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As you say there are a lot out there. High-end stuff might include these:

 

Zvex fuzz factory - http://www.zvex.com/

Expensive but amazing selection of pedals!

 

Hartman - several different fuzz variants - http://www.hartmanpedals.com/

 

Fulltone have a great rep - http://www.fulltone.com/pedals

 

As do Prescription Electronics - http://www.fuzzbox.com/yardbox

 

I like Foxrox too - http://www.foxroxelectronics.com/CCHybrid.html

 

And Dunlop make a few different Fuzzfaces, signature and big/small models - http://www.jimdunlop.com/products

 

I don't know the difference between silicon/germanium/zirconium transistors but apparently they all have their own different qualities of fuzz.

 

And also IMO a fuzz should have the potential to be NASTY and buzzy.....[cool]

 

Regards!

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Lots of good suggestions up above. I believe I own about 25 different fuzz pedals and could not discern any particular favorites to tell you to give a try. Lots of great ones out there! As with any pedal - tone is subjective not only to your ears versus mine, but also (of course) the type of guitars and amps you are using. Some fuzzes sound better with single coils - some with humbuckers, some work well with both. As well there are fuzz pedals I use at home in my studio that sound fabulous but that won't cut through the mix in a live gigging situation. You're going to have to try out a bunch to find the one(s) that work for you. Read reviews, watch demos & most importantly - try some out with your own setup. Good luck with your search! B)

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Nice pedal! Also, verrrry big. I already have quite a few big pedals on my board, so I might look for a smaller one.

I like my Big Muff.

 

They make a Nano size, they say it sounds the same, but I can't say for sure.

 

Especially when they don't seem to make them sound the same from one year to the next in the same size box.

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I would recommend any Fuzz by Mojo Hand FX. Go to Prymaxevintage.com and see the videos they have for each, you'll see how good their stuff is.

 

This is what I have from them, it is a replica of the tall front Russian Big Muff Pi

 

 

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Zvex fuzz factory - http://www.zvex.com/

Expensive but amazing selection of pedals!

 

As do Prescription Electronics - http://www.fuzzbox.com/yardbox

 

 

I own four fuzz pedals and wish I had more. The one on my board right now is a Fuzz Factory. The only pedal I have found that does Velcro fuzz better is the Yardbox. The added bonus with a Fuzz Factory are the sometimes uncontrollable oscillations. Back to the Yardbox; it is the only piece of gear I have sold that I still kick myself for selling. These are the two fuzz boxes I would recommend.

 

My other fuzzes are a Fuzz Face mod'd to vintage specs and a Ge Fuzzrite. Both are very different and both have their place in the mix. Because the Fuzzrite is old it is too noisy and unpredictable to use live.

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