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Define Fuzz Guitar Tone ?


Define Fuzz Guitar Tone ? 

Fuzz : noun : a distorted sound from an electric musical instrument, especially a guitar, produced by means of an electronic device.

Interesting ! Fuzz let's be honest is guitar tone that appears 1961 to 1964 depending on what book you read and literally changed the world. There where session players who got work just because they owned a fuzz pedal AKA: Jimmy Page who legend has it played the lead in "My Generation" by the Who because he had a Fuzz Tone. Till this time all guitar tone's where very clean and jazzy. Buddy Holly, Early Beatles, Elvis all have jangle happy clean guitar tone, but the time's where changing and people where pissed off. AGGRESSIVE TONE ALERT ! 

The early to mid 60s bring us the start of Fuzz Guitar Pedal design with Vox Tonebenders, Fuzz Faces, Maestro Fuzz, Colorsound, Solo, Marshall Supa Fuzz and many more clones of these pedals. The players of the time jumped on them and you can hear it in all the pop, rock and underground music of the day and really for the next 50 years. This aggressive full buzzy fuzzy sound change guitar tone from that day foward. 

Zvex Vertical Fuzz Factory SHIPPING

Zvex Vertical Fuzz Factory SHIPPING - The Zvex Fuzz Factory is one of the original boutique guitar pedals ever made, I remember seeing them at Guitar shows in the mid to early 1990s. Very cool, very unqiue, the enclosure was hand painted but the layout though unique was hard to use as pedalboards became more [...]

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Famous Guitar Pedal User

Famous Guitar Pedal User - Old photo of Jimi Hendrix Vox Wah and Fuzz Face guitar pedal user. The man who made pedals relevant in guitar culture back his day in a "dune buggy". Let your Freak Flag fly

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Ibanex OD850 Overdrive Guitar Pedal

Ibanex OD850 Overdrive Guitar Pedal - Ibanez has re-introduced the OD850 Overdriver pedal and goes full circle to where this madness of guitar tone and pedals started. Back in the mid-70s there was not to many pedals being produced Fuzz Face, Vox Tonebenders, Sam Ash Fuzz, MXR Distortion Plus, Boss had just started, not many [...]

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Dunlop Jimi Mini Fuzz Face !!

The last of the mini fuzz faces has the arrive the allusive Jimi Mini...Killer idea to make these mini FFs. In todays pedal world board space is so critical to put all the toyz you want on your board and not build a pedal surfboard. Now the retro Fuzz Face the size of a cupcake [...]

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