“Much more versatility than you’d expect in a fuzz pedal of this lineage”: Flattley DG Fuzz review

The UK pedal builder releases an upgraded 1960s-style silicon fuzz with a buffer and extended tonal options

Flattley Guitars DG Fuzz
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Delivering a classic strain of fuzz over a broad tonal range, a set of carefully thought-out features endows the DG Fuzz with a flexibility that should see it suited to many players.


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    OS Excellent fuzz sound.

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    Good output level.

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    Practical tonal options.

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    Halo light ring.

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    Footswitch topper.

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    Great artwork and finish.


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    It’s a bit pricey.

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The last Flattley pedal we looked at was The Ace tone booster but now the company has returned with a closely related release. The brand says this new version of its DG Fuzz is effectively a double pedal: a ’60s-style fuzz that now incorporates a simplified version of The Ace and a typical period tone stack in one four-knob enclosure. 

The pedal has its roots in the Fuzz Face circuit of the late 1960s. Featuring BC108 transistors, it’ll give you a taste of that silicon Fuzz Face experience from drive sounds to fully saturated and decent volume-knob clean-up.

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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.