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  • #79057
    podpharmer
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    I have been playing with my graphic fuzz xo for a while and I like the pedal but I cant keep from thinking why on earth would they not make the fuzz on off a footswitch in sted of a tiny toggle? it would make the pedal so much more for me.

    it is a great eq and I use it clean a lot but then im not really using it for its intended use,a fuzz overdrive. but if it had a footswitch it would be much much easier to switch on the go. so now I have to go buy another pedal for eq if I want to us it as a fuzz

    I get a great clean tone with that and my memory boy,very warm full sound

    im not knocking it,it is great.

    #101917
    electro-melx
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    I guess the thinking is you set your clean sound using the amps EQ then use the graphic to adjust your fuzz sound and then the pedal makes it easy to turn both on at the same time….if the fuzz was on a seperate footswitch then I suppose it kind of defeates the purpose of having both the EQ and fuzz in the same pedal. The solution would have been to have an extra remote jack socket input on the XO version…. like on some boss pedals so you could add an extra external footswitch if you wanted to use it that way. If you know anyone who’s handing with a soldering iron, I’m sure that would be a fairly easy modification.

    #103754
    John J
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    it would be nice to have the clean boost as well as the fuzz, i too was disappointed that they didnt add the second footswitch when they xo’d it. and even though that addition DOES technically ‘defeat’ the purpose of using the graphic fuzz with your amp, it would be way more valuable for direct-in recording if you could sculpt your cleans with the EQ then just click on the distortion when you need it. so there are two benefits that i can think of, but replacing a flick switch with a footswitch usually isn’t a terrible chore – aside from having to drill the chassis.

    #103756
    Mr.Grim
    Member

    ok how about this?!………remake it so its like a SMMH or POG2 or other newer pedals that have a preset button, so you can mix a good dirty sound with the EQ, and then a good clean sound with a different EQ setting, save them with different preset locations, that you can switch between the 2 sounds, still using the pedal EQ but in different settings!

    #103761
    electro-melx
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    Quote:
    ok how about this?!………remake it so its like a SMMH or POG2 or other newer pedals that have a preset button, so you can mix a good dirty sound with the EQ, and then a good clean sound with a different EQ setting, save them with different preset locations, that you can switch between the 2 sounds, still using the pedal EQ but in different settings!

    that’s a good idea, but that would mean adding a whole load of digital electronics into the pedal….and a big price increase I’d imagine. The Graphic fuzz does what it does well (an ultra tweekable distortion) it just isn’t an ‘all singing, all dancing’ type pedal….. but yeah, I can see room for a ‘graphic fuzz deluxe’ in the future. ;)

    #103775
    DarkAxel
    Participant

    do i get it wrong or you are really talking about future presets on graphic fuzz?

    #103795
    Mr.Grim
    Member

    darkaxel….those were only personal dreams/ideas…nothing official.

    #103805
    DarkAxel
    Participant

    yeah i know and i don’t now what’s worse :D

    presets for distortion, EQ etc seems really redundant to me… but yeah, i agree that it’d be nice to have a fuzz footswitch on graphic eq

    #103825
    electro-melx
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    Is it just me or does the graphic fuzz basically sound like a tube screamer-ish type of distortion with a lot of EQ controls. I love this pedal but I bought it thinking I could get those kazoo sounding fuzz face tones. but it isnt really a fuzz at all. just a regular over drive.

    no it’s not really a fuzz in the traditional sense, more of a Distortion…. but this is EHX we are talking about …. They use the term ‘Muff’ or ‘Fuzz’ for any kind of dirt pedal. They actually describe it as ‘EQ/Distortion/Sustainer’ and ‘unique distortion tool with 6-band EQ is sensitive to the dynamics of your playing’ so yeah, nothing like a fuzzface really …. (unfortunatly in your case)

    #106625
    merdujapon
    Member

    From my experience with the GF i find that i don’t really like it’s distortion as a stand-alone sound as it’s really difficult to dial in a sound that is any good. It’s either too whistly or too muddy in the space of a millimetre. However the magic really comes in when you use the Graphic Fuzz in fuzz mode BEFORE your preferred overdrive. It gives a whopping boost to the Tube Zipper I use as my main sound.

    I think the XO reissue misses a trick by not giving a seperate footswitch for the Fuzz/EQ selector though. I like having the EQ on when playing clean, but off when I have Tube Zipper as my overdrive. Then for my lead sound I like the Tube Zipper on AND the Graphic Fuzz on fuzz mode. Sounds great!

    #119155
    satyr42
    Member

    – why o why cant these guys get this stuff right?? – I love EHX but… someone needs stronger coffee… I often feel like theyre asleep when coming up with some of these designs.. my 9 year old nephew jammed out with me on guitar the other day – he wanted to try out a cool pedal so I showed him how to use the Graphic Fuzz, and let him go at it… after about five minutes of playing he looked up at me and asked “how do I switch on and off the EQ without reaching down??..” , he followed it up with “- if its a footpedal, why do I have to stop playing and use my hands??” – I just SMFH… :down:

    #125978
    IOSEPHVS
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    I love the Graphic Fuzz. I have the XO version. I bought it for its EQ section. I wouldn’t call it a fuzz. It’s more straight up distortion, and the first transistor-based distortion that I have found useable. It has a similar timbre to that of the OD channnel in my Marshall. My only “complaint” is that I would also prefer a second footswitch for the Fuzz On/Off instead of the toggle switch. I recently added a Big Muff Pi Deluxe XO to the mix that I run the Graphic Fuzz into, and with the two I have found some very pleasing sounds.

    #126327

    get a latching stomp switch that has the same poles as the toggle switch and wire it the same way.. drill a hole, tighten it down and stomp on/off away.

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