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Hallo,

 

I'm setting this thread for all Fuzz Factory users.

 

What is the Fuzz Factory ?

 

Is Matt's main effect he uses in a lot of Muse songs. This pedal is a very special distorsion/fuzz pedal.

 

But Matt has this effect built in his 3 main Mansons guitars (black, silver and brocken mirror) and most recently the silver Bomber.

 

A lot of comments can be viewed here.

 

Where to buy the Fuzz Factory ?

 

Not many dealers sell this effect, but you can get in on Mansons shop (who makes Matt's guitars) for 209 £ But you might prefer to buy it in america as it's quite cheap, for example on musictoyz.com it's $ 229.95 (124 £) or on buzzfox $ 220

 

What are the ideal settings for a muse song ?

 

From the FAQ and Chris's post:

 

For songs like New Born and Bliss its best to set the Stab all the way, Drive no higher than 12:00, hardly any Comp and if you really can't stand a bit of hiss use the Gate.

For CE its best to have lots of Fuzz, this is a setting I like to use for CE and Muscle Museum Stab - 5:00 Drive - 5:00 Comp - 7:00 Gate Far enough to get rid of the hissing.

 

Plug in Baby: Radio Fuzz setting (7:00 10:00 12:00 12:00)

 

How can I integrate a FF to my guitar? Is it complicated?

 

You can do it yourself, or let Mansons do it: https://www.mansons.co.uk/workshop/prices

 

MORE INFO

See Chris' post: http://board.muse.mu/showpost.php?p=726841&postcount=1665

Edited by Matthijs

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Where to buyt the Fuzz Factory ?

buzzfox sell them for $220, but the shipping might be more from there, im not sure. (yeah... its only $10 difference, but still... :rolleyes: )

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buzzfox sell them for $220, but the shipping might be more from there, im not sure. (yeah... its only $10 difference, but still... :rolleyes: )
They don't look all that serious that web site :-/ and no information about international shipping.

On musictoyz the shipping is 10 $.

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not necessarily, at music toyz it depends on the weight of the pedal. and the website must be a little serious, it has recordings of most of the pedals (and you can sorta play around with them too :) ). they tell you to contact them for the shipping price.

 

but yeah, your point is somewhat valid.

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They don't look all that serious that web site :-/ and no information about international shipping.

On musictoyz the shipping is 10 $.

 

I bought mine from buzzfox, I got in 2 days.. from canada to the netherlands, total was about 240 euros.

So good service.

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not necessarily, at music toyz it depends on the weight of the pedal. and the website must be a little serious, it has recordings of most of the pedals (and you can sorta play around with them too :) ). they tell you to contact them for the shipping price.

 

but yeah, your point is somewhat valid.

No it's 10 $ I simulated a buy. ALso I know someone who got it there with 10 $ shipping.

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I bought mine from buzzfox, I got in 2 days.. from canada to the netherlands, total was about 240 euros.

So good service.

oh that's sounds nice, anyway I want to get a pickup so I well order both on musictoyz ;)

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The fuzz factory is the most impressive and fun effect you'll find. Add some delay and the people around you will get nuts. Fun Fun!

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Do you have it ?

 

Here is a shot list of Muse songs I/we would like to know for the FF :

 

- Plug in baby

- New born

- Dead star

- Citizen erased

- etc...

 

Does anyone know what setting Matt has for the Drive and Stab ? (which he never changes, they con only be changed inside his guitar) :)

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Noone's ever released info about his internal trimpots...and if it's been done, I'd like to know.

I just have a question for all Fuzz Factory/Probe owners: will this pedal fill 'all your distortion needs', or do you use other dist pedals as well?

 

I'm planning to get a Fuzz Probe, just have to get some money (not much left now :) )

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I just have a question for all Fuzz Factory/Probe owners: will this pedal fill 'all your distortion needs', or do you use other dist pedals as well?

 

it will fill all your "fuzz needs", but it doesn't cover the whole distortion spectrum - you won't get cranked amp-ness out of it ie saturated power tubes etc.

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I used to use a russian big muff before the fuzz factory, but I don't really have any use for it now cos there is a setting on the FF that sounds muff-esque. I still use a marshall shredmaster as my smooth overdrive sort of distortion though.

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The Fuzz give you almost any sound, but because of my pickups (single) I cant' get loud harmonics, for example... on Citizen Erased, the Fuzz factory cant get those. But is just one song, so it's Ok, you always can use the amp distortion or any middle priced distortion pedal.

 

I strongly recommend the Fuzz Factory. (or de Fuzz probe).

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you can get harmonics with single pickups. it depends on how you play, and which pickup you use.

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you can get harmonics with single pickups. it depends on how you play, and which pickup you use.

 

 

I know, but belive me, the fuzz can't get it right, I use the Boss MT-2, and works fine.

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I ordered mine today :)

 

Still no suggested settings :( Come on ! :) It's one of the things that worries me cause I read that it's pretty hard to set up the FF with it's 5 knobs

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I ordered mine today :)

 

Still no suggested settings :( Come on ! :) It's one of the things that worries me cause I read that it's pretty hard to set up the FF with it's 5 knobs

Name / Description- Gate Comp Drive Stab

 

60's Fuzz 2:00 8:30 3:00 5:00

Arpegio 12:00 3:00 3:00 3:00

Bonkers Fuzz (1) 2:00 2:00 11:00 3:00

Bonkers Fuzz (2) 1:00 1:00 11:00 3:00

Clean Fuzz 5:00 2:00 11:00 5:00

Clean to OD 5:00 2:00 10:00 5:00

Fizzy Fizz 10:00 1:00 11:00 12:00

Fuzz Bright 1:00 12:00 1:00 4:00

Fuzz Distortion 12:00 12:00 3:00 9:00

Fuzz Mellow 1:00 12:00 1:00 9:00

Fuzz Splutter 3:00 12:00 3:00 9:00

Fuzz Squeal 9:00 12:00 3:00 9:00

Hi-Compression 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00

Hi-Octane 2:00 to 3:00 7:00 7:00 5:00

IYW 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00

Juice Face 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00

Mellow Mud 2:30 7:00 7:00 9:00

Metal Distortion 4:00 10:30 7:00 5:00

Modulated Mud Fuzz 12:00 11:00 5:00 7:00

Modulated Sticky 12:00 1:00 5:00 7:00

Modulated Sticky Fuzz 9:00 3:00 9:00 3:00

Muse-esque 2:30 3:15 5:00 5:00

No-Name Fuzz 1:00 11:00 2:00 7:00

No-Name Fuzz 10:00 7:00 12:00 5:00

OD / Fuzz 7:00 7:00 7:00 5:00

OD Squeal 7:00 12:00 3:00 3:00

Pitch Drop 7:00 12:00 5:00 7:00

Please Fuzz 12:00 7:00 3:00 2:00

Punky 2:30 - 3:30 7:00 7:00 5:00

Random Fuzz 1:30 7:00 5:00 4:00 (approx)

Resonant Fuzz 7:00 7:00 12:00 4:00

Smashing Pumpkins-esque 2:00 9:00 5:00 10:00

Soft Fuzz 1:00 7:00 7:00 Variable

Spastic Muff 5:00 7:00 5:00 5:00

Squaler 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00

Squealer Fuzz (2) 7:00 8:00 1:00 7:00

Static / Low 12:00 12:00 5:00 7:00

Stooges Fuzz 3:00 7:00 3:00 5:00

Super-Heavy 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00

Sweet Sustain 1:00 7:00 10:00 1:30

Traditional Fuzz 9:00 7:00 11:00 to 1:00 11:00 to 1:00

Traditional Fuzz (1) 9:00 7:00 1:00 5:00

Traditional Fuzz (2) 2:00 7:00 3:00 5:00

Velcro 7:00 5:00 5:00 2:00

Weezer-esque 2:30 7:00 7:00 5:00

Whale 7:00 1:00 5:00 9:00

What the Fuzz? 7:00 7:00 5:00 5:00

 

 

oh i think he used solodano amp distortion with a booster pedal or overdrive with the amp distortion for CE

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You just have to get your own sound, its really easy, play with the comp, gate and drive, use the stab just to get some squeal or weird sounds, its simple.

 

I really think than Matt changes the settings all the time, because the fuzz is different, I really dont think that the internal settings remains the same.

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the other thing is that the fuzz factories are all slightly different due to variations in the componants.

 

but a good starting point for a muse sound (on my fuzz factory using o-clock positions) is gate:10 comp:7 drive:2.30 stab:2.

you then adjust the stab and drive slightly to get the right-ish feedback pitch (use a live plug in baby recording) then play the main riff. at the end of the main riff (live) there is a bit where matt holds a few notes and they decay into ff feedback(oscillation) if you play with the volume on your guitar you can get the exact decay time.

after all this, you will have the perfect Muse-Fuzz factory tone.

but only for the songs where crazy feedback is used ie plug in baby.

hehe

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just wodering, if matt has the fuzz factory in his guitar (meaning it goes first in the effect chain) how does he use his whmmy, i thought that had to be first

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he has the ff built inside of his custom guitarsand he can control it from there using the knobs on the outside of his guitar.

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A Whammy doesn't have to be first in chain, I've put my whammy after distortion, it sounds much better.

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