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Fuzzbox Friday!

Fuzz pedals are unique stompbox exclusive to the guitar gear community.

Nothing sounds quite like a guitar fuzzbox. As far as a stombox goes, you can never get enough of them  (if you’re a player that’s into them).

Here’s a cool, short history of the fuzz pedal

There are so many wonderful choices these days for a fuzz stombox in all price ranges that it’s hard to choose the one that’s right for your individual style.

From the classic Big Muff and Hendrix-inspired Fuzz Face, to boutique offerings like the Fulltone Soul Bender, fuzz pedals rock!

Below are a couple of mine I love and cherish (and sometimes fetish). What’s your favorite fuzz stompbox?

Nick Nitro SIB Fuzz Pedal
Peachfuzz fuzz pedal by franto





Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster

What Does Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath, and Queen have in Common?

The Dallas Rangemaster Guitar Treble Booster!

This small grayish gear box pretty much defined British Rock and Roll of that era and was used by Eric Clapton during his stint with the Bluesbreakers. Later devotees of the Rangemaster included Rory Gallagagher, Toni Iommi, and most notably, Brian May of Queen. The Rangemaster wasn’t actually a stomp box at all, but was originally intended to sit on top of an amp and act as the amps front end. One knob handles loudness while a slide switch bypasses or engages the effect. What the Rangemaster does is add a bit of high-end punch and presence to your sound. With a healthy 10db of boost, this device has no problem pushing the front end of your amp with a sweet crunchy overdrive.

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