What: Z-2 Hyper Fuzz
Price (MSRP/PAID): $NA/Don’t Remember
Power Supply: Yes 9V Center Neg (Boss Style)
Size: 4 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ deep (Approx. including Jacks and knobs)
Available from: Used
Review Date: 1/15/2012
This is a pedal I picked up awhile back in a trade and has been lurking around the house for quite a bit. It’s one of those pedals that doesn’t really perform well at retaining the low-end, so it’s sat here being used for size compare photos. The FZ-2 features a mode knob that provides three distinct tone setting, with fuzz 1 and fuzz 2 being ummm… fuzz, and ‘gain boost’ being a dirty boost mode. The fuzz 1 is has a little more grunt, and the fuzz 2 sounds similar to a superfuzz. The dual stack tone knob provides both a boost an cut for either bass or treble, but being designed for guitar the pedal still lacks much punch even with the bass setting cranked. This thing can sustain for days, and if you are looking to annoy the piss out of a guitar player I can think of few better options especially if you like dive into full scale pick slides. Forgot about attack and dynamics though, because those things will be lost the second you turn the pedal on.
I didn’t really test out the gain mode in the video, as it’s volume is extreme (it bypasses the level control) and I was too lazy to walk over to the amp to change it considering the return on investment for doing so. It might prove useful for some people though who are looking to slam the front of a tube amp.
Bottom Line: Many sounds, fun for fooling around, but not really appropriate for the low end.
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As always, if you have any questions, leave a comment or let me know Note: A rating of 5 = acceptable and should be considered a ‘good’ basic score
|Sound Description: Modes!, Bass-Shy, Zingy|