FZ-5 Fuzz

What does a fuzz pedal do to your guitar signal? 

The BOSS FZ-5 fuzz gives a distinct touch of fuzz, a loud modification that sounds like it will blow out the speakers. Legends have been including intriguing fuzz effects in their music for decades.

A fuzz effect is a sort of distortion that produces a large cluster of harmonic overtones. It’s a thick effect that will shift the signal you play to very high frequencies.

Henceforth, it pushes your sound and makes it undergo hard clippings. Eventually, the fuzz effect compresses your overall signal, adding a truckload of heavy saturation.


BOSS FZ-5 Fuzz: Low on controls, High on sound. 

This digital pedal comes in another one of Boss Corporation’s fascinating creations. It works on a 9V power and has the jacks mounted on both sides. The BOSS FZ-5 is a straightforward fuzz pedal with a rich sound. 

It is 7.3 cm wide, 5.9 cm long, 12.9 cm tall, and weighs about 0.44Kg. There are only three Fuzz modes, one gain, and one volume knob, yet the sonic possibilities of this pedal are astounding. It might sound like classic germanium fuzz pedals, or it can appear overdriven, boosted, and abrasive.

The BOSS FZ-5’s various modes follow three well-known vintage fuzz pedals. These include Mode 1 (Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face), Mode 2 (Maestro FZ-1A), and Mode 3 (Roger Mayer Octavia).

This configuration might not look like a lot of investment in the control aspect. However, it makes up for this in the high quality of fuzz produced.


Our unbiased review of this pedal.

According to our standards, the BOSS FZ-5  fuzz does well when compared to other pedals in its class. It provides you a wide range of fuzz possibilities with the three modes it displays. It is a worthy addition to any pedalboard.

With our demo player, you can test how this pedal sounds on different guitars. Try the different modes to get the kind of Fuzz you are after, and let it rock!


FZ-5 Fuzz technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Made In Taiwan
FX Fuzz
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Digital
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.44
Width (in cm) 7.3
Height (in cm) 5.9
Depth (in cm) 12.9
GTIN 14 00761294403563, 04957054403560

FZ-5 Fuzz reviews & comparison videos

FZ-5 Fuzz reviews & comparison

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