Fuzzes can be a powerful thing in the right hands...BUT
are one trick ponies, can't do even a bad impersonation of an overdrive
or clean boost
have major interaction issues with other effects like wah and
modualtion (vibes, etc)
all have a sloppy, farty low-end.
have tons of bass/tons of highs but can't cut through a mix to save
their lives...there are absolutely no Mids if you want them.
Fuzzface-type pedals Truly clean up when you turn down the guitar's
volume knob, and even those get unuseable bright for anyone not using a
brown old Marshall 4-input.
sound like ass through a bright Fender-atyle amp.
along came a little thing called Catalyst
A tiny little Distortion Generator that:
NONE of the drawbacks listed above
a GREAT FUZZ/Distortion (with toggle switch set to "Flame" position)
a Phenomenal clean-boost, and overdrive as well (with toggle switch set
to "Spark" setting)
something I came up with called Max-end-all 2 Band EQ: an excellent
hi-cut with a great Bass control having the proprietary ability to
bring in incredible sounding midrange when the pot reaches around 3
o'clock on its rotation.
be so raw yet can be so refined, and so musically useable that it
defies description and musical boundries..don't be confused when you
see this on Country rigs and Top 40 pedalboards..sometimes you get
lucky and develop something truly unique.