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How to choose a Fuzz pedal

Up until the early 60s, recording engineers and producers would make sure that they get the cleanest signal possible in the studio. Distorted signal or going too hot into the desk would have been a no no. In fact, I remember watching an interview of Paul McCartney, he mentioned when they used to turn up their Vox amps high to get the overdriven tone, even when they were all very excited about it and sounded good, George Martin would tell them to dial them down. It appears that “fuzz” was an unintentional discovery, while tracking Marty Robbins’ “Don’t Worry”, a...

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