Danelectro CF-1 Fuzz
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Danelectro CF-1 Fuzz

CF-1 Fuzz, Fuzz pedal from Danelectro in the Cool Cat series.

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LordRiffenstein 04/04/2011

Danelectro CF-1 Fuzz : LordRiffenstein's user review

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Fuzz pedal with a big range in gain and plenty of output. 3 basic controls that shouldn't cause any problems. I assume it's an analog pedal. The look of the range might not be for everybody but I like how it is different from the norm.

UTILIZATION

Getting the most out of a fuzz pedal, you need to find the sweet spot for what you want and like with all fuzz-pedals, the gain and volume control have a big impact. With the gain low, you can get a sort of fuzzy od tone that works well to get more sustain and fattnes if you run it into a gain channel. With the gain flat out, there's huge gobs of sustain and distortion going on. Unlike other fuzz-pedals, the Coolcat fuzz works well with different amps and situations. It’s not a vintage correct fuzz, which is different for everybody, but just an allround, good sounding fuzz. With the gain dimed you can get that gated fuzz kinda sound, I have never been able to use it but it’s there if you want it.

SOUND QUALITY

I'm not a big fuzz user but I like it sometimes and the CoolCat fuzz is great fun to play with. I prefer running a fuzz into a dirty clean OR having the gain low on the fuzz pedal and run it into an od-tone to smooth things out and to get a big fat lead tone. Using it into an od-tone, you can get a wide range of tones from your volume control and that's no different with the CoolCat Fuzz. You could do an entire gig with this if you know how to work the guitar controls (everybody should know that!). Most of the time, I run it into an od pedal and then into a clean amp, this works best for me.

OVERALL OPINION

Big tone for big fun. Quirky looks that I like a lot and amazing tone for the money.