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Modtone MT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal  

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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 tone...Read More

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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!

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  • 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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

    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

     

    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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    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.

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      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.

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          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.

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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

            Ask me a question

            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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            Verified Buyer

            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

                  Ask me a question

                  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.

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