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      ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal (580616)
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Massive fuzz in a hand-silkscreened aluminum chassis.

The Vexter Fuzz Factory from ZVex is a 5-knob fuzz pedal with 2 NOS '60s germanium transistors, and it comes in a hand-polished aluminum chassis with hand-silkscreened, 2-color text. Though the circuit isn't modeled after any one specific classic fuzz, it delivers tones straight out of the 1960s. These 5 knobs control the Fuzz Factory's parameters at various operating levels, letting you shape your own personalized fuzz effect.

ZVex designed the Fuzz Factory to consume less energy than other effects pedals. When on, the Fuzz Factory's current is less than 3 mA. This fuzz pedal is hand-painted and assembled, and each is unique.

Fuzz Factory Controls

Volume: Output level

Gate: Squelches noise after end of sustain. Turn to the right to eliminate squeals, hiss, and buzz, stopping just as they disappear, or use to tune in exact feedback pitch. Turning to the left opens gate.

Compress: Adds attack characteristic when turned to the left, which gets softer to right, and suddenly pinches tone when all the way right. Also tunes in fat, feedbacky fuzz. Lower the Stability and see what happens to this control.

Drive: Increases distortion when used as a "normal" fuzz and adjusts feedback pitch and tonal thickness.

Stability: Use to control feedback pitch. This is one of the more finicky controls, so it will take some experimentation to get it right.


ZVex Vexter Fuzz Factory Guitar Effect Pedal Features:

  • Made with 2 new old stock '60s germanium transistors
    Volume, Gate, Compress, Drive, and Stability controls
    Hand-silkscreened, hand-polished aluminum chassis




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  • Endless Fuzz

    As reviewed by Tristan Faubel on 11/9/2012

    This is the first effects box I've ever actually owned, and it is worth every penny and more! I am a huge Muse fan, which is the reason I originally wanted it. I'd never played with it, but the Youtube demos and the reviews were enticing. As soon as I got it home and plugged it in, I could tell that this will always be my favorite effect. True, you may not be able to COVER thousands of different artist's sounds with it, but the ability to carefully sculpt your own ORIGINAL personal fuzz tone (while still getting high quality audio) is so much better! I was looking for Muse fuzz, but quickly got lost in crafting my own favorite fuzz setting. The construction of the box is very solid. It's weighted enough to where you don't have to worry about flipping it over when you hit the switch with your toe whilst you play. The parameter knobs are very tight, with no wiggling or slipping; once you adjust a parameter, it STAYS there. The only question I have is: Why did I wait so long to buy this?!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • bamf

    As reviewed by wa guitarist on 5/1/2009

    this thing is crazy. i like to jam to muse all the time, and this makes it even better. the tone is amazing, the space cat squeaks are insane, and the fuzz in the background is ridiculous. this is by far the best buy ive made since i bought my guitar. no "buyers remorse" whatsoever. all in all, this pedal is versatile, high quality, and badass.

    35 of 39 people found this review helpful.
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  • Your not gonna get anything like this from any other stombox

    As reviewed by thisissteve01 on 8/15/2009

    I have had this product since before Guitar Center carried it, and let me tell you it is amazing. Alone it is a great fuzz pedal, and so much more that I can not possibly sum it up in this few words. When it is in chain with a distortion pedal, or even used on amp distortion, it pushes your sound to new levels, giving you great tweaks to the sound that you never imagined. My only advice is to read the paper you get with the product, as it will help you get used to the controls much faster. This is worth every penny get it now, especially from a name like Guitar Center.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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