Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014 – Buyer’s Guide

Welcome to our Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014 Buyer’s Guide! This is a chronicle of the very best fuzz distortion pedals available on the market. The theme of this article is to include what we consider to be the very best of what’s out there. We don’t care about the brand name printed on the pedal. We only care if it’s good. We’re just listening to see what really stands out as a cut above the rest.

On this list you’ll find a few familiar pedals from big name companies, some underground entries from companies you may have never heard of, and some wild and weird designs that push the creative boundaries of what’s possible in a fuzz pedal.

These fuzz pedals all have one thing in common: they meet our highest standards for sound quality, design, and playability. These fuzz pedals ARE the best of the best.

This isn’t a “fuzz pedal shootout”. The pedals aren’t listed in any particular order. All of these pedals are great in their own unique ways. Of course, a good fuzz is a very subjective thing and tastes vary greatly. What one person thinks is a great fuzz pedal, someone may think is terrible.

One thing is certain – if you’re looking for your next fuzz pedal, there is definitely something on this list that is right for you. Whether it’s traditional classic fuzz, modern variations, or otherworldly fuzz insanity, you’ll find it all here in our Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014 Buyer’s Guide.

Important Note: This list is a work in progress. If your favorite fuzz pedal isn’t listed here, let us know in the comments. We’re going to update this list periodically whenever we come across a fuzz pedal that meets our demanding high standards, so check back to see which new fuzz pedals make our definitive list.

We also thought it would be a good idea to put all the pedals on one page instead of making you refresh the page over and over. We hope this makes viewing this list more enjoyable. Just scroll away to your fuzzy little heart’s content. Thanks for supporting Best Guitar Effects!

Now without further ado, here are the top 25 best fuzz pedals of 2014.


Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme


It must be stated again that these pedals aren’t listed in any particular order; however, the Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme gets special mention here because it was the original Pharaoh Fuzz pedal that inspired me to create this epic fuzz pedal list! The original Pharaoh Fuzz is still a beastly fuzz pedal, well-known for it’s 3 selectable clipping variations (Asymmetrical Germanium, Silicon, & no clipping) and thick, mid-heavy tones. The Pharaoh Supreme takes the Pharaoh concept to the next level with 3 additional clipping modes (Symmetrical Germanium, JFET, & LED), and a variable Pre control for attenuating your tone at the input stage. Of the 6 available clipping modes, the new JFET & LED options happen to be my personal favorites, making the Pharaoh Supreme my indispensable Pharaoh overlord. While you can use the Pharaoh Supreme on its own for some massive fuzz sounds, it stacks well in front of a dirty amp or your favorite overdrive/distortion pedal. It’s been spending a lot of time on my pedal board and is my current fuzz of choice for super saturated molten lava fuzz lead tones. Bow down to the Pharaoh Supreme!

Street Price: $229.99, More Info:

Read The Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme Review


ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory


The original Fuzz Factory was released 2 decades ago, and its reputation and popularity have been growing ever since. Matt Belamy from Muse even had one built into his guitar! And while the original Fuzz Factory has remained in production and become a modern classic, Zachary Vex decided to outdo himself and release the ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory. The Fat Fuzz Factory offers all of the original functionality and tones of the original Fuzz Factory with the addition of the 3-way toggle switch that lets you choose between 2 sub-oscillation modes for an even “fatter” fuzz sound. It’s awesome. Really awesome. If you already have an original Fuzz Factory, an upgrade is well-worth considering as this pedal has massive fuzz potential. Once you hear the difference, you’ll be sold.

Street Price: $199, More Info:

Read The ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory Review


Red Witch Fuzz God II


The Red Witch Fuzz God II takes silicon fuzz to new extremes. Red Witch have earned a reputation for making some of the best all-analog guitar pedals to be found anywhere, and the Fuzz God II is no exception. While this pedal can invoke all manner of classic overdriven fuzz tones, the Fuzz God II really comes alive when you Awaken its Wrath. You can rain down on your audience with storms of fuzz fury and smite those who would dare question your omnipotence. Flip the Lightening toggle switch to instantly double your gain to make the unworthy tremble in fear. Rule over creation with the aid of the Fuzz God II and issue forth thine holiest commandment: Thou Shalt Rock.

Street Price: $249.99, More Info:

Read The Red Witch Fuzz God II Review


Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker


There’s nothing like a Muff. The Big Muff Pi has been a classic fuzz/distortion pedal for over 40 years. It’s been made in countless variations over the years and has produced many spin-off pedals bearing the “Muff” name and hordes of imitators and clones. The Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker is one of the best out there. It features the awesome sounds of the original Big Muff Pi, but in a more pedalboard friendly enclosure and with 2 unique features. The Tone switch lets you remove the Tone control pot from the circuit for some full-range, unadulterated, massive Muff madness. And the Tone Wicker switch lets you add in a screaming top-end boost. This is my personal favorite EHX Big Muff fuzz pedal. It might become yours, too.

Street Price: $90.47, More Info:

Read The Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker Review


EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz


The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz takes two of their best fuzz pedals, the Hoof and Tone Reaper, respectively, and combines them into one pedal with a great Octave Up function thrown in. This is one of the most widely varied tone-sculping fuzzes out there and is a staple on this list. Both the Tone Reaper and Hoof are exceptional fuzz pedals in their own right, and to have them both in one pedal produces an unbelievable amount of textural variety. This is truly a fuzz pedal that does it all. EarthQuaker Devices have garnered a reputation in recent years for making some of the most cutting-edge and great sounding pedals around. Once you play the Hoof Reaper, you’ll understand why.

Street Price: $295.00, More Info:

Read The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz Review


El Músico Loco Wee Beaver Fuzz


The El Músico Loco Wee Beaver Fuzz is what you get when you cross a Fuzz Face with a Big Muff Pi tone stack and then mangle it further for some suped up fuzz insanity. This is one of my personal favorite fuzz pedals and works exceptionally well on its own or stacked with another distortion pedal of your choice. It’s sadistically twisted yet dynamic and cleans up in surprisingly musical ways. The Contour knob is the secret weapon to dialing in the perfect sound and is packed with useful tones. There’s also a larger version of the Wee Beaver available that can be powered via a standard 9-volt battery, but the micro version gets my vote for the ultimate spacing-saving killer fuzz pedal.

Street Price: $149, More info:

Read The El Músico Loco Wee Beaver Fuzz Review


Death By Audio Apocalypse


While we’re on the subject of extremely versatile fuzz pedals with an insanely wide range of available tones, I must mention the Death By Audio Apocalypse. This pedal offers everything from mild overdrives to absolutely crushing fuzz tones with some octave fuzz thrown in to boot. The 5-way position switch and Sweepable Frequency Equalizer let you dial in a fuzz tone for any occasion. Try using it in conjuction with another distortion or fuzz pedal for some twisted EQ sculpting possibilities.

Street Price: $270, More Info:

Read The Death By Audio Apocalypse Review


Menatone The PoPo Fuzz


When it comes to aggressive, musical, raw, vintage fuzz tones, Menatone’s The PoPo Fuzz delivers. This is a highly dynamic silicon fuzz pedal that gives you a wealth of classic fuzz sounds thanks to its wide ranging Fuzz and Sag controls. And it of course cleans up remarkably well. If it’s still not flexible enough for you, open up the pedal and tweak the internal Bias and Hi-Cut trim pots to further sculpt your perfect tones. Spend some time with this pedal and you’ll definitely find your ideal classic fuzz sound. It does killer gated fuzz tones, too!

Street Price: $199, More Info:

Read The Menatone The PoPo Fuzz Review


JHS Pedals Pollinator


The JHS Pedals Pollinator mimics classic “Fuzz Face” tones with twin, hand-matched Germanium AC128 transistors while exceeding those original designs with more volume output and an external Bias control. This awesome stompbox is one of my favorite Germanium fuzz pedals. It offers subtle boosts to full-on, psychedelic “Purple Haze” fuzz sounds. It cleans up when you roll back your guitar’s volume knob better than just about any fuzz pedal I’ve ever heard. Max out the fuzz or pull it back just a bit to the find the “sweet spot” for a sound that’s great over clean or overdriven amp sounds. Want the best “Fuzz Face” tones out there? The JHS Pedals Pollinator is hard to beat.

Street Price: $199, More Info:

Read The JHS Pedals Pollinator Review


Walrus Audio Janus


“What the hell is that thing?” you ask? It’s the Walrus Audio Janus. I absolutely love this pedal. It’s a marvel of concept, creativity, and successful execution of a radical design concept. It offers exceptionally good fuzz tones with an equally great tremolo thrown in for good measure while using 2 joysticks to control parameters of each effect. While fuzz and tremolo may seem like an unlikely pairing in a single pedal, they work surprisingly well in the Janus. This pedal is great for studio work or real-time, live sound mangling as you can control the joysticks with your foot while standing. Don’t worry, if you want to use the effects in a more traditional context, you can set the joysticks and leave them in position if you’d like. However you use it, you must admit that the Walrus Audio Janus is one hell of a creatively engineered fuzz pedal. It’s this kind of forward-thinking instrument design that inspires the most adventurous musicions to break new ground themselves.

Street Price: $289, More Info:

Read The Walrus Audio Janus Review


ZVex Fuzzolo


The ZVex Fuzzolo is a miniaturized fuzz pedal in the vein of  ZVex’s own Mastotron and Wooly Mammoth pedals, only stripped down to the simplest control scheme possible. There’s a Volume knob and a unique Pulse Wave control that takes this pedal from smooth fuzz distortion to biting gated fuzz and anywhere in between. It’s surprisingly versatile and even has an internal jumper which can be switched for use with active or passive pickups. If you want an aggressive fuzz that does smooth and/or gated fuzz without taking up much space, try the Fuzzolo.

Street Price: $129, More Info:

Read The Full ZVex Fuzzolo Review


Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DrFF-3 (and Igor)


You want a crazy fuzz pedal? You’ve got it! The Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DrFF-3 (and Igor) is one of the most insane fuzz pedals I’ve ever seen and played. It has one gain setting: Kill! Throw the knifeswitch on this monster and… it’s alive! The DrFF-3 offers wild oscillating fuzz sounds with intense harmonic overtones that you can dial in with the OSC. knob or in realtime via a unique method of foot control. With the aid of Dr Freakenstein’s trusty assistant, Igor, you can use your foot to control the extremities of this pedal while you blast your audience with an all-out sonic assault. This pedal is the sonic equivilent of plugging your brain into an electrical outlet. It’s another great example of the truly creative effects pedal design that could only come from Rainger FX.

Street Price: $319, More Info:

Read The Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DrFF-3 (and Igor) Review


SolidGoldFX If 6 Was 9 BC183CC


The SolidGold FX If 6 Was 9 BC183CC is a fine example of vintage fuzz tone meets modern design pulled off exceptionally well. With it’s Hendrix-inspired name, you should already have an idea of what you’re getting with this pedal. New old stock BC183 Silicon transistors and vintage spec carbon comp resistors set the foundation while an external Bias control and Tone switch let you sculp the tone and response of this pedal. The If 6 Was 9 covers the full range of vintage Silicon fuzz sounds and even cleans up when you roll back your guitar’s volume knob, making it a remarkably versatile and dynamic fuzz pedal. SolidGoldFX will only have the If 6 Was 9 around for a limited time as those NOS BC183 transistors are quite scarce, so get it while you can.

Street Price: $174.95, More Info:

Read The SolidGoldFX If 6 Was 9 BC183CC Review


El Rey Effects Mystic Ouija Fuzz


The El Rey Effects Mystic Ouija Fuzz is an affordably priced fuzz pedal that covers a wide range of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz tones. The overall sound at higher gain levels really captures hybrid fuzz/distortion tones that give the Mystic Ouija Fuzz its own unique voice. A 3-way clipping adjustment switch gives you choices of asymmetrical diode clipping, symmetrical diode clipping, and asymmetrical LED clipping. Furthermore, the wide-sweeping tone control offers a simple and effective way to tweak the voicing of the pedal to your liking. Feeling superstitious? Consult the oracle of fuzzy overdrive with the Mystic Ouija Fuzz by El Rey Effects.

Street Price: $140.99, More info:

Read The El Rey Effects Mystic Ouija Fuzz Review


Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine


The Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine is a ripping bass fuzz pedal that works great with guitar, also. The key to this pedal’s monstrous fuzz tones is its unique Duality control that blends together 2 distinct fuzz circuits for some devastating fuzz carnage. This boutique pedal can sculpt some surprisingly complex fuzz tones yet is quite simple to dial in. This is definitely a great choice for guitarists looking for a unique spin on an aggressive fuzz pedal that sounds like no other.

Street Price: $249, More Info:

Read The Full Darkglass Electronics Duality Review


J. Rockett WTF Fuzz


The J. Rockett WTF Fuzz is a fuzz pedal for people who don’t like fuzz pedals. This pedal offers a very wide range of overdriven fuzz sounds thanks to the interplay of its easy to use controls. Quite simply, this pedal must be played to really understand how good it is. Even on extreme oscillating fuzz settings, a slight turn of your guitar’s volume knob will bring the fuzz back from the brink of destruction. The Boost footswitch also gives you access to an additional volume control (labeled Boost) for 2 distinct output levels. Even if you don’t like fuzz and somehow found your way onto this top fuzz pedals list by mistake (and happened to read this far), you should seriously check this pedal out. Guitarists who favor very musical overdrive/distortion pedals will find much to appreciate here.

Street Price: $229, More info:

Read The J. Rockett WTF Fuzz Review


Demeter Amplification Fuzzy Octavulator


The Demeter Amplification Fuzzy Octavulator is a fuzz pedal created with expert precision by a true artisan. While many amp companies hash out pedals on the side to tap into the pedal market, you can tell that the pedals built by Demeter Amplification are made to very high standards. Just plug into one and see for yourself. This pedal has great clean tones and excellent preamp-like response. It’ll overdrive and get dirty with the best of them. If you’re chasing some Hendrix mojo, you might find all you need in the Fuzzy Octavulator.

Street Price: $309, More Info:

Read The Demeter Amplification Fuzzy Octavulator Review


Cusack Music Tap-A-Fuzz


I didn’t really know what to think when I first saw the Cusack Music Tap-A-Fuzz. My first thought was, “Are they joking?” Well, actually, yes, they were. But this pedal isn’t a joke at all. It takes Cusack Music’s insane Screamer Fuzz pedal and combines it with real-time tap-tempo gain modulation for wild rhythmic sounds. Aside from those extra bells and whistles, this pedal is an amazing sounding fuzz/overdrive pedal. It’s like a hot-rodded Tube Screamer with “broken op-amp” fuzz, each of which can be used separately or together. Pick a waveform, tap in a beat, and you’ll have access to a whole different world of modulated fuzz tones. This is another one of those strange and bizarre fuzz pedals for non-traditional guitar experimentalists, yet it still has plenty of versatility for traditional uses.

Street Price: $275, More Info:

Read The Cusack Music Tap-A-Fuzz Review


Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler


The Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler is a high-end boutique fuzz pedal that is hand-made using components of uncompromising quality. Its quirky design includes some features that make this pedal another unique entry on the list, the most notable being its Mix function that may also be controlled via external expression pedal. Guitarists and bassists alike will appreciate how this allows the Frazz Dazzler to add some extra defintion to your fuzz tones. The Sizzle knob and internal Bass trim pot will let you further define your sound, and a Gain switch will kick the fuzz up a notch with some splatty flair. This fuzzy little robot that could only come from Dr. Scientist will wreck havok on those you unleash it upon.

Street Price: $199, More Info:

Read The Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler Review


Malekko Diabolik JMJ


The Malekko Diabolik JMJ is the signature bass fuzz pedal of Justin Meldel-Johnsen. Malekko and Justin worked together, starting with Malekko’s B:ASSMASTER bass fuzz and tweaking it until the Diabolik JMJ was born. The simple control layout lets you achieve all-out, chord-decimating fuzz carnage as well as great “clean/dirty” fuzz tones thanks to the ability to blend your dry and wet signals. It sounds huge but isn’t overly bass heavy. Despite being a bass fuzz pedal, it works very well with guitar and also stacks well with other distortion/overdrive pedals for unique hybrid fuzz tones.

Street Price: $149, More info:

Read the Malekko Diabolik JMJ Review


SolidGoldFX Formula 76


The SolidGold FX Formula 76 draws inspiration from classic 70’s fuzz pedals including the Univox Super Fuzz and Ibanez Standard Fuzz, adding additional tone-shaping flexibility for the ultimate vintage/modern octave-up fuzz pedal. Controls for Compression and Tone let you tweak the ultimate “Super Fuzz” style sounds while the Tone foot-switch offers a radical top and bottom focused EQ shift for massive fuzz mayhem. This pedal is a nasty, hot-rodded “Super Fuzz” for modern guitarists who want to unleash a savage onslaught of fuzz.

Street Price: $199, More Info:

Read The SolidGoldFX Formula 76 Review


Empress Effects Fuzz


The Empress Effects Fuzz is a straight-ahead, no-nonsense fuzz pedal. It also sounds fantastic. If you want plenty of tonal variety from a mild boost to a gritty overdrive to full-on maxed fuzz with plenty of EQ tone shaping in an ease-to-use format, the Empress Effects Fuzz may be for you. Roll back the Bass and Treble and boost the Output for a mean mid-boost. It’s perfect for solos that’ll cut through the mix.

Street Price: $149, More Info:

Read The Empress Effects Fuzz Review


JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz


The JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz is yet another great fuzz pedal from Josh Scott and Co. It’s one of their best-selling pedals and with good reason. It’s a simple, no nonsense, aggressive silicon fuzz that sounds great and doesn’t take up much space on your pedalboard. While perhaps not quite as versatile as some of the other entries here, it sounds fantastic as plenty of guitarists can attest. Just step on it once, and it may become your go-to fuzz pedal of choice.

Street Price: $135, More Info:

Read The Fuzz JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz Review


Death By Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload


Yes, Death By Audio has another entry. Why? Because this pedal is a monster. The Death By Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload was designed to take the Fuzz War pedal to new extremes and adds a top-boost feature for an additional high-end onslaught. It was co-developed by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees to deliver ultimate raging fuzz sounds. This underground fuzz pedal is too good to go overlooked, so here it is. If you think you can handle Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload, don’t wait around too long as it’s a limited production of only 500 units.

Street Price: $225, More Info:

Read The Death By Audio Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload Review


Tone Hungry Effects Hunger Bender


Rounding out our Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014 Buyer’s Guide is the Hunger Bender from Tone Hungry Effects. The classic Tone Bender needs no introduction as it is one of the original fuzz pedals from the golden era of fuzz that also includes such gems as the Maestro Fuzztone and Arbiter Fuzz Face. I sought all over for a great modern Tone Bender that captures the vibe of the original. I ended up stumbling across a pedal builder in Canada named Juan who hand builds his own pedals and sells them under the Tone Hungry Effects moniker. The Hunger Bender sounds awesome and is a pedal I’m really glad to have discovered. It’s a pedal in vein of the classic Tone Bender MKIII, featuring a Tone knob to compliment it’s Level and Attack controls. This awesome pedal is a great reminder that the pedal you need to achieve the sound in your head may not come from a big-name brand you’re familiar with but a great indy pedal designer you’ve yet to hear.

Street Price: $170, More Info: Tone Hungry Effects

Read The Tone Hungry Effects Hunger Bender Review


That concludes our Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014 Buyer’s Guide. Thanks for reading.


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  1. Impressive how many Top- Best dirt pedals on this list come from TGWN!

    So much win in the list for bass, too.

    Frazz Dazzler and If 6 Was 9 top my wish-list from this list!

  2. Steven Razey says:

    I tried the big muff pi tone wick. I liked it, super heavy with nice sustain. The fat fuzz factory is the one though.

  3. um. not sure this list works without a fuzz face on it…

  4. I researched a number of fuzz boxes on Youtube since there were so many available. I decided to purchase a vintage style over the more modern fuzz because I wanted a warmer sound. The Hartman Germanium Fuzz is based on the original Dallas Arbiter Fuzz. I purchased it because of the reviews and think I found a sound (tone) that I have been wanting for forty years and not knowing it.

    The Hartman produces a warm sound with what can only be described as the most musical effect I have ever tried and combined with a Tube Screamer up front is to die for. One other reason i am convinced this may be one of the best pure fuzz box out there is that it made my JCM 900, a problematic Marshall for some because of diode clipping, sing like an older Marshall. I also used a Kramer Artist aluminum alloy necked guitar which was responsible for the incredible sustain and contributed the plethora of harmonics that came out of the rig.

  5. i may have posted on this a long time ago, but keeley electronics really put out some nice fuzzes last year – holy fuzz, sfocato fuzz wah, oc81d tonebender mkiii, oc44 tonebender mkiii, and this year son of the fuzz head. also, he put out an oc44 version of the fuzz head and a black silk oc75 tonebender mkiii.

    i have only tried on of the pedals above – but, i have tried a few other fuzzes and i sell them all. nothing seems to stand up to the keeley fuzz pedals based on tone alone. some have more features and more versatility – but none have a better tone.

    there is one exception to this rule: a number of years ago, i bought a pedalworx bender over under mkiii with no tone knob, but a bias knob. i think it was supposed to be for more modern music and is a mixture of german, japanese, and us transistors. absolutely fantastic tone with great harmonics – fifty were made and maybe another twenty five for harmony central users under a different name. i have only ever seen one for sale, and i bought it. one must wonder why they never, ever show up for sale. not much is written about it either. just beautiful harmonics and gain; plus, you can roll back the bias and get a great harmonic rythmn tone for early beatles – maybe not something to sit in the song, but something sweet for one guitar on stage.

    anyway – i think due to the limited releases, keeley electronics is not getting credit. i have bought a professional mkiii and an unprofessional mki mkii and let me tell you – that black silk nails disraeli gears tons better than lovepedal’s englishwoman; which is too over the top. the 44 magnum son of fuzz head is a blue power dream. the holy fuzz is a rocker’s tone machine. the black glass oc81d is great for a traditional sound and the oc44 for a high gain treble pushed tone.

    keeley is the fuzzmaster.

  6. Just looked at your top fuzz pedals, my personal favorite is the SolidGoldFX Rosie (not on your list). It does exactly what I want a fuzz to do. Maybe not the most versatile, but GREAT fuzz… simple to dial in. You should give one a try.

  7. Very disappointed not seeing a Mad Professor Fire Red Fuzz. It’s such a great-sounding, smooth, sustaining fuzz. Single-note leads sound creamy and rounded, and complex chords all have their voices; nothing muddy or splatty or horrid. Even works well with extended-range guitars. \m/

  8. Leaving the Wampler velvet fuzz off the list is like leaving Picaso off a list of famous artists.

  9. stirfryjedi says:

    Disappointed the Fuzzrocious Grey Stache was not on this list. I think it sounds better than many of the pedals that are — at least to my ears. Does it not stack up? Or is it just not known well enough?

  10. distortion effect says:

    This is just the perfect post for everyone who would like to understand the best fuzz distortion pedal. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to..aHa). Excellent stuff, just great! Keep writing and thanks for the sharing!!!

  11. WONDERFUL LIST….I’m feeling another PAS (Pedal Acquisition Syndrome) attack coming soon…
    Have you ever tried the “All Seeing Ei’ by Myrtle Pedals from UK?? COMPLETELY RECOMMENDED!
    Please review if you ever happen to stumble with one of those… Fuzz Away!

  12. Really good list!!! Thank you for putting this together. I would add these for consideration in future lists:

    Noel Cornet (I don’t know what kind of magic is included in this pedal, but it is magic!)
    Stomp Under Foot – Rams Head, Civil War or just about anything else they build.
    Skreddy P19
    Blackout Effectors – Muskett or Blunderbuss
    Wren and Cuff Tall Font Russian

  13. Michael - NYC says:

    Hey Great List – with ” 1 Notable Omission ” The Blackout Effectors Musket Fuzz v.2 – it is So Versatile for Sabbath & Hendrix to David Gilmour Tones – really awesome pedal. – Michael Caz – Songwriter / Musician / Producer – NYC

  14. iam disabled rhand two fingers to play with left paralyzed need adistortion/fuzz that has sustaintrying to learn to tapexvet so not a quitteron small disability can you recommend please thankyou all the best brian dunn

  15. I’ve read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting.
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  16. Excellent! Also check out Blackout Effectors Fix’d Fuzz, I get a lot of usable diverse sounds

  17. Great list – but you seem to have missed out THE wildest one (in my opinion)! ARGON NAVIS from Vulcan Mulciber! A small danish outfit…

  18. I was happy with my Walrus Audio Janus… until now. This list will break my bank.

  19. 1. Noel Fuzz (Japan)
    2. Dazatronyx Fuzz (Australia)
    3. Helios Fuzz (US)
    4. Wren & Cuff Tall Font Russian.

  20. Its a great list of Fuzzes.
    I recently bought a Kafuzz . It sounds amazing and the design is so cool!
    Its from Dr.No effects. A pedalbuilder from Holland. Please check this out.
    He created several different Fuzz pedals. The last one is the Evil Mother Fuzzer. All pedals are fully analog.

  21. My favorite fuzz currently is my Deviever Shoegazer. It essentially has two fuzzes inside of it including the Torn’s Peaker and the Soda Meiser. It’s pretty amazing that with only two knobs per circuit I can dial in Muff, Velcro, octave-up, and scrambler-like sounds amongst the two of them. I also got one of the last ones just before Dwarfcraft Devices bought the company from Devi. I would like to get the pharaoh in the future because it nails that scooped Sabbath-like fuzz that Iommi claims he got by just using his Laney amps.

  22. Big Muff Wicker is my first and probably last fuzz pedal…
    been asked its name/brand right away after leaving the stage, guess it just sounds that good ;)

  23. big muff wicked rules!

  24. al cook says:

    I currantly am using a Boss OD-20 but I think th best would be my BSM ambassador inconjunction with the Big Muff setting on the OD-20.

  25. JAM Pedals Free Fuzz is the best Hendrixy Fuz Face I have ever used. It sounds just like the old records.

  26. Daniel J. says:

    Abominable Electronics Hail Satan pedal is one of the better sounding fuzz pedals I’ve heard. Handmade, cool graphics and super fair price. Worth double what they charge.

  27. Justin Krampert says:

    After trying one out, I’m aching for a Mad Professor Fire Red Fuzz. Smooth as hell, and even compliments my 7-string guitars nicely!

  28. first and foremost II have never posted on your site before ,so this isn`t a repeat!Like I was trying to tell ya`ll a Boss DD-20 an EP previously owned by 3 dog night and a EH memory Man…..thanks if u post it if not no loss……

  29. You should check out the Option 5 Destination Square Tone.

  30. jimi steffenhagen says:

    Fuzzy Wuzzy wants some fuzz!

  31. Landon Olesen says:

    Want these

  32. The jhs bun runner it’s a clone from devi ever hyperion and a tonebender, is too sad and ironic that the hyperion and the tonebender do not appear in the list, This is vey subjective

  33. Theo Void says:

    I have not played all these pedals but I do own the Big Muff Tone Wicker and its pretty great. I absolutely love the way it sounds. I also played the Fuzz God and I must say I would love to own that too!! It’s truly insane in ways that are un imaginable.
    Good article. Keep em coming.

  34. My favorite is the Wampler Velvet Fuzz—-
    I live just a few streets away from JHS Pedals and have tried many of the JHS pedals and I do like them but the Velvet Fuzz is my favorite.

  35. kenshiro says:

    What about Sasquatch from Tortuga Effects? It’s similar to Fuzz God, but Sasquatchs arrive first.

  36. You guys should check out the Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss. It’s a germanium/silicon hybrid fuzz. Plenty of features. I believe it also has per amp boost knob as well to get a sort of overdrive fuzz combination. Also a company called Devi Ever has a ton of CRAZY fuzz pedals too!

  37. Hmm, jhs OR the actual pedal they’re he’s ripping off?

  38. I’ve tried several of the Fuzzes mentioned here and I would include the Blakemore Effects “Deux Ex Machina” with it’s blend and mids notch filter, also the Fairfield Circuitry “Four Eyes it” and Catalinbread Octapussy. I like the ZVEX Mastotron over the Fuzz Factory as the Mastotron is easier to dial in. i’m always curious what role advertising play in these “best of” cliff notes lists

    • Add Caroline Audio “Wave Cannon”!!!
      I tried the Rocket WTF and was left pondering the aptly named title.
      The Deux Ex Machina just knocked the Walrus Audio “Jupiter” off the pedalboard. The Jupiter is still a good fuzz, just not quite as versatile as the Deux Ex…which kills when setting the mids notch filter anywhere from 3:00 on…then set blend to noon and insert the Octpussy running at 18V

  39. The Japanese Noel Cornet…..’Nuff said

  40. Where’s analogman peppermint fuzz?

  41. Andrew Rdesinski says:

    Spaceman Sputnik is definitely amazing. Only a limited release but sounds incredible.

  42. Mark McClelland says:

    I read two articles: 2014’s best fuzz boxes & 2014’s best pedals. I found it odd that the best pedals included at least 3 fuzz boxes that were not included in the top 20 fuzz boxes of 2014. What gives?

  43. Ralf Schilberz says:

    I love that fat fuzz factory…so much nice variations of sounds….like in heaven :)
    I’ll lovin it !!!

  44. Jason Murphy says:

    Hmmmm no fulltone octafuzz or OX-FUZZ. I like both. You can get an oz fuzz in germanium Or silicon

  45. What do you guys think of the Analog Alien products like the Fuzz Bubble and/or Alien Twister Fuzz?? Thanks for your consideration,

  46. luigi di berardino says:

    cusack fuzz is very strong!

  47. luigi di berardino says:

    Mi piacerebbe prendere il Fuzzgod

  48. already have the fuzz god but the janus looks unreal!

  49. David Polidoro says:

    the Zvex Fuzz Factory has to be the craziest of all fuzz pedals. and when it comes to fuzzes, the crazier, the better. I wish I could get my hands on that one.

  50. Always amazed at just how much range you can get within the realm of “fuzz”. Every year I think they’ve done the lot, and Im always surprised with the off the wall ideas we get the next time around.

  51. Love the fuzz fuzz factory!!!, I also saw an amazing demo of the Janus pedal by the Flaming Lips, want them all! :(

  52. Fuzzgod ! <3

  53. Felix Avadyaev says:

    The fat fuzz factory is an amazing pedal, want!!!!

  54. danny wants a fat fuzz factory please

  55. Daniel Kirkland says:

    Can’t wait to see who wins!

  56. It seem to me that no mater where you go to get a top 10 list of pedal effects you are alway going to find Electro Harmonix in the mix. You always going to have new names & new models but Harmonix seem to be the only constant name on the lists.

  57. right on.

  58. Mallaury Odom-Neely says:

    I just bought my first electric guitar and am in need of a pedal!!! I need some distortion in my life!!

  59. want this pedal so much!!!!

  60. gogogo 1 day left

  61. Pedalworx Bender Over Under!

  62. Have tried many of these. All great!!

  63. very practicle guid for the comon fuzz junky ,id love to hear them all myself , and to be able to choose one , i got the little big muff which is agreat sounding fuzz, woud love to try more .

  64. Tough to single out a few best fuzzes. There are hundreds of good ones out there.

  65. Great article. Been enjoying my z-vex fuzz for several years and have been modding pedals with JHS forever. Looking forward to hopefully snagging something purtty from the list.

  66. Christopher Faricy says:

    There are probably Thousands of Fuzz Pedals out there it is difficult to sort through them all. Side-by-side comparisons like this Giveaway are Among the Best ways to narrow the field without visiting The local Brick & Mortar music retailer. Of course the local store usually has only 2 – 3 effects to choose from in any particular category. BEST GUITAR EFFECTS Consistantly Informs me on Features and Video Demonstrations whether it is a Particular Brand I’m looking for or maybe simply Searching an Effect “category”. This review was Very Informative and I think ANY the above mentioned Fuzz pedals would work well in my collection. Thanks for the review And the Giveaway, Happy Holidays…..Rock On.

  67. dang, i would love all these pedals, ima fuzz junkie. i have yet to find the perfect fuzz for my style… but i’m sure one of these would prolly do it….wish me luck!!! have a great day everyone @ BEST GUITAR EFFECTS!!!! :)

  68. big muff<3

  69. god i want those beauties 0.0

  70. Alexander Martinez says:

    Very cool guide!

  71. I like the Dano Cool Catt Fuzz V1… it’s cool-for-cats, very interactive & won’t break de bank :)

  72. Hey now, you should definitely have a Fulltone OCD on here and maybe a Rat. Two phenomenal OD pedals and they can be bought at great prices

  73. Bjorn Juhl [BJFe, Bearfoot fx, Mad Professor, Rocketride] has cracked open the DBA Thee Fuzz War Overload and modified it. Only a few are available through Rocketride at TGT11. Being a BJFanatic, I just had to buy it. Only 11 were made… so you could call it a limited-limited edition.

    Bjorn told me that he mainly made changes to the fuzz and boost controls. The boost was improved to full-range whereas the stock thinned out the fuzz sound undesirably. As for the fuzz, to his ears there was a lot of noise in the decay of notes so he built a type gate that chops off the undesirable effect. Now the notes are more defined “while also allowing devastating disaster sound followed by silence.”

    Anyhow, although this is very limited, it might be worth including this in your top 15.. at least a special mention.

  74. Sean Hansen says:

    Folks seem to like the Black Arts Toneworks & Devi Ever stuff, too.

  75. anyone want to state their case for a tone difference between the Big Muff and the Little Big Muff? Electro Harmonix is doing smaller versions of a lot of pedals now (the nano line and other smaller housings of certain pedals), sometimes with less controls or features. this is a trend with some of the effects manufacturers, due to precious pedal board space. there’s always someone that says, “oh, i can’t get the tone out of the compact one that i can from the original.” but i’m skeptical.

  76. i like the hoof fuzz

  77. PolishJohn says:

    I’ve got a DBA Fuzz War (standard version, not the Overload) and I think it is the perfect fuzz pedal. Look no further.

  78. I’ve played the Hoof Reaper, one of my favorite pedals ever. So amazing, Jamie really killed it with that one

  79. Thomas Murawski says:

    Thank you for such informative, yet concise reviews on all these fuzz pedals. The Dr. Freakenstein Fuzz and the Demeter Amplification Octavulator Fuzz are the two that interest me the most… the former because it’s something truly different and the latter because I have owned Demeter gear before and I know they make quality stuff. I wouldn’t mind winning any of the giveaway pedals, especially the Hoof Reaper!

  80. Mark Holloway says:

    I would love to try out the Mojo Hand Crosstown Fuzz as well as the Iron Bell. The new EHX Nano Big Muff looks intriguing as well, currently looking to get the Wampler Velvet Fuzz.

  81. Dude, there are some killer pedals showcased here. Always been a fan of Zvex stuff. \m/

  82. This is a good list. I’m always on the hunt for the right fuzz pedal. I have the big muff with tone wicker. Great one for the money. Only one I think is missing is the Mojo Hand Crosstown Fuzz

  83. Chris Roberts says:

    The Walrus Audio Janus intrigues me. Just dumping a lot of by guitar synth devices and going to more of a boutique peddle set up as I’m leaning towards ambient. Love your site.

  84. Well to me a fuzz is very interesting because its just a little more than my TS 808 HW.
    A few month ago I wasnt even thinking about fuzzys but for whatever reason I started thinking of using it to get a little more dirt into my blues solo sound.

    Usually I dont write the following but in this cause I really would like to win one of theser pedals because It need experience in fuzz pedals to find the one that fits the best to each personal style.

    But in any case: good luck to all the players out there! Blessings!

  85. Check out the earthquaker devices bit commander it has some cool fuzz and weirder effects too.

  86. All of these look superb, but some especially fit into the doomier stuff that I am writing just now!


  87. The newer Dunlop mini fuzz face (germanium) should also be mentioned. It’s a compact classic.

  88. Nick Doukas says:

    The Wampler Velvet Fuzz should be here. I haven’t been able to get a bad sound out of it and the big/tight switch allows two different voicings in one pedal, one of which takes away all the drawbacks that a fuzz can have.

  89. I am new to this and about to start a fulfilling pedal adventure. Thanks guys!!!

  90. Excellent set of pedals…. Looking into getting the zvex fuzz factory soon.

  91. Daniel Kirkland says:

    I can’t say how many of each of these pedals I’ve seen come into my stores (I work in music retail) and each one has a different story. It’s really cool that even something as simple as the Big Muff is still a common effect and is used to great effect even decades after it was invented. Cool history with the great effect that is Fuzz!

  92. Too bad there’s no Big muff triangle…

  93. Will Brewster says:

    So the kids over at DMB have made something pretty special in their Foxy PiRate. The fuzz tones are reasonably subdued but the clean blend allows for some cool sounds. With the gain dialed way back the distorted signal kicks in on the trails of the clean guitar. Which is pretty neat.

  94. Great Set of Pedals!

  95. No Devi Ever on this list? Shame.

  96. Matt Vinson says:

    You should do a review of an old school vintage Big Muff compared to one of the new Big Muffs, I think it would be awesome to see the differences! Much love to the website, it’s very beneficial!

  97. How about someone make a hybrid op amp/transistor Distortion pedal? Like one channel JRC 4558D, the other germanium transistor. Switchable or blendable. No one has ever done this. I’m just full of great ideas.

  98. Michael W Perkins says:

    Nothing sets a song apart like a distinct Fuzz…

  99. Nice, but where is the cheap stuff? A big appeal of fuzz it that it sounds trashy and cheap.

  100. gonzalo castanedo says:

    I’ve been looking for a fuzz pedal for a couple of months to finish founding my sound, and what a pain in the ass this has been; playing a lot of different pedals, listening to different opinions, searching in the internet, etc and i have found really useful this post for specific fuzzes but also the facebook webpage for all kinds of pedals. This is really useful thanks!

  101. ‘Ello Y’all!
    I have the EQD Hoof Reaper and it is without question the best fuzz I have ever had the pleasure to own! The Hoof is so handy in terms of covering a vast range of BM tones and the Reaper does the same with every Bender era…I would insist that any fuzz junkie get this pedal! Great list!


    PS: The analog octave up is just a fat, juicy bonus that sounds great even w/o the Hoof or Reaper engaged.

  102. Woah awesome!

  103. Z.Vex effects are the real deal!

  104. leif lindgren says:

    this is awesome !

  105. petey twofinger says:

    they all look very nice , but that freakenstien would be THE one , i mean come on !!

  106. Yesh!!

  107. Gabriel, your reviews are not helping with my gas.

  108. My favorites are the Hermida zen Drive and the Rat

  109. Ajani(sarah) says:

    I love all effects they are all great i want to get a fuzz pedal

  110. MMMMMM fuzzzzz….especially that Fuzz God and Hoof Reaper!!

  111. hugo tremblay says:

    Really want that! Awesome pedals!!!

  112. Big fan of anything Red Witch. Like the sounds Belamy gets out the Fuzz Factory as well. Especially excited about the new Red Witch Violetta. Glad to see Jakob using it, hope to get some similar sounds out of it. Could definitely use a new fuzz pedal though, crushed the last one with my giant foot, traipsing around the den in the dark. Never again.

    Solid list though, love the site. Keep the reviews coming.

  113. Josue A Guevara says:

    Most of them are awesome… but needs more Buzzaround.

  114. What do pedal geeks and fans of music have in common? John Dwyer unveils a new nugget of awesome and we all win.

  115. I’d like to see some El Rey FX fuzz pedals on this list!

  116. I really love the Fat Fuzz Factory, its even more versatile than the original and you can come out with some pretty cool stuff out of it. I aslo like the Death by Audio pedals, pretty crazy shit.

  117. Could always use more fuzz. It’s more versatile than most people realize.

  118. Fat fuzzfactory and two Deah By Audio fuzzes, good list guys! John Dwyer is a pedal genuis!

  119. David Miller says:

    What no Devi Ever? Been a while since she has made something but curious how the Console will sound

  120. Trent Thompson says:

    Dr Freakenstein looks killer

  121. Ben Anderson says:

    I’m loving the look of that Walrus Audio Janus pedal. Mmmmm tasty.

  122. John Collopy says:

    I want the hoof reaper sooo bad, earthquaker make some sick pedals.

  123. Malekko Plus Ultra

  124. This makes me want more FUZZ!!! I’m considering getting rid of my Devi Ever Rocket for the DBA Apocalypse…or tHEE fUZZZ wARR…not sure which! I have a Death By Audio one knob Interstellar Overdriver and its amazing, not sure which DBA beast is next. Or maybe Hoof Reaper? Great List!

  125. Maxxwell Harkins says:

    I wanna try one of them there Fat Fuzz Factory.

  126. John Heinz says:

    Hey, not like the best fuzz of all time, just “best” of new stuff. No TS, Rat, Foxx Tone machine, Marshall Gov’nor here. At least the Muff is still hanging in. Maybe I need to hear the new stuff. post linx to vids of the noises!

  127. Nice overview. Love me some FuZzZz ! So many, many more great other greats ones out there…

    Could you perhaps include the Analogman Sun Face, Astro Tone Fuzz & Peppermint Fuzz, or the MJM London Fuzz 1 & 2 next time around…? KRANG !

  128. John Popovits says:

    Need. More. Joysticks. For. My. Feet.

  129. jay iacone says:

    I like any fuzz with a splattery bottom end (sounds gross right !) and stays true to the fuzz sound vs. becoming a distortion pedal.

  130. Great article…I play and use pedals all the time…keep the reviews coming…three things I’d like to say…fuzz, Fuzz…and more FUZZ…Thanks.

  131. Agree that this is a primo time for Fuzz and effects in general. So many indy builders putting their spin on so many pedals. Makes it very hard to manage the pedalboard. I’m ready for a bigger one.

  132. Sebastien Richard says:

    Nice review!!!

  133. Eric Thibaut says:

    So many great fuzzes out now! Currently I have a DeviEver Shoe Gazer and Blackout Effector Twosome, both of which sound awesome. We are in the golden age of fuzz.

  134. Gotta go with the classic Big Muff sound, love it!

  135. Bryan Tillman says:

    The Hoofreaper is able to dial in so many variations of fuzz and distortion. My friend has one and he can dial in beautiful light fuzz without taking away from any tone!

    Definitely a feat of engineering.

    Thanks for the buyer’s guide! Big UPS!

    Beau Tillman

  136. The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper is definitly the best!

  137. Rik Mercaldi says:

    The JMI MKII Tone Bender is a killer sounding Fuzz!

  138. DeathApple says:

    I’d like to use a fuzz in a thrash metal cover symphonic metal or something of that ilk. Just for kicks. That said, these sound awesome.

  139. The Fuzz Factory is a classic!!!
    It’s been my #1 fuzz for years.
    Gonna check out the new version soon,

  140. Such a great resource, will definitely be consulting before my next Fuzz purchase.

  141. Fat Fuzz factory is definitely the best on the list!

  142. Got a mastotron and a fat fuzz factory; Devi Ever Soda Meiser, or EarthQuaker HoofReaper are next on my list. ^.~

  143. Doug Hotle says:

    I have always been a fan of the Big Muffs. Nostalgic I guess

  144. I have the Fat Fuzz Factory. Just recently bought a Celestial Effects, “Cancer Wah the fuzz?” pedal. I was set on the Death by Audio’s Apocalypse, but changed my mind to the Earthquaker Hoof Reaper. Then I happened to see the Wah the fuzz? This thing has real tube OD, a muff type fuzz, an octave fuzz (which can be used with or without the octave up) and a fixed-wah. All 4 effects independent of each other. This should definitely be added to the list.

  145. Great List!

  146. THX

  147. You need to get some BlackArts Toneworks on this list. The Pharaoh is their flagship (and probably most versatile) pedal, but the LSTR, Ritual, Oath and Destroyer are also amazing fuzzes.

    • thank you for saying that. I have no idea why they arent on the list. I have the pharaoh and its the most amazing fuzz pedal i have ever used

  148. Jamie Lepage says:

    Love the muff!

  149. Louis Jones says:

    No Wampler pedals??

  150. kerem ozkan says:

    had my eye on the fat fuzz factory for a while…but that hoofreaper is so cool.

  151. I have the Way Huge Jumbo Fuzz! What wonderful! Cool list.

  152. Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz, awesone, love it!

  153. Love the Big Muff’s and all of their flavors too. #1 for me!

  154. lucas guedes says:

    i want all!!

  155. Jay Giorno says:

    Walrus Audio pedal looks awesome

  156. Anthony Collura says:

    How about the Big Muff Geranium 4?

  157. Dr. Freakenstein looks cool!

  158. Me wanty big muff tone wicker/zvex!

  159. Robert J West says:

    The Fuzzhugger AB-Synth fuzz pedal seems worthy of this list. Can’t believe how affordable it is too…

  160. muñón from spain!!!!!

  161. Gabor Galuska says:

    Very informative and interesting guide. It is always a pleasure to read about the most awesome effects ever used :) It is a shame that the ones you listed are almost impossible to purchase in my country…

  162. Dylan Thomas says:

    Thank you so much for posting this guide and for hosting this giveaway. This was very informative and fun to read, what a killer list. Thanks again!

  163. Jeffrey Ballard says:

    Excellent list of boxes. Very helpful!

  164. What a list! Really digging on the FuzzGod, Apocalypse, and Janus pedals…

  165. alejandro says:

    espero probarlo algun dia

  166. Ricardo higareda says:

    What a wonderful article. I have the big muff pi tw and it is awesome. I love it on my bass especially, but on guitar it sounds excellent as well. I also have the Devi ever torn’s peaker and the vintage fuzz master. Devi makes some awesome and unique fuzz pedals. I also love death by audio products. Hopefully I can build a clone of the fuzz war.

  167. BlackCat Slim says:

    Some cool info here. I’m not terribly familiar with the variety of fuzzes out there so this was helpful.

  168. what would we be without our good old fuzz!

  169. mark dagilis says:

    Informative, knowledgable,…..and downright awesome!!

  170. Jose Tojo says:

    I like it

  171. Very good choices!

    The Hoof Reaper and Fat Fuzz factory are on my list to try. Like several other commentors I would add the Black Arts Toneworks Pharoah Fuzz to your list. Also checkout the Arc Effects Big Green Pi a VERY good muff variant. On a budget note I also find the Dan Electro Cool Cat Fuzz (V1) to be an outstanding addition to any rock players arsenal. Dano apparently modeled it pretty closely after the legendary Peach Fuzz, which I’ve never played, and it was so close they had to change it for V2. That being said I bet the Frantone Peach Fuzz is pretty awesome as well.

  172. luis almendros says:

    I am going to bopokmark this page, very interesting

  173. Fuzz Factory blows my mind every time I hear it.

  174. Excelente post muy buena información!!!

  175. Cool guide, thanks for putting this together.

  176. Quim Torres says:

    Zvex Fat Fuzz Factory!!

  177. Dustin Hayes says:

    I’m feeling all fuzzy inside!!!

  178. Krushed Wall says:

    I want to win a fuzzy gift !

  179. Great Guide! Love Fuzz :D

  180. Fernando Villabrille says:

    I hope to win oone of those

  181. I didn’t know about the Janus: I love it!!!

  182. I have the original ZVex Fuzz Factory and the Way Huge Jumbo Fuzz!

    But I also want a Muff! or upgrade the Fuzz Factory to Fat one! pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!

  183. Todd Blake says:

    Great article, I have been looking for a fuzz pedal for a long time and need to narrow it down so this helped. The only pedal I’ve heard a lot about and was surprised not to see is the Foxx Tone Machine. However, it is out of circulation and can only be found used.

  184. Nice List! Would have loved to the Blackarts Toneworks Pharoah on here too. Have it. Love it.

  185. Craig Frank says:

    Fuzz, just because.

  186. My favorite is the Janus … ehhh wait .. no the Frankenstein …..or F*** I LOVE THEM ALL

  187. I love you all

  188. I want that fat fuzz factory so bad…

  189. Angel Tejon says:

    Like the review made on those twelve pedals. Hope next time you review the Enormous Door pedals!…specially the SCUD. They were famous at winter NAMM 2012.

  190. fuzz god 2 is no joke…….one of my favorites

  191. Robert J West says:

    This article has really opened my eyes to some amazing fuzz boxes. I dug the Death By Audio stuff and the Hoof, but these make the decision even harder. The Janus pedal would be my pick for experimenting, then the Zvex but they’re all awesome.

    Should say thanks bc I’m planning on buying the Echo Dream 2 bc of your guy’s demo/review. Not a bad job on choosing those BGE girls either.

  192. Roi Samuel says:

    The Hoof Reaper is just what I need for my collection.
    Damn I looove Fuzzboxs

  193. I bought the Fat Fuzz Factory earlier this year. It is one of my favorite and most used pedals.

  194. I Love the fuzz!!! be real!!!

  195. i love every single fuzz pedal in the world

  196. I love the Janus and the franken deserves a test drive.. ) Great list!

  197. Nice one!

  198. Alexander Martinez says:

    Killer guide!

  199. Great guide, perfect before christmas !

  200. Robert Koob says:

    No Analogman? Basic Audio Scarab?

  201. The Zvex FuzzProbe is rad but always gets overlooked, would love to see a FatFuzzProbe some day.

  202. greg bodish says:

    Everybody needs some fuzz

  203. Not enough fuzz. Ever.

  204. I got a dunlop fuzz face mini (silicon) this year, and I love adding it to amp distortions, pedal distortions, and overdrives… I’d love to try stacking fuzzes on top of each other… what’s a little sonic chaos between friends?

  205. Can anyone _really_ hear the difference between an analog and a solid state pedal?

  206. I love my fuzz factory, but I’d love to hear one with the fat switch on.

  207. Patrick Charles Zehnder says:

    I think Creepyfinger effects should have had a mention on here, they are definitely on the top of the game.

  208. I love the Zvex and the Big Muff… but there is something magical about a fuzzface, IDK what it is.

  209. Paul Robinson says:

    Excellent stuff… makes me want to spend so much that I don’t have… LOL!

  210. raymond seto says:

    cool pedals!

  211. This Is a really great list. I’m glad they actually found some companies I haven’t heard of too, instead of just doing all big name pedals like everyone else.

  212. Very good Guide, it’s the first good guide i’ve found on the net! Thank you!

  213. Very great list, though I am a little surprised at the absence of Black Arts Toneworks. I’ve been really impressed by them.

  214. Mauricio Bortolini Mallmann says:

    Death By Audio make great fuzz, but I was curious about Cusack. I’ll find more infos about it!

  215. Matt Thompson says:

    Odd mix of fuzz pedals, but then fuzz pedals are inherently odd…

  216. i’ve been eyeing a couple of fuzz pedals this past year. it’s hard to pick one; there are just so many out there to choose from.

  217. I’m fairly new to fuzz pedals. I just got one and it wasn’t the greatest. Thinking about getting a Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Fuzz. But I’d be lucky to have any fuzz then no fuzz at all.

  218. jim peacher says:

    this looks cool<i usually get reviews from guitar player online,but I like the idea of a dedicated pedal site

  219. Excellent choices for fuzz pedals. I’ve owned or used most of the pedals on this list, and I would agree with most of your choices. I still think the tap function for the Cusack is a little odd. I’d rather just have the screamer fuzz personally, but hey, to each their own. The EH Big Muff with tone wicker is easily the best choice for the price. For all around, the Hoof Reaper covers all your bases without being a small mind puzzle to solve (the fat fuzz factory). Keep up the articles.

  220. Trevor Vader says:

    that Hoof Reaper is too cool!

  221. Lucas Cotterell says:

    Love the sound of the Hoof Reaper! That octave low end really gives it a big chunk of the gnarly.

  222. I like most of Fuzzes in the List, except the JHS pollinator, I found that it sounds too buzzy not fuzzy, maybe its because Ive never been a fan of AC128 transistors, I think the Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face sounds much better. Another pedal I love is the Austone Textone which is not made anymore. Any fuzz made by Analogman, I own the dark peppermint and its the Bomb.

  223. The Janus and Freakenstein look ridiculous!

    I have gotten the chance to try many of these pedals and I’ve got to say that The Death By Audio Apocalypse is my favorite!

  224. Efraim Tirto says:

    Zvex Fuzz Factory = sick unique fuzz pedal

    Good site by the way. I need this site to search information pedals i love.

    God Blues You, folks!

  225. Nils Bryant says:

    Didn’t dig the Big Muff Tone Wicker too much when I had it.
    Currently having my eye on the Berkos Third Stone fuzz, but the new Dunlop Mini’s are pretty sweet too!

  226. Cody Budd says:

    Great list. I own the Hoof Reaper, it is insanity. So many options for tone. Already had my eyes on a few others as well. Thank you for the giveaway!

  227. Andre Alcocer says:

    I’m in dire need of a fuzz pedal… the FFF would be so sick!

  228. creepy fingers!….

  229. free=good

  230. There should be a tonebender or two in there :)

  231. Mike Donoghue says:

    Looking for a great fuzz tone.

  232. Been wanting a Fat Fuzz Factory since I first heard saw a video of one @ NAMM.

  233. Rob Pohndorf says:

    Awesome article, I want all of them.

  234. Monte Klein says:

    Currently enjoying 3 fuzzalicious war toys: Vintage Dunlop Jimi Hendrix System Classic Fuzz, Way Huge Swollen Pickle, and a custom built Snakes, with Clear lucite top and lighted skeleton/snake innards motif.

  235. Jeremy Judelson says:

    this is a comment. I want a fuzz!!!

  236. I meant Fireburst. Sorry!

  237. Love Diamond’s Fireburts and the ZVex Mastotron. The EHX Micro Synth can be a pretty awesome sounding fuzz too, especially on bass.

  238. Giulio Catarinelli says:

    There will never be enought fuzz boxes.

  239. Geoff Pulsifer says:

    I’m a little fuzzy on this subject.

  240. Kevin Kipnis says:

    i love my wooly mammoth on bass and guitar!

  241. Would like to have seen the MXR Classic fuzz in this pile o’fuzz boxes. I am biased as I own one and like it with the buffer switch on. However, I’d try any of these any day of the week.

  242. a zvex can do anything

  243. Daniel Layko says:

    Black Arts Toneworks fuzz pedals are also worth checking out, they’re really versatile and can produce really sick tones.

  244. Parnell Fredrickson says:

    nice info on your site, thanks

  245. That Fat Fuzz Factory sure would go well with my Box of Rock!

  246. ron grande says:

    i’m not saying there aren’t better pedals . . but the Dunlop mini fuzz because it was a good take on the original at such an affordable price they jacked it thirty percent . . . what item is jacked thirty percent retail . . . it happened to me while the pedal was in my basket of a large major online retailer.

  247. The ZVex is awesome.

  248. jeff ledoux says:

    red witch and death by audio I can attest to being out of control in a good way

  249. Man I love fuzz boxes. I need to check out several of these guys.

  250. That Rainger looks pretty twisted! And I have one of Red Witch’s Empress chorus pedals, which is a mainstay on my board. I’d love to see how their take on a fuzz sounds.

  251. just got Thee Ffuzz Warr Overload and I love it, my favourite fuzz I’ve played so far! Dig the Big Muff with Wicker as well, and I’ve always loved Zvex so I gotta try the Fat Fuzz Factory for sure

  252. George Jolly says:

    What about the Jam Pedals Red Muck? :P

  253. Wouldn’t mind to have all of them

  254. Trent Vuillemot says:

    Gotta have mention of the Big Cheese fuzz! Stephen Malkmus all day!

  255. How about the Wampler Velvet Fuzz?

  256. I’ve got so much time for the Malekko Fuzz – no nonsense, minuscule footprint, enormous noise and tonal possibilities. Can’t say enough great things about it.

  257. Andrew Beeton says:

    Looks like fun!

  258. Jack Freeman says:

    I had a Big Muff Pi Tone Wicker for a bit, I wish I didn’t sell it. I’ve been also been lookin at the Fat Fuzz Factory even when it wasn’t released yet, the FFF is going to be my next pedal for sure!

  259. Nice rundown. I’d love to try all of them.

  260. Nice one.

  261. The Hoof Reaper seems killer!

  262. I’m surprised not to see any Devi Ever or Dwarfcraft Devices on the list but overall a pretty comprehensive list.

  263. Michael Ford says:

    Looks like ya got it pretty well covered!

  264. I’ve been using the Fulltone GT-500, which has been great pedal all around. Looking forward to trying some new ones out though – it’s always nice to have a few different tones on deck!

  265. Tone Wicker <3

  266. i have the electro harmonix freeze pedal. love it.

  267. I honestly think that the Fat Fuzz Factory is the best fuzz I’ve ever heard. I just bought one last week and I’m ready to add a second one to my board. I see myself using it for a loooooooong time.

    Great list, dudes! It’s nice to see a lot of new pedals on here.

  268. Gary A. Plaus says:

    I’ve wanted a Big Muff pi for a while now.

  269. Sean Witters says:

    Thanks for the guide. There are some new contenders for pedal real estate here.

  270. without my fuzzes, I feel soundnaked :P

  271. F-f-f-f-f-fuzzzzzzzzzzed

  272. I’m missing the analogman pepermunt fuzz and the interfax harmonic percolator, but the fuzzes mentioned here are cool too! Fuzz is what’s the fuss all about!

  273. Luke Halls says:

    Always thought the Fuzz Factory was awesome, but there is a massive difference between the original Vexter and the Fat FF! Massive fan of all of the Big Muff pedals too!

  274. i’ve never heard of tap-a-fuzz before, that intersting – id love to try it. Nice one guys

  275. Anything Death By Audio is crazy awesome, same as anything ZVEX.

  276. james zzyzyx says:

    awesome list mos def gonna check out the pedals i had not heard yet

  277. John Kendricken says:

    Zvex makes sick vibes, gotta love the Muff too.

  278. Been looking at the EQD Dream Catcher, but wouldn’t mind havin’ the Hoof (or any one of these)!

  279. Taylor Miller says:

    That Fuzzy Octavulator sounds amazing. Almost better than a Sun Face.

  280. Fuzz’n

  281. I really like that you guys included the weird stuff! like dr. freakenstein, fuzz fatory and Janus!

  282. Amazing article for the fuzz lovers but devi ever’s pedals are missing.

  283. Sebastian says:

    Let’s get fuzzy

  284. more fuzz


  286. Mark Dawson says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of unfamiliar pedals on this list, thanks for the article. Based on some of the wackier fuzz combo pedals that made the cut, I half expected to see the Blackout Effectors “Crystal Dagger”. Also worthy of note is the Basic Audio “Scarab Deluxe” for a very diverse range of usable fuzz tones.

  287. Arc Effects Big Green Pi takes the cake!

  288. Nice roundup of FUZZ. Dr. Freakenstein is definitely looking interesting.

  289. Ben Tansey says:

    Great list! I own the Hoof fuzz and it’s one of the best I’ve ever played. I also bought a Fuzz Factory a month before the Fat version came out… gutted! Another of my favourites is Blackout Effectors’ Musket Fuzz – it’s a gorgeously rich, fat fuzz with plenty of bottom end. It’s based on the now legendary green Russian Big Muff (bubble font version I think, same version Dan Auerbach has made so desirable); I’ve compared it side by side to said pedal and it held up very well! Also does an excellent Smashing Pumpkins ‘Siamese Dream’ impression.

  290. Man, all of these are making me drool. I have to try out the Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DrFF-3 (and Igor) as soon as I can, but my priority is the EHX Muff w/Tone Wicker as my old Muff just died on me a couple of months ago. Feel lost without it.

    Good luck to whoever gets a free pedal.

  291. Nolwen Bacq says:

    (And the big muff is also Nice, i use the Big muff Pi and i really enjoy it, so i think the big muff with tone wicker is awesome ! :)

  292. You guys should check out this Fuzz pedal from Fairfield Circuitry:


  293. Joel Wolfe says:

    I want that fat fuzz!!

  294. Tone Wicker: the best muff ever!
    Also, Analog Man Sunface has to be here!!

  295. Nolwen Bacq says:

    Fuzz Factory is the best fuzz pedal of all ! I want it ! :D

  296. I’m a bass player and I love zvex woolly mammoth! ;)

  297. That Ffuzz Warr is amazing.

  298. The Dr. Freakenstein and the Janus are definitely two favorites of mine. I think a Devi Ever Rocket or Shoegazer deserves to be on this list somewhere, though.

  299. Danny Kaufman says:

    Happy to see the Janus on the list. Brady makes great pedals and I love my Voyager overdrive. Were I to add anything to this list it would be Devi Ever’s Godzilla as it is a great “out there” fuzz that seems to pair perfectly with my amp setup.

  300. I could really use some more fuzz in my life

  301. Ivan Marin says:

    Fuzz War, the classic and first one… SICK!
    Like Hoof… fuzz must be simple! :D

  302. Hello, i don’t know 3 of those fuzz pedals, but ii think FATFUZZFACTORY is the best among the fuzz pedals i heard. Plus i would have liked to see the Black Art Toneworks FNORD FUZZ, but sadly it is out of production.
    Rock it

  303. Pedals are way too expensive …

  304. The Fuzz God II has been ruling my board for a little over a year. Of course I would also recommend including the Blackout Effectors SST if it weren’t a limited edition.

  305. Rad list. I would love to have all that fuzz in my life, on my face, for my axe, and my bass.
    I use the Psychedelic Sasquatch by Tortuga Effects for my fuzz needs. Perhaps that should have been on the list as well. I know I love mine. It’s hard to get enough fuzz in a world full of cleanliness and you know all that other madness we’ve got. Peace!

  306. ho
    how bout that fuzz factory 7?
    when does that come out?

  307. Jacob Abbud says:

    I’m still yet to find a Dr. Frankenstein fuzz to hear with my own ears how crazy it can get. Mayor kudos on the HoofReaper, by far the coolest most wicked fuzz pedal out there! I’m still trying to get my hands on one but already tried it and loved it!

  308. Great fuzz to throw in my rhodes pedal rig

  309. I’ve tried the Big Muff and enjoyed it a lot. I’d love to try the other ones but can not try them since my local music store does not have them.

  310. David DeCota says:


  311. Cameron Brooks says:

    Love the Fat Fuzz Factory,

    Sounds even better running into a zvex MACHINE

    Great combo!

  312. Thanks for the lineup and review, I’ve been looking at getting a new fuzz and this has been a great read.

  313. One of my favorites is the Wrightsounds Fuzz Stang!

  314. Nice list. I’m all fuzzed out.

  315. Thanks for this great rundown on the best fuzz pedals! I will be referring to this often, I expect.

  316. Mark Holloway says:

    I would like to hear more about Wampler Pedals Fuzz Boxes as well. Maybe also some pedals where the manufacturers are now out of business and are getting hard to find.

  317. Mark Nason says:

    Good list. It’s not definitive but it’s a good start! Fuzz circuits are so simple yet can be so diverse from maker to maker!

  318. Sweet

  319. One of the best I’ve found is WrightSounds Fuzz Stang!

  320. used to have an original big muff – had such an awesome tone! big fan of zvex effects as well. I’m trying to get some fuzz in my set up, so this list has been very informative of the best choices out there.

  321. Wow, some great pedals. I am really wanting to try the Fat Fuzz Factory on my bass. \m/

  322. there should definitely be one or more Devi Ever pedals in the top fuzz pedals list.

  323. The Fat Fuzz Factory seems oh so niiiiiiiice !!! =D

  324. RadZVEX!

  325. Pierre Trujillo says:

    great review!!! very useful :)

  326. want them all!!!!

  327. Nice buyer’s guide…I already use the Zvex Fuzz Factory and the Big Muff Pi Russian version…and think about getting some new stomps in my pedal board

  328. Seth Hale says:

    All of those fuzzes look fantastic, but especially the Earthquaker Hoof Reaper.

  329. yep a hoof reaper baby

  330. Good list, I’m always looking out for a good fuzzy pedal.

  331. Stephen Bellinski says:

    i’ve always loved the zvex/eqd fuzzes i’ve had, and i’d have liked the red witch more if it played nice with the zvex wah, but it didn’t.

  332. Monsterpiece fuzz pedals are things of pure sonic beauty.

  333. Joseph Earl says:

    Wampler’s new pedal might be of consideration for this too.

  334. Travis Brown says:

    +1 on the Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz – so rad.

    Say, where’s the Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe?

  335. Dago Marino says:

    I’m not one for fuzz on guitar but my bass needs it! More clean blends!

  336. Fuzz is the greatest type of effect out there. Can’t get enough. I need a ZVEX fuzz factory. my guitar player has one and it absolutely kills.

  337. I have the ZVEX Fat Fuzz and while it is versatile I want something I can use without much fiddling. Was thinking about the JHS Pollinator, buuuuut an Octave Fuzz might be nice too, like the HoofReaper or the Fuzz Octavulator. Maybe I’ll win the HoofReaper!!

  338. I absolutely love my russian muff and I’d love to get my hands on the Tone Wicker, as well as the Fuzz Factory. Frusciante uses one to awesome effect. Gotta also give it up to the Janus, it always looked like such an interesting pedal, and Walrus Audio makes fantastic pedals!

  339. That Rainger pedal and the Walrus pedal both look awesome.

    I am surprised that there’s no Blackout Effectors Musket/Blunderbus/Twosome and nothing from Fuzzhugger fx? Also Smallsound/Bigsound make some awesome fuzz boxes. And Mojohand FX

  340. No Dunlop love at all?

  341. I wish my tremolo could do what the Cusack does….that is one neat pedal. Pretty insane how much the JHS Pollinator cleans up with the guitar’s volume & picking dynamics – that’s some craftmanship right there. Excellent demos

  342. John Lentz says:

    I love my original fuzz factory, but I’d be glad to graduate to the fat fuzz factory!!…although, if given the choice, I’d jump on the hoof reaper! Beggars..? Choosers…? I’m open to any fuzz! Honorable mention should also be given to MojoHandFX & their lovely fuzzezz!

  343. Shut up and take my money.

    We should get a chance to win all of them.

  344. I have an EQD Hoof and it’s the most versatile, best sounding Muff clone i’ve played. Now i’m certain I need a Hoof Reaper to see what i’m missing

  345. Nice overview, the Apocalypse totally caught my attention.
    Luckily I’m in love with my Aenima these days, because I can’t afford one single of them here !

  346. I love my Black Arts Toneworks pedals – amazing tone in the pharao.

  347. I´ve got the Tone Wicker! Lots of sustain! It behaves very well on valve amps. Not very friendly with my wah..

  348. If you can afford it or even find one – EVERYTHING and I repeat EVERYTHING you could ever want from whiteface rat to completely destroyed broken up barely a signal fuzz is within the 4 x switching parameters of the LOVETONE “BIG CHEESE” pedal!!
    Sometimes someone nails it right from the get go and VLAD certainly did yrs before the whole wacky named boutique effects pedal industry came about. Its all in there- itll save you thousands of $$$$,but itll cost you a thousand $$$ to get one !!.

  349. The sovtek version of the big muff pi is amazing. I desperately want to get myself one.

  350. I have a Germanium Big Muff, it is hands down better than the Tone Wicker, adjustable voltage and bias and separate overdrive.

  351. you think you know all about fuzz and suddenly you learn 10 times more – thanks for the review!

    and mostly thanks for making me discover the Tap-a-Fuzz, a powerful creative tool with great sound – could be my next fuzz!

  352. Of the pedals you selected I really like the hoof reaper – and thought it may be a bit older my favourite fuzz is the Himmelstrutz Gramps.
    I must also give you props for selecting some more imaginative pedals. Would live to give some of them a whirl!!Great article.

  353. Great Article Guys!

  354. I really love EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Fuzz, along with my ProCo Whiteface Rat, it’s pretty much my go to fuzz. I’ve seen demos for the Hoof Reaper, and I was floored by the seemingly limitless combinations one could achieve. Death By Audio Apocalypse looks like it could be just the right amount of dark-sounding fuzz for my ears (I adore crushing Russian Muff tones).

  355. Christoph Nöhammer says:

    Love fuzz tones and the fuzz factory is one of my favourite fuzz pedals, too bad that the really good pedals are always that expensive

  356. Never played with a fuzz pedal, but I would think, after many years the EHX should have perfected the Big Muff to stay on top of all the other boutique companies. They definitely have one of the best prices.

  357. I like the 4 at once idea. Good reviews and keep up the good work!

  358. Connor Brady says:

    I would love a fuzz pedal! I have no money for one and my board is therefore fuzzless!

  359. Luke Inglis says:

    Hoof Reaper v Fuzz God II are easily my first place GAS of all time. However Walrus keeps on slaying me with their pedals, I would love the Janus.

    However I would probably die if they released a Kerberos -(Janus with an Iron Horse, how mental would that be!)

    Also–damn your fine print for us poor fuzz heads outside of the US, I would gladly pay the shipping.

  360. so many good choices, so little money…
    i would love to try the fat fuzz factory

  361. Water Rat 7 says:

    One to add is the Spaceman Gemini III. Very hard to find but well worth the hunt.

  362. Celso Carrasco says:

    Zvex makes awesome pedals and I’ve been interested in getting the original fuzz factory for a while. It’s suuuuper versatile.

  363. That’s a great list. I’m a big fan of the Civil War era Muff’s and my Garland Houdini Fuzz.

  364. Wow, what an impressive array of fuzz pedals. Did not realize there was so much variety in controls.

  365. Brent Johnston says:

    Interesting selection

  366. Excellent and informative, as always!

  367. Bought a locally made fuzz, the Toxic Fuzz, earlier this year.
    The thing’s got 8 knobs, plus three three-way toggle switches. From low dirt to crazy octave fuzz, the thing does it all,; it’s like all tones are there, it’s absolutely amazing for sculpting a nice dirty sound, and then just slap something else on it.
    Though the Hoof Reaper really got my attention…

  368. Really hilarious review of the Red Witch fuzz pedal! Thanks for giving a rundown of all those pedals, it helps a lot in narrowing down what I’m looking for.

  369. keith knapp says:

    Love the fuzzzzzzz! I don’t know if I would call the Big Muff a fuzz, I see it more as a distortion, but either way, I have one on my board. I have a MXR Jimi Hendrix fuzz as well, very nice fuzz. Sounds great with a univibe for that great Robin Trower sound.

  370. First time I saw the Janus I thought it was a gimmicky folly. Then I looked at demo videos because guys were gushing about it. If it’s a gimmicky folly, I aspire to be one too. Thing does some amazing tricks.

  371. Great article. Thanks for bringing all these killer fuzz pedals together. I think any of them would be an awesome addition to my pedal board “project”.

  372. not only do these sound great, they look incredible. they’d make my board so much livelier!

  373. Peter Mahoney says:

    It would be easy to think, “a Fuzz is a Fuzz”, but each of these sound smashing boxes has a personality all it’s own.

  374. That hoof reaper looks pretty sweet!

  375. I love fuzz and I would like to use a few different pedals with varying settings as there are so many tonal possibilities. Great selection of pedals guys! but now i want them all! Thanks for making my continuing search for great new tones a little easier but now I have to convince my wife I need one! Argh… only other effects junkies understand!

  376. Barry Smith says:

    Diggin this site bigtime…!
    Gabriel, your passion is contagious. You are a Badass
    I’ve only been around here a few days and already learned so much.
    Any of these fuzz boxes would be awesome on my violins.
    I have a Muff clone, it’s wonderful.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of these babies..✌

  377. I’m growing more and more frustrated with the rising prices in effects pedals. Only two pedals on this list make it under $199. Ridiculous! For that reason I award the number one spot (imho) to the Big Muff PI w/ tone wicker. A classic killer fuzz for under $100. Can’t beat that.

  378. Ronald Campignon says:

    I think the Bigg Muff is awsome.
    The most beautiful fuzz i know,but i’m curieus about the other ones!
    Unfortunately i can’t afford to buy one at the moment,so maybe i’ll get lucky for once and win one.
    Nice to see so many Brands i don’t know. Shops over here offer the obvious Boss boxes,but not many other fuzz pedals from other company’s That makes it all the more interesting!

  379. Good variety. I can hear the washed out tones already.

  380. Fuzz me baby!

  381. So many yummy fuzzes….

  382. Christian Arial says:

    I like the EH Big Muff Pi, the Fuzz Face and fuzz/octave/vibe combo pedals.

  383. These are very sexy pedals.

    I need them all!

  384. greg bodish says:

    You can never have too much fuzz,some good choices there but there are a bunch not on there as well !!Would love to win one of these

  385. ADHDguitarist says:

    EQD Hoof is just amazing! I’m sure the Reaper is too. I love most of the Muff clones out there, but I need more! :)

  386. Whole lotta fuzz these days. I need to bite into one.

  387. Alex Lippert says:

    The walrus Janus is a master craft, I could spend hours with that pedal

  388. You can never have too much fuzz! I was hoping to see the Blackout Effectors Very Special Twosome in this list, because that;s the one i swear by. It was a toss-up between that and the Red Witch Fuzz God but I read too many bad reviews about the reliability of the Fuzz God so went for the Twosome. Doesn’t mean I don;t want a Red Witch, it’s still my second most highly desired fuzz pedal.

  389. Michalis Tsiknakis says:

    Fuzz War with extra boost! That is beyond awesome!!!

  390. Martin Thorpe says:

    Nice list that fuzz factory is mental,certainly fuzz. Thanks for the reviews very helpful fantastic site.

  391. Joseph Bugg says:

    Wow, there are SSOOOO many fuzzy tones here to choose from! Hmm..I’d have to say I really enjoyed the JHS and Earthquaker Devices pedals, but truthfully, I would LOVE to get my hands on any of them!!! Thanks again for your great reviews, lol man I have decisions to make here!

  392. Nick Doukas says:

    Feel like a Wren and Cuff should have made the list, the Box of War is just so perfectly done

  393. Sandy Aphid says:

    Where’s the Goddess of Fuzz represented? Devi has more fuzz that I know what to do with and still tops my Must Have list. Alright, I have a zvex FF clone, and it’s great. I have a germanium Tone Bender, and it’s great. But clearly there should be one of Devi Ever’s, a shoe gazer, soda meiser or hyperion on the list!

  394. Not bad, but there’s some really interesting stuff out there from Dunwich, Dirge, and other small builders.

  395. Robert Abernathy says:

    Great reviews and choices – however, I’m shocked that you have JHS on the list and not Devi Ever – She is a mangled fuzz-goddess and had a ton of off the wall of sound fuzzes to choose from

    -very cool giveaway – Thanks for your generosity Gabriel

  396. Bill Laface says:

    There are so many fuzz tone choices out there…almost too many. But I still like the classic Big Muff Pi… especially with Tone Wicker.

  397. So many fuzz pedals! I guess I’ll have to try as many as possible to find the one I like best. Thanks for compiling the pedals in one place.

  398. Jerry Burrus says:

    No Mojo Hand Colossus? Crazy. It’s the best fuzz on the market. I demand a recount.

  399. Seth Okrend says:

    These are all great, I’m using a Visual Sound Angry Fuzz, which I also think is a great pedal.

  400. It’s amazing how many varieties of fuss pedals there are out there. I’m sure it has much to do with the versatility of fuzz and it’s ability to unify the sound of the guitar. I love getting my fuzz set in such a way that a chord seems as though it was magically played from one string.

  401. Buzz Stevens says:

    While I don’t own either of these pedals (yet) 2 that have really impressed me are:

    Wampler SLOstortion Distortion
    Holy Fire Overdrive/distortion by Creation Audio Labs

  402. Mike Jacobs says:

    The Redwitch looks like it would fill the bill for me.

  403. Gonzalo Gamboa says:

    And where are the Devi Ever devices?

  404. So much fuzzy goodness… thanks for a great overview, and an awesome giveaway!

  405. Wei-Chen Cheng says:

    I like Empress Effects Fuzz the most. Probably my preference is more overdrive tone.

  406. My friends will not simply “Like” but “LOVE” this article/review. :)

  407. Robert Koch says:

    everyone and their brother are making fuzz boxes these days

  408. Mike Garrett says:

    Would love to try some DBA fuzz one day. I’ve used the Hoof and Big Muff w/Tone Wicker, and can attest to their greatness.

  409. Can get enought fuzz. Fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  410. hugo tremblay says:

    Nice pedals! Nice sounds, would be great in my future pedalboard!!!! Love this site so much

    • Matt Vinson says:

      You should do a review of an old school vintage Big Muff compared to one of the new Big Muffs, I think it would be awesome to see the differences! Much love to the website, it’s very beneficial!