boss pedal review

A ferocious vintage-style silicon fuzz with more than a touch of Tone Bender color and attitude.

Versatile controls yield interesting twists on excellent, authentic, and powerful vintage fuzz tones. Sturdy.

Expensive relative to some similar pedals.


Boss FZ-1w Fuzz

Boss has built so many classic and essential pedals that some of the company’s coolest work goes unheralded. Curiously, Boss’s fuzzes always seem to fall in that category. And even though the monstrous FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz (a beast inspired by the Shin-Ei Super-Fuzz) and FZ-3 are now coveted by certain collectors, they were modest successes upon release (at least by Boss standards) and remain relative sleepers.
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