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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 BC183CC, Fuzz 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!

Gabriel Tanaka

COMMENTS

  1. bestbeginnerguitars

    September 7, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    wonderful article i really like it keep posting worthy stuff

  2. Spacebarbus

    July 26, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Just build your own..fuzz is a easy circuit to design, build and adapt..saves on all the expensive screen printed copies of the same thing.

    • Richard Walter

      August 24, 2019 at 10:42 pm

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  3. Feroz Khan

    May 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm

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  4. Sammy

    August 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    One of the side effects of a fuzz pedal is increased sustain. As a matter of fact, some of them come with a sustain knob which allows you to manually adjust sustain. This makes the fuzz effect a great tool to have when you are just looking for some light distortion in your tone.

  5. Kyle Jolin

    July 15, 2018 at 4:20 am

    No JHS? The Pollinator is the best fuzz that I’ve tried. It can go from a transparent light fuzz to a ripping fuzz. No other fuzz pedal has felt so natural when stepping on that switch. V2 with the added gain knob makes it even better!

  6. vinccc

    April 30, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    No Pelitaur ???????????? WHYYYYYY ?????????????????

  7. John Taylor

    September 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Fuzz Star by Biyang …for £40 its well made , a nice size and IMO sounds pretty damn good for that kind of money!! If your just starting out experimenting with pedals and apprehensive about spending toooo much on pedals…try the Biyang range.

    • Jonathan Joestar

      July 10, 2018 at 6:46 am

      Are you serious?

  8. Steve

    August 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Great article! Although not strictly a fuzz…the Himmelstrutz Gramps+ is flipping fantastic! Rock on dudes

  9. David P Makowski

    June 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Now after reading this great article while watching “Hendrix on Hendrix” I am thinking I should go with the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face. If that’s what Jimi used then it has to be great. I’m going for the “Teal” Mini Fuzz Face with the Silicon Transistor, LED on/off, true bypass, and pair it with one of my Wah’s. I have a 70’s Reissue Strat on the way that I bought off Ebay. I don’t own any Fender guitars so I’m pretty stoked to check this one out.

  10. xo darkness

    June 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

    My favorite is the source audio kingmaker fuzz. It does it all and how. It can change and grow as I do. Now I’m using a “EP pre” style patch cascaded into the “36 special” patch. The sound is so tactile and satisfying. It actually makes my wound strings feel like they are solid unwound metal under my fingers. It’s such a trip. With my Les Paul it sounds like a great 70’s drive. I picture leather jacket, muscle car, speed, and smooth Rock n’ Roll!!! And that’s just one of the patches.

  11. bill

    June 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    thorpy muffroom/fallout cloud

  12. Richard C.

    May 31, 2017 at 11:08 am

    A very satisfying read as I got all the information I really need in just one page. I’ve been looking for pedals and I really need to check on reviews for each pedal as I am confused which one to buy.

  13. Steve

    March 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    As usual you did a great job with descriptions and selections, personally I would strongly recommend looking at the MXR submachine, another killer box.

  14. John Carrow

    February 23, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I searched several website but get this list truly effective. Thanks man for making this awesome fuzz list. Fuzz is one of the coolest gadgets which every guitar lover want in their list. I must say every guitar lover will found this blog is very useful.

  15. John

    January 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I was certain I was going to see a DOD Carcosa pop up.

  16. Deke Roberts

    January 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve never played any of those pedals and I think I’ve only heard two of them in real life, but I’m willing to bet that not one one of them can ace the Rat 2.

    Fuzz is the sound Link Wray was trying to get by puncturing his speakers with a pencil, it’s the sound Ike Turner got when he dropped his amp out of the car, then took it to be repaired (When it happened to our PA amp we got lucky, it was made of sterner stuff). The Rat makes that sound. Anything else is overdrive or distortion or your amp is picking up good vibes from the lost Amazon of Venus, but it’s not fuzz. Sticking knobs on a fuzz pedal is simply doing stuff to the fuzz that would be better done with the knobs on the amp or one of your other pedals.

    Those Walrus joysticks are pretty cool though. Let me know when they bring out a phase/flange/vibe version.

  17. Marvin Talaro

    January 2, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Cool lists. Thanks for this you gave me more ideas for picking the best fuzz pedals.

  18. John Burgess

    December 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    A best 25 with nothing from Trombetta, Skreddy, D*A*M or Basic Audio. No Scarab Deluxe or Rotobone? No Tornita? Seriously? Whether it’s simulation or reconceptualization you want, surly these are amongst the best of the best. I’d say they are the best of the best. Why are they missing? It’s not that you list anything that is not good. But some of them are merely good, the best products from the missing brands are great.

    • NonyaBizniz

      March 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

      I didn’t see Abominable Electronics or even FUZZROCIOUS anywhere on there either and if we are speaking fuzz pedals those two are kind of key components.

  19. lp144

    December 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Trombetta Mini-Bone.

  20. James

    September 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

    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.

  21. Steven

    August 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I adore the Buffalo FX Patriot and Evolution.

  22. 2Stroke

    August 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    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

    • MrTwyst

      April 4, 2017 at 11:50 am

      I agree… what’s with the omission of the ThorpyFX Muffroom – now – Fallout Cloud? I’ve got a couple of dozen pedals, several boutique, and overall, it’s my favorite for dirt.

  23. Rodrigo Armstrong

    July 20, 2016 at 11:59 am

    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.

  24. Jota Galarza

    June 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    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!!!!!

  25. Marko Valcic

    June 11, 2016 at 2:51 am

    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

  26. Beersonamps Fx

    June 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

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

  27. J Baydarian

    June 8, 2016 at 10:14 am

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

  28. Ro S

    June 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

    how come the 2015 and 2016 lists are identical?

  29. Ro S

    June 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

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

    • Stew

      December 5, 2016 at 8:16 am

      That’s Blackout Effectors. Black Arts does the amazing Pharaoh.

  30. Ro S

    June 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

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

  31. Micah

    June 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm

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

  32. Igor Sikavica

    June 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Great bunch of pedals. Thanks for the great overview!

  33. Douglas Ives

    May 31, 2016 at 5:38 am

    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

  34. Tristan Pollack

    May 30, 2016 at 11:11 pm

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

  35. Tony A

    May 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    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.

  36. Corry

    May 29, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I have fuzz, but I always need more fuzz

  37. Rick L.

    May 29, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Double Muff

  38. Neil Gal

    May 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm

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

  39. paul

    May 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    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.

  40. elijah

    May 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    fuzzzz!

  41. Ingrid Ruddick

    May 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Great selection across all levels of complexity and prices

  42. enrico

    May 25, 2016 at 6:08 am

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

  43. Colin Baldwin

    May 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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

  44. John Mountford

    May 24, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Another vote for the Muffroom Cloud here

  45. George Berry

    May 23, 2016 at 2:37 am

    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!

  46. Mile Vrbica

    May 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Amazing

  47. Eibert Draisma

    May 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

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

  48. Pat L

    May 21, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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

  49. EmmaW

    May 21, 2016 at 6:02 am

    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

    • fowler

      June 4, 2016 at 10:32 am

      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

      • Steve

        September 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

        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.

  50. Carl Martin

    May 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

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

  51. Andrew Ranford

    May 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Fantastic review!

    Hope to win!

  52. Neville Scott

    May 20, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I would add the Thorpy Muffroom Cloud to your list

  53. Jase

    May 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I absolutely love the Zeus. Great pedal!

  54. Christopher Jacques

    May 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    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.

  55. Richard Cantle

    May 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

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

  56. Tom Bailey

    May 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

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

  57. John Nickell

    May 18, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Hand over the fuzz , cuzzzz

  58. Lacey P

    May 18, 2016 at 6:42 am

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

  59. Ognyan Boshnakov

    May 18, 2016 at 3:23 am

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

  60. Ethan R.

    May 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    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.

  61. Bruno Afonso

    May 17, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Ohhhhh yeaaaah fuzzy goodneeeeeeeess

  62. Paul G

    May 17, 2016 at 6:52 am

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

  63. Big Norm

    May 17, 2016 at 3:24 am

    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!

  64. Frank

    May 17, 2016 at 1:02 am

    …and there’s the rabbit hole….

  65. John

    May 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Nice fuzz coverage!

  66. Dave Ashfield

    May 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm

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

  67. David Peatfield

    May 16, 2016 at 9:19 am

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

  68. Robert Abernathy

    May 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

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

  69. Daniel Jacques

    May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am

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

  70. Jesse Emery

    May 16, 2016 at 8:44 am

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

  71. Clark Brown

    May 16, 2016 at 7:31 am

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

  72. Kelly S.

    May 16, 2016 at 7:27 am

    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.

  73. Casey

    May 16, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I just fuzzed myself

  74. Dariusz

    May 16, 2016 at 6:19 am

    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.

  75. MikeE

    May 16, 2016 at 6:16 am

    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……

  76. Ben L

    May 16, 2016 at 4:28 am

    I’m currently favoring the Stone Deaf Kliptonite

  77. Bertram Dhellemmes

    May 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    the walrus janus seems a real kill…

  78. Kitty Lang

    May 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    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

  79. Jenine

    May 15, 2016 at 8:54 am

    love me some fuzzes

  80. Daan Bossink

    May 15, 2016 at 7:40 am

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

  81. Albert Chiochon

    May 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

    thanks for all the reviews you do

    the problem is theres so many good sounds fuzz’s, so hard to choose just one lol

  82. Rob

    May 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

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

  83. Jarek

    May 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    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!

  84. Lisa Scott

    May 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm

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

  85. Tawny Close

    May 14, 2016 at 12:30 pm

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

  86. teodor

    May 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Fat Fuzz Factory

  87. John Seetoo

    May 14, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I think the Way Huge Swollen Pickle deserves inclusion.

  88. Kevin H

    May 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Still love the playability of my Fuzz Probe

  89. Nutshell

    May 14, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Love me some fuzz!!!

  90. Seth

    May 14, 2016 at 7:18 am

    NICE FAT FUZZES! (Sorry for shouting).

  91. Austin

    May 14, 2016 at 6:13 am

    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.

  92. David B

    May 14, 2016 at 5:02 am

    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!

  93. Juno Kim

    May 14, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Thanks for the great review guys!

  94. Ben Lebofsky

    May 14, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Fuzz… it gives me a tingle where tingle belongs.

  95. Johnny

    May 14, 2016 at 2:20 am

    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.

  96. Peter Grey

    May 14, 2016 at 1:02 am

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

  97. Shawn Reese

    May 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

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

  98. Roger ‘Joe’ Cloud

    May 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm

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

  99. Kevin Swartout

    May 13, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    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…

  100. Alex Moran

    May 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    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.

  101. Frankie Gibson

    May 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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

  102. Wes Sharp

    May 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I love the “If 6 was 9” pedal.

  103. Brian D

    May 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    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.

  104. Santiago Terreu Garcia

    May 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I want that fuzz for my new guitar 😀

  105. Joseph Earl

    May 13, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Zeus Looks Awesome

  106. Sunny reum

    May 13, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Dude….. Earthquaker spires make my bones hum…

  107. Billy

    May 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Man, that Necromancer sounds pretty badass.

    Looks a bit weird, though…

  108. dave

    May 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

    want pedal

  109. Peter Homoki

    May 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I’m ready for ZVex

  110. Stefan Schweigert

    May 13, 2016 at 8:57 am

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

  111. Brandon Walker

    May 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

    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.

  112. Ryan Stewart

    May 13, 2016 at 8:21 am

    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.

  113. Brian F

    May 13, 2016 at 8:11 am

    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!

  114. Charles A

    May 13, 2016 at 7:32 am

    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.

  115. Andrew

    May 13, 2016 at 7:32 am

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

  116. Christian Malone

    May 13, 2016 at 7:29 am

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

  117. Nils

    May 13, 2016 at 6:59 am

    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!

  118. Paul Lacey

    May 13, 2016 at 6:56 am

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

  119. Michael Perkins

    May 13, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Its all a bit….. Fuzzy thanks

  120. Daniel West

    May 13, 2016 at 6:52 am

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

  121. Matt Foster

    May 13, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Really dig the Zvex

  122. Victor Mejia

    May 13, 2016 at 5:45 am

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

  123. Aaron

    May 13, 2016 at 5:44 am

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

  124. Joe Bertucci

    May 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

    I definitely need a fuzz factory!

  125. Dominique

    May 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

    This is fat !!!

  126. Harald Ingvarsson

    May 13, 2016 at 5:09 am

    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.

  127. ed

    May 13, 2016 at 3:31 am

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

  128. Josh

    May 13, 2016 at 3:29 am

    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

  129. Oscar

    May 13, 2016 at 2:57 am

    So much fuzz…can’t choose…

  130. Christophe R. Côte

    May 13, 2016 at 2:47 am

    You never have enough fuzz on your pedalboard!

  131. Tony

    May 13, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Fuzz, mmm yummy

  132. Ben

    May 13, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Love just a little bit of fuzz!

  133. Geremi

    May 13, 2016 at 1:42 am

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

  134. Rémi Sève

    May 13, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Fat Fuzz Factory would be a dream…!

  135. Arbel

    May 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Caught by the fuzz!

  136. Johnny Huynh

    May 13, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Wow… so many great pedals!!!

  137. B B

    May 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Soooooooooooooo Fatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. Thomas Henderson

    May 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    The deluxe big muff is a killer pedal

  139. Neil Jolly

    May 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    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!

  140. Douglas Cobb

    May 12, 2016 at 8:02 pm

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

  141. Mike Carpenter

    May 12, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    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!

  142. Chris C

    May 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    My head’s getting fuzzy over which pedal to pick

  143. Kevin

    May 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm

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

  144. Patrick choiniere

    May 12, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Nice !!!!!!

  145. corey

    May 12, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    bring the fuzz, all of them at once

  146. Mike S

    May 12, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    The Keeley Electronics Monterey Rotary Fuzz sounds most useful to me

  147. Sammy

    May 12, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    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!

  148. Erle

    May 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    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.

  149. Brett

    May 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    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!

  150. Javier

    May 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I use a EHX muff as my secret weapon!

  151. William Gould

    May 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

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

  152. Christopher

    May 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    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

  153. Sonny

    May 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

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

  154. Edison Capiz

    May 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Redwitch got my vote! 😀

  155. MattSDC

    May 12, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    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.

  156. Matt

    May 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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

  157. Trenton Tidwell

    May 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    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

  158. Sean Fear

    May 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Shhhhhhhhh, it’s a secret.

  159. Stephen Prentiss

    May 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm

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

  160. Dominic Granno

    May 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm

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

  161. KB

    May 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm

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

  162. Andrea

    May 12, 2016 at 4:25 pm

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

  163. Sandy

    May 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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

  164. Mitchell

    May 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm

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

  165. Brian

    May 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    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.

  166. Gregory Strand

    May 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm

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

  167. Will Webster

    May 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

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

    • Will Webster

      May 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      That being one that fulfills its purpose without having too many bells and whistles. The Dwarfcraft Eau Claire should be on the list.

    • fuzz master general

      October 2, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Park fuzz from earthquaker devices

  168. Howard

    May 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Pigdog JuJu

    Analogman MKIV

    Should be on the list…

  169. Stephen Bier

    May 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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

  170. Nicholas Farrar

    May 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    They all look wonderful!

  171. Ross Slater

    May 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Awesome. My fave looks like the janus!

  172. Albert Ceva

    May 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    This stompbox sounds fuzzilicious.

  173. Lee Morse

    May 12, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    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.

  174. Mike Harris

    May 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    That Hoof Reaper looks like a beast!

  175. Brian wagner

    May 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I Get warm fuzzies from this page

  176. Joseph

    May 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I cannot get enough FUZZ!

  177. Edson

    May 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Fuzzolicious!

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

  178. Craig Schechter

    May 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    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.

  179. Anthony Childs

    May 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    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).

  180. Jay Kirgis

    May 12, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    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

  181. deheuvels

    May 12, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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

  182. Brent Johnston

    May 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Wow, that is a great variety of fuzz pedals!

  183. Steven Razey

    May 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I need more fuzz

  184. Jonathan

    May 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

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

  185. Max Melo

    May 12, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    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 😉 )

  186. Seth Oyer

    May 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    fat fuzz, sweet sassy molassey

  187. Dan Sidoli

    May 12, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Mmmm… fuzzy….

  188. Matt Collins

    May 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Lots of wooly tone to be had here!

  189. Sean Kerns

    May 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    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.

  190. Jan Čapek

    May 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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

  191. Brad C.

    May 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    What a glutens delight of fuzz!

  192. Scott Moyer

    May 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Can never have too many fuzzes!

  193. Christian Merizalde

    May 12, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Fuzzy awesomeness on this list! Thanks for the selection!

  194. Kirsten Ray

    May 12, 2016 at 11:45 am

    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!

  195. Adam

    May 12, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Love those earthquaker devices!

  196. Wednesday

    May 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

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

  197. Gabriel W

    May 12, 2016 at 11:35 am

    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.

  198. Austin Wilson

    May 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

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

  199. Evgenii K

    May 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    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!

  200. Robert A Herrmann

    May 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

    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.

  201. Jens

    May 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

    My home would be an extremely loving one (A)

  202. Supergome

    May 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

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

  203. Daniel Yeh

    May 12, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I wanna win itttt!

  204. James Phegan

    May 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

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

  205. Stan

    May 12, 2016 at 11:03 am

    interesting…

  206. Louis Kiley

    May 12, 2016 at 10:53 am

    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

  207. Joe

    May 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I need to get a zvex.

  208. Vladimir Glavchovski

    May 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

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

  209. Nathan Boot

    May 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

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

  210. Hollow

    May 12, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Soo much fuzz 🙂

  211. Juan Manuel Marín Velázquez

    May 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Let me make some cool noise ;]

  212. Andrew Hensley

    May 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Fuzz is good, and stuff.

  213. Ricardo Carvalho

    May 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

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

  214. Phil Prevost

    May 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

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

  215. Tyler Ott

    May 12, 2016 at 10:18 am

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

  216. Tyler Ott

    May 12, 2016 at 10:16 am

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

  217. Dave

    May 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

    So much noise, so little time…

  218. Fernando Espinosa

    May 12, 2016 at 10:01 am

    The fuzz factory is a monster! So cool:)

  219. Sean Regan

    May 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

    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!

  220. Christopher Kemp

    May 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Nice listing here! So many fuzz choices these days!

  221. Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff

    May 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    So many awesome contenders out there…great selection!

  222. Jason Andreasen

    May 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    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.

  223. Timothy Wojcik

    May 12, 2016 at 9:46 am

    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.

  224. Nick

    May 12, 2016 at 9:46 am

    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.

  225. Tom Mycock

    May 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Drooling here, roll on pay day!

  226. Kyle Alm

    May 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

    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.

  227. Peter

    May 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Lots of nice pedals here.

  228. Robert May

    May 12, 2016 at 9:39 am

    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….

  229. Jordan

    May 12, 2016 at 9:38 am

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

  230. Jannik

    May 12, 2016 at 9:33 am

    ZVex, ZVex everywhere

  231. Ashley

    May 12, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Hard to see a crowd through all the FUZZ!

  232. Szab

    May 12, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Great pedals!

  233. Casey Mallough

    May 12, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Fuzz me, baby!

  234. larry

    May 12, 2016 at 9:26 am

    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!

  235. Jérémie D

    May 12, 2016 at 9:24 am

    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 🙂

  236. David peatfield

    May 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    The choice here is amazing – such a versatile effect

  237. Scott Anderson

    May 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Zvex FFF

  238. Russell Tanenbaum

    May 12, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Love me some fuzz!

  239. Martin Thorpe

    May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

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

    Cool.

    A fantastic list thanks

  240. David peatfield

    May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Such a versatile effect – the range of tones is great

  241. Pete

    May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Nice list. Looks like I need to get busy 🙂

  242. John

    May 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

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

  243. Zachary Dunne

    May 12, 2016 at 9:18 am

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

  244. Paul Van Heuklom

    May 12, 2016 at 9:18 am

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

  245. Brent S

    May 12, 2016 at 9:18 am

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

  246. Greg Moore

    May 12, 2016 at 9:18 am

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

  247. Sean

    May 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

    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!!

  248. henry

    May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Definitely some great picks on this list

  249. BIG-ASIAN

    May 12, 2016 at 9:10 am

    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.

  250. Jeremy Bowen

    May 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    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!

  251. Bret Alexander

    May 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Such a tasty set!!

  252. Andrew Meyer

    May 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

    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.

  253. Gianluca Magri

    May 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Pharaoh! A must have…

  254. Allen Sangster

    May 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

    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).

  255. Mark Darrow

    May 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

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

  256. Jason

    May 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

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

  257. Lukas

    May 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

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

  258. Mitja

    May 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Sweet!

  259. Tristan P

    May 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

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

  260. Geoff

    May 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

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

  261. Kris

    May 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Hoof Reaper is great!

  262. Joe

    May 12, 2016 at 8:40 am

    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.

  263. Justin Applegate

    May 12, 2016 at 8:40 am

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

  264. John Baum

    May 12, 2016 at 8:36 am

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

  265. Ben Solofo

    May 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

    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!!!

  266. Tim McCullough

    May 12, 2016 at 8:32 am

    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.

  267. Hiram Suarez

    May 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

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

  268. Kyle Bryson

    May 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Finding the right fuzz for your rig is difficult.

  269. Ryan Dowd

    May 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

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

  270. Jakub Kozieł

    May 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Would love to have all of them 😀

  271. Ronald Grande

    May 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    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.

  272. Christopher Martin

    May 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    My shopping list just got longer.

  273. Rich M.

    May 12, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Great reviews, thanks!

  274. Albert Casan

    May 12, 2016 at 8:21 am

    All of them look cool!!

    Looking forwardd to add a nice fuzz to my collection

  275. James Baydarian

    May 12, 2016 at 8:20 am

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

  276. Stefan Vos

    May 12, 2016 at 8:20 am

    You can ever have too many fuzzes!

  277. Chris Davies

    May 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

    You can never have too much fuzz.

  278. josh

    May 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Really interested in the Zvex fat fuzz factory

  279. Tim Enright

    May 12, 2016 at 8:17 am

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

  280. David McDermott

    May 12, 2016 at 8:16 am

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

  281. David Fisher

    May 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    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.

  282. Michael Bryan

    May 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    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!

  283. Jason Sanders

    May 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

    The joys of a tasty fuzz.

  284. Will Rowe

    May 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

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

  285. John Nickell

    May 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

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

  286. Enrique Mancía

    May 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

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

  287. Mark Nason

    May 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

    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)

  288. Jon Griffth

    May 12, 2016 at 8:11 am

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

  289. ILIAS PANTOLEON

    May 12, 2016 at 8:11 am

    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

  290. Colton Wheeler

    May 12, 2016 at 8:10 am

    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.

  291. Neil A

    May 12, 2016 at 8:10 am

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

  292. Jeff G

    May 12, 2016 at 8:10 am

    So much fuzz! All of these are incredible!

  293. blastomorpha

    May 12, 2016 at 8:10 am

    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)…

  294. Taylor Tomita

    May 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

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

  295. Tulio Andrade

    May 12, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I need a fuzz um my board.

  296. Matthew Taylor

    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Some of these are definitely fueling my GAS.

  297. Robert Furtkamp

    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 am

    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.

  298. Kevin

    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 am

    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!

  299. SlopeRocker

    May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Still upset I tossed my Univox MANY years ago!

  300. Alex Dalton

    May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Death By Audio and OBNE make some gorgeous pedals.

  301. MICHAEL SPOSATO

    May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

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

  302. Josh

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    No Thorpy Muffroom Cloud? That thing smokes.

  303. Patrick Kammerer

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

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

  304. Matt Lambourne

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    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

  305. David Polidoro

    May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    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

  306. Scott

    May 12, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Would love to win the fat fuzz factory

  307. Eric

    May 12, 2016 at 7:44 am

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

  308. Jonathan M.

    May 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

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

  309. Dan Labrie

    May 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Excellent roundup of awesome fuzz!

  310. Jonno Wilson

    May 12, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I really need to get some fuzz in my life.

  311. David Hernandez

    May 12, 2016 at 7:11 am

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

  312. Spencer H

    May 12, 2016 at 7:11 am

    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.

  313. Roger Neill

    May 12, 2016 at 7:05 am

    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.

  314. Mattson

    May 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

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

  315. Brian K.

    May 12, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Lots of cool pedals from the tone gods

  316. Trevor Owen

    May 12, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Need more fuzz!! Great job

  317. Mike

    May 12, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Great thorough reviews 🙂 thanks

  318. si

    May 12, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Sweet reviews!

  319. Justin Stanislawski

    May 12, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Like that Fat Fuzz…

  320. Patrick McLean

    May 12, 2016 at 4:55 am

    FUZZ!!!!!

  321. john j pioli

    May 12, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I am partial to the EHX Deluxe Big Muff

  322. Marshall Chaney

    May 12, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Kudos to the Janus for doing something different.

  323. Edgar Voss

    May 12, 2016 at 4:38 am

    I’d like to win the fuzz factory!

  324. jacek cz.

    May 12, 2016 at 4:19 am

    coooooooooooooooooooooooool!

  325. Steve

    May 12, 2016 at 4:14 am

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

  326. Paul Coleman

    May 12, 2016 at 4:11 am

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

  327. Kieran

    May 12, 2016 at 4:10 am

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

  328. David Mednick

    May 12, 2016 at 4:03 am

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

  329. Pee Dubya

    May 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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

  330. Max Melo

    February 5, 2016 at 6:50 am

    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!!!!

  331. NMA

    November 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    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!

  332. Steven Razey

    September 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm

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

  333. simon

    September 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

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

    • rs

      April 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      i’m sure a few Fuzz Face lones on the list

  334. Rick Herron

    June 19, 2015 at 6:03 am

    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.

  335. ron

    June 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    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.

  336. Steve J

    March 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    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.

  337. Justin

    March 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    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/

  338. Tom

    February 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

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

    • The art guitar box

      March 2, 2015 at 2:29 am

      I can’t agree with you. I think Wampler velvet fuzz is not good enough to put on this list. There are so many excellent fuzz and Wampler is not that outstanding.

    • rs

      April 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Meh, Wampler doesn’t know fuzz. Let Wampler stick to dull stuff.

  339. stirfryjedi

    February 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    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?

  340. distortion effect

    February 2, 2015 at 10:24 pm

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  341. pUPO

    November 27, 2014 at 11:16 am

    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!

  342. Steve J

    November 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    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

  343. Michael – NYC

    October 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    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

  344. brian dunn

    October 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    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

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  346. Jason

    September 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

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  347. Mike Højgaard

    September 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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

  348. Johnas

    September 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

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

  349. Simon

    August 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    1. Noel Fuzz (Japan)

    2. Dazatronyx Fuzz (Australia)

    3. Helios Fuzz (US)

    4. Wren & Cuff Tall Font Russian.

  350. Mas

    August 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    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. https://drno-effects.com

    He created several different Fuzz pedals. The last one is the Evil Mother Fuzzer. All pedals are fully analog.

  351. Mitch

    August 20, 2014 at 10:53 am

    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.

  352. Luca

    August 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    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 😉

  353. Diego

    August 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    big muff wicked rules!

  354. al cook

    July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    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.

  355. Nick

    July 20, 2014 at 6:58 am

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

  356. Daniel J.

    July 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    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.

  357. Marc Eric

    July 8, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Ghost G2 Fuzz. https://youtu.be/WYrBpsNcalw

  358. Justin Krampert

    June 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    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!

  359. Al

    June 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    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……

  360. Brett

    June 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    You should check out the Option 5 Destination Square Tone.

  361. jimi steffenhagen

    June 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Fuzzy Wuzzy wants some fuzz!

  362. Landon Olesen

    June 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Want these

  363. Ivan

    May 31, 2014 at 11:02 am

    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

  364. Theo Void

    May 30, 2014 at 10:58 am

    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.

  365. ken cook

    May 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    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.

  366. kenshiro

    May 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

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

  367. Ryan

    May 7, 2014 at 8:59 am

    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!

  368. wil

    April 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm

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

  369. Eric

    April 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    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

    • Eric

      April 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      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

  370. Simon

    April 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    The Japanese Noel Cornet…..’Nuff said

  371. Dominic

    April 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Where’s analogman peppermint fuzz?

  372. Andrew Rdesinski

    February 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

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

  373. Mark McClelland

    January 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    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?

  374. Ralf Schilberz

    January 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I love that fat fuzz factory…so much nice variations of sounds….like in heaven 🙂

    I’ll lovin it !!!

  375. Jason Murphy

    January 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

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

  376. Steph

    January 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

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

    Steph

  377. luigi di berardino

    December 2, 2013 at 2:43 am

    cusack fuzz is very strong!

  378. luigi di berardino

    December 2, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Mi piacerebbe prendere il Fuzzgod

  379. Sunny

    December 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    already have the fuzz god but the janus looks unreal!

  380. David Polidoro

    December 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    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.

  381. Matt

    December 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    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.

  382. Rodolfo

    December 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

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

  383. Olivier

    December 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Fuzzgod ! <3

  384. Felix Avadyaev

    December 1, 2013 at 5:36 am

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

  385. danny

    December 1, 2013 at 5:16 am

    danny wants a fat fuzz factory please

  386. Daniel Kirkland

    December 1, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Can’t wait to see who wins!

  387. Hector

    December 1, 2013 at 2:33 am

    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.

  388. shawn

    December 1, 2013 at 1:18 am

    right on.

  389. Mallaury Odom-Neely

    November 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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

  390. hugo

    November 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    want this pedal so much!!!!

  391. hugo

    November 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    gogogo 1 day left

  392. ron grande

    November 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Pedalworx Bender Over Under!

  393. Brian

    November 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Have tried many of these. All great!!

  394. roy

    November 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    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 .

  395. Grant

    November 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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

  396. Marc Pellegrino

    November 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    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.

  397. Christopher Faricy

    November 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    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.

  398. Don Bowen

    November 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    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!!!! 🙂

  399. hugo

    November 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    big muff<3

  400. hugo

    November 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    god i want those beauties 0.0

  401. Alexander Martinez

    November 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Very cool guide!

  402. Mark

    November 29, 2013 at 6:29 am

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

  403. Sammy

    November 29, 2013 at 3:36 am

    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

    • rs

      April 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      but neither of those two pedals are fuzz pedals.

  404. Michael

    November 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    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.

    • Michael

      November 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      I don’t have it yet.. it’s still flying from Sweden to my mailbox. 😉

  405. Sean Hansen

    November 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

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

  406. William

    November 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    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.

  407. Don Bowen

    November 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

    i like the hoof fuzz

  408. PolishJohn

    November 26, 2013 at 4:49 am

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

  409. Mike

    November 26, 2013 at 2:44 am

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

  410. Thomas Murawski

    November 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    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!

  411. Mark Holloway

    November 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    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.

  412. Jimmy

    November 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

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

  413. Peter

    November 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    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

  414. Chris Roberts

    November 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    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.

  415. Nico Kuhz

    November 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    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!

  416. Olly

    November 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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

  417. Mike A

    November 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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

    Fuzz=awesome.

  418. Tom Tracy

    November 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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

  419. Nick Doukas

    November 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    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.

  420. AlexGapz

    November 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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

  421. George

    November 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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

  422. Daniel Kirkland

    November 24, 2013 at 6:36 am

    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!

  423. M.

    November 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Too bad there’s no Big muff triangle…

  424. Will Brewster

    November 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    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.

  425. Sebastian Schneller

    November 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Great Set of Pedals!

  426. Dave

    November 22, 2013 at 4:02 am

    No Devi Ever on this list? Shame.

  427. Matt Vinson

    November 22, 2013 at 3:18 am

    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!

  428. chris song

    November 22, 2013 at 12:10 am

    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.

  429. Michael W Perkins

    November 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Nothing sets a song apart like a distinct Fuzz…

  430. Hans-Hinrich Thedens

    November 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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

  431. gonzalo castanedo

    November 21, 2013 at 1:48 am

    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!

  432. Matthew Hajdys

    November 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    ‘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.

  433. Courtney

    November 20, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Woah awesome!

  434. matt s

    November 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Z.Vex effects are the real deal!

  435. leif lindgren

    November 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    this is awesome !

  436. petey twofinger

    November 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

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

  437. brupop

    November 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Yesh!!

  438. Phil T.

    November 19, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Gabriel, your reviews are not helping with my gas.

  439. Montereyjacques

    November 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    My favorites are the Hermida zen Drive and the Rat

  440. Ajani(sarah)

    November 18, 2013 at 6:41 am

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

  441. Matt Rowe

    November 18, 2013 at 5:09 am

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

  442. hugo tremblay

    November 17, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Really want that! Awesome pedals!!!

  443. Caleb Bass

    November 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

    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.

  444. Josue A Guevara

    November 16, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Most of them are awesome… but needs more Buzzaround.

  445. Jordan W

    November 16, 2013 at 4:19 am

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

  446. Nick

    November 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

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

  447. Rodolfo

    November 16, 2013 at 12:44 am

    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.

  448. David

    November 16, 2013 at 12:24 am

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

  449. Jordan W

    November 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

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

  450. David Miller

    November 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm

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

  451. Trent Thompson

    November 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Dr Freakenstein looks killer

  452. Ben Anderson

    November 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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

  453. John Collopy

    November 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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

  454. Matt

    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Malekko Plus Ultra

  455. Eddie Garcia

    November 13, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    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!

  456. Maxxwell Harkins

    November 13, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I wanna try one of them there Fat Fuzz Factory.

  457. John Heinz

    November 13, 2013 at 3:54 am

    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!

  458. John Caban

    November 13, 2013 at 2:03 am

    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 !

  459. John Popovits

    November 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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

  460. jay iacone

    November 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

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

  461. Thomas

    November 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    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.

  462. Bob

    November 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    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.

  463. Sebastien Richard

    November 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Nice review!!!

  464. Eric Thibaut

    November 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    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.

  465. Rob S

    November 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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

  466. Bryan Tillman

    November 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    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

  467. Lukas

    November 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper is definitly the best!

  468. Rik Mercaldi

    November 11, 2013 at 4:53 am

    The JMI MKII Tone Bender is a killer sounding Fuzz!

  469. DeathApple

    November 11, 2013 at 7:28 am

    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.

  470. johnny beane

    November 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

    The Fuzz Factory is a classic!!!

    It’s been my #1 fuzz for years.

    Gonna check out the new version soon,

    Thanks!

  471. Tony

    November 11, 2013 at 2:30 am

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

  472. Olly

    November 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Fat Fuzz factory is definitely the best on the list!

  473. zillah

    November 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

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

  474. Doug Hotle

    November 9, 2013 at 3:39 am

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

  475. kray

    November 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    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.

  476. Leonardo Jr.

    November 8, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Great List!

  477. sergio

    November 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    THX

  478. Joe

    November 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    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.

    • Dan

      March 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

      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

  479. Jamie Lepage

    November 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Love the muff!

  480. Louis Jones

    November 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    No Wampler pedals??

  481. kerem ozkan

    November 7, 2013 at 9:11 am

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

  482. Wilton

    November 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

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

  483. Mariano

    November 7, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Rainger FX Dr Freakenstein Fuzz, awesone, love it!

  484. Dan

    November 7, 2013 at 4:19 am

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

  485. lucas guedes

    November 7, 2013 at 12:48 am

    i want all!!

  486. Jay Giorno

    November 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Walrus Audio pedal looks awesome

  487. Anthony Collura

    November 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    How about the Big Muff Geranium 4?

  488. Matt

    November 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Dr. Freakenstein looks cool!

  489. Seth

    November 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Me wanty big muff tone wicker/zvex!

  490. Robert J West

    November 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

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

  491. david

    November 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    muñón from spain!!!!!

  492. Gabor Galuska

    November 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    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…

  493. Dylan Thomas

    November 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    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!

  494. Jeffrey Ballard

    November 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Excellent list of boxes. Very helpful!

  495. Adam

    November 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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

  496. alejandro

    November 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    espero probarlo algun dia

  497. Ricardo higareda

    November 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    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.

  498. BlackCat Slim

    November 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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

  499. Chloë

    November 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    what would we be without our good old fuzz!

  500. mark dagilis

    November 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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

  501. Jose Tojo

    November 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I like it

  502. Wolfboy1

    November 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    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.

  503. luis almendros

    November 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I am going to bopokmark this page, very interesting

  504. Eric

    November 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Fuzz Factory blows my mind every time I hear it.

  505. Fernando

    November 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Excelente post muy buena información!!!

    /,,/

  506. Marc

    November 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Cool guide, thanks for putting this together.

  507. Quim Torres

    November 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Zvex Fat Fuzz Factory!!

  508. Dustin Hayes

    November 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I’m feeling all fuzzy inside!!!

  509. Krushed Wall

    November 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I want to win a fuzzy gift !

  510. Sebastian Schneller

    November 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Great Guide! Love Fuzz 😀

  511. Fernando Villabrille

    November 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I hope to win oone of those

  512. Ictus

    November 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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

  513. Franco

    November 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    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!

  514. Todd Blake

    November 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    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.

  515. Vivek

    November 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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

  516. Craig Frank

    November 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Fuzz, just because.

  517. Ted

    November 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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

  518. emilio alberto quel arquillos

    November 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I love you all

  519. max

    November 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I want that fat fuzz factory so bad…

  520. Angel Tejon

    November 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

    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.

  521. alex domain

    November 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

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

  522. Robert J West

    November 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

    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.

  523. Roi Samuel

    November 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

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

    Damn I looove Fuzzboxs

  524. Guitarza

    November 6, 2013 at 9:54 am

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

  525. Xabi

    November 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I Love the fuzz!!! be real!!!

  526. fzzy

    November 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

    i love every single fuzz pedal in the world

  527. Scott M

    November 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

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

  528. Markus

    November 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Nice one!

  529. Alexander Martinez

    November 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Killer guide!

  530. Max

    November 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Great guide, perfect before christmas !

  531. Robert Koob

    November 6, 2013 at 7:03 am

    No Analogman? Basic Audio Scarab?

  532. Mark

    November 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

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

  533. greg bodish

    November 6, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Everybody needs some fuzz

  534. Brian

    November 6, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Not enough fuzz. Ever.

  535. Mike

    November 6, 2013 at 6:19 am

    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?

  536. Mike

    November 6, 2013 at 6:15 am

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

  537. Stephen

    November 6, 2013 at 5:58 am

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

  538. Patrick Charles Zehnder

    November 6, 2013 at 5:56 am

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

  539. Javier

    November 6, 2013 at 5:54 am

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

  540. Paul Robinson

    November 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

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

  541. raymond seto

    November 6, 2013 at 5:07 am

    cool pedals!

  542. Jacob

    November 6, 2013 at 4:56 am

    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.

  543. Nicola

    November 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

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

  544. Duwane

    November 6, 2013 at 4:46 am

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

  545. Mauricio Bortolini Mallmann

    November 6, 2013 at 4:22 am

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

  546. Matt Thompson

    November 6, 2013 at 4:22 am

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

  547. josh m

    November 6, 2013 at 4:17 am

    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.

  548. Jonathan

    November 6, 2013 at 4:10 am

    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.

  549. jim peacher

    November 6, 2013 at 3:30 am

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

  550. Will

    November 6, 2013 at 3:26 am

    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.

  551. Trevor Vader

    November 6, 2013 at 3:13 am

    that Hoof Reaper is too cool!

  552. Lucas Cotterell

    November 6, 2013 at 3:10 am

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

  553. Nestor G

    November 6, 2013 at 3:08 am

    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.

  554. Sam

    November 6, 2013 at 2:58 am

    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!

  555. Efraim Tirto

    November 6, 2013 at 2:51 am

    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!

  556. Nils Bryant

    November 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

    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!

  557. Cody Budd

    November 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

    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!

  558. Andre Alcocer

    November 6, 2013 at 1:51 am

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

  559. Jonny7

    November 6, 2013 at 1:49 am

    creepy fingers!….

  560. Nico H

    November 6, 2013 at 1:39 am

    free=good

  561. Trevor

    November 6, 2013 at 1:36 am

    There should be a tonebender or two in there 🙂

  562. Mike Donoghue

    November 6, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Looking for a great fuzz tone.

  563. Bill

    November 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

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

  564. Rob Pohndorf

    November 6, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Awesome article, I want all of them.

  565. Monte Klein

    November 6, 2013 at 1:12 am

    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.

  566. Jeremy Judelson

    November 6, 2013 at 12:56 am

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

  567. Paul Schedlich

    November 6, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I meant Fireburst. Sorry!

  568. Paul Schedlich

    November 6, 2013 at 12:53 am

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

  569. Giulio Catarinelli

    November 6, 2013 at 12:51 am

    There will never be enought fuzz boxes.

  570. Geoff Pulsifer

    November 6, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I’m a little fuzzy on this subject.

  571. Kevin Kipnis

    November 6, 2013 at 12:41 am

    i love my wooly mammoth on bass and guitar!

  572. fescue

    November 6, 2013 at 12:39 am

    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.

  573. Lefteris

    November 6, 2013 at 12:34 am

    a zvex can do anything

  574. Daniel Layko

    November 6, 2013 at 12:16 am

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

  575. Parnell Fredrickson

    November 6, 2013 at 12:14 am

    nice info on your site, thanks

  576. John B

    November 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

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

  577. ron grande

    November 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

    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.

  578. Gary

    November 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

    The ZVex is awesome.

  579. jeff ledoux

    November 6, 2013 at 12:01 am

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

  580. Chris

    November 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

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

  581. Jack

    November 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    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.

  582. Mark

    November 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    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

  583. George Jolly

    November 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    What about the Jam Pedals Red Muck? 😛

  584. Oscar

    November 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Wouldn’t mind to have all of them

  585. Trent Vuillemot

    November 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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

  586. Vlad Glavchovski

    November 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    How about the Wampler Velvet Fuzz?

  587. Dan Kiener

    November 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    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.

  588. Andrew Beeton

    November 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Looks like fun!

  589. Jack Freeman

    November 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    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!

  590. Neil Weir

    November 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

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

  591. Alfredo

    November 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Nice one.

  592. Pablo

    November 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    The Hoof Reaper seems killer!

  593. Adam

    November 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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

  594. Michael Ford

    November 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Looks like ya got it pretty well covered!

  595. Sherman

    November 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    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!

  596. Angelo

    November 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Tone Wicker <3

  597. r kevin pasley

    November 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    i have the electro harmonix freeze pedal. love it.

  598. Dave

    November 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    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.

  599. Gary A. Plaus

    November 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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

  600. Sean Witters

    November 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

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

  601. john

    November 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    without my fuzzes, I feel soundnaked 😛

  602. Rick

    November 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    F-f-f-f-f-fuzzzzzzzzzzed

  603. Rien

    November 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    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!

  604. Luke Halls

    November 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    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!

  605. michael

    November 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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

  606. Josh

    November 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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

  607. james zzyzyx

    November 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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

  608. John Kendricken

    November 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Zvex makes sick vibes, gotta love the Muff too.

  609. Richard

    November 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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

  610. Taylor Miller

    November 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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

  611. jb

    November 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Fuzz’n

  612. Hadkr

    November 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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

  613. Danilo

    November 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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

  614. Sebastian

    November 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Let’s get fuzzy

  615. gorrell

    November 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    more fuzz

  616. Holger

    November 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I love FUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  617. Mark Dawson

    November 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    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.

  618. Fred B

    November 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Arc Effects Big Green Pi takes the cake!

  619. Wah Wah

    November 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

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

  620. Ben Tansey

    November 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    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.

  621. Mark L

    November 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    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.

  622. Nolwen Bacq

    November 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    (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 ! 🙂

  623. Marco Gosselin

    November 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

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

    Amazing!

  624. Joel Wolfe

    November 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I want that fat fuzz!!

  625. Jim

    November 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Tone Wicker: the best muff ever!

    Also, Analog Man Sunface has to be here!!

  626. Nolwen Bacq

    November 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

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

  627. Luigi5

    November 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I’m a bass player and I love zvex woolly mammoth! 😉

  628. Myke

    November 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    That Ffuzz Warr is amazing.

  629. Andrew

    November 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    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.

  630. Danny Kaufman

    November 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    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.

  631. Robbie_V

    November 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I could really use some more fuzz in my life

  632. Ivan Marin

    November 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Fuzz War, the classic and first one… SICK!

    Like Hoof… fuzz must be simple! 😀

  633. Giò

    November 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    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

  634. Olivier

    November 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Pedals are way too expensive …

  635. Jonathan

    November 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    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.

  636. Jake

    November 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    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!

  637. rus_R_us

    November 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    ho

    lee

    chao

    how bout that fuzz factory 7?

    when does that come out?

  638. Jacob Abbud

    November 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    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!

  639. Marc

    November 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Great fuzz to throw in my rhodes pedal rig

  640. Jonathan Guillemette

    November 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    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.

  641. David DeCota

    November 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    nice!

  642. Cameron Brooks

    November 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Love the Fat Fuzz Factory,

    Sounds even better running into a zvex MACHINE

    Great combo!

  643. Andy

    November 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

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

  644. Scott

    November 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    One of my favorites is the Wrightsounds Fuzz Stang!

  645. Brett

    November 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Nice list. I’m all fuzzed out.

  646. Randall

    November 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

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

  647. Mark Holloway

    November 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    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.

  648. Mark Nason

    November 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    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!

  649. seth

    November 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Sweet

  650. Scott

    November 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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

  651. Michael

    November 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    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.

  652. Jimmy

    November 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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

  653. Dave

    November 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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

  654. Tibo

    November 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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

  655. Smuda

    November 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    RadZVEX!

  656. Pierre Trujillo

    November 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    great review!!! very useful 🙂

  657. el lobo

    November 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    want them all!!!!

  658. Xavier

    November 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    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

  659. Seth Hale

    November 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

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

  660. mike norton

    November 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    yep a hoof reaper baby

  661. Grant

    November 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

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

  662. Stephen Bellinski

    November 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    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.

  663. John

    November 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Monsterpiece fuzz pedals are things of pure sonic beauty.

  664. Joseph Earl

    November 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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

  665. Travis Brown

    November 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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

    Say, where’s the Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe?

  666. Dago Marino

    November 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

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

  667. Kyle

    November 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    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.

  668. Kirsten

    November 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    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!!

  669. Dave Cohn – Clear Bell Records

    November 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    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!

  670. Eric

    November 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    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

  671. Jeff

    November 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    No Dunlop love at all?

  672. Mattson

    November 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    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

  673. John Lentz

    November 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    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!

  674. Gabriel

    November 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Shut up and take my money.

    We should get a chance to win all of them.

  675. Kelly

    November 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    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

  676. Florent

    November 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

    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 !

  677. Morten

    November 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

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

  678. Demian

    November 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

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

  679. BRETT

    November 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    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 !!.

  680. Garine

    November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

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

  681. Kyle Alm

    November 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

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

  682. bertram

    November 5, 2013 at 6:49 am

    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!

  683. Dcguinea

    November 5, 2013 at 12:43 am

    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.

  684. Nicholas

    November 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Great Article Guys!

  685. Jaganath

    November 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    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).

  686. Christoph Nöhammer

    November 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    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

  687. Roland

    November 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    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.

  688. Vince

    November 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

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

  689. Connor Brady

    November 4, 2013 at 3:16 am

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

  690. Luke Inglis

    November 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    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.

  691. luis

    November 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    so many good choices, so little money…

    i would love to try the fat fuzz factory

  692. Water Rat 7

    November 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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

  693. Celso Carrasco

    November 3, 2013 at 2:24 am

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

  694. Mike

    November 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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

  695. Scott

    November 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

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

  696. Brent Johnston

    November 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Interesting selection

    • Brent Johnston

      May 12, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      The visual Sound Angry Fuzz is great as well, but has been discontinued at this time.

  697. Sam

    November 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Excellent and informative, as always!

  698. Topomole

    November 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    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…

  699. Aaron

    November 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    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.

  700. keith knapp

    November 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    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.

  701. j.p.

    November 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    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.

  702. Eric Baz

    November 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

    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”.

  703. Jeremy

    November 2, 2013 at 5:29 am

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

  704. Peter Mahoney

    November 2, 2013 at 5:08 am

    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.

  705. Serg

    November 2, 2013 at 4:02 am

    That hoof reaper looks pretty sweet!

  706. Brett

    November 2, 2013 at 3:51 am

    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!

  707. Barry Smith

    November 2, 2013 at 3:14 am

    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..✌

  708. Trent

    November 2, 2013 at 1:15 am

    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.

  709. Ronald Campignon

    November 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    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!

  710. RV

    November 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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

  711. Carol

    November 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Fuzz me baby!

  712. Shawn D.

    November 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    So many yummy fuzzes….

  713. Christian Arial

    November 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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

  714. Chris Fox

    November 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    These are very sexy pedals.

    I need them all!

  715. greg bodish

    November 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    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

  716. ADHDguitarist

    November 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    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! 🙂

  717. Jason

    November 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

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

  718. Alex Lippert

    November 1, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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

  719. Duncan

    November 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    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.

  720. Michalis Tsiknakis

    November 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

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

  721. Martin Thorpe

    November 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

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

  722. Joseph Bugg

    November 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    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!

  723. Nick Doukas

    November 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

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

  724. Sandy Aphid

    November 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    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!

    • Michael

      November 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      lots of love for Devi!!! i love my hand gazer too..

  725. Chuck

    November 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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

  726. Robert Abernathy

    November 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    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

  727. Bill Laface

    November 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    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.

  728. Brian D

    November 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    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.

    • pat

      October 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      sal’tripin pedal co Fuzz/dist no 3 is the best i wish i could have them all

  729. Jerry Burrus

    November 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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

  730. Seth Okrend

    November 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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

  731. Lee

    November 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    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.

  732. Buzz Stevens

    November 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    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

  733. Mike Jacobs

    November 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

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

  734. Gonzalo Gamboa

    November 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    And where are the Devi Ever devices?

  735. Brent S

    November 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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

  736. Wei-Chen Cheng

    November 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

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

  737. Michael Scar

    November 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    My friends will not simply “Like” but “LOVE” this article/review. 🙂

  738. Robert Koch

    November 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    everyone and their brother are making fuzz boxes these days

  739. Mike Garrett

    November 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    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.

  740. Ryan Kim

    November 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Can get enought fuzz. Fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • pat

      October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Sal’tripin pedal co. is the best

      • Sally

        November 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

        Where can I buy Godbox Tesla? Does anyone know?

        Thanks.

  741. hugo tremblay

    November 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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

    • Matt Vinson

      November 22, 2013 at 3:16 am

      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!

      • Canción

        August 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm

        amazing! I was lookin for some cool fuzz pedal!!! thanks

        • John

          November 10, 2017 at 1:22 am

          Yeah Cancion its really amazing..!! I also looking for these some best fuzz pedal in the last few days, finally i found this.

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