Top 14 Best Guitar Fuzz Pedals & Octave Fuzz Pedals ?2019

Best Guitar Fuzz Pedals - Top Fuzz Processing Units for Electric Guitar



MXR M225 Sub Machine EQ/Fuzz Pedal – $$$

MXR M225 Sub Octave Fuzz Pedal for Electric Guitar

 

Features

  • Sub Octave Fuzz Pedal by MXR (Jim Dunlop)
  • 100% analog circuitry
  • Versatile fuzz options
  • 4 main controls for volume, tonality, fuzz level and sub-octave level
  • Two footswitches
    • One for fuzz processor engagement
    • One for sub-octave engagement

Technical Specifications

  • Monophonic in/out
  • True bypass
  • Weight: 0.86 kg
  • Dimensions: 5.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.5″

Customer Review Rating

The MXR M225 Sub Machine Fuzz Octave Pedal has received an average rating of  5 out of 5 stars from 5 Amazon customer review – Read these reviews here

Summary

The M225 Sub Machine Fuzz by MXR is a vintage sounding Fuzz-Octave processor which has a range of fuzz and octave tones to suit most styles of playing.

It has 4 main control knobs, which include volume, tone, fuzz and sub-octave… And then 2 footswitches to separately engage/disengage both the fuzz effect and the sub-octave effect, so they can be used individually or simultaneously.

The volume control helps in changing the overall signal dynamics, whilst the tonality acts as a filter scoop, helping brighten up the high-end frequencies as it’s turned clockwise.

So how exactly does it sound?

As you can hear from the video demonstration, even when the fuzz is turned to its lowest setting, it’s still extremely noticeable within the overall mix. We really like the overall tonality to this pedal, with the fuzz sounding a little more synth-like and warm.

However, we advise that you take a listen and make up your own mind!


What would we improve?

We really like that MXR has thought carefully about the design of this unit, providing the ability to isolate both the octave and fuzz engagement.

Therefore, we think it’s a great unit and there isn’t much we can suggest in regards to improvements.


Who is this pedal for?

We think this unit is for the guitarist who wants a sub-octave fuzz unit, which is capable of providing high-quality fuzz and octave effects. Not only this, but all within a decent price range, especially considering it’s created by MXR.




EarthQuaker Devices Hoof V2 Fuzz Processing Pedal – $$$$

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof V2 Fuzz Pedal for Guitar

 

Features

  • Fuzz pedal built by EarthQuaker Devices
  • The Hoof is loosely based on the classic Sovtek green Russian muff-style circuit
  • Features a hybrid Germanium/Silicon design
  • Can provide anything from a slight to extreme fuzz sound
  • Handmade in Akron, OH USA
  • Owners Manual

Technical Specifications

  • Monophonic in/out
  • True bypass
  • Weight: 0.29 kg
  • Dimensions: 6″ x 3″ x 3″

Customer Review Rating

The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof V2 Pedal has received an average rating of  4.5* out of 5 stars from 44 Amazon customer review – Read these reviews here

Summary

The Hoof V2 by EarthQuaker Devices is the 2nd edition in the Hoof series, being an upgrade from the original Hoof fuzz pedal.

The pedal boasts a hybrid germanium/silicon circuit which is based on the classic Sovtek green Russian muff-style circuit, helping give it quite a unique sound.

Not only this, but all of these pedals are individually constructed, by hand, all in Akron, OH in the United States, so you can expect a high-quality sound and aesthetic finish.

So how exactly does it sound?

As you can hear from the video demonstration, the Hoof V2 can go from producing a very dirty, mid-heavy sounding fuzz through to a much cleaner fuzz with more transparent upper frequencies.


What would we improve?

Considering all of these units are handcrafted, and have been built from extremely high spec materials… There’s nothing we can suggest that needs improving.


Who is this pedal for?

This pedal is for the guitarist who wants to own a more bespoke, boutique-sounding pedal, with high-quality components which have been put together by hand.




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