Before you read on, go ahead and listen to “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. That prominent, wooly, textured sounding guitar harmony line is the first fuzz pedal recording to go on to become a hit song. It’s gnarly, owing to the positively rudimentary circuit in the Maestro Fuzz-Tone he used to create it.
Even before that, the particular sound of the fuzz pedal charmed guitarists and continues to do so today, just as with the venerable overdrive pedal. For thick, saturated tones through to searing jet sounds, read on to learn about the best fuzz pedals on sale today.