Best fuzz pedals 2024: add some filth with this guitar effects essential for your pedalboard

Blue Jim Dunlop Mini Germanium Fuzz Face pedal on a coiled black and white guitar cable
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No two fuzz pedals are alike. That's true of the sheer diversity of pedals that bear the name 'fuzz', and historically was true even within a manufacturing run. Consider that the warm, smooth Fuzz Face, the legato, sustaining Big Muff, the lysergic Fuzz Factory and the psychotically screaming Supersonic Fuzz Gun are all among the best fuzz pedals available. Perhaps only delay has the same breath as an effect.

With that in mind, it's natural to be confused by what's available. Well, don't worry, in this guide, we'll show you some of the best fuzz pedals available on the market, and hopefully save you having to sift through a pile of stompboxes. That said, spending an afternoon trying fuzz pedals is pretty much our idea of heaven.

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.

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