouTube video, https://youtu.be/UKiSj-2Vc5w

This is the audio from that video so some of this might not make absolute sense without the visuals! 

Now clearly this is a product sector absolutely awash with wacky, weird and wonderful devices from a plethora of makers, be they individuals or multinational corporations. So how on Earth do you just pick five? Well, you just pick five, get on with it and wait for the deluge of comments from people wishing you’d chosen something different. If that sounds like you, consider this as Part 1 with more to follow in time, based on your helpful suggestions.
For everybody else, we hope this provides a little context to some of the other options out there to a strictly vintage-style fuzz and encourages you down the path of the seismic square wave. Swathe yourself amid blankets of woolly warmth, or perhaps splutter forth with grainy, gated aggression. Who doesn’t love a bit of the ol’ fuzzy goodness, eh?

Enjoy the episode…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• D’Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD
USA: http://bit.ly/2x4Bm6m
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tfHqHN

• ZVEX Fuzz Probe
Australia: http://bit.ly/2AsW0Qh

• ZVEX Fuzz Factory 7
Australia: http://bit.ly/2AsW0Qh

• Thorpy The Veteran Silicon
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ENNY6x
USA: http://bit.ly/2CN39wh
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tqLvNr

• ProAnalog Devices MkIV
www.proanalogdevices.com

• Wampler Velvet Fuzz
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2CiP4Fv
USA: http://bit.ly/2Ag91LE
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Cy8WrK

• Empress Echo System
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2x5i4z4
Australia: http://bit.ly/2x0K9K7

• Neunaber Immerse
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2hLaceo
Australia: http://bit.ly/2ov7Ztu

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 00:00
- What a terrible couple of weeks we’ve had! 1:52
- What are we doing today anyway? 4:00
- Thorpy The Veteran Silicon, fuzz side: 6:18 (playing at 9:26)
- Today’s amps: 7:40
- Dan’s crazy Tele (again): 8:50
- Thorpy The Veteran, fuzz and treble boost: 16:01
- ProAnalog Devices MKIV: 19:52
- ZVEX Fuzz Factory 7: 25:32 (playing at 27:06)
- FF7’s controls: 27:30
- STAB! 30:40
- ZVEX Fuzz Probe: 33:13
- Wampler Velvet Fuzz: 39:41 (42:20)
- Fuzz Probe into Velvet Fuzz: 46:30

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x into Marshall 2061x 2x12 with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers
• 1961 Vox AC30 with 2x12 Vox Alnico Blue speakers (normal channel)

Guitars in this episode
• Collings 290 DC S: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2dDG96k
• Fender American Vintage Stratocaster: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• Duesenberg Bonneville: https://duesenberg.de/en/guitars/bonneville

 

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