Fuzz (1976)

One of the best Fuzz pedals we personally have heard! 

Every man to his taste, so perhaps ours does not resemble yours but from the hundreds (or thousands?) Fuzz pedals we have heard in our lives, the Top Gear Fuzz stands out. There is something about the organic sound of this pedal that simply speaks to us, and the subtleness the Boost knob offers, and a great array of gain levels.

The Top Gear Fuzz is built after the infamous Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (we’ve got some of these on the website too), it uses BC184C silicon transistors and is powered by a 9V battery. Unfortunately, the company shut down a long time ago so your only address for one is the second-hand market. It amazes us how these simple analog circuits that shaped the sound of Rock still stay relevant today. Check out the Top Gear Fuzz and be sure to compare it to other iconic Fuzz pedals from the same era like the Dallas-Arbiter and Crest Audio Fuzz Faces, and the Colorsound Supa Tonebender.

Fuzz (1976) technical specifications

Manufacturer Top Gear
Made In UK
Year 1976
FX Fuzz
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Top
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.25
Width (in cm) 13
Height (in cm) 6
Depth (in cm) 21

Fuzz (1976) reviews & comparison videos

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