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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 pedal board. Get your Fuzz Boy now!

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ModtoneMT-BB Buzz Boy Power Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Not responsive (5)
  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), 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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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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3.0

Buzz boy

By E Sharp

from Boise Id

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Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

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

This is my 2nd fuzz pedal and it does not sound any different that my firts one. I was under the impression that Modtone would have better sounding pedals but after this one ,I am not willing to try anotherone of their effects.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

More of a moped than a chainsaw

By Jimy The Walrus

from United States

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Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Responsive

Best Uses

  • Performances

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

Not exactly what I was looking for in a fuzz pedal, but it is very cheap. The biggest problem with this is the sound quality, it acts more like a standard distortion than a fuzz. When rolling back volume on the guitar not much changed as far as clarity as would happen with something like a fuzz face. The second thing would be the dumb names they put on the knobs they do not help you understand what is going on, and don't seem to do much when manipulated. Overall it seems to be another one trick pony "fuzz". I would not recommend this but instead save some money up and buy either one of the FULLTONE fuzz pedals, or a standard DUNLOP fuzz face.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

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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

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    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 B.

      from Pittsburgh, PA

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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

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              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

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                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).

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