Fuzz pedals are to the boutique pedal world as IPA is to the craft beer world. IPA is not only my favorite “category” in beer right now, but it seems to be a style of beer that is popular for most small beer makers to concoct.
Open a craft brewery and you’ve got to have an IPA. You don’t need a stout or a porter or a lambic, but you need an IPA. For those that don’t know, IPA stands for India Pale Ale and was originated by the British as a top formenting ale that would last the long ship ride from the British isles to India. It’s got lots of hops and tastes good.
It’s the same with small effect pedal makers. And with good reason. Fuzz pedals are awesome effect pedals. Kinda like a distortion pedal, typically more meaty than an overdrive pedal, a good fuzz will fatten your tone, make your leads stand out, and grow hair on your guitar sound (good hair). Lot’s of fuzz pedals are descendants of the venerable Electro-Harmonix Big Muff or the Dunlop Fuzz Face and many boutique pedal makers have taken those circuits and added little doohickies here and there to tweak them just right and make them sing.
Today, we’re mentioning the Dunlop Authentic Hendrix Fuzz Face which sounds great in your rig and doesn’t cost a ton. Plus, in it’s cool round enclosure, it looks like no other pedal on your pedalboard.
Enjoy some snippets of cool Fuzz Face players.