Dunlop Fuzz Face
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Dunlop Fuzz Face

Fuzz Face, Fuzz pedal from Dunlop.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 4 reviews )
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mooseherman05/11/2010

mooseherman's review"Classic Sounding Fuzz"

Dunlop Fuzz Face
I really like this fuzz pedal a lot, as it is very reminiscent of the late 60s fuzz that players like Clapton and Hendrix would use. In fact, my buddy who let me use it for a couple months said that it was a direct replica of the Dallas pedal that Jimi Hendrix famously used during his time in the Experience. There are only the 1/4" input and output, as well as the input for the power supply. There is no real MIDI or computer capability and the pedal is not rackable. It is an analog pedal.

UTILIZATION

The editing of this effect could not be much simpler, it's very old-school in its two-knob (volume and fuzz) approach. There really isn't much need for a manual because of how simple it is. If you want to adjust the circuits, chances are you won't need a manual anyway.

SOUND QUALITY

I like using this with my Les Paul or Fender Strat along with a Fender Deluxe '65 reissue or a Fender Twin. There isn't much that's crazy original about this pedal, but it is really reliable for this reason. It can go from a lighter, Clapton "White Room" fuzz to a thicker, Hendrix-style "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" fuzz. It isn't one of the more drastic fuzz pedals out there, it isn't as intense as a Big Muff or a Fuzz Factory, it's more of a lighter fuzz. But I still really like it a lot.

OVERALL OPINION

I think that for people looking for a classic 60s pedal that can add a light touch or still kick some butt, this is a great choice. The fact that it's based off of a classic is a good thing, it sure does sound classic to me. You can get them for just over 100 too, which isn't bad. I recommend at least checking this out.
moosers01/21/2010

moosers's review

Dunlop Fuzz Face
The Dunlop Fuzz Face is a pedal designed for use with electric guitar.<span> </span>This is a reissue of the classic Dallas pedal that Jimi used to use.<span> </span>The pedal is pretty standard as far as its features, as its got standard ¼ inch connections for input and output and is powered by a nine volt battery.

UTILIZATION

<p class="MsoNormal">In terms of parameters, all you’ve got to work with here are knobs for volume and fuzz, and that’s all that there is to it.<span> </span>There aren’t any tone knobs or anything like that, but you can definitely get a few different types of fuzz tones with just these two parameters.<span> </span>A manual isn’t necessary since it is so easy to use on its own.

SOUND QUALITY

<p class="MsoNormal">The best way to describe the sound of the Dunlop Fuzz Face is that it is a straight up fuzz pedal.<span> </span>Some fuzz pedals claim to be fuzz, but most of them are just distortion sounds with a bit more muddiness.<span> </span>The Fuzz Face isn’t like these pedals at all.<span> </span>While for the most part it is very thick fuzz, it can also be used as a subtle fuzz.<span> </span>I’ve used the pedal with a Fender Strat and a ’76 Twin Reverb amp, and I feel that this pedal is perfect for this type of set up.<span> </span>In terms of sound, if you’re looking for a vintage sounding fuzz, the Fuzz Face will get the job done and then some…

OVERALL OPINION

Even without taking into consideration that some of the great guitarists of all time used the original Fuzz Face, all it takes is a few tries to realize what the hype is all about.<span> </span>While there are certainly tons of fuzz pedals to choose from in this price range (about $100 USD), don’t make your choice until try out the Dunlop Fuzz Face.