Boss FZ-5

Fuzz PedalClassic sounds thanks to the most modern technology!

There has long been a whole gaping in the BOSS pedal range: No fuzz pedal!

Thanks to Roland/Boss's years of modelling experience (it is the first company to have worked with Digital Modeling, the VG-8 Virtual Guitar System 1995), these three sounds are different from the originals in only one aspect: the price is much lower!

  • Vintage sound of the sixties
  • 3 Classical Fuzz sounds in one pedal
  • COSM precise modelling of Maestro FZ-1 A, Fuzz Face and Octavia
  • BOOST control for more distortion
  • Typical BOSS robust processing
  • Weight: 0.4 kg
  • Dimensions (TT): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

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Overdrive No
Distortion No
Fuzz Yes
Metal No
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My first Fuzz Pedal

Chris+, 19.09.2018
Hi there,

I play rock. I usually play around overdrive and distortion sound. I needed (OK, I wanted ^^) crazier, louder and "more power distortion" sound for some songs.

First Fuzz, I was curious to try and I am really happy. The big distortion is really there ^^. I have a lot of fun to play with.

For info, I use it with a Fender Hot Rod 3 del. and start SSS.

Pros:
- Good quality/Robust
- Nice sound
- Possibility to change sounds (3 pre-set) + Boost
Cons:
- I didn't personally like the 2 other presets M and O (but I am sure there is good things to do with)

Conclusions:
It is, for me, a good purchase. It is a versatile good Fuzz and with a good price reduction (-28%)

Many thanks to the teams at Thomann for the service!

Have fun

Chris
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A good digital Fuzz.

08.04.2017
- Quality: with Boss it is difficult to be wrong. The products are always of quality and sounds sufficiently studied so that there is little risk of being disappointed by the result. The FZ-5 is no exception. FuzzFace (1966), Maestro Fuzz-Tone (1962, Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" 1965), and Octavia (1967 Jimi Hendrix) are the main types of fuzz that have marked the history of this effect. If this is your first fuzz, this is a good choice. Personally, I find the Octavia very convincing, especially with the boost to bottom.

- Disadvantages: after the Hyper Fuzz FZ-2 analog which is the "Metal Zone" fuzz, with a very powerful equalization allowing extreme sounds, and after the analog Fuzz FZ-3, more basic, close to models of the 60s & 70, the Fuzz FZ-5 Digital uses the COSM (Composite Object Sound Modeling) technology that treats sound like a computer to digitally reproduce a particular sound. This has the advantage of a good imitation, but the disadvantage of rigidifying the process. It becomes harder to "work" the pedal sound by prefacing it with other effects (pedal stacking), including a boost or overdrive. So, very good for a calibrated sound, less sensitive to your guitar or amp. Less good if you're looking for "malleability" analog effects to customize your sound, or if you're looking to highlight the characteristics of your guitar and amp.
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