The 25 Best Fuzz Pedals You Can Get In 2022


If you are playing rock, heavier blues, or anything else where you want to make your guitar sound dirtier, getting a fuzz pedal is an incredible idea. Getting a fuzz pedal can easily transform your sound and give you a variety of options to experiment even further. 

Fuzz is one of the most popular pedals used today, and it was popularized by Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards back in the sixties. And with the popularity, you will have so many choices for this effect.

It is up to you and your personal preference to see which one suits your playstyle, and which one would be the best addition to your collection.

Boss FZ-1W

Boss FZ-1W Waza Craft Fuzz Pedal
  • Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal with Vintage Modern Modes
  • Durable
  • Gray
  • Three knobs: Level, Tone, and Fuzz
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Switch: Modern or vintage

Boss is one of the biggest names in the world of guitar pedals, and the company offers a model for every occasion. And this means that you can find a fuzz effect designed by this brand. The design of the pedal is simplistic, and it’s in line with other models by Boss. 

This means that you will get a durable casing, the pedal is easy to use, and there are simple customization options. There are three knobs on top of it to adjust level, tone, and fuzz, and you can also use the switchable mode that allows you to choose between modern or vintage sound. And while the pedal is affordable, it doesn’t mean that the quality is low. In fact, it’s one of the best options you can find today. 

Dreadbox Disorder Fuzz

  • Durable
  • White
  • Five knobs: Filter, Fuzz, Reason, Level, and Sense
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Switch: Env

Dreadbox Disorder is another unique and exciting option. It is an aggressive fuzz, which will give you plenty of customization options to ways shape the sound. And of course, it is perfect for heavier genres. If your goal is to have a fuzz pedal that will work well with hard rock, this might be it. 

The pedal is easy to use, there are five knobs on it, and there are plenty of customization options. Dreadbox Disorder is made in Greece, it is powered by a 9V power source, but you won’t be getting the adapter in the package. 

Orange Fur Coat

Orange Fur Coat Vintage Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal with Adjustable...
  • Loosely based on the 1970 Foxx Tone Machine
  • Volume, EQ, Octave, & Fuzz Controls
  • Adds octave up as you increase the octave control
  • True Bypass
  • Durable
  • Blue/orange/red
  • Four knobs: Volume, Fuzz, EQ, and Octave
  • 9V or 12V
  • LED
  • Two separate effects

Everyone knows about Orange, and the amp this company offers. But did you know it also makes pedals? One of the examples you can try out is Fur Coat which is a vintage-inspired fuzz that’s quite good. 

There are three main potentiometers to adjust the sound, and you can use them for volume, fuzz, and EQ. The fourth knob is for the second effect since the Fur Coat is a combination of fuzz and octaver. If you are a fan of two-in-one pedals, this one is worth the price. The pedal can also use a 12V power source if you want to push it even further.

Death by Audio Fuzz War

Death by Audio Fuzz War Effect Pedal
  • Level and shape controls
  • Internal drive control
  • Durable
  • Silver/black
  • Three knobs: Fuzz, Tone, and Volume
  • 9V
  • LED
  • True bypass

Death by Audio might not be as famous as some other fuzz effects you can buy, but the pedals this company offers are incredible. And Fuzz War is a perfect example of what you can get. One of the most noticeable features when it comes to the design is that the pedal looks rough. 

But the design is intentional. The casing of the pedal is made of metal, which makes it quite durable. You can also use either an adapter or a 9V battery as a power source, and the pedal is made in the U.S. 

Electro Harmonix Ram’s Head Big Muff

Electro-Harmonix Rams Head Big Muff Distortion/Sustainer Guitar Pedal
  • Recreation of the Iconic Ram’s Head Big Muff Pi: The Electro-Harmonix...
  • Performance: The EHX Ram’s Head Big Muff Pi delivers the unmistakable...
  • Powering the Ram’s Head Big Muff Pi: The Ram’s Head Big Muff Pi may be...
  • Changing the Battery: To change the 9V battery, remove the 4 screws on the...
  • Durable
  • Gray
  • Three knobs: Volume, Sustain, and Tone
  • 9V
  • LED
  • True bypass

Big Muff is one of the most iconic fuzz pedals you can find today, and this one here is a Ram’s Head version. Electro Harmonix is an excellent brand, and there are plenty of variations and models you can find. When it comes to Ram’s Head, the pedal is easy to use, and it’s pretty intuitive.

There are three knobs to adjust volume, sustain, and tone, and it works on a standard 9V battery (or an adapter). As with the majority of pedals, neither batteries nor adapters will be included in the package. The pedal is made of metal, and it will fit your pedalboard without any problems. 

Vemuram Myriad Fuzz

  • Durable
  • Brown
  • Four knobs: Level, Fuzz, Feel, and Tone
  • 9V
  • LED
  • True bypass

Vemuram is another lesser-known brand, but this time, it comes from Japan. The pedal is durable, looks great, and has an even better sound. There are two large knobs on top of it to adjust the level and fuzz, and two smaller ones for feel and tone. 

This will give you a plethora of options to create a sound you will enjoy, and the pedal has the true bypass as well. Myriad Fuzz can work on either 9V batteries or adapters, but neither is included in the package. The pedal is designed in collaboration with Josh Smith

EarthQuaker Devices Park Fuzz

EarthQuaker Devices Park Fuzz Pedal
  • Classic Germanium Fuzz Pedal Based on Jim Marshall's 1968 Tonebender Park...
  • Durable
  • Blue
  • Three knobs: Treble Bass, Fuzz, and Volume
  • 9V
  • LED
  • True bypass

EarthQuaker Devices is one of the most versatile brands today. And pedals designed by this company can be incredible. Park Fuzz is a simple-looking pedal that can offer so much. It has three knobs to adjust between treble and bass, the amount of fuzz you like, and the volume on the output. 

At the same time, the pedal has true bypass, it’s durable, and the size is standard which means it can fit any pedalboard without any problems. One of many great things about Park Fuzz is that the pedal is handmade in the U.S., and you can be sure that the quality is exceptional.

JHS Pedals Bender – Fuzz

JHS Bender Fuzz Pedal
  • Volume control sets the overall output level of the effect; turn it up and...
  • Tone control lets you sweep between bright and dark tones so that the...
  • Attack is the distortion control, the more you turn it clockwise, the more...
  • Push the "Mode" button for more gain and a mid frequency boost to send you...
  • Durable
  • Black
  • Three knobs: Volume, Tone, and Attack
  • 9V
  • LED
  • True bypass

If you are a fan of pedals made in the United States, you might want to check out JHS. The pedal is designed to look like a vintage model, with an unusual shape and size. The potentiometers are on the top, instead of being placed in the middle of it like with modern designs. 

There are three knobs to adjust the tone, and the pedal is quite durable thanks to its metal casing. One thing you will notice is that it’s written “1973 London” on it, but the pedal is made in the U.S., and it’s only inspired by the 1973 MK3 Silver / Orange Tonebender.

JHS Pedal Series 3 Fuzz

JHS Pedals 3 Series Fuzz (3SFUZZ)
  • Made in Kansas City USA
  • The perfect balance of vintage and modern with soaring sustain and clear...
  • Unlike many fuzz pedals, the fuzz knob is usable across 100% of the sweep...
  • The Fat toggle engages a bass boost for an overall fatter, more powerful...
  • Durable
  • White
  • Three knobs: Volume, Bias, and Fuzz
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Fat switch

JHS has been rather popular, but the Series 3 truly pushed the boundaries of what pedals can offer. The entire series shares the same design, and all pedals are white. And Fuzz is no different. The simplistic idea behind this model is one of the main advantages since it still offers plenty of customization options. 

And if you already own a couple of models from the Series 3, you already know that they are amazing. The sound quality is worth the money, and it is worth checking out. 

Dunlop Fuzzface

Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Mini Distortion
  • Exact same circuit as the classic Jhf1 Hendrix fuzz face
  • Legendary fuzz face tones in a pedal board-friendly housing
  • Status LED, AC power jack & battery door
  • Model number: FFM3
  • Durable
  • Green and blue
  • Two knobs: Volume and fuzz
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Jimi Hendrix model

Of course, if you want a classic sound, you can always go for Dunlop Fuzzface. It is one of the most recognizable pedals in history, and the model used by Jimi Hendrix. This is a recreation of the iconic model, and the pedal looks rather simple.

There are two knobs on the pedal, and they are used to adjust volume and fuzz. And that’s it. It is a perfect option for anyone looking for a classic sound of the fuzz pedal, without having additional options to change the sound. The pedal works great with other models, and it looks unique. 

Walrus Audio Eons

Walrus Audio Eons Five-State Fuzz (900-1070)
  • A five-state fuzz capable of massively thick sounds ready to test the...
  • Use the Voltage (lightning bolt) knob to crank up to 18 volts into the...
  • Five-position rotary knob offers different clipping configurations
  • Experiment with the Voltage and Mode knobs for nearly endless styles of...
  • Durable
  • Yellow
  • Six knobs: Volume, 3V/18V, Gain, Bass, Mode, and Treb
  • 9V
  • LED
  • 5 presets

Walrus is known for making unique and versatile pedals. The Eons fuzz looks gorgeous, and there are six knobs you can use. This includes a two-band EQ, variable voltage control, and a mode selector. 

You can choose between five different presets, and further adjust the sound using the potentiometers at the top. If you are a player who prefers versatility over simplicity, this will be a perfect option for you.

Pro Co Rat 2

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal
  • Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and...
  • Nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm...
  • Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need
  • Durable
  • Black 
  • Three knobs: Distortion, Filter, and Volume
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog

If you are checking out different pedals, you probably already know about the Rat. And this is the second iteration of the famous effect designed by Pro Co. One of the first things to notice is that the pedal is almost bulletproof. 

The casing is made of metal, and you won’t need to worry about accidents or potential damage. There are three knobs you can use for distortion, filter, and volume, and it is a two-in-one effect. Additionally, the entire pedal is analog, which will only improve the quality of the sound. 

EarthQuaker Devices Hizumitas

  • Durable
  • Purple and silver
  • Three knobs: Volume, Tone, and Sustain
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog
  • True bypass

Hizumitas is a beautiful-looking pedal, and it is quite versatile. It is also an excellent idea for anyone interested in a full analog fuzz with true bypass. There are three knobs on it to adjust the tone, sustain, and volume, and it’s easy to use. 

The size of the pedal is standard, and you will be able to find a place for it on your pedalboard without any problems. And even though the design is simple, you can still have enough customization options to make a sound you will enjoy.

Pigtronix Star Eater

  • Durable
  • Purple and black
  • Three knobs: Sweep, Volume, and Hunger
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog
  • Bump/Scoop switch, and Si/Ge switch
  • True bypass

The Star Eater pedal is an analog fuzz designed by Pigtronix. It is larger compared to standard models, and it’s mostly due to the fact that it has two separate footswitches. There are three main knobs on it to adjust sweep, volume, and hunger, but you can also use switches for further adjustments. 

The first switch allows you to select between bump and scoop, and it’s used to modify the range of the fuzz. The second switch is to select between either Germanium or Silicon circuits. And this will give you plenty of options to find the tone you will enjoy.

Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz

Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe Effects Pedal, Multi (KMont)
  • The 1960s in a box!
  • Rotary, Vibe, Harmonic Wah
  • Thick Vintage Fuzz, Octave Up/Down
  • Use an expression pedal (not included) for a full wah pedal
  • Durable
  • Blue with roses
  • Six knobs: Level 1, Level 2, Octave, Fuzz, Depth, and Rate
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog
  • Order button

Keeley Monterey is a rotary fuzz pedal and it is inspired by Jimi Hendrix and his sound. If it is not clear by the design, a similar design with roses and hearts was on Hendrix’s famous guitar he played during the show (and burned). 

The pedal is a combination of several effects, and you can use wah, fuzz, rotary, octaver, and vibe. Additionally, the Monterey pedal is analog, and you can even choose the order of effects using the button at the top. 

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2 Dual Fuzz Pedal
  • 3-in-1 Fuzz/Octave Effects Pedal with Germanium Silicon Circuits
  • Durable
  • Brown and gold
  • Seven knobs: Level, Fuzz, Tone, Shift, Level, Fuzz, and Tone
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog
  • True bypass
  • Three footswitches

Hoof Reaper is one of many pedals designed by EarthQuaker Devices, and it is incredible. One of the most notable features are three footswitches, which increases the size of the pedal. It is a combination of octaver and fuzz, and there are separate controls for each of these effects. 

Besides octaver, the pedal has two different fuzz effects, and it allows you to create up to seven different tones. Naturally, each of the effects is customizable even further, which only increases the versatility of Hoof Reaper.

Catalinbread Fuzzrite

Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium (CATFUZZRITEGE)
  • Just like the original, the Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium includes two...
  • Unlike the original, we've added a toggle switch to shift into modern mode,...
  • Weight: .4 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 1.96" X 2.36" X 4.33"
  • Durable
  • Black
  • Two knobs: Volume and Depth
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog
  • Vintage/modern switch

If you want something a bit different, Catalinebread Fuzzrite might be a perfect choice for you. At first glance, the pedal looks quite simple. But there is so much it can achieve. There are two knobs on the top, and they are used to adjust volume and depth. 

But the entire pedal is analog, and there is a switch to select between vintage and modern sounds. This will give you two different modes you can use, and they are easily customized using the two potentiometers. 

Electro Harmonix Cock Fight

Electro-Harmonix Cock Fight Cocked Talking Wah Pedal
  • Great cocked wah and talking pedal sounds
  • Like getting three pedals in one: crying wah + talking wah (with adjustable...
  • Use with or w/out the fuzz. Place the fuzz before the filter for a vintage...
  • Adjustable bias control takes the fuzz from “normal” to a classic"...
  • Durable
  • Red and white
  • Six knobs: Volume, Frequency, Tone, Drive, Bottom, and Bias
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Two switches: Cry/Talk and Pre/Post Fuzz Off

If you like Electro Harmonix and what the company has to offer, you should know that there are many different models with the same effect. And this applies to fuzz as well. You can check out Cock Fight, and get an incredible pedal without spending a fortune on it. 

One of the main advantages of the model is that it is highly versatile. Thanks to six potentiometers and two switches, you will be able to create a variety of sounds, and they are all based on the fuzz effect. This isn’t a combination of several different effects, and you will be getting a highly customizable fuzz. 

Beetronics OctaHive FX 

  • Durable
  • Blue
  • Three knobs: Pre, Honey, and Volume
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Octave switch
  • Analog
  • True bypass

OctaHive was inspired by famous pedals from the seventies, and it is quite interesting. What is more important is that it is versatile, and it covers both vintage tones and modern fuzz. It also comes with an octaver effect you can use, and there is a switch on the side to turn it on.

The design of the pedal is intuitive, and if you open it, you will notice that the PCB is in the shape of a bee, which goes more than well with the name of the brand. And since the pedal is inspired by vintage effects, the finish is relicted, and it looks worn out.

Fender Hammertone Fuzz

Fender Hammertone Fuzz Pedal
  • Dual silicon diodes and an octave fuzz mode
  • Captures the iconic splat, saturation
  • Pedal board-friendly top-mounted in & out jacks
  • True bypass footswitch
  • Durable
  • Silver and purple
  • Three knobs: Tone, Fuzz, and Level
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Octave switch
  • Analog
  • True bypass

While Fender is mostly focused on guitars and amplifiers, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting pedals you can check out as well. And one of the models is Hammertone Fuzz. The pedal has a rough design, with knobs similar to those you’d find on modern Fender amps. 

It is also a combination of fuzz and octaver effects, and it is versatile. The pedal has two silicon diodes to replicate the sound from the sixties and seventies, but it uses modern circuitry. Hammertone Fuzz is fully analog and it has a true bypass. The Fuzz is from the Hammertone series, and you can get other models with a similar design. 

Keeley Moon OP Amp Fuzz

Keeley Moon Op Amp Fuzz Pedal
  • The most MASSIVE fuzz around.
  • Three distinct EQ phases.
  • Stack with overdrive pedals for huge sustain.
  • Rich lead tones and thick, smooth rhythm.
  • Durable
  • Silver and black
  • Three knobs: Level, Fuzz, and Filter
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Analog

Keeley Moon OP Amp Fuzz is another interesting model. The pedal has a simple design, placed in a durable casing. There are three main knobs to adjust level, fuzz, and filter, and you can use three distinct EQ phases. 

The pedal allows you to use rich tones for your lead sound, and smooth and thick tones for the rhythm. It’s easy to use, but it still provides high versatility. It is also worth mentioning that the pedal works well with overdrive pedals, and you will get even better sustain.

British Pedal Company Vintage Series Tone Bender

  • Durable
  • Gold
  • Two knobs: Level and Attack
  • 9V
  • Limited edition
  • True bypass

Tone Bender is one of the most iconic pedals on the list, and it is a replica of the Tone Bender model from the sixties. This was a pedal used by Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, and many other iconic guitarists. 

The new Tone Bender uses the same configuration and even authentic transistor configuration. It has a folded metal body with a Gold Hammerite finish. Finally, the pedal has a hardwired true bypass, and this fuzz is a limited edition version. 

JHS Supreme Fuzz

JHS Supreme Fuzz Pedal
  • Volume control makes the effect louder as you turn it
  • Expand control increases the amount of fuzz
  • The “Tone” button engages a mid cut that flattens out the Supreme’s...
  • Push the “Mode” button for a more pronounced octave up effect, thicker...
  • Durable
  • Black
  • Two knobs: Volume and Expand
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Mode and tone buttons
  • Analog
  • True Bypass

All pedals designed by JHS are made in the U.S., and the Supreme Fuzz is no different. It is a pedal with two potentiometers to adjust volume and expand, and it is easy to use. It is also a perfect option for players that want a simple pedal they can just plug in and use. 

And if this is not enough, there are two additional buttons on the side you can use to put an accent on the octaver. There is also a mid-boost, and the tone button will cut mids. 

MXR Slash Octave Fuzz

MXR Slash Octave Fuzz
  • Fuzz tone with a separate sub octave voice & an octave up fuzz
  • Internal gain & tone pots shape the octave up fuzz effect
  • All analog circuitry, true bypass
  • Heavy duty housing with durable jacks and switches
  • Durable
  • Black
  • Five knobs: Volume, Tone, Fuzz, Sub Octave, and Octave Up
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Two footswitches
  • Analog
  • True hardwire bypass

MXR is one of the biggest names when it comes to pedals, and it is a brand many famous guitar players prefer. And this model here is designed for Slash. If you like the heavy sound of his Les Paul, this pedal might help you create something similar. 

It is a combination of octaver and fuzz, and there are two footswitches to activate effects individually. The pedal is highly versatile, and you will have numerous options to create a sound perfect for you. 

Walrus Audio Kangra

Walrus Audio Kangra Filter Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
  • True bypass, two-in-one pedal
  • Two different styles of fuzz with the M/v switch (modern/vintage)
  • In the modern position (M), you notice a more forgiving fuzz with longer...
  • Versatile filter with resonance, sensitivity, frequency and envelope filter...
  • Durable
  • Beautiful design
  • Four knobs: Sens, Res, Volume, and Freq
  • 9V
  • LED
  • Three switches
  • Analog
  • True bypass

Walrus is always a great option. All pedals designed by this company offer something unique. And if you want an incredible fuzz pedal, Kangra might be a way to go. The design of the pedal is beautiful, and the art style looks amazing. 

There are four potentiometers and three additional switches. You can use the mode switch to select between modern and vintage, lowpass filter, and it is one of the most versatile pedals on the list. 

Conclusion

Getting a new pedal is always a fun experience. But at the same time, it can take so much time. There are plenty of choices you can find, and almost every brand you can imagine offers at least one fuzz version. 

And this means that you will have so many choices that it won’t be easy finding a model perfect for you. One of the best things is that with numerous options, you will get to find something that suits your taste and play style. 

Of course, for the best pedals available today, the price won’t be cheap. But you can still find a great model that will fit into your budget without any problems.

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Last update on 2022-11-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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