Review: Electro-Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz Pedal

(Image credit: Electro-Harmonix)

Hands down, my favorite building in Manhattan is the historic Flatiron building. Why? Not only is it an architectural marvel, but I’ve always associated it with Guitar World because our offices have always been within blocks of this triangular triumph of a building. Also, if you’re not a native New Yorker, you might not know that Broadway and Fifth Avenue intersect at the Flatiron on 23rd Street, splitting them on opposite sides of each other and essentially making this landmark the crossroads between Midtown and Downtown. So, when I heard Electro-Harmonix created the Flatiron Fuzz, I just had to have it based on its name alone! And, interestingly enough, the analogy here seems apt: The Flatiron Fuzz is a crossroad of fuzz and distortion and combines both in a very natural and musical way.

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.