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Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 pedal board. Get your Fuzz Boy now!

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ModtoneMT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Not responsive (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (6)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ModTone Buzz Boy

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Llikable, usable gnarly fuzz

By I am the Wugbus

from Fuzzopolis, Oregon

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

I rocked the Buzz Boy with a Strat and a Tele through a modified tweed Deluxe style amp. I was pleasantly surprised, particularly for the price. It's got a punchy sound with broad-shouldered mids, beefy rather than thin sounding. It is fairly responsive. There are enough crackly sonic artifacts that you know you're playing a fuzz rather than your precious transparent overdrive, but it doesn't hit my ear like a Fuzz Face and certainly not like a Tone Bender or Maestro Fuzz Tone. In fact, it buzzes less than many other fuzz circuits, so the name seems ironic.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I would not buy this

By Al

from oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

  • Not Responsive
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

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

    tried to use for Hendrix effects no go

     
    5.0

    Great pedal

    By Gibby412

    from Elmira NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      Great pedal for the price. Lots of sounds come from this time monster and it's easy to use and dial in.

       
      4.0

      Great little addition to the collection!

      By Willy

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

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

        A great addition to my pedal collection! This is going to find its way on to some cool distorted bass recordings for sure!!

         
        3.0

        Not Quite My Style

        By SouthernRockDude

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Lots Of Hiss

        Best Uses

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

          I really wanted to like this pedal. It was my first fuzz pedal purchase. The YouTube reviews really throw this pedal out as versatile. Distortion is far beyond this stomp box's reach. If you're looking for something with a wide range of sounds, I would look elsewhere. This pedal was born and bred for fuzz. It performs anywhere from saturated and smooth, to bright and aggressive. My biggest disappointment was with hissing, however. One of the knobs must be kept below half, otherwise the noise is quite bad.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent fuzz pedal

          By Stickynotes

          from Santa Rosa,CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              I've tried the Xotic fuzzy drive and the big Dunlop Hendrix fuzz face so compared to those I like this better. I was able to a/b it with the fuzz face and I found the fuzz face to be a little harsh compared to it. The real draw back to the fuzz face's though is the lack of a tone control. Also when you try to dial back the fuzz, the high frequencies disappear (at least on the big Hendrix one) so you're left having to run the fuzz at 10 and dialing back your guitar volume. That works well but then leaves you with an overall level problem if you're playing live. Dialing back the fuzz on this ModTone is not a problem. Bottom line is I kept this and sold the fuzz face. if you use a fuzz pedal infrequently like I do you'll find that this one sounds just fine. I play a Les Paul.

               
              4.0

              Fizzy Fuzzy Wuzzy

              By Shep3

              from Idaho

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                Nice fuzz. Very cool. Responsive and a tough little unit.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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).

                (1 of 2 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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nasty

                By Richard

                from Augusta, GA

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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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