- Sep 5, 2011
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My two favorite fuzz pedals are the Fuzz Face and Tonebender. Both have a very different feel when you are playing and are versatile enough that you can coax some awesome tones out of them.
My hands down favorite pedal for playing blues is the Fuzz Face. I set the volume to max and the gain to around 3 o'clock then back off the guitars volume to between 6 and 8. It adds a beautiful harmonic complexity and growl to the tone that is perfect for the blues IMO.
The Tonebender is a pedal that straddles the line between fuzz and distortion so it is excellent for modern indie/grunge/punk harder edged stuff. It has a looser bass response than a metal type pedal/amp so it has a totally different feel while still giving you a tonne of gain. It also adds a lot of harmonic content to the tone.
You may have noticed a common theme in both these pedals. . .harmonic content. That is always an important consideration to me when choosing to keep a pedal. I really hate it when my tone sounds flat or lacks a lot of dimension.
Another big Tone Bender fan here !!!
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