Fuzz Pedals: Still A Great Tool On Your Pedal Board

As a short description, a fuzz pedal clips your guitar's level and clips it hard giving this dirty, swampy tone.  The fuzz sound has unknown origins as it dates back to as early as the 40's in some way, shape, or form.  Out of all the albums I have heard, however, I find that Jimi Hendrix was the first to give the fuzz sound that I hear being used in today's music.  There's definitely a reason why Jimi Hendrix has a Dunlop pedal dedicated to his name under the Fuzzface line.

I am a big fan of the fuzz tone as to me it gives that swampy, muddy sound and my personal favorite fuzz pedal is the Big Muff. Because of this, I wanted to highlight five songs both popular and underground that I think truly define how this cool tone is being used in modern music.

Gary Clark, Jr.- Numb

John The Conqueror- Southern Boy

Hanni El Khatib- You Rascal You

The Black Keys- Your Touch

The White Stripes- Blue Orchid

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