ModTone The Fuzz Pedal Buyers Guide Review (March 2021)
ModTone The Fuzz Pedal
- ✔ All Metal Chassis
- ✔ High Quality Volume, Fuzz & Tone Control Knobs
- ✔ True Bypass
- ✔ Proprietary Voicing
• Volume – Fuzz – Tone
• High Quality Switches & Jacks
• Proprietary Voicing
• All Metal Construction
• Blue Glitter Finish
• 5 Year Warranty
• Slightly Dangerous
A great third companion to the regular distortion and overdrive pedals found on most boards. Where those two staples cover familiar sonic territory, fuzz pedals tend to reside in a section all their own. From buzzy breakup to an avalanche of chaos, Fuzz pedals create a specific voice for a specific player. The ModTone Fuzz delivers a unique proprietary voiced tone that can add a hint of buzz to full on fuzz to your signal. Pure and toneful anarchy in a blue sparkle box!
It sports a familiar control set of Volume, Tone and indeed Fuzz, but under the hood is a fine-tuned custom circuit that to my ears, straddles the line between classic silicon Muff and Fuzz Face circuits. Unlike a typical Big Muff tone sweep where one has to perform tiny tweaks to get the balance from lows to highs right. The Fuzz’s Tone control keeps just enough chime in the high end throughout the entire sweep of the dial to be usable at all times.
The sound of Modtone’s Fuzz is not unlike that of a Big Muff but uses a proprietary circuit to produce a rich and throaty tone with some superb cleanup available at lower gain settings. Most muff-type pedals stick with the same tone stack that filters out high frequencies when rolled back and low frequencies when turned up.
Low noise, low price and high build quality make The Fuzz a winner if one is after a versatile, usable fuzzy overdrive for not much cash.
Another top quality fuzz pedal for our list. The sounds it produces reminds of a versatile fuzz face. The volume control is quite variable and both the gain and tone knobs allows for a really good tonal range! Really good pedal for an impressively reasonable price.