Ashdown Pro-FX Vintage Fuzz review

A two-knob fuzz pedal with squidgy sustain and a sandpaper voicing...

Ashdown Pro-FX Vintage Fuzz
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

There’s always room for one more fuzz, especially when it’s this affordable.


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    Good amount of sustain.

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    Well-voiced fuzz.

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    Decent value.

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    A tone knob would have made it more versatile.

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Most of us probably associated Ashdown Engineering with bass gear but its six-strong Pro-FX range of effects pedals has a trio for guitar, comprising a the Pro-FX Two-Band Boost, Pro-FX Retro Drive and the Pro-FX Vintage Fuzz.

The pedals were designed by Ashdown’s Dave Green, the man responsible for the Dr Green effects range and each have robust metal casings with four small rubber feet and feature a lit Ashdown logo when active. The front-facing connections facilitate close side-by-side pedalboard placement.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.