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Ibanez Tone-Lok FZ7 Fuzz Pedal   

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The Ibanez FZ7 pedal from the Tone-Lok Series takes fuzz distortion to a new extreme. It features a damage-control switch for a "ratted-out speaker" ...Click To Read More About This Product

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"Damage" switch for extra-nasty sound.

The Ibanez FZ7 pedal from the Tone-Lok Series takes fuzz distortion to a new extreme. It features a damage-control switch for a "ratted-out speaker" sound.

On the outside, Tone-Lok effects are equipped with the Ibanez exclusive "set and forget" Push-Lok rotary pots. Push the knobs down and your tone settings lock securely inside the case‚ÄĚno more lost settings or broken knobs.

On the inside, Tone-Lok guitar pedals feature hi-fidelity components carefully tweaked with the constant input from a new generation of Ibanez players. And all this great stuff comes encased in cool looking, road-tough metal boxes at prices the working player can afford.



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4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

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The Ibanez Soundtank 60's Fuzz is better

I play bass, and I have a 60's Fuzz Soundtank Pedal. My buddy (a guitarist) has this pedal, and I use it when I'm at his place playing together, and my...Read complete review

I play bass, and I have a 60's Fuzz Soundtank Pedal. My buddy (a guitarist) has this pedal, and I use it when I'm at his place playing together, and my pedal, the CHEAPER pedal, blows this one out of the water as far as power goes. Mine goes to about a level 11 on the fuzz scale, and this pedal might be lucky to achieve an 8. Mine also prolongs battery life in comparison, but sounds worse on smaller amplifiers. On our stacks though, the soundtank again triumphs. So... if you want an extremely good value for a fuzz-box, buy a 60's fuzz tanker off of ebay.

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Go ahead and save up a little longer

I've had this for a while now and the honeymoon's totally over.I'd be lying if I said you can't make this work. There are a few good tones in there, you just have to...Read complete review

I've had this for a while now and the honeymoon's totally over.I'd be lying if I said you can't make this work. There are a few good tones in there, you just have to find them. The difference between this and the Boss FZ-5 is like night and day. The Boss pedal just doens't WANT to sound bad, while you spend 90% of your time with the Ibanez trying to find a good tone.Of course, it's half the price of the Boss. For people like me who are only gonna use it occasionally, that might make it seem like a better choice. But... no. Really, no.It's a beginner's pedal. If you're 16, that might be okay. Since you might be in your 20s, 30s or more, it's not. Most of us deserve better than this.That said, the FZ7 is surprisingly well MADE. The tone-loc knobs are great and I wish my Boss pedals had the same. It's also solid as a tank. I was totally shocked by how well designed it was for a pedal that sounded so bad.

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3.0

alright

By zildjian player

from australia

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this fuzz is okay. it's good if you like tons of fuzz but if you want that get the big muff. even with the gain all the way down you can hardly make out what you are playing. good for solos bad for any other playing.

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5.0

Jawsome

By shoelessthunder

from Chelmsford, MA

It's kind of a cool pedal for soloing and leads/fills. It's not very practical, especially the "Damage" thing, but if you want to make noise it's a pretty cool pedal. At a price this cheap, I'd say it's a really good bet.

 
5.0

Shagadelic!

By Fuzzy Wuzzy

from Earth

Great fuzz. Why pay 250 for some stupid handmade thing when this sounds great. I use the damage on 10% and it sounds cool on some lead work. No its not for blues, metal, or much else. But it is good for that fill in lead of retro fuzz.

 
3.0

Not good for heavy metal

By eThOsGuitarMan

from UK

If you are a heavy metal player, looking for system-of-a-down-like sounds, this is not for you, muting isnt best, not enough chunk, if youre looking for that the boss MT-2/DS-2 is what you are looking for.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Ibanez Soundtank 60's Fuzz is better

By Five5tringFOURTWENTY

from United States

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I play bass, and I have a 60's Fuzz Soundtank Pedal. My buddy (a guitarist) has this pedal, and I use it when I'm at his place playing together, and my pedal, the CHEAPER pedal, blows this one out of the water as far as power goes. Mine goes to about a level 11 on the fuzz scale, and this pedal might be lucky to achieve an 8. Mine also prolongs battery life in comparison, but sounds worse on smaller amplifiers. On our stacks though, the soundtank again triumphs. So... if you want an extremely good value for a fuzz-box, buy a 60's fuzz tanker off of ebay.

 
4.0

Great Value, Somewhat Overrated

By enjoisk8er81

from Clarkston, MI

This is a decent pedal for most raunchy styles of music. Although, you should keep in mind that it is a 'fuzz', not an 'overdrive' or 'distortion'. This baby can crank out lots and lots of fuzz, often making your playing sound too muddy. The broken speaker function is nice but it doesn't have alot of appeal to the average rocker. Its a great value, but my main complaint is that it puts out too much bass, and not enough high end. Another thing is that mine is often hard to turn on and off via the footswitch. You have to stomp on it up towards the controls, which can be cumbersome.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

OK

By DBeatRawNoise

from FL

This pedal is okay at the most, it sounds more like an Iggy and the Stooges type fuzz; through an EQ it sounds just like 'I wanna Be Your Dog', But this pedal is NOT for the Disclose/Dust Noise sounding fuzz, The Sound clip isn't true, that's hardly how it sounds, this pedal has no sustain, it sounds like some kind of broken or circuit bent electronic(not in a good way)If you want the Raw punk sound like Disorder, you're going to have to buy a bunch of different pedals probably.

 
5.0

good

By Greenie69

from Los Angelas, CA

this fuzz is pretty good for its price range, sounds just like the boss model but that model isnt made anymore.

 
5.0

Fuzz

By John Frusciante

from Reading, PA

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Best fuzz pedal in this price range. Much fuzzier than the Boss fuzz and the Big Muff. Gives good volume boost, also. Best if used with a wah pedal.

 
4.0

Great Lo-Fi Fuzz

By Polystant

from FL, USA

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This pedal is pretty nice. It has a great Lo-fi sound. It's great for replicating vintage 60s-70s fuzz tones. Think Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum), Hey Hey, My My (Neil Young). The Damage switch, I think, is the best feature. It allows you to simulate a torn speaker or broken radio effect. It isn't the most versatile pedal, due to the loads of gain in this thing. You can't get much as far as low overdrive from this, but then again why would somebody buy a fuzz pedal when they are looking for low-gain, overdriven drive?

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