Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016

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Welcome to the Best Guitar Effects roundup of the Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016!

The theme of this article is to chronicle the very best fuzz distortion pedals available today. This article doesn’t cater to the brand name printed on the pedal. It’s only here if it’s good, and these are the fuzz pedals that stand out as a cut above the rest in an over-saturated market (pun not intended).

As with our delay pedal, compressor pedal, and synth pedal “Best of” articles, in this list you’ll find a few familiar pedals from bigger name companies, some underground entries from companies you may have never heard of, and some wild and obscure stompboxes 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, IOHO, the best of the best.

This isn’t a typical fuzz pedal shootout. The pedals aren’t listed in any particular order (although I’ve made room for some of my personal favorites towards the top). All of these pedals are great in their own unique ways. Of course, a good fuzz is a very subjective thing and taste varies greatly. What one guitarist thinks is a great fuzz pedal, someone else 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 something offering otherworldly fuzz insanity, you’ll find it all here in our Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016.

Important Note: This list is an ongoing 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 deserves inclusion, 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 what we do at Best Guitar Effects.

Now without further ado, here are the top 25 best fuzz pedals of 2016.

 

ZVex Fuzz Factory 7

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Builder: ZVex, Pedal: Fuzz Factory 7, Fuzz Type: Germanium Fuzz

The original Fuzz Factory is now over 20 years old and is still going strong. It’s one of the all-time best fuzz pedals. The Fat Fuzz Factory improved on the design with a 3-way toggle switch for even more low-end heavy fuzz tones. The ZVex Fuzz Factory 7 is the pinnacle of the iconic boutique designer’s fuzz explorations. The FF7 offers even more fuzz variety thanks to its 9-position “Fat” knob that lets you take the fuzz into extreme sub oscillating territory or up into really thin and brighter textures when turned clockwise from noon. All the other controls from the Fuzz Factory are present as well. There’s also a new Tone knob with an accompanying foot-switch to let you roll off the high-end if you want to tame the brightness a bit. The window on the pedal also reveals the 2 ultra rare 1956 Amperex black glass germanium transistors responsible for this pedal’s epic fuzz tones. Once those transistors are gone so too will be the Fuzz Factory 7, so get this coveted ZVex classic while there’s still some left out there.

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Dwarfcraft Devices Silver Rose V2

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Builder: Dwarfcraft Devices, Pedal: Silver Rose V2, Fuzz Type: Dual Fuzz

When Dwarfcraft Devices acquired the Devi Ever FX brand a few years ago, the “Silver Rose” was a pedal concept that came along with those assets. Without the schematic for the original pedal to build from, Dwarftcraft set out to design an entirely new pedal inspired by the original Silver Rose. Thus the Dwarfcraft Devices Silver Rose V2 was born, arguably the best pedal to come from that merger.

The Silver Rose V2 starts with a variation of Dwarfcraft’s Eu Clair Thunder fuzz, a Big Muff inspired fuzz of doom, destruction, and other sonic terror. Then they added a Super Fuzz inspired fuzz of chaos, mayhem, and explosive fuzzy death. These 2 fuzzes can be used separately or together. One foot-switch activates this monstrosity. Oh, and there’s an EQ section with Treble & Bass controls. The Super side also has an extreme Mids scooping switch. The EC Fuzz side lets you make the fuzz more intense with the Warp switch and cut the Tone knob out for a full-range fuzz sound. Bassists will appreciate the Clean knob for blending in your dry signal, and there’s a Clean Out for splitting the signal to 2 amps. One thing to note: due to the intensity of this pedal’s fuzz, it has a high noise floor. The Silver Rose V2 is best for situations where you want to pummel your audience with loud and extreme fuzz. You’ve been warned.

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Death By Audio Apocalypse

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Builder: Death By Audio, Pedal: Apocalypse, Fuzz Type: Multi Fuzz

While we’re on the subject of extreme 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 sound for nearly any occasion. Try using it in conjunction with another distortion or fuzz pedal for some twisted EQ sculpting possibilities and stacked fuzz overload. As long as Death By Audio keeps this pedal in production, it’ll most likely always be one of the best fuzz pedals around.

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SolidGoldFX Formula 76

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Builder: SolidGoldFX, Pedal: Formula 76, Fuzz Type: Super Fuzz

And here’s another long time favorite that I seem to like even more over time. 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.

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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Haunt

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Builder: Old Blood Noise, Pedal: Haunt, Fuzz Type: Silicon/Gated

This pedal blew my mind when I first tried it. I just happened to get my hands on the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Haunt at just the right time to fall in love with it. Within 5 minutes of playing I decided to record a demo video of just exploring the pedal. That’s never happened before, and it’s a testament to how instantly inspiring this pedal can be. The Haunt is a silicon transistor based fuzz. It offers 2 clipping variations for changing the response and feel of the pedal. It also has a Gate control to get those sputtery chopped tones. This is a damn cool fuzz pedal, and more guitarists need to try it. Seriously, buy one, or go play a friend’s. The whole vibe of this brand is another reminder of why we’re in the golden age of guitar pedals right now. The OBNE Haunt fuzz rocks.

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Rainger FX Dr. Freakenstein’s Dwarf Bitch

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Builder: Rainger FX, Pedal: Dr. Freakenstein’s Dwarf Bitch, Fuzz Type: Gated

You want a crazy fuzz pedal? You’ve got it! We originally featured the awesome Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DrFF-3 (and Igor) on our best fuzz pedals list a couple years ago. Since then the London based builder shrunk down the lurching fuzz pedal into a couple minuscule variations: the Dr. Freakenstein’s Dwarf & Dr. Freakenstein’s Dwarf Bitch. The Bitch is the one of get if you can spare the extra quid as it does everything the regular Dwarf does, but it also has a little trimmer on the bottom that lets you make “bleepy & bloopy” synth/trem sounds. The included Igor pressure sensitive foot-pad lets you control the frequency oscillation in realtime. The Igor input jack even works with CV control. (I tried it. It’s nuts.) It’s also neat that Rainger FX made a custom mini enclosure with top-mounted backs, so there’s no excuse not to squeeze a little extra Bitchin’ fuzz on your pedalboard.

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EarthQuaker Devices Spires

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Builder: EarthQuaker Devices, Pedal: Spires, Fuzz Type: Nu Fuzz/Silicon

The EarthQuaker Devices Spires is one of the many rad new pedals that the Ohio based builder unveiled at Winter NAMM 2016. It’s a 2-in-1 fuzz pedal that reproduces the sounds of a rare pedal called the Rosac Nu Fuzz. It also incorporates a silicon version of EQD’s discontinued Dream Crusher fuzz pedal. The Red fuzz (Dream Crusher) is a bit smoother and more refined and has a Fuzz knob to adjust overall distortion level. The Green fuzz (Rosac Nu Fuzz) is aggressive, slightly splattery, and surprisingly focused in its delivery. The 2 fuzzes pair very well, making this an incredibly versatile pedal and one of the best fuzz pedals in the EarthQuaker Devices lineup.

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Dr. Scientist BitQuest

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Builder: Dr. Scientist, Pedal: BitQuest, Type: Fuzz+Effects

Okay, the Dr. Scientist BitQuest is way more than a fuzz pedal. It’s a multi-effects pedal with Clean & Fuzz modes. I imagine most guitarists will get this people for the Clean mode as this lets you stack the digital effects with any distortion or fuzz pedal you want, and the Gain knob becomes an extra parameter control for each effect in Clean mode. But let’s talk about the BitQuest’s Fuzz mode as it’s quite special.

Fuzz mode turns the BitQuest into a fuzz pedal with Gain, Tone, Vol, & Mix controls. At lower Fuzz settings, you get lighter overdrive & distortion tones. Crank the Fuzz, and it becomes a raging fuzz monster. A digital gate keeps it from get too unruly. The dial on the top left lets you choose from 8 different digital effects to process the fuzz. My favorites are the Filter (with High & Low Pass controls), Notch Filter, Bit Crusher, Ring Mod, and Flange. The Flange will let you freeze the LFO in its sweep for cool comb filtering effects. There are also Pitch Shifter, Delay, & Reverb modes to play with. Basically, the BitQuest gives you a wide range of interesting fuzz textures unlike any pedal you’ve ever heard. I never expected this pedal to make the list, but the Fuzz mode has a massive amount of cool sounds to be explored by those willing to take on this quest.

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Keeley Electronics Psi Fuzz

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Builder: Keeley Electronics, Pedal: Psi Fuzz, Fuzz Type: Big Muff

The EHX Big Muff is one of the most copied and cloned pedals out there and has inspired countless variations and interpretations. Of all the Muff-inspired pedals I’ve played the Keeley Electronics Psi Fuzz is my personal favorite 3-knob Muff inspired pedal. It’s an op-amp style Muff, but don’t mistake it for just another late 70’s Muff clone. Robert & Co. went in and messed around with just about every aspect of the classic circuit. This thing has a low noise IC, a germanium diode, and 2 LEDs in the 3rd gain stage (with one LED popping through the surface of the pedal that illuminates while you play). The Psi Fuzz has a tight, full, and focused sound, and Voice (Tone) knob lets you contour the texture to your liking. It’s great for rhythm and leads, about as close to a best-of-all-worlds Muff as you could possibly get in a single 3-knob design. Sometimes having a bunch of knobs and features is fun. Sometimes you just want a fuzz pedal that nails that exact sound you’re looking for.

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Dwarfcraft Devices Necromancer

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Builder: Dwarfcraft Devices, Pedal: Necromancer, Fuzz Type: Super Fuzz

I’ve already told you how awesome the Silver Rose V2 is. The Dwarfcraft Devices Necromancer takes the Super side of the SRV2 and expands it in its own pedal. You get the same Volume, Bias, & Gain knobs along with the Mids switch. The Necromancer even brings along the Silver Rose V2’s switchable EQ section while adding an extra Mids band that is voiced right at the point where the Mids switch scoop takes place. This lets you apply a more subtle or extreme scoop depending on what you’re going for. You can even boost the mid-range, too. This pedal is a beast. Also, it has a lower noise level than the Silver Rose V2 since you’re not dealing with 2 fuzz circuits in tandem. That makes the Necromancer especially appealing if you’re looking for some Super Fuzz flavor to add to your pedalboard.

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Red Witch Zeus Bass Fuzz Suboctave

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Builder: Red Witch, Pedal: Zeus, Fuzz Type: Silicon/Octave

Some bass fuzz pedals work exceptionally well with guitar. Here’s a good one. The Red Witch Zeus Bass Fuzz Suboctave takes the silicon based Fuzz God II to new lower extremes. The Zeus can invoke classic overdriven fuzz tones with a sound that’s thick and growly. Boost the gain with the Lightening Bolt toggle to rain down on your audience with storms of fuzz fury and smite those who would dare question your omnipotence. Flip the Ear toggle to brighten the sound more like a guitar fuzz and make the unworthy tremble in fear. The extra foot-switch activates an analog monophonic suboctave which gives the Zeus more pedalboard utility and earthshaking low-end rumble. Rule from Mount Olympus with the aid of the Zeus and issue forth fuzz mayhem upon your holy kingdom.

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Keeley Electronics Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe

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Builder: Keeley Electronics, Pedal: Monterey, Fuzz Type: Fuzz+Effects

The Keeley Electronics Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe offers a whole collection of effects that’ll take you from Hendrix to new sonic frontiers. It starts with a classic fuzz based around vintage Fairchild Semiconductor transistors which are less prone to the temperature related problems associated with germanium transistors. The Mod section lets you add rotary, vibe, or wah effects to your fuzz sound. (The Mod effects can also be used independently.) The Wah setting is of particular interest in that it can do parked/cocked wah sounds, auto-wah, a unique tremolo wah effect, and traditional wah style sounds when you plug in an expression pedal. When the Mod section is engaged you can also turn the Octave knob to the left or right of noon to bring in a digital -1 or +1 octave tone. This pedal is a seriously fun playground of tone for Hendrix fans or any fuzz lover seeking some extra sounds to go along with their fuzz.

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EWS Little Fuzzy Drive

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Builder: EWS, Pedal: Little Fuzzy Drive, Fuzz Type: Op Amp

The EWS Little Fuzzy Drive is a fuzz from the Japan-based sister company of acclaimed guitar pedal builder Xotic Effects. This is another vintage sounding fuzz pedal that has modern advancements for guitarists of today. A Tone knob adjusts the treble frequencies and overall sound. A toggle switch selects between Fuzzy Drive & Fat Fuzzy modes. The former is a tighter sound fuzz sound with the latter being looser and a bit higher in gain. The pedal is sensitive to dynamics, so it cleans up with lighter picking or when reducing the guitar’s volume knob. It’s a great compact fuzz pedal when some old school retro fuzz is called for.

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Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme

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Builder: Black Arts Toneworks, Pedal: Pharaoh Supreme, Fuzz Type: Muff of Doom!

It was the original Pharaoh Fuzz pedal that inspired me to create a best fuzz pedal list, and the Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Supreme is the heir to the Pharaoh’s throne. 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 fuzz 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 a great doomy fuzz for sludging out heavily saturated guitar riffage.

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ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory

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Builder: ZVex, Pedal: Fat Fuzz Factory, Fuzz Type: Germanium Fuzz

The original Fuzz Factory was released 2 decades ago, and its reputation and popularity have been growing ever since. Matt Bellamy 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 even “fatter” fuzz sounds. It’s awesome. Really awesome. If you already have an original Fuzz Factory, an upgrade is well-worth considering as this pedal has even more massive fuzz potential. Once you hear the difference, you’ll be sold.

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Electro Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff Pi

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Builder: Electro Harmonix, Pedal: Deluxe Big Muff PiFuzz Type: Big 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 Deluxe Big Muff Pi is one of the best out there. It features the awesome sounds of the original NYC Big Muff Pi but with several unique features. It has a Gate function for killing the background noise. An Attack knob lets you sharpen the initial pick attack, making up for the dulled pick sound Muff style fuzzes are often plagued by. A Bass Boost switch beefs up the low-end. The coolest feature is the foot-switchable Mids section with gives you a dedicated Mids Level knob, Freq control, and High/Low Q switch. You can even plug in an expression pedal or use CV control to control the mids like a crazy frequency sweeping wah effect. Lots of fun. The only thing missing is the Tone bypass switch from the Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker, but this is still my personal favorite EHX Big Muff fuzz pedal. It might become yours, too.

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EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General

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Builder: EarthQuaker Devices, Pedal: Fuzz Master General, Fuzz Type: FM-2

The EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General is a reinterpretation of the old Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2, an octave fuzz that’s similar to a Super Fuzz. The FMG has a wide range of fuzz tones from cleanish and mild to full-blown fuzzy chaos. The Voice switch selects between silicon, germanium, and no clipping. The Tone knob darkens and scoops the sound when turned clockwise, while brightening and opening up the sound when turned counter-clockwise. This pedal has killer octave up tones and can do cool ring mod like effects when hitting 2 notes together in upper registers on the neck. A very rad fuzz pedal that offers more proof as to why EarthQuaker Devices has become one of the biggest names in fuzz in recent years.

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ScreaminFX 1954 Fuzz

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Builder: ScreaminFX, Pedal: 1954 Fuzz, Fuzz Type: Silicon Fuzz

The ScreaminFX 1954 Fuzz is a vintage flavored silicon fuzz. It evokes the sound of late 60’s fuzzes but has a sound and feel unique to this pedal. It sounds surprisingly stable and smooth and rewards more articulate and expressive playing. It has excellent cleanup when you cut your guitar’s volume knob; with the Fuzz knob maxed it’ll back off into a great overdriven fuzz sound. The Tone knob lets you tame any treble bite you might hear with brighter pickups. It also has a wah friendly buffer switch that helps it play well with other pedals in your signal chain. And you gotta dig the clear plate (that’s also RF grounded) which lets you see all the internally LED lit components on the cleanly arranged PCB inside.

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El Rey Effects Mystic Ouija Fuzz

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Builder: El Rey Effects, Pedal: Mystic Ouija Fuzz, Fuzz Type: Fuzz/Distortion

The El Rey Effects Mystic Ouija Fuzz is an affordably priced fuzz pedal that covers a wide range of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz tones. At higher gain levels this pedal produces great hybrid fuzz/distortion sounds 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.

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SolidGoldFX If 6 Was 9 BC183CC

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Builder: SolidGoldFX, Pedal: If 6 Was 9 BC183CCFuzz Type: Silicon

The SolidGold FX If 6 Was 9 BC183CC is a fine example of vintage fuzz tone meets modern design pulled off exceptionally well. With its 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 sculpt the tone and response of this pedal to your liking. 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.

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Walrus Audio Janus

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Builder: Walrus Audio, Pedal: Janus, Fuzz Type: Fuzz+Tremolo

I absolutely love the Walrus Audio Janus. 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 musicians to break new ground themselves.

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EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz

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Builder: EarthQuaker Devices, Pedal: Hoof Reaper, Fuzz Type: Silicon/Octave

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. It’s basically like a green Russian Muff meets a Tone Bender with Octavia thrown in. Crazy stuff. This is one of the most widely varied tone-sculpting 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 really is 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, and they’re one of the modern master builders of fuzz pedals. Once you play the Hoof Reaper, you’ll understand why.

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Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler

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Builder: Dr. Scientist, Pedal: Frazz Dazzler, Fuzz Type: Silicon/Gated

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 definition 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 is the kind of guitar pedal (works with bass, too!) that could only come from Dr. Scientist and will wreck havoc on those you unleash it upon.

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Malekko Diabolik JMJ

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Builder: Malekko, Pedal: Diabolik, Fuzz Type: Modded B:Assmaster

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.

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ZVex Fuzzolo

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Brand: Zvex, Pedal: Fuzzolo, Fuzz Type: Square Wave

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.

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That concludes our Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016. Thanks for reading.

 

If there’s a great fuzz pedal you think deserves mention, let us know in the comments!

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  1. I’ve been through a bunch of different fuzz’s, from vintage (stupid big money now) to modern (mostly buzzy fuzzy stupid big money also) and never really loved any of them. I plugged into the Walrus Audio Jupiter and my search was over. Maybe it just pairs well with my Deluxe Reverb II but to me it has a defined richness that so many others lack. It plays nice with others and even sounds good through my grab and go gig Vox Pathfinder 15 solid state. Def belongs on this list.

  2. I adore the Buffalo FX Patriot and Evolution.

  3. Due to its omission I can only assume that you haven’t jacked into the Thorpy Muffroom Cloud (tho I think it’s called something else now) – as a muff fiend (you have several in your list) you gotta check it out, it is a muff for all seasons, huge EQ range, perfect gain to clarity ratio, unbreakable, purrfect

  4. Rodrigo Armstrong says:

    Check out the Deep Trip BOG. Deep Trip is a Brazilian boutique pedal maker, and their BOG is an off-shoot of Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys FuzzFace. I own one and it’s amazing.

  5. Jota Galarza says:

    The perfect pedalboard to is:

    Xotic Wah
    Dr. scientist The elements
    Zvez fuzz factory 7
    Ibanez ph-10 phaser
    Strymon timeline ( THE BEST DELAY PEDAL IN THE GALAXY)

    Yeahh Lets rock!!!!!

  6. Marko Valcic says:

    Man while I love the sounds of these the artwork is just stunning but nothing is as beautiful to me as seeing a tidy and carefully designed pcb like on the ScreaminFX 1954 Fuzz. 10 outta 10 just for the looks

  7. Add us! Beers on Amps FX “Frothy Lager” Fuzz! #beersonamps

  8. J Baydarian says:

    Hey — I don’t see how you can make a fuzz list w/out a Wampler offering — JB

  9. how come the 2015 and 2016 lists are identical?

  10. Your list omitted the Blackarts Special Twosome – the Musket Fuzz and Fix’d Fuzz dual pedal.

  11. Isn’t the list premature? 2016 was left than 6 months’ old.

  12. Really solid list! Cant even think of anything worth adding that hasn’t already been mentioned.

  13. Igor Sikavica says:

    Great bunch of pedals. Thanks for the great overview!

  14. Douglas Ives says:

    A fuzz pedal is definitely next on my list of WANT! Play a lot of blues and I love the mild fuzz sound! Also love the CRAZY sounds of some of these pedals

  15. Tristan Pollack says:

    Man I love zvex, would love to see more pedals from them.

  16. Fuzz. The name says it all. I’m a relatively recent devotee to the world of fuzz, having almost cured myself of overdrive pedal collection syndrome. Here we go again!! What a great collection and thanks for the great reviews and equally great website.

  17. I have fuzz, but I always need more fuzz

  18. Rick L. says:

    Double Muff

  19. Neil Gal says:

    I’m leaning towards the Apocalypse Fuzz from your reviews and demo’s, I just with I could find a local distributor.

  20. I run a EQD Hoof/Reaper into a Death By Audio Apocalypse, then for some real insanity I hit the delay I have placed (before) them in my pedal chain.

  21. fuzzzz!

  22. Ingrid Ruddick says:

    Great selection across all levels of complexity and prices

  23. I have a big pedalboard and a big closet to put all these pedals. Fuzz Factory number one

  24. Colin Baldwin says:

    A pretty comprehensive list you have there, it certainly would cover all of my bases

  25. John Mountford says:

    Another vote for the Muffroom Cloud here

  26. George Berry says:

    So many good fuzz’s on the market. But no Fuzzrocious?! I’m loyal to my heliatropic, if you guys haven’t tested out any of their products (I’m sure you probably have) then you need to! A big fan of the Silver Rose though, that thing is a beast!

  27. Mile Vrbica says:

    Amazing

  28. Eibert Draisma says:

    I like the EH Big muffpi (got it for bass)

  29. A great selection of pedals at a number of price points, I can’t wait to try out your recommendations

  30. Surprised that the Muffroom Cloud isn’t there from the best new boutique builder on the block, Thorpy. I replaced 2 fuzz pedals on my board with the Muffroom Cloud and am happier with my tone. Em

    • the mufroomcloud is terrible cant get one good tone out of it definatly not on my board maybe its broke most of my expensive high end botique pedals cant keep up with my lovepedals ,xotic, pigtronix, and jhs seriously thinking on pulling the trigger on fuzz fact 7 or wooly mamoth latest edition

      • Either your ears are permanently damaged from listening to shit music, or you have no idea what good fuzz sounds like. Cant get get a good tone out of a muffroom cloud?? Maybe you try taking it out of the box and plugging it in… amateur.

  31. Carl Martin says:

    I am a fairly new fuzz user and loving it. You guys are not making it easy, I want to try them all!

  32. Fantastic review!
    Hope to win!

  33. Neville Scott says:

    I would add the Thorpy Muffroom Cloud to your list

  34. I absolutely love the Zeus. Great pedal!

  35. Christopher Jacques says:

    There are so many fuzzes out there, it can be perplexing to figure out where to start, but, you know, the alternative is far worse! And lists like this certainly help, given the abundance.

  36. Richard Cantle says:

    From your review, I have narrowed down my choices to the Silver Rose and the Frazz Dazzler when I can find a local dealer

  37. Tom Bailey says:

    sick review, got to love a fuzz! would love to try a Z Vex pedal some day! :)

  38. John Nickell says:

    Hand over the fuzz , cuzzzz

  39. Lacey P says:

    Not sure why the Mufletta didn’t make the list?

  40. Ognyan Boshnakov says:

    Nice fuzz coverage! I love the Moog MF Drive – very versatile and unique sounds.

  41. Ethan R. says:

    I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this site to get opinions from. I would probably waste a lot of money. I’m so thankful for this website.

  42. Bruno Afonso says:

    Ohhhhh yeaaaah fuzzy goodneeeeeeeess

  43. The Stone Deaf Fig Fumb would be up there with your choices on my list

  44. Big Norm says:

    Love the videos of the Dazatronyx Tsuchi Fuzz, but have no local dealers so it would be great to hear what you think about it!

  45. …and there’s the rabbit hole….

  46. Nice fuzz coverage!

  47. Dave Ashfield says:

    Glad you included the Diabolik, I have serious GAS for that pedal

  48. David Peatfield says:

    Such a versatile effect – the range of tones and designs are great

  49. Robert Abernathy says:

    I love the Moog MF Drive – very versitile, unique sounds from OD to Fuzz and is very silent

  50. Daniel Jacques says:

    I don’t mean to make a ‘fuzz’ about it but you should give the pedal to me.

  51. Jesse Emery says:

    One can never have too many fuzz pedals. I need to try the Dr. Scientist ones. I also really want a Hoof Reaper.

  52. Clark Brown says:

    You have some great fuzzes there, my favourite is the Silver Rose

  53. Kelly S. says:

    Awesome! I never thought I could get into fuzz pedals until I got a Big Muff. Then I started noticing fuzz used for guitar parts in songs I listen to all the time, thinking it was just overdrive. What an underrated effect! It seems pedal makers are always coming up with new ways to do something unique with the classic fuzz circuit.

  54. I just fuzzed myself

  55. Dariusz says:

    Wow, I love the time we live in. The creativity of the pedals for something “easy” line a Fuzz is incredible.
    The FatFuzzFactory is (for it’s age) a fun thing. The Earthquaker Devices could make fun too…
    Thanks for this outstanding compilation of different Fuzzes.

  56. I’ve tried the Z Vex Fuzz Factory in a store once, and played thru Big Muffs..I’ve heard a Frazz dazzler demo and review…But I would love to hear every one of these!..I just LOVE analog, discrete-component devices, Overdrives, Distortion, Fuzz, Compressors, Tremolos, and others..
    I have entered MANY of your “giveaways”, but never hear anything…
    When am I gonna get lucky?
    Mike……

  57. I’m currently favoring the Stone Deaf Kliptonite

  58. Bertram Dhellemmes says:

    the walrus janus seems a real kill…

  59. Kitty Lang says:

    Have you checked out the steampunk genius of the SVI fuzzes, such as the GeFuzz. As I can’t find a local distributor to try them myself, I’d be interested in your take on them

  60. love me some fuzzes

  61. Daan Bossink says:

    Really love the versatility of the Hoof Reaper, but the Fuzz Factory can make some great, angry tones

  62. Albert Chiochon says:

    thanks for all the reviews you do
    the problem is theres so many good sounds fuzz’s, so hard to choose just one lol

  63. A few of these are my “favorite” fuzz pedals while I am listening to them. Tough choice.

  64. I just laid hands on The Fuzz God II which used to be included in this list… But isn’t anymore. Which I guess means, that pedals currently included are better than The God. And this, Ladies and Gentleman, makes me think that all of these fuzzes must waaaay beyond great!

  65. Lisa Scott says:

    Echoing a couple of comments below, while you have a comprehensive list, I would add the Muffroom Cloud to it, an epic pedal.

  66. Tawny Close says:

    Woolly Mammoth, it plays nicely with my standard and baritone guitars

  67. Fat Fuzz Factory

  68. John Seetoo says:

    I think the Way Huge Swollen Pickle deserves inclusion.

  69. Kevin H says:

    Still love the playability of my Fuzz Probe

  70. Nutshell says:

    Love me some fuzz!!!

  71. NICE FAT FUZZES! (Sorry for shouting).

  72. Glad to see ScreaminFX on the list. Good ole pedal building from Austin, Tx. Also, the Drawfcraft Necromancer seems SICK, and maybe it is just the dude from the videos who sells it.

  73. David B says:

    I think it’s one of the hardest to find the right fuzz which suits you most. To be honest I haven’t found it yet, but the Wampler Velvet, the Fuzz Factory or a couple of eqd fuzzes all sounds impressive. The Wampler is missing from the list and it should definitely be there!

  74. Juno Kim says:

    Thanks for the great review guys!

  75. Ben Lebofsky says:

    Fuzz… it gives me a tingle where tingle belongs.

  76. I’ve been making due with my Colour Box for improvised DI fuzz, but nothing like a legit fuzz pedal and the Fuzz Factory 7 has me GASing hard.

  77. Peter Grey says:

    Thorpy’s Muffroom Cloud (soon to be renamed Fallout) is a monster fuzz

  78. I’m in for anything from ZVex, especially anything FAT from ZVex, lol!

  79. Roger "Joe" Cloud says:

    You have failed to include the Wampler Velvet Fuzz. And I do mean “failed.”

  80. Kevin Swartout says:

    The El Rey fuzz is the only one of these pedals that I own. Purchased recently, and although I own way too many fuzz pedals, this one’s a keeper! Really want to try the Keeley Monterey, though…

  81. Alex Moran says:

    Some very cool offerings here. Some I’d LOVE to try out. Have you guys tested smallsound/bigsound’s Team Awesome Fuzz Machine? It’s a very versatile fuzz pedal with lots of neat options. It’s created for bass but sounds fantastic on guitar as well.

  82. Frankie Gibson says:

    You’ve missed out Thorpy’s Muffroom Clous, that’s top of my “must try” list currently

  83. Wes Sharp says:

    I love the “If 6 was 9” pedal.

  84. Brian D says:

    I currently have the Wampler Velvet Fuzz on my board. My first fuzz pedal and love the sound but I’m ready for something with more fuzz. Plenty of options on this list.

  85. Santiago Terreu Garcia says:

    I want that fuzz for my new guitar :D

  86. Joseph Earl says:

    Zeus Looks Awesome

  87. Sunny reum says:

    Dude….. Earthquaker spires make my bones hum…

  88. Man, that Necromancer sounds pretty badass.
    Looks a bit weird, though…

  89. want pedal

  90. Peter Homoki says:

    I’m ready for ZVex

  91. Stefan Schweigert says:

    Man, what a sound from the ScreaminFX 1954 Fuzz and such a cool design, love seeing the guts of it too!

  92. Brandon Walker says:

    I am surprised to not see even one Wren and Cuff pedal on here but this us a truly great list of my personal must have pedal. Just got a JHS mini foot and crayon. Awesome. Also just got the Wren and Cuff box of war and that, my friend, is/was a game changer in a fuzz addicts arsenal.

  93. Ryan Stewart says:

    Great article!! Really makes me want a Silver Rose…

    What do you think of the Toneczar Vault? Erin Burke-Moran from Caspian recently posted photos of his revised pedalboard on Facebook and showed that he had added a Vault as his high gain stage, made me really curious how it stacks up with all of these. It’s expensive to be sure.

  94. Brian F says:

    First pedal I ever bought was a Big Muff Pi and it started me on the path to being slightly gear obsessed. Fuzz is one of those delicious things where you can/ should have a number of different versions around to swap in and out. So much fun!

  95. Charles A says:

    I really like the Fairfield Four Eyes Fuzz. It has a lot of versatility and it’s just different from almost everything else. That said, Fuzz Factory probably has it beat on versatility.

  96. There’s an INSANE amount of quality fuzzes being produced these days! So.Much.FUZZ.

  97. Christian Malone says:

    The work you do is excellent and much appreciated. Thanks!!

  98. Fuzzhugger fuzzes really deserve a mention here! The algal bloom and the Suneater are two of my all time favorites! Plus, they aren’t even that expensive!

    Blackout musket/blunderbuss are also a pretty bad ass!

  99. Paul Lacey says:

    Not a pedal as such but building a Fuzz Factory into the guitar, Manson Style. Great for versatile knob tweaking

  100. Michael Perkins says:

    Its all a bit….. Fuzzy thanks

  101. Daniel West says:

    So many fuzz pedals to get. I think my next one might be The Spires.

  102. Really dig the Zvex

  103. Victor Mejia says:

    All of these are awesome! I like the death by audio fuzz gun too! You get a lot of possibilities.

  104. Can’t get enough of that fuzzy wuzzy fuzz!!!

  105. Joe Bertucci says:

    I definitely need a fuzz factory!

  106. Dominique says:

    This is fat !!!

  107. Harald Ingvarsson says:

    i think the graphic fuzz deserves a mention. Although it’s more of an overdrive it has some real fat tones, and a lot of possibilities with the eq. It’s also great for complementing other fuzzes and bring out nice overtones and stuff.

  108. really been itching to get into trying some fuzz tones, soooo many

  109. Crackle, splat, parp, squeak. Can you ever get tired of fuzz? Every time I think I’ve found ‘The One’, I inevitably start looking for a different flavour of dirt. We truly are in the Golden Age of pedals, especially fuzzzzz. Long may it continue!

    Top work, Gabs & the gang. Keep your sweet nectar flowing; it’s ambrosia to geeks like me.

    Josh

  110. So much fuzz…can’t choose…

  111. Christophe R. Côte says:

    You never have enough fuzz on your pedalboard!

  112. Fuzz, mmm yummy

  113. Love just a little bit of fuzz!

  114. ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory is now on my long pedal wishlist!

  115. Rémi Sève says:

    Fat Fuzz Factory would be a dream…!

  116. Caught by the fuzz!

  117. Johnny Huynh says:

    Wow… so many great pedals!!!

  118. Soooooooooooooo Fatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. Thomas Henderson says:

    The deluxe big muff is a killer pedal

  120. Neil Jolly says:

    Damn so much fuzz! Makes one just want to just dive in and fuzz out. I’m thinking that evil Dwarfcraft ought to come my way!

  121. Douglas Cobb says:

    The ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory looks like an amazing guitar pedal! I hope I am selected the winner of one!

  122. Mike Carpenter says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how wide of territory the word “Fuzz” covers. Literally anything could fall in the fuzz tent, and be happy. I have a silicon Fuzz Face mini on my board that handles the light fuzz well, but it’s kind of a one trick pony – as the levels go up, the clarity and musicality go down. Zachary Vex really seems to know what it takes to make a fuzz pedal that covers a musical continent of variety without losing sight of the fact that it still has to sound good!

  123. Chris C says:

    My head’s getting fuzzy over which pedal to pick

  124. Have yet to own a fuzz pedal, but I’ve been interested in one of the ZVex pedals. Thanks for the list!

  125. Patrick choiniere says:

    Nice !!!!!!

  126. bring the fuzz, all of them at once

  127. The Keeley Electronics Monterey Rotary Fuzz sounds most useful to me

  128. Had my eye on the Fuzz Factory 7 for a while now. That thing is a beast fuzz. And that Dwarfcraft Silver Rose V2!!!! Anything Devi Ever (even Devi Ever inspired, in this case) is gonna be legit!

  129. From this list I’ll go with the Dr. Scientist BitQuest. That thing is terrifying. I’m surprised the Muffuletta isn’t on here though, it’s an extremely versatile fuzz machine.

  130. Argh! I thought I had got over my search for fuzz (I have several) but there are so many new fuzz tones that I’ll have to try to get a couple from this list….. I dig the Fat Fuzz Factory and other Zvex stuff so the Fat Fuzz Factory 7 will probably be the next on my list. My latest fuzz the Clusterfuzz by Function Fx is awesome and should get a mention. I have a serious pedal addiction problem and articles like this leave me wanting more…..
    Cheers keep it up!

  131. I use a EHX muff as my secret weapon!

  132. William Gould says:

    Wow….. I have never desired a fuzz, But THIS changes everything

  133. Christopher says:

    I have yet to pull the trigger on a fuzz as I rarely play with any distortion, but the last time I tried out pedals at a local store I couldn’t stop playing both the EQD Fuzzmaster General and Walrus Jupiter

  134. The ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory is definitely on my must have list!

  135. Edison Capiz says:

    Redwitch got my vote! :D

  136. MattSDC says:

    A fuzz has been on my wishlist for sometime but the choices out there are endless. This is a good list to help me do some research. I would have loved to see a review of the Catalinbread Karma Suture pedal.

  137. Wow! So much fuzziness on one page. New Keeley pedal looks interesting.

  138. Trenton Tidwell says:

    Bit Quest is so wack, and I love it. All of these are great pedals. I just picked up a Reagan Fuzz from NoiseKick FX, it’s a pretty stellar big muff civil war clone

  139. Sean Fear says:

    Shhhhhhhhh, it’s a secret.

  140. Stephen Prentiss says:

    The Fuzz factory is always awesome because there’s just so much ground it can cover. Such a crazy pedal.

  141. Dominic Granno says:

    While I always liked Keeley, you just can’t go wrong with a Big Muff.

  142. No mention of the Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss Fuzz? It’s AWESOME!

  143. Wow never too much FUZZ ! Can have some real fun with those !

  144. I use the original Hoof, but would love to try any of these beauties!

  145. Mitchell says:

    Any power sagged germanium fuzz sounds like tonal bliss to me!

  146. This comes at a perfect time… In the market for some fuzz!

    I really look forward to these lists and reviews from you guys. Thanks for rocking.

  147. Gregory Strand says:

    That Fraz Dazzler sounds really great. I hadn’t heard of a few of these, looks like I’m doing some fuzz research tonight!

  148. Will Webster says:

    On a quest for the Fuzz that will take me back to the Sabbath Days.

  149. Pigdog JuJu
    Analogman MKIV

    Should be on the list…

  150. Stephen Bier says:

    I really need to get around to getting a decent fuzz pedal. A lot of these look like great options for me.

  151. Nicholas Farrar says:

    They all look wonderful!

  152. Ross Slater says:

    Awesome. My fave looks like the janus!

  153. This stompbox sounds fuzzilicious.

  154. Lee Morse says:

    WOW! The Fat Fuzz Factory pedal has some serious grind! I’m a fan of fuzz pedals and the Fuzz factory 7 sounds like it goes all the way.

  155. Mike Harris says:

    That Hoof Reaper looks like a beast!

  156. Brian wagner says:

    I Get warm fuzzies from this page

  157. I cannot get enough FUZZ!

  158. Fuzzolicious!

    I had the fuzzolo, didn’t manage to like it :/

  159. Craig Schechter says:

    I’ve been enjoying my Catalinbread Antichthon. It’s a strange pedal but it goes beyond the range of classic fuzz sound. It’s kind of in a category all it’s own. It can act as a regular fuzz/distortion if you turn the “weird” knobs down, but there are other pedals that do that. I like the tremolo pulses as the notes ring out.

  160. Anthony Childs says:

    For my style playing a fuzz pedal is much more of a niche addition to my pedalboard so I’m probably looking at something that’s firmly value / feature balance (as opposed to fuzz pedals that cost in excess of $275; I’d pay that much easily for a delay pedal and probably for a reverb pedal — but for my style not as likely to pay that much for a fuzz pedal).

  161. Jay Kirgis says:

    I think that good fuzz is really under rated and over used at the same time. A good fuzz that can range from just a spice to a wall of effect is a powerful tool for changing up the variety of your tone. Love it

  162. deheuvels says:

    So many fuzz in the world… Not enough time for them all…

  163. Brent Johnston says:

    Wow, that is a great variety of fuzz pedals!

  164. Steven Razey says:

    I need more fuzz

  165. Jonathan says:

    Great article. Really makes me want to drop some more on fuzzes for my board!

  166. Max Melo says:

    Cool cool cool and cool! I love fuzz it’s probably my favorite effect! If I win the fuzz factory it migh just kick off the Abominable Demon Ling off my board. (Or accompany it ;) )

  167. Seth Oyer says:

    fat fuzz, sweet sassy molassey

  168. Dan Sidoli says:

    Mmmm… fuzzy….

  169. Matt Collins says:

    Lots of wooly tone to be had here!

  170. Sean Kerns says:

    There are so many great fuzz pedals out right now, it’s hard to know what to try. My biggest challenge has been that it’s tough to find one that works well with humbuckers. Most I try seem to like single coils.

  171. Jan Čapek says:

    Wow, some of my favourite fuzz pedals made it to this list! :)

  172. Brad C. says:

    What a glutens delight of fuzz!

  173. Can never have too many fuzzes!

  174. Christian Merizalde says:

    Fuzzy awesomeness on this list! Thanks for the selection!

  175. Kirsten Ray says:

    I have 4 pedals on this list. I am of the mind you can NEVER have enough fuzz pedals.

    Formula 76 is a monster! Nothing nice about it and I love it!

    If 6 Was 9 is another great pedal from SolidGoldFX (I have 4 of their pedals – great sound and well built pedals)

    Monterey is my newest fuzz pedal that does a gazillion other things. I built a Nano+ board around the Monterey.

    I have a Fuzz Factory along with the spreadsheet of all of the settings people have contributed. Great versatility in such a small size. It would be nice to have the Fuzz Factory 7 though.

    The rest on this list of course all sound intriguing enough to go buy. I’ll get there one pedal at a time!

  176. Love those earthquaker devices!

  177. Wednesday says:

    I think the Suhr Rufus Reloaded needs to be on this list

  178. Gabriel W says:

    Very in depth review. I only got through half and I’ve seen a couple I’m interested in. Hard to decide on your first Fuzz pedal with so many options but this helps show the benefits of each one.

  179. Austin Wilson says:

    I don’t even have a fuzz yet…I could use any of these!

  180. Evgenii K says:

    It’s seems like the top 25 pedals up to 2016. Most of them are so damn old. Anyway it was interesting to know what is your favorite pedals are. Thank you!

  181. Robert A Herrmann says:

    Man, I’ve been trying to decide which fuzz pedal to get and you guys just made the decision harder! That Monterey, though… The Fat Fuzz Factory might work, too.

  182. My home would be an extremely loving one (A)

  183. Supergome says:

    Amazing how many interpretations of “fuzz” there are. I wanna try out a Fuzz Factory next!

  184. Daniel Yeh says:

    I wanna win itttt!

  185. James Phegan says:

    This list has me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Want, want want….

  186. interesting…

  187. Louis Kiley says:

    I’m surprised that the Fuzz War isn’t on this list. That thing is a beast. I’m curious what the Fat Fuzz Factory plus the Fuzz War would sound like. I’m guessing it would be redonk

  188. I need to get a zvex.

  189. I’ve had a few of these fuzz pedals and they were great, but I’d love to win the Fat Fuzz Factory!!!

  190. Nathan Boot says:

    That’s a hell of a list. My heart belongs to Zvex fuzzes but damn does that hoof reaper sound good.

  191. Soo much fuzz :)

  192. Juan Manuel Marín Velázquez says:

    Let me make some cool noise ;]

  193. Andrew Hensley says:

    Fuzz is good, and stuff.

  194. Ricardo Carvalho says:

    Nice review, and so much power in these pedals. Fantastic fuzz’s!!!! Fat Fuzz Factory is fantastic

  195. Phil Prevost says:

    Where’s the Muffaletta? I have a Russian Big Muff and it’s hard to beat, but I wouldn’t mind trying.

  196. Tyler Ott says:

    I’m surprised to see neither Fulltone fuzz pedals on this list. I’d say it’s the ZVex germanium fuzz for me.

  197. Tyler Ott says:

    I love me some 6 foot wide fuzz tone. So many different circuit and transistor options available make fuzz collecting so interesting and addicting.

  198. So much noise, so little time…

  199. Fernando Espinosa says:

    The fuzz factory is a monster! So cool:)

  200. Sean Regan says:

    That Rotary Fuzz would be super useful as it combines two effects I would normally pair in my signal chain. I’ve always been super interested in the Rainger fx stuff, but already have a Supersonic fuzz gun and a momentary killswitch for my noisey fuzz. Great list!

  201. Christopher Kemp says:

    Nice listing here! So many fuzz choices these days!

  202. Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff says:

    So many awesome contenders out there…great selection!

  203. Jason Andreasen says:

    I’m looking to replace my EHX Big Muff Pi because it takes up so much space on my board. This narrows the choices down to 25.

  204. Timothy Wojcik says:

    Man, if only I had the scratch! But even then it would still be impossible to choose: the Silver Rose, Apocalypse, Spires, Necromancer, Fat Fuzz Factory all sound absolutely fantastic. Would LOVE to melt people’s ears at shows with any one of those insane boxes.

  205. Great to see this list updated with some new additions. The old list really helped me decide on a fuzz pedal and now it looks like I have some more options to consider.

  206. Tom Mycock says:

    Drooling here, roll on pay day!

  207. Even if that EHX Ultimate Big Muff doesn’t have the wicker switch, you could power it with a Danelectrode 9V and use the voltage sag.

    Been wanting a bit crusher for awhile now. Reminds me of the old Atari games as a kid. Dr. Scientist is probably the best one I’ve seen.

  208. Lots of nice pedals here.

  209. Robert May says:

    The Old Blood Haunt is awesome! I feel like the Swollen Pickle should be here, but there’s enough Muff-derived fuzzes to cover that….

  210. My fuzz factory just died glad to see tons of options to replace it

  211. ZVex, ZVex everywhere

  212. Hard to see a crowd through all the FUZZ!

  213. Great pedals!

  214. Casey Mallough says:

    Fuzz me, baby!

  215. tbh you can tell just by this collection of pedals, without even reading your thoughts on them, that you guys have good taste.. and your opinions on the pedals are helpful. congrats on making me want new pedals!

  216. Jérémie D says:

    One really good fuzz you didn’t mention is the Pollinator from JHS !
    Great article though, I wish the If 6 was 9 were still produced :)

  217. David peatfield says:

    The choice here is amazing – such a versatile effect

  218. Scott Anderson says:

    Zvex FFF

  219. Russell Tanenbaum says:

    Love me some fuzz!

  220. Martin Thorpe says:

    Liking the trend for exposing the innards of the pedals through a window.

    Cool.

    A fantastic list thanks

  221. David peatfield says:

    Such a versatile effect – the range of tones is great

  222. Nice list. Looks like I need to get busy :-)

  223. Got my eye on the PTD Rotobone. Well, heck, all PTD. I honestly need a wiki to sort out his models and mods.

  224. Zachary Dunne says:

    Love the paint job on the Necromancer and would hope it sounds as awesome as it looks

  225. Paul Van Heuklom says:

    Wonder which one is the quietest. JHS Jam was noisy!

  226. Brent S says:

    Great overview on the fuzzes – now I need to play through them!

  227. Greg Moore says:

    I have a good muff pedal….need an awesome fuzz for that Hendrix tone!!!! Yes Please!!!

  228. fuzz,fuzz,fuzz you would not think ambient musicians would care all the much about fuzz but the truth is weather your a shoegazing, jesus and mary chain guy or a cocteau twins type, you put fuzz with nice delay (Skreddy Echo) and some nice lush saturated reverb. you open the heavens, and instead of blowing people awa, you slowly melt their faces off. lol :) Its amamzing!!

  229. Definitely some great picks on this list

  230. BIG-ASIAN says:

    I haven’t heard of half of these fuzz pedals but want to try them all! I personally have the EHX Big Muff Pi Deluxe and it is great especially with the built in noise gate. Being able to hook up an expression pedal gives a nice wah option.

  231. Jeremy Bowen says:

    Oh, if only I had a way of trying out every pedal on this list. I’d especially like to try the doomy, sludgy type fuzzes. Maybe if I win the Fat Fuzz Factory, that will cure my craving. Hopefully!

  232. Bret Alexander says:

    Such a tasty set!!

  233. Andrew Meyer says:

    Black Arts Toneworks make some kickass drive pedals, I’ve been wanting to get a hold of a Pharaoh for a while now but, you know, times is hard.

  234. Gianluca Magri says:

    Pharaoh! A must have…

  235. Allen Sangster says:

    Can’t beat that ZVEX fuzz! Now all we need is an iteration that we can drop into the electronics cavity of a guitar a la Muse (or Manson guitars, really).

  236. Mark Darrow says:

    All this fuzz in one place??! It’s overwhelming!!!

  237. If it sounds as good as the graphics on the outside…I’d love to have one of these!

  238. So many creative pedals. It might be time to buy my first Fuzz. Thanks for the reviews!

  239. Sweet!

  240. Tristan P says:

    I love them all but that fat fuzz factory makes my mouth drool.

  241. Nice list!! This is a great selection – good job folks!

  242. Hoof Reaper is great!

  243. Oh man, more fuzzes for me to want. I see a lot of people complaining about how every builder has at least one fuzz (if not more) in their product lineup, like fuzz is some bland cookiecutter effect. The truth is, fuzz is AWESOME and all the best builders put their own spin on it to create unique tones.

  244. Justin Applegate says:

    AHHHHHHH! My life (and bass rig) needs some beautiful and thick sub fuzz!!!! The Red Witch and the Fat Fuzz Factory sound amazing!!!!!! #need

  245. John Baum says:

    With so many great pedals out there, lists like this are great for giving you a place to start.

  246. Ben Solofo says:

    Nice one, I love when at top list of pedal doesn’t include only pedal that cost 1 zillion $ :)
    I share the opinion on the OBNE Haunt, but looking at the earthquaker stuff, i think i’ll make room for a second fuzz on my pedalboard!!!

  247. Tim McCullough says:

    I’ve always been more of an overdrive/boost guy. I’ve never owned a pure distortion/fuzz pedal. The Zvex Fuzz Factory sounds like a good all around one to own if you’re only going to own one.

  248. Hiram Suarez says:

    OMG! I want that FFF! Your reviews are super awesome!

  249. Kyle Bryson says:

    Finding the right fuzz for your rig is difficult.

  250. Ryan Dowd says:

    This list gets crazier every year. It’s funny to think ZVEX is inching towards the “normal” side of the spectrum now.

  251. Jakub Kozieł says:

    Would love to have all of them :D

  252. Ronald Grande says:

    I guess this list isn’t for those introduced this year – I have heard good things on the Keeley Monterry Fuzz. However, if a pedal doesn’t have to be released this year such as the Psi Fuzz – I would point out the Keeley Black Silk Fuzz OC75 and the Black Glass OC44 and the Magnum 44 Fuzzhead.

    Having owned the Dream Crusher and not being a muff fan – I prefer the regular or 44 Fuzzhead to the Dream Crusher.

  253. Christopher Martin says:

    My shopping list just got longer.

  254. Rich M. says:

    Great reviews, thanks!

  255. Albert Casan says:

    All of them look cool!!
    Looking forwardd to add a nice fuzz to my collection

  256. James Baydarian says:

    Have Fuzz Factory,Fulltone Blue,Cusack Tap-A-Fuzz,Wah The Fuzz & still looking –Thanks –JB

  257. Stefan Vos says:

    You can ever have too many fuzzes!

  258. Chris Davies says:

    You can never have too much fuzz.

  259. Really interested in the Zvex fat fuzz factory

  260. Tim Enright says:

    I think I’d like the Keely. It has a rotary

  261. David McDermott says:

    I’ve been meaning to add a nice, cozy fuzz to my pedal collection. This article provides a lot of food for thought!

  262. David Fisher says:

    So much great fuzzy!! My favorite fuzz though? Amptweaker TightFuzz Pro, sick design and great tone. Also love that Janus Fuzz by Walrus Audio. They make some amazing pedals, unique in sound & design. Great list.

  263. Michael Bryan says:

    Wow, what a great group of fuzz boxes. I wish I hadn’t ended up destroying my EHX mini-muff years ago. That thing was so gnarly for its size. Rock on!

  264. Jason Sanders says:

    The joys of a tasty fuzz.

  265. Will Rowe says:

    Would love a chance to work with eother ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory or Walrus Audio Bellwether.!

  266. John Nickell says:

    I’ve got the perfect place in my pedal chain for this kill fuzz pedal

  267. Zeus Bass Fuzz and Death by Audio Apocalypse are probably my favorites on this list!

  268. Mark Nason says:

    As always, great post. I love the diversity in the pedals with some being “traditional” and some being totally left-field crazy! I don’t use fuzz heavily so I’m probably more in the market for one of the more traditional ones but I’d love to play with some of those crazy ones (like the Dwarf Bitch)

  269. Jon Griffth says:

    Tomkat Pedals Violet Muffer deserves a mention. But these all look, and I imagine, sound great!

  270. ILIAS PANTOLEON says:

    There is such a thing as too many fuzz boxes. Zvex fat fuzz factory and the eqd hoof reaper take care of everything in my book. Have tried both, have neither. Will one day. Financial procrastination effect

  271. Colton Wheeler says:

    Check out the Lovepedal Super Sic Tone and/or the Bonetender! They are MASSIVE-sounding fuzzes! The SST specifically sounds like a Big Muff and a Tonebender had a baby.

  272. Fuzzarific! I need a different fuzz pedal for each day of the month.

  273. So much fuzz! All of these are incredible!

  274. blastomorpha says:

    I recently bought a used Fuzz Factory and started to experiment a bit with it.
    If only the newest evolution were not so pricey (and hard to find here)…

  275. Taylor Tomita says:

    This update rocks! One day I am going to have a board full of only fuzz pedals.

  276. Tulio Andrade says:

    I need a fuzz um my board.

  277. Matthew Taylor says:

    Some of these are definitely fueling my GAS.

  278. Robert Furtkamp says:

    My favorite current production pedal isn’t on there – the Godbox Tesla 2.

    Absolutely phenominal, well made, and does everything I want a traditional box to do and then some.

  279. A comprehensive and detailed set of reviews! The fuzz factory 7 and fuzzolo seem like winners to me! Really want to try the Keeley Monterey as well!

  280. SlopeRocker says:

    Still upset I tossed my Univox MANY years ago!

  281. Alex Dalton says:

    Death By Audio and OBNE make some gorgeous pedals.

  282. MICHAEL SPOSATO says:

    Will we always trend towards more and more knobs? I think yes and I think I’m A-OK with that.

  283. No Thorpy Muffroom Cloud? That thing smokes.

  284. They’re all so beautiful!!! Love distortion/fuzz pedals. You can never have enough!

  285. Matt Lambourne says:

    I do love a bit of Fuzz, but I’ve never been able to get a workable tone out of one. Certainly fun trying though

  286. David Polidoro says:

    the Zvex Fuzz Factory pedals have been the absolute most outrageous, over the top fuzz pedals that I’ve ever heard (based on the video demos I’ve checked out). which is what a good fuzz should be. and they seem to be getting better and better with each version that Zvex is putting out. this would be a welcome addition to my pedal board for sure

  287. Would love to win the fat fuzz factory

  288. Great list! Would love to get my hands on a lot of these.

  289. Jonathan M. says:

    Wow, what a lovely list! I’d be happy with any one of these.

  290. Dan Labrie says:

    Excellent roundup of awesome fuzz!

  291. I really need to get some fuzz in my life.

  292. David Hernandez says:

    All these interesting takes on fuzz make me want to finally build one for myself, if I can take a break from synths!

  293. Spencer H says:

    The name of the Dr. Frankenstein is FABULOUS… I love it! I’m considering buying one just to have something with an amazing name on my board.

  294. ZVEX Fuzz Factory 7. That one has caught my attention, and I’m hoping to get it. I had the ZVEX Wooly Mammoth in my collection for a year or two and it never really blew me away, except that it sounded unusual and snarly. Then yesterday I ran my Fender Jazz Bass through the Woolly and I was totally gobsmacked. That’s what it was designed for, and it excelled. It blew away every bass fuzz I’ve ever hear, and I did a shoot out with my Bass Mig Muff and come other boutique fuzzes. Now Zvex has won back my heart. I have high hopes for the new Fuzz Factory. And I love that kitty design.

  295. Mattson says:

    Now the hard part….which do I start saving for?

  296. Brian K. says:

    Lots of cool pedals from the tone gods

  297. Trevor Owen says:

    Need more fuzz!! Great job

  298. Great thorough reviews :) thanks

  299. Sweet reviews!

  300. Justin Stanislawski says:

    Like that Fat Fuzz…

  301. Patrick McLean says:

    FUZZ!!!!!

  302. john j pioli says:

    I am partial to the EHX Deluxe Big Muff

  303. Marshall Chaney says:

    Kudos to the Janus for doing something different.

  304. Edgar Voss says:

    I’d like to win the fuzz factory!

  305. jacek cz. says:

    coooooooooooooooooooooooool!

  306. Loved my Cloven Hoof, glad to see Earthquaker all over this list.

  307. Paul Coleman says:

    Man…I don’t even know where to start. So many flavors, so little time.

  308. I do need to get a new fuzz, some interesting pedals on here

  309. David Mednick says:

    Fat Fuzz Factory has been #1 on my want list. Would be in heaven if I won one!

  310. Pee Dubya says:

    How about Fuzzhugger (e.g. Sonic Shroom) and Smallsound/Bigsound (e.g. Team Awesome)?

  311. You guys should review a pedal from Abominable electronics. They are an independent pedal brand who mod and create pedals…. my suggestion is the demon lung, which is a mod of the Boss Hyperfuzz, or the Hail Satan, which is a Big Muff mod. Its Awesome!!!!

  312. 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!

  313. 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.

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

  315. 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.

  316. 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.

  317. 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.

  318. 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/

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

  320. 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?

  321. 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!!!

  322. 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!

  323. 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

  324. 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

  325. 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

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

  328. Great list – but you seem to have missed out THE wildest one (in my opinion)! ARGON NAVIS from Vulcan Mulciber! A small danish outfit… http://www.vulcanmulciber.com/Home.html

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

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

  331. 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. http://drno-effects.com
    He created several different Fuzz pedals. The last one is the Evil Mother Fuzzer. All pedals are fully analog.

  332. 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.

  333. 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 ;)

  334. big muff wicked rules!

  335. 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.

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

  337. 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.

  338. 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!

  339. 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……

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

  341. jimi steffenhagen says:

    Fuzzy Wuzzy wants some fuzz!

  342. Landon Olesen says:

    Want these

  343. 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

  344. 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.

  345. 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.

  346. kenshiro says:

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

  347. 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!

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

  349. 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

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

  351. Where’s analogman peppermint fuzz?

  352. Andrew Rdesinski says:

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

  353. 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?

  354. Ralf Schilberz says:

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

  355. Jason Murphy says:

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

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

  357. luigi di berardino says:

    cusack fuzz is very strong!

  358. luigi di berardino says:

    Mi piacerebbe prendere il Fuzzgod

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

  360. 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.

  361. 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.

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

  363. Fuzzgod ! <3

  364. Felix Avadyaev says:

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

  365. danny wants a fat fuzz factory please

  366. Daniel Kirkland says:

    Can’t wait to see who wins!

  367. 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.

  368. right on.

  369. 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!!

  370. want this pedal so much!!!!

  371. gogogo 1 day left

  372. Pedalworx Bender Over Under!

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

  374. 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 .

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

  376. 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.

  377. 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.

  378. 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!!!! :)

  379. big muff<3

  380. god i want those beauties 0.0

  381. Alexander Martinez says:

    Very cool guide!

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

  383. 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

  384. 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.

  385. Sean Hansen says:

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

  386. 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.

  387. i like the hoof fuzz

  388. 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.

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

  390. 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!

  391. 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.

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

  393. 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

  394. 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.

  395. 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!

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

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

    Fuzz=awesome.

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

  399. 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.

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

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

  402. 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!

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

  404. 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.

  405. Great Set of Pedals!

  406. No Devi Ever on this list? Shame.

  407. 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!

  408. 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.

  409. Michael W Perkins says:

    Nothing sets a song apart like a distinct Fuzz…

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

  411. 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!

  412. ‘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!

    Cheers,
    -m

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

  413. Woah awesome!

  414. Z.Vex effects are the real deal!

  415. leif lindgren says:

    this is awesome !

  416. petey twofinger says:

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

  417. Yesh!!

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

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

  420. Ajani(sarah) says:

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

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

  422. hugo tremblay says:

    Really want that! Awesome pedals!!!

  423. 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.

  424. Josue A Guevara says:

    Most of them are awesome… but needs more Buzzaround.

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

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

  427. 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.

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

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

  430. David Miller says:

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

  431. Trent Thompson says:

    Dr Freakenstein looks killer

  432. Ben Anderson says:

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

  433. John Collopy says:

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

  434. Malekko Plus Ultra

  435. 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!

  436. Maxxwell Harkins says:

    I wanna try one of them there Fat Fuzz Factory.

  437. 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!

  438. 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 !

  439. John Popovits says:

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

  440. 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.

  441. 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.

  442. 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.

  443. Sebastien Richard says:

    Nice review!!!

  444. 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.

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

  446. 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

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

  448. Rik Mercaldi says:

    The JMI MKII Tone Bender is a killer sounding Fuzz!

  449. 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.

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

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

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

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

  454. Doug Hotle says:

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

  455. 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.

  456. Great List!

  457. THX

  458. 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

  459. Jamie Lepage says:

    Love the muff!

  460. Louis Jones says:

    No Wampler pedals??

  461. kerem ozkan says:

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

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

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

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

  465. lucas guedes says:

    i want all!!

  466. Jay Giorno says:

    Walrus Audio pedal looks awesome

  467. Anthony Collura says:

    How about the Big Muff Geranium 4?

  468. Dr. Freakenstein looks cool!

  469. Me wanty big muff tone wicker/zvex!

  470. Robert J West says:

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

  471. muñón from spain!!!!!

  472. 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…

  473. 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!

  474. Jeffrey Ballard says:

    Excellent list of boxes. Very helpful!

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

  476. alejandro says:

    espero probarlo algun dia

  477. 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.

  478. BlackCat Slim says:

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

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

  480. mark dagilis says:

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

  481. Jose Tojo says:

    I like it

  482. 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.

  483. luis almendros says:

    I am going to bopokmark this page, very interesting

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

  485. Excelente post muy buena información!!!
    /,,/

  486. Cool guide, thanks for putting this together.

  487. Quim Torres says:

    Zvex Fat Fuzz Factory!!

  488. Dustin Hayes says:

    I’m feeling all fuzzy inside!!!

  489. Krushed Wall says:

    I want to win a fuzzy gift !

  490. Great Guide! Love Fuzz :D

  491. Fernando Villabrille says:

    I hope to win oone of those

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

  493. 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!

  494. 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.

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

  496. Craig Frank says:

    Fuzz, just because.

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

  498. I love you all

  499. I want that fat fuzz factory so bad…

  500. 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.

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

  502. 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.

  503. Roi Samuel says:

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

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

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

  506. i love every single fuzz pedal in the world

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

  508. Nice one!

  509. Alexander Martinez says:

    Killer guide!

  510. Great guide, perfect before christmas !

  511. Robert Koob says:

    No Analogman? Basic Audio Scarab?

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

  513. greg bodish says:

    Everybody needs some fuzz

  514. Not enough fuzz. Ever.

  515. 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?

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

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

  518. Patrick Charles Zehnder says:

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

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

  520. Paul Robinson says:

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

  521. raymond seto says:

    cool pedals!

  522. 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.

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

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

  525. Mauricio Bortolini Mallmann says:

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

  526. Matt Thompson says:

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

  527. 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.

  528. 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.

  529. jim peacher says:

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

  530. 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.

  531. Trevor Vader says:

    that Hoof Reaper is too cool!

  532. Lucas Cotterell says:

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

  533. 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.

  534. 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!

  535. 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!

  536. 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!

  537. 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!

  538. Andre Alcocer says:

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

  539. creepy fingers!….

  540. free=good

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

  542. Mike Donoghue says:

    Looking for a great fuzz tone.

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

  544. Rob Pohndorf says:

    Awesome article, I want all of them.

  545. 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.

  546. Jeremy Judelson says:

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

  547. I meant Fireburst. Sorry!

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

  549. Giulio Catarinelli says:

    There will never be enought fuzz boxes.

  550. Geoff Pulsifer says:

    I’m a little fuzzy on this subject.

  551. Kevin Kipnis says:

    i love my wooly mammoth on bass and guitar!

  552. 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.

  553. a zvex can do anything

  554. Daniel Layko says:

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

  555. Parnell Fredrickson says:

    nice info on your site, thanks

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

  557. 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.

  558. The ZVex is awesome.

  559. jeff ledoux says:

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

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

  561. 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.

  562. 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

  563. George Jolly says:

    What about the Jam Pedals Red Muck? :P

  564. Wouldn’t mind to have all of them

  565. Trent Vuillemot says:

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

  566. How about the Wampler Velvet Fuzz?

  567. 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.

  568. Andrew Beeton says:

    Looks like fun!

  569. 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!

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

  571. Nice one.

  572. The Hoof Reaper seems killer!

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

  574. Michael Ford says:

    Looks like ya got it pretty well covered!

  575. 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!

  576. Tone Wicker <3

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

  578. 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.

  579. Gary A. Plaus says:

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

  580. Sean Witters says:

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

  581. without my fuzzes, I feel soundnaked :P

  582. F-f-f-f-f-fuzzzzzzzzzzed

  583. 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!

  584. 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!

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

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

  587. james zzyzyx says:

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

  588. John Kendricken says:

    Zvex makes sick vibes, gotta love the Muff too.

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

  590. Taylor Miller says:

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

  591. Fuzz’n

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

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

  594. Sebastian says:

    Let’s get fuzzy

  595. more fuzz

  596. I love FUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  597. 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.

  598. Arc Effects Big Green Pi takes the cake!

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

  600. 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.

  601. 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.

  602. 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 ! :)

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

    http://fairfieldcircuitry.com/collections/effect-pedals/products/four-eyes

    Amazing!

  604. Joel Wolfe says:

    I want that fat fuzz!!

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

  606. Nolwen Bacq says:

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

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

  608. That Ffuzz Warr is amazing.

  609. 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.

  610. 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.

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

  612. Ivan Marin says:

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

  613. 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

  614. Pedals are way too expensive …

  615. 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.

  616. 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!

  617. ho
    lee
    chao
    how bout that fuzz factory 7?
    when does that come out?

  618. 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!

  619. Great fuzz to throw in my rhodes pedal rig

  620. 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.

  621. David DeCota says:

    nice!

  622. Cameron Brooks says:

    Love the Fat Fuzz Factory,

    Sounds even better running into a zvex MACHINE

    Great combo!

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

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

  625. Nice list. I’m all fuzzed out.

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

  627. 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.

  628. 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!

  629. Sweet

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

  631. 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.

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

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

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

  635. RadZVEX!

  636. Pierre Trujillo says:

    great review!!! very useful :)

  637. want them all!!!!

  638. 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

  639. Seth Hale says:

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

  640. yep a hoof reaper baby

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

  642. 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.

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

  644. Joseph Earl says:

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

  645. Travis Brown says:

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

    Say, where’s the Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe?

  646. Dago Marino says:

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

  647. 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.

  648. 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!!

  649. 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!

  650. 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

  651. No Dunlop love at all?

  652. 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

  653. 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!

  654. Shut up and take my money.

    We should get a chance to win all of them.

  655. 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

  656. 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 !

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

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

  659. 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 !!.

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

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

  662. 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!

  663. 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.

  664. Great Article Guys!

  665. 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).

  666. 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

  667. 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.

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

  669. Connor Brady says:

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

  670. 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.

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

  672. Water Rat 7 says:

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

  673. 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.

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

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

  676. Brent Johnston says:

    Interesting selection

  677. Excellent and informative, as always!

  678. 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…

  679. 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.

  680. 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.

  681. 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.

  682. 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”.

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

  684. 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.

  685. That hoof reaper looks pretty sweet!

  686. 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!

  687. 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..✌

  688. 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.

  689. 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!

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

  691. Fuzz me baby!

  692. So many yummy fuzzes….

  693. Christian Arial says:

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

  694. These are very sexy pedals.

    I need them all!

  695. 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

  696. 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! :)

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

  698. Alex Lippert says:

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

  699. 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.

  700. Michalis Tsiknakis says:

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

  701. Martin Thorpe says:

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

  702. 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!

  703. Nick Doukas says:

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

  704. 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!

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

  706. 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

  707. 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.

  708. 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.

  709. Jerry Burrus says:

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

  710. Seth Okrend says:

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

  711. 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.

  712. 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

  713. Mike Jacobs says:

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

  714. Gonzalo Gamboa says:

    And where are the Devi Ever devices?

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

  716. Wei-Chen Cheng says:

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

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

  718. Robert Koch says:

    everyone and their brother are making fuzz boxes these days

  719. 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.

  720. Can get enought fuzz. Fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  721. 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!