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Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Wide range of distorted tones
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $119.95
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Goes from slightly rough around the edges to a screaming maniac.

The Buzz Boy Power Fuzz makes no secret that it can get downright obnoxious (if thats what you're into!) but can also yield plenty of warm, rich tones too. By slowly moving the knobs as you play you'll begin to see that even the slightest movement can give you tones you weren't expecting. Best of all, every one is unique, original, and completely useable!

Features

  • Wide range of distorted tones

A versatile fuzz should be on every player's pedalboard. Get your Fuzz Boy now!

 
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ModtoneMT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Not exactly a fuzz... but still amazing!

    Wasn't really in the market for a fuzz pedal (was looking for more of a distortion to use with my Joyo Ultimate Drive) but just loved the design of this little guy and at...Read complete review

    Wasn't really in the market for a fuzz pedal (was looking for more of a distortion to use with my Joyo Ultimate Drive) but just loved the design of this little guy and at the Warehouse price, I couldn't pass it up.

    Wasn't too fond of ModTone products previously - I purchased the mini-overdrive and it was absolutely terrible so was nervous how this guy would sound. Got it in the mail, plugged it in and wow! Not what I was expecting. This pedal is more of a distortion with fuzz on top. Now I must add that there really is no "subtle" setting on this guy - I literally have my Fuzz knob turned to the very left and I still get a heavy trashy distortion (however, I'm also using an LTD EC-1000 with active EMGs but still...) It's a fantastic sounding distortion! I can already tell this will cut through a mix nicely when playing with my band and when I kick on my Ultimate Drive, I get a beautiful lead tone, almost "metal" territory (Although, I wouldn't recommend this for metal - it's way better for grunge and hard rock.)

    If you're still seeing this for the sale price, I'd definitely consider snagging one. Definitely a sleeper pedal in my book.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's not an everyday pedal

    I was looking for a novel effect to add to my pedal board. The Stupid Deal of the Day served this one up, and I bit. The problem is, turning the fizz anywhere...Read complete review

    I was looking for a novel effect to add to my pedal board. The Stupid Deal of the Day served this one up, and I bit. The problem is, turning the fizz anywhere beyond zero makes it unbearably fizzy (duh).

    The good news is, this pedal should be a perfect vessel for adding those guitar sounds to a mix that sound awful on their own, but really liven up a rock song. Not sure if that sounds like a compliment, but I mean it to be.

    Also, if you roll back the guitar volume, with the fizz at no more than 9 o'clock, you can get some very nice chunk with your pick (depending on the two other parameters).

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    2.0

    It's not an everyday pedal

    By SGPlayer73

    from Sterling, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Cool Light
    • Solid Build Quality
    • Unique Sounding Fuzz

    Cons

    • Fizzy
    • Not Useful Live
    • Silly Parameter Names

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Unique Fuzz In The Mix

    Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I was looking for a novel effect to add to my pedal board. The Stupid Deal of the Day served this one up, and I bit. The problem is, turning the fizz anywhere beyond zero makes it unbearably fizzy (duh).

    The good news is, this pedal should be a perfect vessel for adding those guitar sounds to a mix that sound awful on their own, but really liven up a rock song. Not sure if that sounds like a compliment, but I mean it to be.

    Also, if you roll back the guitar volume, with the fizz at no more than 9 o'clock, you can get some very nice chunk with your pick (depending on the two other parameters).

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Versatile Fuzz

    By mattegg

    from Seattle WA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This was my first Modtone pedal. Before this I was completely unfamiliar with Modtone products, but I was looking for a fuzz pedal and MF had this on sale so I gave it a go. I was a little frustrated with this pedal at first which leads to its one drawback, ease of use.

    The three controls are labeled fizz, fuzz and fluff and, at first, I thought they were cutesy, unconventional replacements for the standard control names like what DOD used to do back in the '90's. When I first started using the pedal fizz seemed to correspond to tone, fuzz was fuzz and fluff was level; and I wasn't able to find the tones I was looking for. With further experimentation I discovered that the controls are extremely interactive and with a little fiddling you will discover an extremely wide range of sounds.

    The interactive nature of the controls enables you to find everything from vintage '60's fuzz to extreme modern sounds and everything in between but the price of this versatility is the loss of ease of use but, like everything else, this gets better with practice.

    After this first pedal I have become a Modtone fan and have added four more of their pedals to my collection. All of the pedals have excellent quality components and build. They have all been worth full price and are bargains on sale. Modtone also seems to listen to criticism, coming out with new versions of older pedals that address the complaints of users, you gotta love that.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nasty

    By augustarichard

    from Augusta, Georgia

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Bright LED allows easy visual confirmation that the unit is on. The housing is rugged and will stand up to road life. The POT for the Fuzz is a little noisy, out of the box, but quieted down nicely with some use- twisting on and off, a few times. As far as the sound goes, a little adjustment goes a long way, from subtle to screaming nasty sounds. Definitely worth the money you put into it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      ModTone Buzz Boy

      By Lefty Fitz

      from Ithaca NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I was looking forward to receiving this pedal based on the advertising and reviews and the sale price was hard to resist. I was very disappointed upon trying it out, however, as it immediately produced a very loud hiss at any volume. What's more I could only get it to produce anything resembling a "Fuzz" when it was cranked all the way up, and then the effect decayed almost right away leaving a clean sound for most of the sustain of any chord or note played through it. I have returned thia for a replacement but if the same problems reoccur I will ask for a refund.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          P*U*N*K*

          By NICHOLASHAPPENS

          from Kansas City

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Kills It
          • Responsive
          • Versatile
          • Wins The Game

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Sonic Face Punching

            Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Want that ear slicing punk sound? Here ya go... The Fizz dials up the high end, the Fuzz dials in your low to mid range, and the fluff makes it loud.. and theres a button on it that turns it on and off.. crazy idea?!?!?! YES. Quite thrashy... worth a whirl. DOOOOO IT! Also eat your veggies.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            This pedal does what it's suppose to do.

            By skiphd1

            from chicago, il

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • It Is Easy To Use
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • It Could Use A Bat Door

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

            For a pedal that is so easy to use it should have a battery door. I have enough tools already in my gigbag. Putting in another screwdriver I guess is not too bad.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Not exactly a fuzz... but still amazing!

            By Scott Bykowicz

            from Hamburg, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Low cost

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Jamming With Buddies

              Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Wasn't really in the market for a fuzz pedal (was looking for more of a distortion to use with my Joyo Ultimate Drive) but just loved the design of this little guy and at the Warehouse price, I couldn't pass it up.

              Wasn't too fond of ModTone products previously - I purchased the mini-overdrive and it was absolutely terrible so was nervous how this guy would sound. Got it in the mail, plugged it in and wow! Not what I was expecting. This pedal is more of a distortion with fuzz on top. Now I must add that there really is no "subtle" setting on this guy - I literally have my Fuzz knob turned to the very left and I still get a heavy trashy distortion (however, I'm also using an LTD EC-1000 with active EMGs but still...) It's a fantastic sounding distortion! I can already tell this will cut through a mix nicely when playing with my band and when I kick on my Ultimate Drive, I get a beautiful lead tone, almost "metal" territory (Although, I wouldn't recommend this for metal - it's way better for grunge and hard rock.)

              If you're still seeing this for the sale price, I'd definitely consider snagging one. Definitely a sleeper pedal in my book.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great pedal....definitely not 1-star

              By Haystack

              from Southeast

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Extremely Adjustable
              • Loud
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I have no clue how someone came up with 1-star for this product. I agree whole heartedly with the most recent 5-star review just prior to mine. This is a great pedal that can get that good "trashy" sounding distortion, or can be adjusted to really give a nice soft, yet powerful feel to your guitar. As stated before, the fizz, fluff, and fuzz buttons are simply your standard, level, gain and tone controls (as far as I can tell). Its a great pedal, and if modtone comes out with something similar, or this becomes available again, I'd get it.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice, versatile little distortion pedal

                By JR

                from Charlottesville, VA

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Lows
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I've been playing live music for decades, but I'm relatively new to the world of guitar effects chains. I saw that this pedal only had a single 1-star review, and that's just not right. I bought it thru Musician's Friend's Stupid Deal of the Day, and at that price it was a total steal. But even at regular price, I'd say it's reasonable. I already owned a Boss DS-2, which has some tones I really like but compresses the signal a lot...I need to ride that pedal's output level near the max to keep the bass from disappearing.

                    By contrast, the Buzz Boy does not seem to compress the signal as much, and I'm able to get some pretty punchy lows out of it. As far as I can tell, "Fuzz" = distortion, "Fizz" = tone, and "Fluff" = level. Setting Fuzz and Fizz near 12 o'clock gives me a pretty aggressive tone, and the pedal has plenty of volume. Pushing those controls closer to 3 o'clock yields some nasty shreddy goodness, if you like that kind of thing. The mellower end of the spectrum is way different, and there's plenty of territory in between.

                    I did not experience the noise problem described by the previous reviewer...to the contrary, in fact. Seems cleaner than my Boss.

                    Chaining the 2 distortion pedals together yields some insanely torrential sounds and ridiculous sustain...but only if you go from the highly compressing DS-2 to the Modtone Buzz Boy...not so much the other way around.

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                    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    This pedal sucks, noisy and useless

                    By Pop's

                    from Olympia, WA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Limited Selection Of Effects
                      • Not Responsive
                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Empty Pedalbd Space

                      Comments about Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      I could not find any setting that was useful or noise free enough to use onstage or in the studio. Buzz boy does buzz when turned on, very noisy.

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