Fender The Trapper Dual Fuzz review

Fender bolsters its pedal line-up with a multi-voiced fuzz that's blessed with an octave switch for added hi-jinks

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Guitar World Verdict

The Trapper is a dynamic, versatile fuzz, with two discrete core flavours – one a little more feral than the other – and an octave function that opens up a world of quasi-synth overtones. It's a lot of fun.


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    Three fuzz flavours in one box (if you count the octave fuzz).

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    It's a bargain.

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    The Fender pedal-build template remains convincing.


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    Not much at this price.

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What’s better than a fuzz pedal? Answer: two fuzz pedals. The Trapper isn’t exactly that, but it does feature two different fuzz voices and lets you footswitch between the two. 

Fuzz 1, which has Fuzz and Level controls, is a smooth everyday silicon fuzz that is also capable of octave fuzz via a toggle switch that adds in that extra harmonic element. 

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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.