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Fuzz Pedals

Fuzz pedals first appeared in the 1960s and soon became popular thanks to links with guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards and Pete Townshend.

From the first few pedals, including the Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz Tone and the Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face, a multitude of fuzz pedals now exists - some are accurate replicas of these illustrious forebears while others are completely new designs. 

GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Roots Fuzz Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Roots Fuzz Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Roots Fuzz

£79.00

Superb Value Dual-Channel Fuzz...

The Greenhouse Effects Roots Fuzz is the latest fuzz pedal from the Israel-based brand. The first in the new Roots range, its budget-conscious design forsakes the innovation and versatility of the flagship pedals for back-to-basics functionality with a twist...

DSS Switching

The Roots Fuzz is a dual-channel fuzz, using DSS (Dual Switching System) to access two separate channels as well as turn the effect on and off, with just one footswitch.

Loosely based on the Big Muff, the Roots Fuzz is an aggressive sounding pedal, with each channel having a distinctive voice:

Red Channel

More open sounding, smoother, with more headroom and a hint of upper octave at maximum gain.

Blue Channel

Darker, denser and more compressed, with plenty of sustain and bloom.

Tone Control

The Tone control is useable right through the range - Roy recommends trying it with the tone turned completely down.

Sustain Control

The Sustain control takes you from medium gain settings through to heavy distortion and then a wall of fuzz

Features:

  • Great value Big Muff-style fuzz pedal
  • Innovative DSS footswitch with dual-channel feature
  • Soft touch, silent switching
  • Volume, Tone & Sustain controls
  • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included)

     

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    FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
    FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
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    FREDRIC EFFECTS Verzerrer

    £140.00

    Spitty East German Distorto-Fuzz...

    The Fredric Effects Verzerrer is based on the only cold war-era East German distortion pedal, originally produced in the 1960s and '70s. It veers from distortion into spitty fuzz and full on velcro mode and sounds remarkably unique.

    The original featured a plastic enclosure and trim pots that had to be adjusted with a screwdriver - not exactly gig-friendly. Fredric Effects' updated version takes the original design, including using original diodes and transistors, and improves the pedal by encasing it in a sturdy folded metal mini-wedge enclosure and adding circuit-board mounted dip-switches for additional tweakability.

    "It’s just pure nastiness. This pedal nails the splutter-fuzz effect as well as any we’ve tried" - Guitarist Magazine December 2019

    The Bias control allows you to produce gated, dying-battery tones when turned down, or increase sustain as it is turned up.

    The internal dip switches are:

    • NR1/NR2: Noise reduction
    • Limit Res: The original's volume-limiting resistor
    • Boost Off: Boost is on by default in order to engage the volume boost
    • Boost On x2: These must be on to engage the volume boost

    This pedal can produce really gritty sounds that stand out in the mix. The Tone control is very responsive and can bring your sound forward or supress buzzy high end depending on how you set it.

    If you love velcro, spitty fuzz sounds then you can't go wrong with this awesome piece of nostalgia!

    Features:

    • Distortion/fuzz reproduction of a rare East German original
    • Original old-stock diodes and transistors
    • Handmade in London, UK
    • Tone, Input Level, Volume, Intensity, Bias & Internal Dip Switch controls
    • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative or 9V battery (neither are included)

     

     

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    FREDRIC EFFECTS DuoFace Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
    FREDRIC EFFECTS DuoFace Front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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    FREDRIC EFFECTS DuoFace

    £140.00

    Dual Personality Fuzz Face...

    The Fredric Effects DuoFace is your one-stop shop for the Fuzz Face tones you've been dreaming of. Whether you covet the germanium circuit of early Hendrix, or the more agressive post-'68 silicon version, the DuoFace allows you to have both in a single pedal.

    The Fuzz Face is one of the most famous fuzz pedals of all time, used by guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Duane Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa. It's renowned for its ability to clean up with the guitar's volume pot, making it a great effect if you like to control your sound with your fingers rather than your feet.

    The DuoFace allows you to switch between the germanium and silicon circuits using the toggle switch, and each circuit features a Bias trimpot to adjust how the transistors react - from gated and splatty to smooth and sustainy - for a wide variety of useable sounds.

    Hendrix licks not included!

    Features:

    • Dual fuzz based on the Fuzz Face Germanium & silicon circuits
    • Handmade in London, UK
    • Gain, Volume, Si Bias, Ge Bias & circuit toggle controls
    • Power: 9V centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)

     

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    BAD PENNY FX Fuzz Controller V2 Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
    BAD PENNY FX Fuzz Controller V2 Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
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    BAD PENNY FX Fuzz Controller V2

    £145.00

    Built To Order...

    The Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller V2 is a high gain silicon fuzz with power filtering and independent boost circuits, each of which can be adjusted via internal trim-pots.

    It's a brilliant fuzz, utilising vintage Philips, K40Y-9 Russian military-grade, and Sprague Vitamin Q paper-in-oil capacitors, all connected with vintage-style cloth wiring and housed in a beautiful English ash and aluminium chassis.

    Starve

    Use the Starve switch to limit the power running into the Fuzz Controller, emulating a dying 9V battery for seriously organic, squashy tones.

    Diode

    The Diode switch allows you to switch between LED clipping and 1N4148 silicon diode clipping. When turned off, there's less gain but more volume, enabling an overdrive-type response.

    Bass Cut

    The Bass Cut switch shelves some of the lower frequencies while simultaneously boosting the signal for an aggressive sound.

    Treble Cut

    The Treble Cut switch compresses the high end and lops off the highest frequencies. 

    The Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller V2 is clean and loud if you want it to be, but set it right and it gets down and dirty too!

    Please note: The Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller V2 is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

    Features:

    • High-gain silicon fuzz with vintage components
    • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
    • True bypass
    • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
    • Gain, Master, Starve, Diode, Bass & Treble controls
    • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)

     


     

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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp

    £149.00

    Built For Bass!

    The Zander Circuitry Sono is one for all you bassists out there: a bass fuzz and preamp in a single small package. 

    The preamp side of the pedal takes you from clean to medium-gain, and importantly the Blend control allows you to add back in some of your original signal for clarity and spank. 

    Add fuzz to a good core bass tone and you have the recipe for some awesome sounds. Use the fuzz side of the Sono to dial in a tone that suits, and use the Blend control to add back in some of your original signal to ensure nothing gets lost in action. The Rip control enables you to dial in compression and some of that delicious gated/ velcro mayhem. Seriously, let it rip!

    As the preamp and fuzz sides are completely independent, you can also stack them together for even more flexibility.

    What's new?

    This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp features a more compact footprint, with bespoke knurled steel controls. The Blend controls have been updated to work better, the fuzz tone has been tweaked, and the preamp side now offers a wider gain range.

    The footswitches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on either one of the switches. You can also now engage the second footswitch from bypass, without having to activate the pedal first.

    Features:

    • Updated version of Sono Bass Fuzz & Preamp for 2021
    • Super-versatile fuzz and preamp pedal specifically tuned for bass guitar
    • Top-mounted jacks
    • P Lvl, P Gain, P Blend, F Lvl, F Gain, F Blend, F Tone & F Rip controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
    • Current draw: 135mA
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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Siclone Silicon Chaos Initiator front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Siclone Silicon Chaos Initiator front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY SiClone Silicon Chaos Initiator

    £149.00

    Sonic Annihilation...

    From it’s humble beginnings as a modified Fuzz Factory' circuit to its latest iteration, Zander Circuitry's first pedal model has come a long way.

    These days the SiClone Silicon Chaos Initiator is a super-versatile 8-knob fuzz monstrosity, capable of taking you from vintage-style fuzz tones right through to complete sonic annihilation!

    There is plenty of scope to push your imagination with this pedal - use the Shunt control to tame feedback and create stuttering gated effects. Squash compresses the attack, creating a synth-like character at higher settings. Starve restricts the voltage to the circuit, creating beautiful dying-battery sounds. Bright allows you to dial in just the right amount of high frequency, while Body enables you to emphasise or cut the low end. Punch controls the mid-range frequencies.

    The Tone footswitch allows you to bypass the Bright and Punch settings to give a fat, mid-rich sound with a volume boost, although the output can be reduced by means of an internal trim pot if required.

    What's new?

    This latest version of the Zander Circuitry SiClone Silicon Chaos Initiator features a more compact footprint with beautiful knurled steel controls. The circuit is revoiced and the transistors used in this latest version are completely different.

    The footswitches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on either one of the switches. You can also now engage the second footswitch from bypass, without having to activate the pedal first.

    Features:

    • Updated version of SiClone Chaos Initiator for 2021
    • Super-versatile fuzz pedal
    • Top-mounted jacks
    • Shunt, Squash, Starve, Bright, Level, Body, Punch, Fuzz & Tone controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
    • Current draw: 120mA
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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY American Geek transparent front | Boost Guitar Pedals
    ZANDER CIRCUITRY American Geek transparent front | Boost Guitar Pedals

    ZANDER CIRCUITRY American Geek

    £149.00

    Big Muff for the 21st Century...

    The Zander Circuitry American Geek takes all that's great about the classic silicon Big Muff circuit and ramps it up a notch. Combining one of the most popular vintage guitar sounds with modern circuit design, the American Geek needs to be experienced.

    Key to getting a great tone with a Muff-style fuzz is the EQ, and the American Geek features a super-tweakable EQ section. Two Shift controls alter the capacitor values in the tone stack, adjusting the filter sweep and cut-off. These controls interact with the Tone control to enable you dial in all versions of the silicon Big Muff - and more.

    What's new?

    This latest version of the Zander Circuitry American Geek features a more compact footprint, beautiful knurled steel controls, and an upgrade from six to eight options on the signature clipping selector:

    • Germanium: A smooth, sweet sounding form of clipping, very ‘amp-like’ in its response.
    • Silicon: Louder, brighter and more aggressive sounding.
    • LED: Even louder, less saturated but very punchy.
    • Asymmetrical germanium: A more aggressive germanium sound.
    • Asymmetrical silicon: Beefing up the aggression of the silicon sound.
    • Asymmetrical LED: A more aggressive version of the LED sound.
    • MOSFET: Similar to the silicon setting but a bit sweeter, crunchier and a touch more saturated.
    • No  diodes: Loads of output but not much gain.

    The pedal features two footswitches, the second of which gives you access to the Blast function - a second channel with an independent volume control and the gain set to maximum. The switches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on the relevant switch then releasing it when you're done.

    Features:

    • Updated version of American Geek fuzz for 2021
    • Top-mounted jacks
    • Gain, Tone, Shift 1, Shift 2, Blast, Level & Diode Selector controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
    • Current draw: 126mA

     

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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Foxxton Woods front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Foxxton Woods front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals

    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Foxxton Woods

    £149.00

    Upper-Octave Fuzz...

    The Zander Circuitry Foxxton Woods is an octave fuzz based on the 1970s Foxx Tone Machine. But in true Zander Circuitry fashion, the Foxxton Woods takes the concept to another level, with extra controls giving far more versatility than the original.

    Since the 1960s, fuzz has gone hand-in-hand with octave effects, and it's been popular ever since. The Foxxton Woods spans eras with its tones, from classic '60s to filthy '90s and more. 

    The Body Control adjusts the low-end frequencies, allowing you to dial in muscular, deep tones or a tighter, more focused sound for cutting through a mix - or somewhere in between. 

    The Shift control adjusts the mid-range frequencies, enabling you go from mid-scooped to mid-boosted tones.

    What's new?

    This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Foxxton Woods fuzz features a more compact footprint, beautiful knurled steel controls, and an upgrade from six to eight options on the signature clipping selector:

    • Germanium: A smooth, sweet sounding form of clipping, very ‘amp-like’ in its response.
    • Silicon: Louder, brighter and more aggressive sounding.
    • LED: Even louder, less saturated but very punchy.
    • Asymmetrical germanium: A more aggressive germanium sound.
    • Asymmetrical silicon: Beefing up the aggression of the silicon sound.
    • Asymmetrical LED: A more aggressive version of the LED sound.
    • MOSFET: Similar to the silicon setting but a bit sweeter, crunchier and a touch more saturated.
    • No  diodes: Loads of output but not much gain.

    The pedal features two foot-switches, enabling you to access the octave-fuzz or fuzz separately - each is also linked to an independent volume control. The switches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage one of the effects by holding your foot down on the relevant switch then releasing it when you're done.

    Features:

    • Updated version of Foxxton Woods for 2021
    • Top-mounted jacks
    • Gain, Tone, Body, Shift, O Level, F Level & Diode Selector Controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
    • Current draw: 128mA

     

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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Siva front transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Siva

    £149.00

    The "Siamese Dream" Fuzz, On Steroids...

    The Zander Circuitry Siva takes the late '70s IC/op-amp Big Muff - as used so effectively by The Smashing Pumpkins - and drags it kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

    The op-amp Muff circuit is perfect for grunge, but can do so much more: it's crunchy, sludgy and is packed full of crushing gain.

    Key to getting a great tone is the EQ, and the Siva features a super-tweakable EQ section. Two Shift controls alter the capacitor values in the tone stack, adjusting the filter sweep and cut-off. These controls interact with the Tone control to enable you to dial in the perfect sound.

    What's new?

    This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Siva features a more compact footprint, beautiful knurled steel controls, and an upgrade from six to eight options on the signature clipping selector:

    • Germanium: A smooth, sweet sounding form of clipping, very ‘amp-like’ in its response.
    • Silicon: Louder, brighter and more aggressive sounding.
    • LED: Even louder, less saturated but very punchy.
    • Asymmetrical germanium: A more aggressive germanium sound.
    • Asymmetrical silicon: Beefing up the aggression of the silicon sound.
    • Asymmetrical LED: A more aggressive version of the LED sound.
    • MOSFET: Similar to the silicon setting but a bit sweeter, crunchier and a touch more saturated.
    • No  diodes: Loads of output but not much gain.

    The pedal features two footswitches, the second of which gives you access to the Blast function - a second channel with an independent volume control and the gain set to maximum. The switches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on the relevant switch then releasing it when you're done.

    Features:

    • Updated version of Siva fuzz for 2021
    • Top-mounted jacks
    • Gain, Tone, Shift 1, Shift 2, Blast, Level & Diode Selector controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
    • Current draw: 140mA
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    GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Remedy Fuzz front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
    GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Remedy Fuzz front Transparent | Boost Guitar Pedals
    GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Remedy Fuzz Left Context | Boost Guitar Pedals
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    GREENHOUSE EFFECTS Remedy Fuzz

    £150.00

    Gnarly Fuzz Tones...

    The Greenhouse Effects Remedy Fuzz combines silicon and NOS germanium transistors for a gnarly, muscular fuzz pedal that's capable of intense tones ranging from 1960s psychedelia all the way through to modern downtuned genres.

    Use the Health dial to replicate the widely-favoured sounds produced by a dying battery: fully clockwise it's loud, aggressive and reactive, while fully anti-clockwise it gets saggy, sketchy and very organic.

    Features:

    • Silicon & NOS germanium transistors
    • Health control replicates 'dying battery' effect
    • True bypass
    • Volume, Health & Fuzz controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included)

     

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