The history of FUZZ!

Dear friends,
today I want to gather a few links about the birth and the history of fuzz, to have easier access to the information on the web and gain better knowledge about the world of vintage fuzz effects.

So, let's begin by reading a bit of history on the D*A*M forum:

....and a nice article on Premier Guitar:

You can check the "Tone Machines" blog (thanks Ed!), it's filled with interesting posts about vintage effect pedals, and also the great "Effects Database" (thanks Bart!):

For any information about the Big Muff we can go on Kit Rae's awesome site:

If you want to know something else about "Fuzz Face" and "Tube Screamer" you can check:

Finally, an interesting article (Guitar magazine) with Gary Hurst on the "Italian Shadow Community":
Reproduced on Italian Shadow Community website with permission of Guitarist magazine, issue 322 November 2009. © Future Publishing Limited

Other info (in italian language):

...and... more...: 

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  1. Thanks for the call out man!
    Your demos have become an essential part to my blog posts.
    Can't wait to keep up with your new posts here.

    Awesome stuff! keep it up.

  2. Thnx. I use fuzz to play you believe it...listen our sound on keep in touch

  3. I just discovered your blog & love it! A nice Fuzztone Shrine you've got here. Is there anyway to contact you directly? I have a few questions about vintage FX I'd love to pick your brain about (namely a vintage VOX CO2 Tape I own.) Any assistance would be greatly appreciated: my email is

    Keep up the good work here,



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