• the buzzz is my highly modified take on the classic and epically gnarly superfuzz circuit… made more super! i have always loved the beautifully discordant harmonics and searing fuzztones available in the original but as goes with everything, i felt the need to mess with the circuit and expand upon it.

    the buzzz keeps the standard superfuzz sounds – a scrambled and clangy fuzz with pronounced upper octaving and lower harmonics/sub-frequencies – and adds additional controls to access milder dirty boost and drive tones, gated sputter and low buzz-tones.

    the highly interactive controls include a wider gain range, voltage starve, gain modifier toggle, passive LPF, octave on/off and tone-blast toggle make for a surprisingly versatile fuzz capable of overdrive, buzzsaw fuzz and blistering octavia.

    so many folks wanted the octave on a footswitch. wait no! …the tone-blast on a footswitch. wait no! octave! tone-blast! ok ok, i relented and gave buzzz the ability to toggle the left footswitch function between either tone-blast or octave… the choice is yours!

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    the buzzz is my highly modified take on the classic and epically gnarly superfuzz circuit… made more super! i have always loved the beautifully discordant harmonics and searing fuzztones available in the original but as goes with everything, i felt the need to mess with the circuit and expand upon it.

    the buzzz keeps the standard superfuzz sounds – a scrambled and clangy fuzz with pronounced upper octaving and lower harmonics/sub-frequencies – and adds additional controls to access milder dirty boost and drive tones, gated sputter and low buzz-tones.

    the highly interactive controls include a wider gain range, voltage starve, gain modifier toggle, passive LPF, octave on/off and tone-blast toggle make for a surprisingly versatile fuzz capable of overdrive, buzzsaw fuzz and blistering octavia.

    so many folks wanted the octave on a footswitch. wait no! …the tone-blast on a footswitch. wait no! octave! tone-blast! ok ok, i relented and gave buzzz the ability to toggle the left footswitch function between either tone-blast or octave… the choice is yours!

  • power
    please use a standard 9V DC power supply (designed for musical instruments) with a negative center 2.1mm barrel and do NOT run at higher voltages. peak current draw is around 18mA.

    controls
    gain: controls the amount of gain from low drive to heavy fuzz. works in conjunction with the gain modifier toggle for even more range!

    starve: lowers the supply voltage for non-linear tone changes which include gating, decreased headroom and clarity and decreased frequency bandwidth. clockwise is full 9V.

    volume: simple enough. it can be LOUD, depending on the settings of the gain control, so start with it low.

    treble: a passive LPF.

    gain modifier toggle (black triangle): LEFT for less gain, RIGHT for more gain.

    oct/tone toggle, !!! footswitch and white triangle toggle: these 3 controls work together in a unique way to provide 2 possible footswitch functions - either an octave up/down or a heavy midrange scoop/boost. when the triangle toggle is RIGHT, the oct/tone toggle controls the EQ while the !!! footswitch controls the octave. when the triangle toggle is to the LEFT, the oct/tone toggle controls the octave while the !!! footswitch controls the EQ.
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    power
    please use a standard 9V DC power supply (designed for musical instruments) with a negative center 2.1mm barrel and do NOT run at higher voltages. peak current draw is around 18mA.

    controls
    gain: controls the amount of gain from low drive to heavy fuzz. works in conjunction with the gain modifier toggle for even more range!

    starve: lowers the supply voltage for non-linear tone changes which include gating, decreased headroom and clarity and decreased frequency bandwidth. clockwise is full 9V.

    volume: simple enough. it can be LOUD, depending on the settings of the gain control, so start with it low.

    treble: a passive LPF.

    gain modifier toggle (black triangle): LEFT for less gain, RIGHT for more gain.

    oct/tone toggle, !!! footswitch and white triangle toggle: these 3 controls work together in a unique way to provide 2 possible footswitch functions - either an octave up/down or a heavy midrange scoop/boost. when the triangle toggle is RIGHT, the oct/tone toggle controls the EQ while the !!! footswitch controls the octave. when the triangle toggle is to the LEFT, the oct/tone toggle controls the octave while the !!! footswitch controls the EQ.
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  • 15 reviews of the buzzz

    1. steven

      I’ve had the buzzz for about a month now and it has quickly become one of my favorite pedals. It is versatile and sounds great on it’s own or paired with other pedals. Every time I plug in and play with the settings I find another reason to enjoy the shit out of this pedal!

    2. Kyle O.

      Got the BUZZZ and it’s AAAWESOME!!! This pedal is so much fucking fun, you won’t regret your purchase. Check out this youtube video that features the pedal, it’s done really well and it goes through all aspects of the unit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaqT2GpqY5E

      Also, Brian who makes the pedals is helpful and communicative via email.

      BUYYY TTTHIS PPPEDAL!!!

    3. ben

      yo, so I’ve had a buzzz on my board for about six months now and I don’t think it’s ever coming off. I used to strictly be a big muff guy but the buzzz’s tone beats any other fuzz I’ve ever heard in my life. it sounds ENORMOUS and it cuts through live. both of my bands play crazy loud live and it’s really fun to see the audience step back a foot when I engage the second footswitch (I usually have it set to the octave).

      bottom line is that it sounds really good and huge and can also do some really cool fucked up tones. I love it. never getting rid of it.

    4. Andrew C

      i could tell the BUZZZ was a keeper right away. got it yesterday and spent 2hrs with it last evening. i’m totally spent.
      all the great sounds of the SuperFuzz w/ much more range, texture, and tone available. the starve knob & 2 switches are my fave features… having A/B to play with is so much fun and beats bending down to move a toggle switch.
      my only problem now is staying away from other ss/BS pedals… if the BUZZZ is this good and not as popular as the Mini or TAFM, then how great are those !?!?

    5. Ben Seitz

      shortly before buying this pedal I asked a ex-co-worker of mine, a guitar salesman who has been playing guitar for 35 years, if he had any suggestions for an ultra-heavy fuzz, he threw some names out there that I had tried (Mostly Muff clones) and none were what I was looking for. I was looking for a wall-of-25-screaming Marshall’s sound, from one pedal.

      That’s a tall order, I spent some time searching for something that was utterly massive, and luckily, I stumbled upon the Buzzz.

      The Buzzz is for the guy/gal who plays a Mesa Triple Recto and says “yeah, but does it get any heavier?” the person who can’t compromise with having ‘enough’ gain. No, the Buzzz will meet your demands and exceed it entirely.

      Simply Put, this is The Best Fuzz Pedal Ever (all caps, did you see that?)

      Incidentally, it’s the best overdrive, the best distortion, and best boost pedal out there too. The touch sensitivity is insane. Forget tube amps, tube amps should be modeled after this thing, if you are looking for a light dusting of sparkly, beautiful drive over your rhythm, this will beat any transparent OD on the market (Yes, I am looking at you, Fulltone), simply switch it to the Germanium Transistor, back the gain off, crank the Treble and it’s a euphoric waterfall of harmonics.

      $200 is too cheap for this pedal, I shit you not. It’s the only drive pedal you need. If you find yourself questioning its versatility, you are the one who is inadequate, not the Buzzz.

      All hail the Buzzz.

    6. N.

      With a sparkle-clearcoat on bare metal and a Joy Division-esque handlaid black silkscreen sinewave design, the smallsound/bigsound BUZZZ is a handsome box.
      Four knobs. Four switches. Two stomps. A classic “Superfuzz” circuit for a heart, with hand-matched silicon transistors. Gearphoria call this “one of the most intimidating fuzzes we’ve seen in a while,” and yes, it can and will hang you on the meathook, drop start the chainsaw, and shear your limbs clean off. But there’s more to this fuzz. I think this is Brian’s most underrated pedal. I’m not sure he even knows how good this fuzz is.

      In what follows, I’m going to nerd out on you. I am something of a Superfuzz scholar of the guitar player variety. Every time I hear those complex, discordant tones, my spine sends tingles out to my fingertips to tell them it’s time to riff. I’ve never had my face more thoroughly melted than when I first saw the Superfuzz-infused glory of Helms Alee, performing songs from their breakout record ‘Night Terror’.

      If you’ve ever thought some version of the following: “Dood, dem bazz fuss toanz er effin’ gnar!” It was probably a Superfuzz variant blasting your brain bucket. I’ll list, in no particular order, my favorite guitar and bass users.

      Helms Alee. Harkonen (listen to “The Grizz”). Electric Wizard. Joe Preston’s (of The Melvins, High on Fire, etc.) side project Thrones is 100% Superfuzz. The Jesus and Mary Chain is Superfuzz always on all the time. Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age (octave on/off). The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach is a modern day fuzz connoisseur). Dinosaur Jr. (that J. Mascis …). The Smashing Pumpkins! Nirvana (early Bleach era). Everything by Fu Manchu. And the obvious, Mudhoney, whose famous record bears the name. Even Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsies era). Oh yeah, The WHO … (Live at Leeds, anyone?) And really, many more. The Superfuzz is the fuzz circuit of the ragged-edge, the avant-garde, the sonically insane.

      And there are a lot of great clones that are remakes or variants of the circuit.

      BYOC Leeds Fuzz. MJM China Fuzz. Creepy Fingers (Brad Davis of Fu Manchu’s pedal venture) Harakiri Fuzz. Verellen Amplifiers (Helms Alee/Harkonen’s Ben Verellen helms this company) has the Big Spider Fuzz. Black Cat Pedals Super Fuzz. SolidGoldfx Formula ’76 (an Ibanez Standard Fuzz clone). Malekko Omicron Fuzz. Fulltone Ultimate Octave (a Foxx Tone Machine clone). With the most-like the original being the attention-to-detail obsessed Wattson FY-6. Not to mention the host of Octavia derivatives that come damn near Superfuzz territory.

      This destroys them all both in functionality and tone. And I’ve owned a Wattson FY-6.

      Here’s why: there are different eras of Superfuzz. There were different transistors. Different clipping diodes. There were circuit variations. There were countless solder-jockeys at different companies making this circuit under different names in different boxes! Not to mention component value drift over time. Think those vintage fuzz boxes sound like they did when they came out? Doubtful. It’s a whole new fuzz now.

      But with the depth of control offered on the BUZZZ, you can dial in any wild octave fuzz tone to suit your sick desires. This is the ‘fuzz factory’ of Superfuzz. You don’t need to dig through pawn shops or junk stores for weird vintage fuzzes anymore. They’re all in here.

      First off, the gain switch. Lo Gain/Hi Gain. Second, the Silicon/Germanium clipping diode switch. These two switches cover the variations in components across the original manufacturing lifespan of the Superfuzz.

      Then there’s the “Starve” control, which acts as a kind of voltage biasing control for the transistors. You can hear the trannys snap-crackle-n-pop when you adjust this control. That’s those little cans in there rebiasing to the new voltage. Just like biasing a tube amp, this changes the gain structure of the circuit, and ultimately gives you more/less octave. And for you deviants out there, you can use this function to get those glitchy, gated, dying battery sounds if you sleeper hold the circuit.

      By using these controls together, in particular the “Starve” to bias the transistors, flip-flopping the clipping diodes, and adjusting “Gain” to taste, you can dial in any Superfuzz sound from any era.

      Or make that sound better. Get off on the scalp-peeling tones of The Jesus and Mary Chain but don’t appreciate the irreparable damage to your hearing? Round off the teeth of those tinnitus-inducing treble frequencies with the tastefully-voiced “Treble” knob.

      And that’s just with the octave engaged. As a Superfuzz variant, I thought this would be a one-trick full sizzle squarewaver. Nope!

      Disengage the “Octave”, change the “EQ Boost” to the footswitch. Now you have a massive sounding Fuzzface/early Big Muff-ish fuzz (adjust texture to taste with the Lo-Gain/Hi-Gain switch, clipping diodes, and “Gain” knob) with two tones, mid-hump and mid-scoop, for dramatic effect. There is no other fuzz on the market that offers this creative capability.

      Not into it? Flip the “Octave” to the footswitch. Now you have a Fuzzface-alike with an Octavia-type on the second tap. Hello, Hendrix nerds! In this mode, you have a Foxx Tone Machine layout. OR you can have the “Octave” on full time, with the “EQ Boost” on the footswitch, like a much more useful version of the original Superfuzz’s ‘Tone 1/Tone 2’ sliding switch. In this configuration, you have Ibanez Standard Fuzz functionality.

      Did I mention touch-sensitivity? Guys, touch sensitivity. This fuzz is dynamically alive. Switch off the “Octave”, flip it to Lo-Gain, pop in those germanium diodes, and dial back the “Gain” and “Starve” knobs. You’ll start to wonder why you have an overdrive. I can already feel your eyes rolling, but … It can sound like a Vox AC30 dimed on the Top Boost channel. I’m not kidding. I work in a music store. I play these amps all the time. I still don’t know how to react to that.

      This is more than a fuzz. It’s a multi-use distortion preamp. Add a clean blend splitter, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use this on vocals. Plug it into a feedback loop, and modular synth tones abound.

      This is the fuzzy grail, fuzztese falcon, fuzzinity stone. I’ve been able to dial in or very nearly approximate all of my favorite fuzz tones with this one box, from White Stripes’ “Dead Leaves …” and Silversun Pickups’ “Lazy Eye” to the subtle octave clang all over the Black Keys’ ‘Brothers’ album to Jesus and Mary Chain’s hair raising ‘Psychocandy’ riffage. It’ll even cop a decent Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” if you “Starve” the circuit into autoerotic asphyxiation. Satisfaction, indeed.

      And in case you were wondering, it does do the Helms Alee ‘Night Terror’ tone. Ben Verellen uses an unmarked vintage “Wau Wau Fuzz” (an Ibanez Standard Fuzz), but you can dial in that weird, component-value-drifted, saggy vintage fuzz sound with this pedal.

      The BUZZZ is a revelation. Thank you Brian! Thank you so fucking much. Speaking of Fuck …

    7. Zach Z

      The BUZZZ is incredible. I am lucky enough to have one of the Black Friday Edition BUZZZ’s from late 2014, and it is quickly becoming of my favorite pedals to use because of the infinite ways to tweak and mess with all the different options. It does everything well – from “straight” fuzz tones to awesomely modulated/videogamey tones. The bypass and “b” switches allow for even great options – It’s so great for to have a more traditional option dialed in for the bypass switch and using “b” to have my craziest option on the board. I also love how sensitive the pedal reacts to differences in pick attack, allowing you to achieve some really unique noises when you pick the strings lightly. This was my introduction to the Smallsound/Bigsound world and I am thoroughly impressed.

    8. Josh D.

      The Buzzz is an insanely versatile fuzz. It has quickly become my favorite dirt pedal. Between the lo/hi toggle and a wide gain knob there are all kinds of amazing tones. Can’t decide if I like the lower gain, rich overdrive or the massive, high gain fuzz tones better. It just sounds so good.

      One of the best features Brian added to this pedal is the option to assign the !!! foot switch to control the eq setting (scooped or fat) or the octave (on or off). I personally use it for the octave setting–it just adds an awesome quality that both cuts through and punches out; it really thickens up riffs and lead lines.

      This is just an incredibly versatile and amazing sounding pedal. If you are looking for a Super Fuzz style but with way more options, or just a huge fuzz, I highly recommend the Buzzz. I really want to try the Mini and Team Awesome Fuzz Machine once my wallet allows it. Excellent craftsmanship and customer service, Brian!

    9. Eric L

      The Buzzz is so, so heavy. I’ve spent some time with it on guitar, bass VI, and drone synths. In every case, it kills! Literally, I’ve been slightly afraid I might blow my amp every time I stomp on the octave. And there are tons of tonal options. It’s phenomenal. If you need something heavy, get this fuzz.

    10. christopher

      One of the heaviest fuzzes I’ve ever played. It quickly pushed aside a few pedals from my board and I don’t see it leaving any time soon.

    11. Joe A.

      So I got the BUZZZ Yesterday and I’ve played it for a few hours on mah bass. There are SO MANY TONAL OPTIONS holly crap. Between the gain knob, gain switch (lo/hi), clipping switch, and starve knob there are a ton of OD/fuzzy/videogamey/funky tones in there.

      Pulled out my guitar and fell in love just a little more. This fuzz rules.

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    15 reviews of the buzzz

    1. steven

      I’ve had the buzzz for about a month now and it has quickly become one of my favorite pedals. It is versatile and sounds great on it’s own or paired with other pedals. Every time I plug in and play with the settings I find another reason to enjoy the shit out of this pedal!

    2. Kyle O.

      Got the BUZZZ and it’s AAAWESOME!!! This pedal is so much fucking fun, you won’t regret your purchase. Check out this youtube video that features the pedal, it’s done really well and it goes through all aspects of the unit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaqT2GpqY5E

      Also, Brian who makes the pedals is helpful and communicative via email.

      BUYYY TTTHIS PPPEDAL!!!

    3. ben

      yo, so I’ve had a buzzz on my board for about six months now and I don’t think it’s ever coming off. I used to strictly be a big muff guy but the buzzz’s tone beats any other fuzz I’ve ever heard in my life. it sounds ENORMOUS and it cuts through live. both of my bands play crazy loud live and it’s really fun to see the audience step back a foot when I engage the second footswitch (I usually have it set to the octave).

      bottom line is that it sounds really good and huge and can also do some really cool fucked up tones. I love it. never getting rid of it.

    4. Andrew C

      i could tell the BUZZZ was a keeper right away. got it yesterday and spent 2hrs with it last evening. i’m totally spent.
      all the great sounds of the SuperFuzz w/ much more range, texture, and tone available. the starve knob & 2 switches are my fave features… having A/B to play with is so much fun and beats bending down to move a toggle switch.
      my only problem now is staying away from other ss/BS pedals… if the BUZZZ is this good and not as popular as the Mini or TAFM, then how great are those !?!?

    5. Ben Seitz

      shortly before buying this pedal I asked a ex-co-worker of mine, a guitar salesman who has been playing guitar for 35 years, if he had any suggestions for an ultra-heavy fuzz, he threw some names out there that I had tried (Mostly Muff clones) and none were what I was looking for. I was looking for a wall-of-25-screaming Marshall’s sound, from one pedal.

      That’s a tall order, I spent some time searching for something that was utterly massive, and luckily, I stumbled upon the Buzzz.

      The Buzzz is for the guy/gal who plays a Mesa Triple Recto and says “yeah, but does it get any heavier?” the person who can’t compromise with having ‘enough’ gain. No, the Buzzz will meet your demands and exceed it entirely.

      Simply Put, this is The Best Fuzz Pedal Ever (all caps, did you see that?)

      Incidentally, it’s the best overdrive, the best distortion, and best boost pedal out there too. The touch sensitivity is insane. Forget tube amps, tube amps should be modeled after this thing, if you are looking for a light dusting of sparkly, beautiful drive over your rhythm, this will beat any transparent OD on the market (Yes, I am looking at you, Fulltone), simply switch it to the Germanium Transistor, back the gain off, crank the Treble and it’s a euphoric waterfall of harmonics.

      $200 is too cheap for this pedal, I shit you not. It’s the only drive pedal you need. If you find yourself questioning its versatility, you are the one who is inadequate, not the Buzzz.

      All hail the Buzzz.

    6. N.

      With a sparkle-clearcoat on bare metal and a Joy Division-esque handlaid black silkscreen sinewave design, the smallsound/bigsound BUZZZ is a handsome box.
      Four knobs. Four switches. Two stomps. A classic “Superfuzz” circuit for a heart, with hand-matched silicon transistors. Gearphoria call this “one of the most intimidating fuzzes we’ve seen in a while,” and yes, it can and will hang you on the meathook, drop start the chainsaw, and shear your limbs clean off. But there’s more to this fuzz. I think this is Brian’s most underrated pedal. I’m not sure he even knows how good this fuzz is.

      In what follows, I’m going to nerd out on you. I am something of a Superfuzz scholar of the guitar player variety. Every time I hear those complex, discordant tones, my spine sends tingles out to my fingertips to tell them it’s time to riff. I’ve never had my face more thoroughly melted than when I first saw the Superfuzz-infused glory of Helms Alee, performing songs from their breakout record ‘Night Terror’.

      If you’ve ever thought some version of the following: “Dood, dem bazz fuss toanz er effin’ gnar!” It was probably a Superfuzz variant blasting your brain bucket. I’ll list, in no particular order, my favorite guitar and bass users.

      Helms Alee. Harkonen (listen to “The Grizz”). Electric Wizard. Joe Preston’s (of The Melvins, High on Fire, etc.) side project Thrones is 100% Superfuzz. The Jesus and Mary Chain is Superfuzz always on all the time. Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age (octave on/off). The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach is a modern day fuzz connoisseur). Dinosaur Jr. (that J. Mascis …). The Smashing Pumpkins! Nirvana (early Bleach era). Everything by Fu Manchu. And the obvious, Mudhoney, whose famous record bears the name. Even Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsies era). Oh yeah, The WHO … (Live at Leeds, anyone?) And really, many more. The Superfuzz is the fuzz circuit of the ragged-edge, the avant-garde, the sonically insane.

      And there are a lot of great clones that are remakes or variants of the circuit.

      BYOC Leeds Fuzz. MJM China Fuzz. Creepy Fingers (Brad Davis of Fu Manchu’s pedal venture) Harakiri Fuzz. Verellen Amplifiers (Helms Alee/Harkonen’s Ben Verellen helms this company) has the Big Spider Fuzz. Black Cat Pedals Super Fuzz. SolidGoldfx Formula ’76 (an Ibanez Standard Fuzz clone). Malekko Omicron Fuzz. Fulltone Ultimate Octave (a Foxx Tone Machine clone). With the most-like the original being the attention-to-detail obsessed Wattson FY-6. Not to mention the host of Octavia derivatives that come damn near Superfuzz territory.

      This destroys them all both in functionality and tone. And I’ve owned a Wattson FY-6.

      Here’s why: there are different eras of Superfuzz. There were different transistors. Different clipping diodes. There were circuit variations. There were countless solder-jockeys at different companies making this circuit under different names in different boxes! Not to mention component value drift over time. Think those vintage fuzz boxes sound like they did when they came out? Doubtful. It’s a whole new fuzz now.

      But with the depth of control offered on the BUZZZ, you can dial in any wild octave fuzz tone to suit your sick desires. This is the ‘fuzz factory’ of Superfuzz. You don’t need to dig through pawn shops or junk stores for weird vintage fuzzes anymore. They’re all in here.

      First off, the gain switch. Lo Gain/Hi Gain. Second, the Silicon/Germanium clipping diode switch. These two switches cover the variations in components across the original manufacturing lifespan of the Superfuzz.

      Then there’s the “Starve” control, which acts as a kind of voltage biasing control for the transistors. You can hear the trannys snap-crackle-n-pop when you adjust this control. That’s those little cans in there rebiasing to the new voltage. Just like biasing a tube amp, this changes the gain structure of the circuit, and ultimately gives you more/less octave. And for you deviants out there, you can use this function to get those glitchy, gated, dying battery sounds if you sleeper hold the circuit.

      By using these controls together, in particular the “Starve” to bias the transistors, flip-flopping the clipping diodes, and adjusting “Gain” to taste, you can dial in any Superfuzz sound from any era.

      Or make that sound better. Get off on the scalp-peeling tones of The Jesus and Mary Chain but don’t appreciate the irreparable damage to your hearing? Round off the teeth of those tinnitus-inducing treble frequencies with the tastefully-voiced “Treble” knob.

      And that’s just with the octave engaged. As a Superfuzz variant, I thought this would be a one-trick full sizzle squarewaver. Nope!

      Disengage the “Octave”, change the “EQ Boost” to the footswitch. Now you have a massive sounding Fuzzface/early Big Muff-ish fuzz (adjust texture to taste with the Lo-Gain/Hi-Gain switch, clipping diodes, and “Gain” knob) with two tones, mid-hump and mid-scoop, for dramatic effect. There is no other fuzz on the market that offers this creative capability.

      Not into it? Flip the “Octave” to the footswitch. Now you have a Fuzzface-alike with an Octavia-type on the second tap. Hello, Hendrix nerds! In this mode, you have a Foxx Tone Machine layout. OR you can have the “Octave” on full time, with the “EQ Boost” on the footswitch, like a much more useful version of the original Superfuzz’s ‘Tone 1/Tone 2’ sliding switch. In this configuration, you have Ibanez Standard Fuzz functionality.

      Did I mention touch-sensitivity? Guys, touch sensitivity. This fuzz is dynamically alive. Switch off the “Octave”, flip it to Lo-Gain, pop in those germanium diodes, and dial back the “Gain” and “Starve” knobs. You’ll start to wonder why you have an overdrive. I can already feel your eyes rolling, but … It can sound like a Vox AC30 dimed on the Top Boost channel. I’m not kidding. I work in a music store. I play these amps all the time. I still don’t know how to react to that.

      This is more than a fuzz. It’s a multi-use distortion preamp. Add a clean blend splitter, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use this on vocals. Plug it into a feedback loop, and modular synth tones abound.

      This is the fuzzy grail, fuzztese falcon, fuzzinity stone. I’ve been able to dial in or very nearly approximate all of my favorite fuzz tones with this one box, from White Stripes’ “Dead Leaves …” and Silversun Pickups’ “Lazy Eye” to the subtle octave clang all over the Black Keys’ ‘Brothers’ album to Jesus and Mary Chain’s hair raising ‘Psychocandy’ riffage. It’ll even cop a decent Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” if you “Starve” the circuit into autoerotic asphyxiation. Satisfaction, indeed.

      And in case you were wondering, it does do the Helms Alee ‘Night Terror’ tone. Ben Verellen uses an unmarked vintage “Wau Wau Fuzz” (an Ibanez Standard Fuzz), but you can dial in that weird, component-value-drifted, saggy vintage fuzz sound with this pedal.

      The BUZZZ is a revelation. Thank you Brian! Thank you so fucking much. Speaking of Fuck …

    7. Zach Z

      The BUZZZ is incredible. I am lucky enough to have one of the Black Friday Edition BUZZZ’s from late 2014, and it is quickly becoming of my favorite pedals to use because of the infinite ways to tweak and mess with all the different options. It does everything well – from “straight” fuzz tones to awesomely modulated/videogamey tones. The bypass and “b” switches allow for even great options – It’s so great for to have a more traditional option dialed in for the bypass switch and using “b” to have my craziest option on the board. I also love how sensitive the pedal reacts to differences in pick attack, allowing you to achieve some really unique noises when you pick the strings lightly. This was my introduction to the Smallsound/Bigsound world and I am thoroughly impressed.

    8. Josh D.

      The Buzzz is an insanely versatile fuzz. It has quickly become my favorite dirt pedal. Between the lo/hi toggle and a wide gain knob there are all kinds of amazing tones. Can’t decide if I like the lower gain, rich overdrive or the massive, high gain fuzz tones better. It just sounds so good.

      One of the best features Brian added to this pedal is the option to assign the !!! foot switch to control the eq setting (scooped or fat) or the octave (on or off). I personally use it for the octave setting–it just adds an awesome quality that both cuts through and punches out; it really thickens up riffs and lead lines.

      This is just an incredibly versatile and amazing sounding pedal. If you are looking for a Super Fuzz style but with way more options, or just a huge fuzz, I highly recommend the Buzzz. I really want to try the Mini and Team Awesome Fuzz Machine once my wallet allows it. Excellent craftsmanship and customer service, Brian!

    9. Eric L

      The Buzzz is so, so heavy. I’ve spent some time with it on guitar, bass VI, and drone synths. In every case, it kills! Literally, I’ve been slightly afraid I might blow my amp every time I stomp on the octave. And there are tons of tonal options. It’s phenomenal. If you need something heavy, get this fuzz.

    10. christopher

      One of the heaviest fuzzes I’ve ever played. It quickly pushed aside a few pedals from my board and I don’t see it leaving any time soon.

    11. Joe A.

      So I got the BUZZZ Yesterday and I’ve played it for a few hours on mah bass. There are SO MANY TONAL OPTIONS holly crap. Between the gain knob, gain switch (lo/hi), clipping switch, and starve knob there are a ton of OD/fuzzy/videogamey/funky tones in there.

      Pulled out my guitar and fell in love just a little more. This fuzz rules.

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