Ladies and gentlemen, behold the ZVEX Fat Fuzz Factory, a take on the original company flag ship Fuzz Factory. The Fat Fuzz Factory features a sub switch that opens the pedal up to an astounding new bottom end. This means the pedal can oscillate at much lower registers, giving it some very interesting thunder broom synth qualities. Based on the field reports, this new fatness lends itself particularly well to the bass guitar, and rips equally well on guitar.
- 1) Sub Level 1. Original Fuzz Factory
- 2) Sub Level 2. Woof!
- 3) Sub Level 3. Look Out!!
Although the five knobs are named for the parameters over which they seem to have the most control, please don’t hold us to it. They are controls for various operating levels and biases, and basically shape you a personalized fuzz.
Squelches noise after end of sustain. Turn to right to eliminate squeals, hiss and buzz, stopping just as they disappear, or use to tune in exact feedback pitch, if you’re that kind. Turning to left opens gate.
Adds attack characteristic when turned to left, which gets softer to right, and suddenly pinches tone when all the way right. Also use to tune in fat feedbacky fuzz, if you’re that kind. Lower the Stability and see what happens to this control.
Increases distortion when used as a “normal” fuzz, and adjusts feedback pitch and tonal thickness, if you’re that kind. This control becomes meaningless when Compress is all the way right.
Use all the way right. Do not attempt to adjust this control below 2:00, unless you like your fuzz soft and squishy. Use to control feedback pitch. WARNING: Many “incorrect” settings on this pedal squeal. This may annoy the fainthearted. If you use the example settings, you won’t get hurt.