Dunlop Fuzz Face
Dunlop Fuzz Face

Fuzz Face, Fuzz pedal from Dunlop.

mooseherman 05/11/2010

Dunlop Fuzz Face : mooseherman's user review

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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.


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.


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.


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.