Fuzz pedals perform extreme clipping and heavily saturate the tone in order to create a very "fuzzy" distorted sound. Fuzz pedals can be placed at the beginning, middle, or even at the end of your effects chain depending on what fuzz pedal is being used and how it is being used.
Tone aficionados kept telling EHX's Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR. A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up.
Nano Big Muff Pi Distortion/Fuzz/Overdrive
We took the Big Muff Pi circuit and simply shrunk it without changing its rich, creamy, violin-like sustain and sound. The Nano Big Muff Pi works and sounds identical in every way to our classic NYC Big Muff Pi. Get a piece of the pi for yourself!
The Analog Man Sun Face custom built fuzz pedal. This is higher quality than almost any other fuzzface clone you will find, with shielding, plated through-holes, etc to meet military specs. Available with several transistor choices and many, many options, another amazing Analog Man pedal! This Sunface comes in the bigger gold box (as pictured) and has Top Jacks. It also has a power jack, LED, and on/off fuzz pot which disconnects the battery when not in use. This Sunface has a Standard High Gain Germanium Transister. We now put the SUN DIAL on the Sunface to make a 3 knob small gold pedal. The middle knob is on the center of the Sun Face Graphics. It is the exact same function and circuit as the internal BIAS trim pot on the 2 knob model. It is used for keeping the fuzz happy at different temperatures, and with different or worn batteries. We call it the SUN DIAL and the knob is painted to match the pedal. We factory set the SUNDIAL so the face is vertical at our shop temperature (70 degrees or so depending on if it's Winter or Summer!). You can set it by ear, just turn it up until the buzziness goes away as much as you like. Jim Weider has an NKT Sunface with the SUN DIAL and likes to run the sundial higher than our normal setting, he turns it almost all the way up for less fuzz and a purer tone. You can turn it down all the way for a buzzy sound like "spirit in the sky", where the fuzz fizzes out.
The Big Muff fuzz has been around so long, been on so many classic recordings, and been through so many variations that every guitarist out there has a favorite version of its iconic tone. JHS wanted to pay tribute to that undeniably classic fuzz pedal, but we couldn’t come to a consensus about which Muff was king. With the Muffuletta, our indecision is your gain. We crammed five all-analog re-creations of the pedal’s most beloved tones into this box. We even threw in a JHS-exclusive tone that is our take on the historic stomp. No matter what Big Muff era you prefer, you can get ‘em all in the JHS Muffuletta fuzz pedal.
The buzz of a fuzz face is as recognizable as any tone in modern music. With our Pollinator V2, we offer up our take on this classic circuit with enough control to create the vintage fuzz tone that’s been flying around in your head. With true germanium transistors and updated controls from the V1, it’s time you found out what gives the Pollinator V2 its wings.
Fuzz Factory Vexter
Packed with knobs that let you control everything from tight, radically fuzzy sounds that gate off instantly when you stop playing, to intermodulating oscillations that fight for control of your guitar as your notes decay, to shortwave radio sounds, ripping velcro and octave-like fuzz. Now includes an on/off LED and DC power jack! Pedal Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.70" x 2.38" x 1.82" Instructions (PDF)
Hoof™ Hybrid Fuzz
What to say about the Hoof that hasn’t already been said? Our flagship fuzz pedal can be found on thousands on pedaboards around the world and has rocked countless stages from stinky suburban basements to Madison Square Garden. Twice. The Hoof is loosely based on the classic green Russian muff-style fuzz circuit, and features a hybrid Germanium / Silicon design, pairing maximum tone with maximum temperature stability not found in finicky and expensive vintage units. We hand-match our NOS Germanium transistors to exacting specifications for pedal-to-pedal consistency, taking the guesswork out of your fuzz purchase, and guaranteeing that your Hoof delivers the same smooth, natural, and harmonically rich sustain as all your friends’ Hoofs. All your friends have Hoof fuzzes, right?
High Road Mini Fuzz
HONEY WE SHRUNK THE TONE!! An updated take on the original High Road Fuzz, this pedal is the size of our Golden Fleece but with the same beautiful aesthetic designed by Roberta Landreth and tone of the original. Designed in collaboration with Joey Landreth for the release of his newest single "Forgiveness" (Listen Here) the High Road Fuzz was designed to give you the focused tone of Silicon fuzzes of yesteryear with the reliability of a modern build. The single "Output" control sets your overall volume and you control the fuzz level and tone with your guitar controls. Joey asked for a fuzz that also has that high baised spitty tone that some vintage fuzz units have and we think the High Road Fuzz really gives you that in spades!
Carefully Selected Germanium Transistors (2xNKT275) Bias Light Indicator. Lets you know when the fuzz pedal is biased correctly. ***Patent Pending*** 3 Way Tone Toggle Switch. Fat/Full, Zonk and Vintage. Internal DIP switch for DC power filtering when using a 9V DC plug. Helps make the DC sound more like a battery. Internal DIP switch Vintage/Boost. In the boost setting the output of the pedal lifted to allow a stronger boost in volume. 3x LEDs to clearly show when the pedal is active Hand Wired True Bypass Fat Fat, did I say 'Fat' Tone! Runs on Standard 9 Volt Battery or 9v DC Jack. Bias Adjust Control Fuzz Control Small Enclosure Size Long battery life even when left plugged in Beautiful Inside And Out PCB Designed For Shortest Signal Path Even In Bypass Built To Last A Lifetime 30 Day Money Back Guarantee Limited Edition
Echo Dream 2
LUSH MODULATING ECHO DREAMS A powerful delay pedal with insane controls. Push the feedback for wild sound worlds. Bring in a warble on the modulator or absolutely warp it. Overdrive the delay with the fuzz control. This is the preferred echo for recording engineers and touring pros around the world because it sounds just that darn good.
THE FUZZ OF ALL FUZZES Call in the Army, the Navy, Scotland Yard, your mom, and the Mario Brothers! You'll need all the help you can get to stop this endless wall of fuzz from raging! This kill all circuit explodes the meanest, nastiest, most insane distortion to make you the ruler of the fuzz universe. This Death By Audio pedal has hand spray painted graphix covering up meaty components and sound, giving you a high-tech fuzz mutilator at a punk rock price. With three knobs it can create a multitude of ultimate fuzz, boost, overdrive, and distortion sounds. Listen for yourself and you will see, this is the thickest sounding sustaining fuzz pedal we have ever heard.
The Bonetender is a germanium voiced, MK II style fuzz box originally produced by companies such as Solasound, Colorsound and Vox. Set the gain around 10 o’clock and will give you a creamy boost, vintage Maestro FZ-1 territory around 2 and Big Muff tidal wave with it cranked! Sonically, it’s a tidal wave of sustain while remaining, tight, focused and very articulate. It pays tribute to the legendary riffage of Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Mick Ronson to name a few
The Royal Jelly is an overdrive/fuzz blender like no other pedal. It can cover any ground from overdrive to fuzz, running two circuits in parallel and giving you the possibility of blending it or having them separately. It also has two presets of the blend, called Queen and King. The presets allow you not only to have two different sounds on the fly, but also make for a very natural transition between them, since instead of switching pedals, you are mixing the levels between your overdrive and fuzz. It’s also possible to blend in your dry signal, a great feature for bass, drums and synths or any studio use. On the guitar the DRY control is great to create unique clean tones with a fuzzy background. The Jelly’s powerful EQ gives you 10dB of cut/boost for HI and LO making it possible to shape your tone in many different ways, while the BUZZ switch adds that nasty high end usually found on the vintage fuzz boxes to its fuzz circuit. The Royal Jelly drips tone and it’s a pedal that can change your approach to overdrive and fuzz. Hand made in California by a swarm of bees.