Fuzz v guitar volume?

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Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby edward2b on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:58 pm

Hi! Do most fuzz pedals work best with guitar vol on 10?
Just taken delivery of a Lovepedal Karl Fuzz,it sounds great but volume drops off dramatically between 10 and 8 on the guitar.If you set it up at say 5 on guitar there`s too much volume jump above 8!
Only used a vintage Big Muff before and it responded much more smoothly to guitar volume.
Thanks.
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby skeletron on Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:52 pm

My Fulltone '70s Fuzz is very similar. Little action happening between 0 and 8. I notice an added mid hump or scoop depending on where the mid dial is, and a bit of clean boost depending on where the volume is. However, the fuzz dial doesn't translate until the guitar volume is between 8 and 10. Seems to be that anything less than 10 just provides a mild overdrive and 10 gets you to crazy town alright.

I've tried this with three different guitars: Telecaster (humbucker in neck, single in bridge), Toronado (P90s), ES335 (Humbuckers). All guitars react the same.
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby edward2b on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:33 pm

Thanks! I`ve tried it with strat,tele,lp,junior and four amps,guess it must be normal huh!
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby vez on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:34 pm

The Fultone '69 was a better pedal than the 70.
It had a knob called "Bias" that resolved your problem.
This "Bias" knob was just a 50K pot on the front end.
This knob also allowed you to match the pedal ON level of fuzz and volume with the pedal OFF vol level.
Very handy.
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby edward2b on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:14 pm

That sounds useful,it just feels wrong that you can`t use your vol knob to control the effect,it`s as if something doesn`t match up!
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby edward2b on Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Update! Got rid of the Lovepedal,replaced it with a Tonebender Mk1 clone that I had built.Wow! This is what I was looking for! Lots of boost available but very controlable from the guitar,cleans up a treat! I`d recommend this circuit to anyone.
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby vez on Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:54 am

edward2b wrote:Update! Got rid of the Lovepedal,replaced it with a Tonebender Mk1 clone that I had built.Wow! This is what I was looking for! Lots of boost available but very controlable from the guitar,cleans up a treat! I`d recommend this circuit to anyone.

Xnt! I've been wanting to build a MkI for a long time. Rock on!
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Re: Fuzz v guitar volume?

Postby edward2b on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:16 am

If you can,do it! They`re like an instrument in their own right,lots of different sounds to be found with them.Mine seems to work well with most amps also,only one I don`t like it with is my DRRI,it`s too trebly!
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