Dunlop Fuzz Face
Dunlop Fuzz Face

Fuzz Face, Fuzz pedal from Dunlop.

moosers 01/21/2010

Dunlop Fuzz Face : moosers's user review


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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.


<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.


<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…


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.