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Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal  

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Overview

  • Vintage sounds inspired by famous fuzz pedals of the '60s and '70s
  • Uses advanced COSM technology to recreate classic fuzz
  • BOOST control for more aggressive tone
Description & Specs
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    $163.50
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  • Your Price:
    $8995
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Modern design, retro sounds.

The Boss FZ-5 is a modern pedal built for the modern guitarist, but the sounds you can get from the FZ-5 are pure retro. Looking back at the glorious rock sounds of the '60s and '70s, the FZ-5 recreates it's vintage fuzz through BOSS state-of-the-art COSM technology. Recall the fuzz-filled flavors of classic pedals, such as the Maestro FZ-1A, Fuzz Face and Octavia pedals, and kick 'em into overdrive with the FZ-5's Boost knob. BOSS' proprietary COSM technology allows guitar players to recreate classic fuzz BOOST control for more aggressive tone. The FZ-5 is the perfect weapon for players wanting to beef up their rigs with classic retro fuzz artillery.

Features

  • Vintage sounds inspired by famous fuzz pedals of the '60s and '70s
  • Uses advanced COSM technology to recreate classic fuzz
  • BOOST control for more aggressive tone

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BossFZ-5 Fuzz Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Close to Fuzz Pedals it's Emulating

      I have the old vintage fuzz pedals that the Boss FZ-5 is emulating, fuzz face, Maestro fuzz and Octavia. The Boss FZ-5 comes very close in sampling those classic fuzz pedals,...Read complete review

      I have the old vintage fuzz pedals that the Boss FZ-5 is emulating, fuzz face, Maestro fuzz and Octavia. The Boss FZ-5 comes very close in sampling those classic fuzz pedals, and the Boss FZ-5 is not very picky when you put a wah pedal in front of it, like the fuzz face. If you want those classic fuzz tones in a modern packaging, then this Boss FZ-5 will fit the bill. I laugh at many of the reviews here that say the fuzz tones of the FZ-5 are useless, I wonder if they've actually played or familiar with the old vintage fuzz pedals.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Only BOSS pedal not worth the money.

      First of all I would like to say I think BOSS has a wonderful line of quality pedals, however this is the only one I have ever disliked. It has 3 modes but honestly...Read complete review

      First of all I would like to say I think BOSS has a wonderful line of quality pedals, however this is the only one I have ever disliked. It has 3 modes but honestly the Fuzz Face mode is pretty much the only usable mode. I was pretty dissapointed when I got home and plugged it in. The tone was wayyyyy to broken up and muddy, and had just about no clarity to it (and yes I realize thats usually the direction fuzz pedals take, just not like this). I am convinced however that the pedal would be excellent in the right rig, also I think a compressor might clean it up a bit. I am running through a Deville 410 with about 6 pedals (Wah->VOX big ben->Boost pedal->chorus->delay) and it just didn't mesh right at all and was very unpleasant to listen to. Also anytime I laid my palm on the bridge like to palm mute and then lifted my hand it gave a horrible sounding feedback. Needless to say I returned it and got a Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz and I am extremely pleased with it. If your a big fuzz player then Im confident you will be much happier with another pedal, however if your just looking for something to toy with this might do the trick. However I still say keep up the good work BOSS.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Close to Fuzz Pedals it's Emulating

      By Mr. Fuzzy Gussy

      from Canoga Park, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Fuzz Face
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Octavia
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

        I have the old vintage fuzz pedals that the Boss FZ-5 is emulating, fuzz face, Maestro fuzz and Octavia. The Boss FZ-5 comes very close in sampling those classic fuzz pedals, and the Boss FZ-5 is not very picky when you put a wah pedal in front of it, like the fuzz face. If you want those classic fuzz tones in a modern packaging, then this Boss FZ-5 will fit the bill. I laugh at many of the reviews here that say the fuzz tones of the FZ-5 are useless, I wonder if they've actually played or familiar with the old vintage fuzz pedals.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Fuzziness

        By Bill

        from Lawrenceville, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            Nice Germanium fuzz that can be pushed to sound like a busted speaker. I like. My first pedal ever was the original Fuzz Face. This compares in a far more convenient package. The other settings are a bonus that I may use someday.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            FZ-5

            By FingerStyle01

            from Colorado Springs Co.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Maestro Setting Limited

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            it is Boss. I have but one Con for this pedal. I really enjoy the depth of the Fuzz sound.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            OK Fuzz but not the best.

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            I just got one of these pedals this past Monday. I use to have a Boss OD-20 and three other Boss Dist pedals (MT-2,SD-1,DS-1). I decided to sell the OD-20 and get other dist pedals for some more flavor so I bought 4 Digitech dist pedals (bad monkey,screaming blues,grunge, Dist Factory). All i needed now was some fuzz and I would be set.I thought that the BOSS FZ-5 would be a great fuzz pedal (currently owning 17 other Boss pedals). I heard some sample tones online and they sounded pretty descent. When I got the pedal though, I was pretty disappointed. This pedal has 3 settings and the only one that sounded good at the time was the very first one (fuzz face). The other 2 settings sounded like crap. After playing it on it's third day in my settup, I have fallen in love with the fuzz face setting. It has a pretty descent fuzz tone. Not what I was hopping for but pretty close. The other 2 settings still sound terrible. I can't believe that they let those two settings stay on the pedal the way that they are. Having only one setting that is good is not a reason to not own this pedal. Out of the 8 dist pedals that I own I use this one as much as the others.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good, but not worth $90

            By Crossroads92

            from Atlanta, GA

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            The title says it all. I've had this pedal for a year now and though I've enjoyed it some, I really must say that it is waaaaay over priced. This pedal is worth $50 at best, maybe less.First I'd like to mention the strong points of the pedal. The middle setting (M) is pretty good, so long as you have the fuzz at least half way up. Under that the sound cuts in and out. It sounds something like the fuzz that Keith Richards uses in "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"Now I mention the bad aspects of this pedal. None of the three models work with the fuzz turned more than half way down. Also the other two models make way to much noise to be useable, especially in a studio environment. Also the pedal seems to have to much treble, and no matter how much i adjust my amp i hear to much high end for my taste.So over all its an ok pedal, but it is overpriced by about $40-$50

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I Love This Pedal

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            I've been using this pedal for a about 2 weeks now and I cant turn it off. It has the 3 modes for all styles, but the most useful is the Fuzz Face setting. I use this with my Vox wah and also a Boss DD-3 Delay and Im good to go! It gets a really heavy yet smooth tone with the boost dimed. I also enjoy using the Maestro setting for getting a really nasty nasel sound and makes your bends sound almost like your guitar is in pain. The Octavia setting is pretty fun too but I havent really gotten the chance to use it. So you pretty much get 3 pedals in 1 unit for only $90. I suggest you at least go to your music shop and check it out. Its just too much fun!

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Only BOSS pedal not worth the money.

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            First of all I would like to say I think BOSS has a wonderful line of quality pedals, however this is the only one I have ever disliked. It has 3 modes but honestly the Fuzz Face mode is pretty much the only usable mode. I was pretty dissapointed when I got home and plugged it in. The tone was wayyyyy to broken up and muddy, and had just about no clarity to it (and yes I realize thats usually the direction fuzz pedals take, just not like this). I am convinced however that the pedal would be excellent in the right rig, also I think a compressor might clean it up a bit. I am running through a Deville 410 with about 6 pedals (Wah->VOX big ben->Boost pedal->chorus->delay) and it just didn't mesh right at all and was very unpleasant to listen to. Also anytime I laid my palm on the bridge like to palm mute and then lifted my hand it gave a horrible sounding feedback. Needless to say I returned it and got a Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz and I am extremely pleased with it. If your a big fuzz player then Im confident you will be much happier with another pedal, however if your just looking for something to toy with this might do the trick. However I still say keep up the good work BOSS.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bad, in a bad way

            By LeeRoyK

            from New York, NY

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            Some pedals suck, but they do it in a good way .. this pedal ... just plain terrible! Now let me tell you, I love boss pedals, but this pedal was totally unresponsive and lacked any "feel" to it. There are 100's of fuzz boxes out there, no reason to settle on this one. Seriously, this might be the only stomp box I have not found a use for and I have tons of them ... don't buy this it sucks...

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            5.0

            GREAT FUZZ BOX

            By samtalmadge

            from walpole, nh

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            I got this wonderful pedal at my local store new and love it. The fuzz face is great. It has more than enough gain to want. I play a Gibson Les Paul into an ME-50 into a fnder tube amp. If your having trouble with hum and hissy feedback, just push the volume on your amp or multi FX board and back off the FZ-5 level. The mistro is a setting i seldom use. I used it as an intro for one of my songs with some ambient delays. Its trebly and not very useful. The octavia is great, but picks up more feedback and hum than the other settings. It has a perfect mix of the two octaves. I just wish there was a way to switch from the fuzz to the octavia so i could use it as a solo. Now I have to use a makeshift octavia with my harmonizer. If your looking for a rich, warm, hendrixy sounds, this is a definite get!

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            5.0

            Great Pedal

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Boss FZ-5 Fuzz Pedal:

            Recently bought this from a local music shop for the sake of getting another effects pedal. I didnt expect too many features out of it, since I got it on sale for about $90. I was surprised that it is essentially three fuzz pedals in one. All three modes work well and offer a lot of variety. I dont have the experience with other fuzz pedals to say how this one stacks up, but it is a great device if you know how to use it and certainly fulfills what I need it to. Boss is known for quality, and this little thing delivers.

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