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Re: fuzz face examples

9/13/2000 7:43 PM
Joe Gagan
Re: fuzz face examples
There are many examples, but a classic one would be the solo on 'Foxy Lady'. A lot of his solos- both studio, and especially live have that rippin' buzzsaw expressive Fuzz Face sound. Later he supposedly switched to the silicone transistor version. Mike Fuller's website contains interesting info on The differences in Jimi's sound in different eras- Fuller does two different pedals, a '69, and a '70 - to capture the two different eras of jimi's fuzzes. Cesar Diaz's Texas Sqaure Face Fuzz has Trans sockets so you can experiment with Germanium/silicon or combine to find what you like. SRV used these the last couple of years. A good example of this [I'm pretty sure] is SRV's "leave my little girl alone" solo tone on his last Austin City Limits performance. R.G Keene's site also has great info on some mods that were done to some of Jimi's FF's. I just did the Roger Mayer mod to my Dunlop '93 FF reissue last night , and so far I really like what it did.  
I departed a little from the schematic. I eliminated the Fuzz pot since I leave it up all the time. In it's place installed a 2K resistor to ground[off the emitter of trans 2]. That left an open hole for a 250K 'pregain' pot to control the input level[interrupting the hot between the footswitch and the board. this pregain control allows me to tune the pedal to different guitars outputs, since the FF circuit is very responsive to small variations in input level. I strongly recommend adding this to any FF, I have another one with this mod that I've used live for 2 years, and it makes it much more gig-friendly.  
Anyway, I would like to give RG Keene a huge Thank You for providing such a great site.  
Sincerely,, Joe Gagan

Ben Joe,Could you give ... -- 9/18/2000 7:24 AM