The Fuzz Factory from ZVex is a 5-knob fuzz pedal with 2 old-stock '60s germanium transistors. Though the circuit isn't modeled after any one specific classic fuzz effect, it delivers tones straight o... Read More
The Fuzz Factory from ZVex is a 5-knob fuzz pedal with 2 old-stock '60s germanium transistors. Though the circuit isn't modeled after any one specific classic fuzz effect, 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.
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 by hand too so each is unique. Includes a 9V DC power jack and green on/off LED.
ZVex 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 pedal's more finicky controls, so it will take some experimentation to get it right.
Note: Due to the nature of each hand-painted Fuzz Factory pedal, there may be a slight difference in design from the posted image.
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Comments about Zvex Hand-Painted Fuzz Factory Guitar Effects Pedal:
I have gone through over a hundred or so different pedals in my day. This pedal is by far my favorite of any category. It takes some practice to get a feel for how the knobs interact but in no time you are making every sound imaginable, it can range from a light fuzz face sound to crazy self-oscillating madness, from Hendrix to Bellamy this pedal does it all. Super responsive to the guitar's volume knob, instead of changing the volume it tends to adjust the fuzz while the compression within the pedal keeps the signal around the same volume. So you can go from rhythm to solo fuzz without touching the pedal. Incredibly well built, beautiful paint job. Lifetime warranty. No hum. A MUST have!