Posted on Apr 26th 2018
Define Fuzz Guitar Tone ?
Fuzz : noun : a distorted sound from an electric musical instrument, especially a guitar, produced by means of an electronic device.
Interesting ! Fuzz let's be honest is guitar tone that appears 1961 to 1964 depending on what book you read and literally changed the world. There where session players who got work just because they owned a fuzz pedal AKA: Jimmy Page who legend has it played the lead in "My Generation" by the Who because he had a Fuzz Tone. Till this time all guitar tone's where very clean and jazzy. Buddy Holly, Early Beatles, Elvis all have jangle happy clean guitar tone, but the time's where changing and people where pissed off. AGGRESSIVE TONE ALERT !
The early to mid 60s bring us the start of Fuzz Guitar Pedal design with Vox Tonebenders, Fuzz Faces, Maestro Fuzz, Colorsound, Solo, Marshall Supa Fuzz and many more clones of these pedals. The players of the time jumped on them and you can hear it in all the pop, rock and underground music of the day and really for the next 50 years. This aggressive full buzzy fuzzy sound change guitar tone from that day foward.
What is Distortion Tone - First there was the Fuzz Tone, then the Overdrive Tone, and the Distortion Guitar Tone. Distortion Guitar Pedal tone is basically a more aggressive tone to Overdriven Guitar Tone which simulates an Overdriven amp. If you took a Marshall in 1975 and turned it up you would get the sound [...]
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When You Step On It - What I mean by this statement is when you step on a guitar pedal what happens ? If your not feeling a jolt of excitement and passion well something is wrong with what your stepping on. Guitar pedals, Stompboxs, Guitar Toys aren't just to play with they are to [...]
Reignwolf One Man Fuzz Octave Machine - Jordan Cook the brains behind Reignwolf is just a very incredible talent in the lo-fi blues rock ala white stripes, black keys, black pistol fire, radio moscow etc. This cat takes it one step further of breaking it all done when he performs in the one man band [...]
Mullard OC81 - Now thats a vintage Transistor Mullard OC81, building a custom for someone. But shhhh OC75 standard sound better, more ballsy ! I just find the OC81 just not as hot as OC75s, also they seem to waver all over the place in strength and noise. SUPER expensive, OC75s are bad enough, but these [...]
Today in Fuzz Pedals Builds ! - Today I am building a Zoso Fuzz (as used by Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page) in Swirl and Gray, and a Colordriver (as used by Jeff Beck and David Gilmour) in standard Orange ! We build them for you custom, in about a weeks time and off they [...]
FUZZ FUZZ FUZZ - What is a Fuzz guitar pedal really ? Well it's a very simple circuit, that includes maybe 25 to 30 components. A group of vintage transistors, that are pushed that will make them clip, overdrive, buss, distorted and give you that aggressive guitar tone that started in the mid 1960s. You [...]
Superfuzz COMING SOON ! - Our version of the Univox Super Fuzz will coming in Febuary, just a killer fuzz from the 60s and 70s. Pete Townshend used them thru his Hiwatt amps to give it that crazy lead overdrive explosive sound. They will be very cool, red enclosure with blue metal plaque to simulate [...]
Fuzz GALORE !! - 2018 will see Tru-Fi work hard to get to the next level of the guitar pedal world. Will add 2 to 3 new fuzz pedals, and in the second half start our Modern series. The modern series will overdrives and distortions in a small enclosure that is custom and totally different [...]