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  • MGR/Donald B. MayneMGR/Donald B. Mayne

    Zvex Fuzz Factory

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 07/19/04 at 15:00
    I purchased this unit new on eBay for $224 shipped. I bought this unit because I was looking for a flexible, frankly crazy, fuzz/sound generator.

    My question is, what's not to like? Mr. Vex's claim is that the Fuzz Factory helps the user to shape his/her own personalized fuzz. My problem is that I don't have a personalized fuzz. Indeed, this unit is the quintessence of experimentation. The tones that one can get with this unit seem limitless, from overdrive that cleans up well (despite complaints to the contrary from naysayers) to Atari/synth randomness. Really, there is nothing this cannot do.

    I have no complaints with it personally, but I do some have caveats for those who are......
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    I purchased this unit new on eBay for $224 shipped. I bought this unit because I was looking for a flexible, frankly crazy, fuzz/sound generator.

    My question is, what's not to like? Mr. Vex's claim is that the Fuzz Factory helps the user to shape his/her own personalized fuzz. My problem is that I don't have a personalized fuzz. Indeed, this unit is the quintessence of experimentation. The tones that one can get with this unit seem limitless, from overdrive that cleans up well (despite complaints to the contrary from naysayers) to Atari/synth randomness. Really, there is nothing this cannot do.

    I have no complaints with it personally, but I do some have caveats for those who are thinking about purchasing one:

    1) The price. This unit is not cheap. I had a tough time deciding to purchase it, then a tough time justifying its purchase. Not that it's bought and paid for, I'm glad I did it.

    2) It's not subtle. Yes, one can set it for a nice overdrive - a pretty nasty one. Again, I'm not complaining - I knew what I was getting because I tried one beforehand. I recommend that potential buyers do the same. It's not for everyone, but everyone should try one anyway.

    3) One must purchase a Zvex power plate if he wants AC power. Here, I would be remiss if I did not mention that the battery life is said to be at least three years! This may render this caveat moot.


    They don't come better made; plus, Mr. Vex guarantees the unit for duration of HIS life. If it breaks, he will fix it, free.

    Again, the Zvex Fuzz Factory is not everyone. Instead, it is tailor made for the experimentally minded, and those who want to add a touch of zaniness and unpredictability to his rig. That said, I give it my highest, most enthusiastic recommendation.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • KirKillKirKill

    uh ....

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 03/26/12 at 02:20
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Germanium Fuzz
    1 volume knob, output level
    Gate 1 button, level of feedback
    Comp 1 button, attack level
    1 buoton Drive, level of fuzz
    Stab a button, the signal level of stability

    UTILIZATION

    ras

    SOUND QUALITY

    Well there it is ultra space as Fuzz, nothing to do with vintage Fuzz as the Fuzz Face or Tone Bender, this is really something else we are in the modern Fuzz sound is very sharp and clean it lacks bass, use alone is not his strong it must be coupled with an overdrive to give the body if it sounds a bit empty
    For the fact that the Muse by severe against the plans for the Hendrix Fuzz I prefer my Red and plans Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stone I Stone Bender

    OVERALL......
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    Germanium Fuzz
    1 volume knob, output level
    Gate 1 button, level of feedback
    Comp 1 button, attack level
    1 buoton Drive, level of fuzz
    Stab a button, the signal level of stability

    UTILIZATION

    ras

    SOUND QUALITY

    Well there it is ultra space as Fuzz, nothing to do with vintage Fuzz as the Fuzz Face or Tone Bender, this is really something else we are in the modern Fuzz sound is very sharp and clean it lacks bass, use alone is not his strong it must be coupled with an overdrive to give the body if it sounds a bit empty
    For the fact that the Muse by severe against the plans for the Hendrix Fuzz I prefer my Red and plans Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stone I Stone Bender

    OVERALL OPINION

    Super expensive in nine to 299 € so there is no ... in secondhand to 180 € here OK why not, if one seeks a good fuzz and modern for that she gets it
    I think it's a good addition and it puts a little fantasy in a very conventional effect today
    To try it anyway because it may be surprising at first
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  • Jayce8Jayce8

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 03/16/03 at 12:16
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It's a fuzz pedals.
    format is relatively small.
    Genre boss pedals but thinner.

    UTILIZATION

    There is a small manual that provides some configurations of knobs.
    Comprhension the influence of some knobs asked me quite some time.
    It is simple to use, it supports diverse it with his foot ....
    In fact if you use it as a fuzz pedals is that I defines a thanks to its knobs, I play with and that's it.
    It is rather unfortunate ....
    See below why.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effect of fuzz is really terrible. In little more tweaking.
    The knob "stab" Defines a certain stability of the effect.
    It's really hard to explain because it is a sound ever heard.
    SETTING THE following the......
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    It's a fuzz pedals.
    format is relatively small.
    Genre boss pedals but thinner.

    UTILIZATION

    There is a small manual that provides some configurations of knobs.
    Comprhension the influence of some knobs asked me quite some time.
    It is simple to use, it supports diverse it with his foot ....
    In fact if you use it as a fuzz pedals is that I defines a thanks to its knobs, I play with and that's it.
    It is rather unfortunate ....
    See below why.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effect of fuzz is really terrible. In little more tweaking.
    The knob "stab" Defines a certain stability of the effect.
    It's really hard to explain because it is a sound ever heard.
    SETTING THE following the knob that, when you lock the strings of the guitar, this one gnre feedback. Ms. trs low volume. Then you can modulate the level of feedback. You CRER a kind of whammy, feedback.
    Listen to the song muse "new born" APRS keyboard is the sound you hear.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had three months, I rgale.
    In order to use against the modulation must turn the stab.
    So I spend my time on the floor. I installed a switch on the footswitch instead.
    I fix the fuzz on my guitar. And have fun.
    The pedals can not be found in France.
    States only.
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  • pazoompazoom

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 01/29/04 at 05:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Foot fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz see other opinions

    UTILIZATION

    Magistral you press the button you rules and you get superb sound good ... I still have a little trouble using it but there's so many sounds possible that you're doing not last lol she's great it is not like other pedals or you one of the fun you can really find a sound that suits you

    SOUND QUALITY

    Superb!
    its really a nag that will delight fans of the distortion and this feedback is absolutely terribleca something like fffffffffffffiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    OVERALL OPINION

    To buy directly if you like the big sound
    if you're a fan of Lara Fabian on your way ...
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    Foot fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz see other opinions

    UTILIZATION

    Magistral you press the button you rules and you get superb sound good ... I still have a little trouble using it but there's so many sounds possible that you're doing not last lol she's great it is not like other pedals or you one of the fun you can really find a sound that suits you

    SOUND QUALITY

    Superb!
    its really a nag that will delight fans of the distortion and this feedback is absolutely terribleca something like fffffffffffffiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    OVERALL OPINION

    To buy directly if you like the big sound
    if you're a fan of Lara Fabian on your way
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  • AzertymatAzertymat

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 02/01/04 at 05:55
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Fuzz effect very particular but terrible!
    Each Fuzz Factory is assembled by hand and painted by hand. You can find the name of the guy who assembles and date ... Cool right?

    UTILIZATION

    Beginners to use quite complex but it is super cool. We can not say that this is easy to use but which foot once masters!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Exellent! A superb fuzz effect rather special. You have to love. In fact, it's pretty hard to explain, that the lighter, it makes a hissing sound (like GBF) that can rgler for diffrent frquences -> Ca is quanbd you do not play. After playing the first note, it's just fte. For fans of Muse, like me, I had to know the version of Radio 5 Plug in baby: that's......
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    Fuzz effect very particular but terrible!
    Each Fuzz Factory is assembled by hand and painted by hand. You can find the name of the guy who assembles and date ... Cool right?

    UTILIZATION

    Beginners to use quite complex but it is super cool. We can not say that this is easy to use but which foot once masters!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Exellent! A superb fuzz effect rather special. You have to love. In fact, it's pretty hard to explain, that the lighter, it makes a hissing sound (like GBF) that can rgler for diffrent frquences -> Ca is quanbd you do not play. After playing the first note, it's just fte. For fans of Muse, like me, I had to know the version of Radio 5 Plug in baby: that's exactly what the rule when the knobs to beginners ... Something crazy!
    For those who like a little less, but who knows Muse New Born, that's exactly the sound of the main riff, the one just after the end of the 1st verse (end of the piano). HUGE as its what ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Fan of Muse or its Fuzz, skip it. It really is exellent but hard enough to master the very beginners.
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  • TorvusTorvus

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 07/02/04 at 17:39
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    As the name Indicator and its a FUZZ More precisely a fuzz factory. Indeed the pedals offers, through its rglages many fuzz DIFFERENT!
    The technology used is analog. The saturation is made by two germanium transistors, which gives her a good vintage fuzz.
    If you have two hands and you know how to use dacheter not need the power plate to score some dollars quon Obviously not! Just solder two small son and a hole for passing. But good for the price they could have done in Z-Vex dorigine Grrrr

    UTILIZATION

    Its not as simple quune fuzz pedals common! There are five of potentiomtre rglage and apart from the volume knob, each of the four potentiomtres interact (lexplication Klawn by the......
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    As the name Indicator and its a FUZZ More precisely a fuzz factory. Indeed the pedals offers, through its rglages many fuzz DIFFERENT!
    The technology used is analog. The saturation is made by two germanium transistors, which gives her a good vintage fuzz.
    If you have two hands and you know how to use dacheter not need the power plate to score some dollars quon Obviously not! Just solder two small son and a hole for passing. But good for the price they could have done in Z-Vex dorigine Grrrr

    UTILIZATION

    Its not as simple quune fuzz pedals common! There are five of potentiomtre rglage and apart from the volume knob, each of the four potentiomtres interact (lexplication Klawn by the knobs is not bad). But all this makes Careers News quite complex but if you know you have a pen and a sheet of paper dune should go.
    If ever there is a Z-Vex site that helps a lot for the comprhension bte, if not my personal jai reu an A4 sheet with explanatory pedals nicely packaged.

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my opinion the highlight of cest this! Cest every imaginable kind of fuzz quon comes out of this little box!
    Obviously some rglage sound and just dcouter Muse Origin of symmetry to give an ide, but also throw a "coup Doreil" Summertime Janis Joplin. I think like ay, even if its not this effect is used I think is something quil ...
    Aside from all that can be filled with things else, you can really get his own fuzz suited to our style DTRE just a little curious and not be afraid to dfoncez eardrums in seeking rglage!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Amateur or fuzz-rock fan, you dont try your luck never heard such a fuzz! Linkinpark fan, or worse Limpbizkit avrillavigne go your way, and I know not ask mom and dad pay you dernire mtal the death zone that kills Acesta Good rant of useless but good cest euhhh to say what a mean!
    Bon ben cest Voil trs really good effect and easier to procure EST to order at musictoyz.com, cest delivered within 5 days by UPS.
    If you have any questions nhsitez not amcrire!
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  • R'narR'nar

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 12/28/04 at 18:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Well, as the name suggests is a factory Fuzz, so it's a fuzz that can provide thousands of different colors and sounds ...
    It's analog, it's craft, that transistors ...
    next editions, yeah, it's even the highlight of the machine (or the weak point as it will) ...
    Simply connect a jack input, an output jack ... nothing to tread a neuron that side.
    It's a pedal enough space, it is made of handcrafted and decorated well. As a result, no two similar models or on the decor or the sound ...

    UTILIZATION

    Configuring crazy! It really is a beast to make a sound, not just a pedal ... it works much like the analog synths of yesteryear ... The most complex is that it affects a knob, all......
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    Well, as the name suggests is a factory Fuzz, so it's a fuzz that can provide thousands of different colors and sounds ...
    It's analog, it's craft, that transistors ...
    next editions, yeah, it's even the highlight of the machine (or the weak point as it will) ...
    Simply connect a jack input, an output jack ... nothing to tread a neuron that side.
    It's a pedal enough space, it is made of handcrafted and decorated well. As a result, no two similar models or on the decor or the sound ...

    UTILIZATION

    Configuring crazy! It really is a beast to make a sound, not just a pedal ... it works much like the analog synths of yesteryear ... The most complex is that it affects a knob, all other config change ... impossible to find a sound if not by accident with that thing ... obviously there are presets on the manufacturer's website, but the fun thing is to make its own sound ... and it is not easy easy!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Then, I must admit having heard very little Fuzz also have a special sound and friendly ... on this side and the understanding that once the crackling, hissing and other buzzzz the part of the sound of the box, you can really have fun ...
    I am the main branch on my Les Paul and my Triple XXX, sometimes I put the whammy ahead to make more noise ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few days, I like the system of "I make my fuzz," I do not exaggerate the price for a single germanium fuzz which was added an external bias (hee yes is nothing else), I do not like the gate that closes too quickly and cut the notes in delirium ...
    I tried several Fuzz (hand made, Dunlop, Electro Harmonix ...) but none had the system fun to make weird sounds ...
    So getting back to the price, it is exaggerated, even highly exaggerated! We should be able to make a fuzz house that will have the same capacity for € 50 ... short, apart from being a fan of muse and wanting to pay for all the stuff from Bell (good luck) or take the offer (like me), forget it! It's too expensive for what it is!
    Question choice, I would not change my big muff for any Zvex the world, but it was nice to try this toy ...
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  • xxmartinxxxxmartinxx

    This is not a subtle fuzz box

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 10/02/11 at 15:26
    - Volume knob
    - Gate knob
    - Comp knob
    - Drive knob
    - Stab knob
    - LED
    - 9 Volt adapter requires modification or replacement bottom plate.
    - Hand painted enclosure
    - True bypass

    UTILIZATION

    With the Gate, Compression, and Stability knobs, this is far from an easy fuzz pedal to get to know. In fact, I found it quite difficult to find good, usable settings on my own. Luckily, the ZVex website has a few sample settings to try. Those work fairly well. Still, tweaking can be hard to do on the fly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    How does one rate the sound of something designed to sound, well... like a fuzz pedal? The interesting thing it, this pedal tends to be more raunchy and nasty than most. There......
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    - Volume knob
    - Gate knob
    - Comp knob
    - Drive knob
    - Stab knob
    - LED
    - 9 Volt adapter requires modification or replacement bottom plate.
    - Hand painted enclosure
    - True bypass

    UTILIZATION

    With the Gate, Compression, and Stability knobs, this is far from an easy fuzz pedal to get to know. In fact, I found it quite difficult to find good, usable settings on my own. Luckily, the ZVex website has a few sample settings to try. Those work fairly well. Still, tweaking can be hard to do on the fly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    How does one rate the sound of something designed to sound, well... like a fuzz pedal? The interesting thing it, this pedal tends to be more raunchy and nasty than most. There are many noise type players who would absolutely love this pedal. There are many other players who are looking for a classic fuzz sound that would be left scratching their heads and cleaning their ears after playing this one. Consider yourself warned.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It seems there are as many fuzz pedals available as there are stars in the sky. Everyone makes a fuzz pedal. This one is slightly unique as it doesn't appear to be based on a Big Muff. Again, that will be great to some and displease others. If you like a smooth, refined fuzz tone, this is not the pedal for you. If you like whacked out sticky gooey fuzz overload, this is one you might want to try out.

    As all things ZVex, the price is up there. Most times I find that the price is not justified. This pedal, due to its unique sound might be. I still think it's a bit too highly priced, but if it's a sound you like it will probably be worth it. It's probably better to stick with the less expensive Vexter series to save a few bucks since I believe them to be the same thing, just with a non-hand painted enclosure.
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  • devastatordevastator

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 08/26/06 at 14:48
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Fuzz powerful and devastating that stains the walls and ears of your neighbors and relatives.
    Purely analog, which explains the price, made by our friend al AMAIN Zvex the states.
    Volume manages the output level (very high) gate has two functions: tuning a feedback to the left and right serves as a noise gate. Comp manages the compression level, drive the level of distortion, and uses envellope stab and make feedback in conjunction with the gate comp and stab.

    UTILIZATION

    It must be clear in the early trial and error, but once comprsi operation, it literally explodes ..

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sounds it produces are devastatuer and you can even believe that a dog is a bestiolle in......
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    Fuzz powerful and devastating that stains the walls and ears of your neighbors and relatives.
    Purely analog, which explains the price, made by our friend al AMAIN Zvex the states.
    Volume manages the output level (very high) gate has two functions: tuning a feedback to the left and right serves as a noise gate. Comp manages the compression level, drive the level of distortion, and uses envellope stab and make feedback in conjunction with the gate comp and stab.

    UTILIZATION

    It must be clear in the early trial and error, but once comprsi operation, it literally explodes ..

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sounds it produces are devastatuer and you can even believe that a dog is a bestiolle in your amp (this is for fun !!!). The are reminiscent of his muse necessarily but can go further and you can experiment at will. This pedal is really terible and could be untilisé in all circumstances if they are ready to rock, metal, punk, metal (do not need but why not jazz, inova need in life ...) in short, a fuzz as it should be oily, muddy and beautiful ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months and I even know if he has other distortion on my Peavy was lights. a beautiful fuzz ...
    Certainly the price is quite high but it is hand assembled by hand to states but you can buy that version esta serie 200euros
    How does you not buy? what are you waiting?
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  • musicmansebmusicmanseb

    Zvex Fuzz FactoryPublished on 01/06/08 at 22:02
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Fuzz Effect of hand made and painted by hand. They are numrotes. See below for the rest

    UTILIZATION

    Be careful, do not expect plug and play clean at once. Each is knob dpendant other. They interact together. We must spend time to find his or her sound. Zvex provides examples but do not trust our ears hsiter.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Fuzz pedals of (Anloga) quite versatile: It passes easily between classic Fuzz Hendrixien a Smashing Pumpinesque ending with the Muse, or even more twisted. Quite simply, I cover on this pedals. It allows for all sorts of innovative sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for a month and I do not really regret my purchase. The PDAL is a real gem, one of my MOST pdalier. It......
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    Fuzz Effect of hand made and painted by hand. They are numrotes. See below for the rest

    UTILIZATION

    Be careful, do not expect plug and play clean at once. Each is knob dpendant other. They interact together. We must spend time to find his or her sound. Zvex provides examples but do not trust our ears hsiter.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Fuzz pedals of (Anloga) quite versatile: It passes easily between classic Fuzz Hendrixien a Smashing Pumpinesque ending with the Muse, or even more twisted. Quite simply, I cover on this pedals. It allows for all sorts of innovative sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for a month and I do not really regret my purchase. The PDAL is a real gem, one of my MOST pdalier. It guitarists salivating all my friends. has been a while since I wanted one and dad has ammen Nol in its aute. Sure, it's a bit expensive for the components is in it, but the quality and llok priceless.
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