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Fuzz

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Catalinbread Giygas Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Three silicon diodes, a wet/dry blend control, and impressive midrange flexibility make this a fuzz of many flavors.
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MXR Octavio and Crybaby Q Zone Demos | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
Listen to the company's wickedly gnarly octave/fuzz and a supremely tweakable cocked-wah effect.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Ram's Head Big Muff

January 13, 2020
From Gilmour to Mascis, the mighty Ram's Head has always represented the pinnacle of Muffery. Now this econo version delivers the goods for a fraction of the vintage-madness price.
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EarthQuaker Devices Unveils the Life Pedal V2

January 9, 2020
It offers the same circuit as the wildly popular version that was released in early 2019, but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch Technology.
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Ananashead Unveils the Main Fuzz

December 18, 2019
An all-around fuzz pedal based on the classic Fuzz Face circuit.
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Amptweaker and Bassist Tim Lefebvre Collaborate on Limited-Edition TightFuzz

December 6, 2019
The pedal is tweaked to Lefebvre's favorite settings, which he uses as an "always on" pedal.
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Way Huge Unveils the Smalls Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive & Fuzz

December 4, 2019
A mini combo of the Pork Loin and Russian Pickle.
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Fredric Effects Announces the Nouveau Super Unpleasant Companion

November 27, 2019
A newly designed two-in-one pedal that combines the FY-2 Companion Fuzz and the FY-6 Superfuzz.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Quick Hit: Prescription Electronics C.O.B. Review

November 17, 2019
The boutique 1990s octave-fuzz is back, with mouthwatering tones and improved pedalboard friendliness.
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Haunted Labs Introduces the Scorched Earth Fuzz

October 31, 2019
A "relic" fuzz combining elements of vintage silicon fuzzes with modern tone-shaping capabilities.
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Prescription Electronics Yardbox Review

October 27, 2019
Prescription reanimates their beastly take on the legendary Tone Bender MkII.
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Quick Hit: Nanolog Orbital Fuzz Review

October 20, 2019
The nano-molecular sandwich returns in a fuzz that ranges from full and ferocious to fractured.
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MXR Announces the Brown Acid Fuzz

October 3, 2019
Based on a classic '70s fuzz circuit, it features a simple three-knob interface and that classic silicon sound.
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Crazy Tube Limelight Review

September 30, 2019
Flexible bias and gain controls extend the Maestro FZ-1 voice to awesomely utilitarian ends.
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Spaceman Gemini IV Review

September 28, 2019
Blendable germanium and silicon circuits open portals to almost infinite fuzz shadings.
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Sitek Pandora Review

September 23, 2019
Sitek twists the legendary Super Fuzz to expansive ends.
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MidValleyFx Double-Amp Distorter Review

September 18, 2019
Two wide-ranging op-amps with a delightfully rowdy edge.
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Haunted Labs Carolina Reaper Review

September 13, 2019
Germanium overdrive and fearsome fuzz meet in a super-flexible dirt machine.
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TWA MM-01 MiniMorph Review

September 6, 2019
An envelope overdrive that can go from filthy fuzzy to faux Moog filter freakouts.
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