The second installment of Pedals And Effects‘ First Annual Fuzz Wars features Jonathan Hischke’s (Broken Bells, Dot Hacker) current favorites. He really loves fuzz pedals as much as I do and his choices definitely fit his bass style. Fuzz pedals that get really crazy with filtering and over the top fuzz are ones he tends to like more than others.
First up is the Boss Hyper Fuzz – unfortunately, this fuzz pedal is no longer made but is very versatile, so we recommend you hit eBay and find one! Jonathan then showcases his Blackout Effectors Musket. This is a fuzz box that I don’t currently own but after watching Jonathan play through his, I know I have to get one. Next, Jonathan showcases the Fairfield Circuitry Four Eyes Crossover Fuzz which he loves for its wide ranging filter and subtle to giant fuzz abilities. We finished up with a fuzz pedal that is so much more than just a fuzz box- Pigtronix Disnortion (featured before on Pedals And Effects) comes with overdrive, fuzz and an octavia added, and its versatility is unparalleled thanks to these three functions in one box.
Part three of Fuzz Wars is complete and will come next week; part four will feature more friends and their favorite fuzzes- so stay tuned to Pedals And Effects!