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Zvex Fuzz Factory Vexter

by Zvex
23 customer reviews

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Zvex Fuzz Factory Vexter + Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 0.5 feet (3-pack) + Planet Waves 9V Power Adapter
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Product Description

The Vexter Fuzz Factory is identical in construction to the newest hand-painted Fuzz Factories, including a DC power jack and on/off LED indicator. Because it is hand silk-screened instead of hand-painted, we are able to offer it at a somewhat reduced price.Special note on Zvex products: Some items will not look exactly like the picture... Each Zvex product is hand crafted and custom painted. Each one is unique.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004OAOIUU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,153 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By alexbrubakerguitar on March 4, 2015
Before buying this pedal, I did some research, as is common with any gear purchase. After reading a few reviews and watching a few demos, I stumbled upon a review (possibly on here somewhere) which touted the Fuzz Factory as “the most evil pedal ever.” I think that was the point where I decided to go for it.

And, though I have not experienced any demonic possession or supernatural, soul-stealing abilities, I can attest to the fact that this is one of the most evil pedals ever created (up there with the EHX Tube Zipper). It does, after all, have a parameter called “stab.”

But what makes it evil? What makes it great?

First off, it’s not your typical fuzz pedal. If that’s what you want, go elsewhere. However, this pedal is built around a great fuzz. It’s a very driving, warm fuzz, which retains a surprising amount of clarity and tonal separation.

And that’s where it stops being just-another-fuzz-pedal, because then we get into the other three adjustable parameters: compressor, gate, and stab.
The inclusion of both a compressor and a gate in this is part of the genius of the pedal. The purpose of a gate is to be able to set a minimum volume threshold, which requires a certain amount of input before any signal is output. Basically, that means that anything that is really soft gets cut out. So any background noise is cut out while you’re not playing and any notes that are sustaining get cut short once they start to dip below the set level. A compressor attacks from the other end of the volume, setting a max threshold, over which any input will be cut by a factor of a compression ratio (e.g., if your ratio is 10:1 with a threshold of 10, an input of 20 will yield an output of 10 + 10/10 = 11).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Smith on March 8, 2013
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I love this thing. The berth of sounds and tones you can get out of it is incredible, from a more traditional 60's-tinged fuzz, to some of the most ridiculous noise-rock-ready squeals and white noise you can imagine.

It is initially a bit confusing when you first plug this sucker in because given the pedal's sensitivities, the knobs tend to have some really unexpected effects...which is at once exciting and a fairly frustrating. Exciting because you will randomly stumble upon some crazy sounds (I found a configuration yesterday that squeezes the sound into an almost classic-NES tone) and frustrating when you're simply trying to dial into a more specific, traditional tone.

Still though, you can't really beat this pedal if you're looking for some crazy fuzz sounds that you would never be able to get out of any other fuzz pedal. It really allows you to explore the full spectrum of the effect...and I mean the FULL spectrum.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shawn on August 10, 2012
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This pedal must be tamed to be used. The first five minutes sounded ... interesting, but after I started to get the hang of it both tones and licks I had never thought of started to stream out of my amp.

The ONLY thing this pedal needs is an adjustment for tone to brighten up my humbuckers, or to soften single coils.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Manky Punch! on August 17, 2011
I bought this little pedal off of Amazon and I absolutely LOVE it. Not for everyone though as it has a lot of personality, and my that I mean that it never produces the same sound exactly the same way twice. I recorded a song called Bonnie & Clyde with it. You can listen here [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By komelina on April 3, 2014
I love this pedal. There are lots of options of sounds it can make but you gotta take the time to tinker with it. Not only that but the company has been really great. I've had pedals go a bit wonky on me whilst on tour and they've sent me replacements or fixed them if I was home.
I used to only use shin ei fuzz wahs till they got too expensive but now I can pair this with a couple other ones and tithe sounds come close. As I mentioned earlier, it will take some time to get the sounds you want, a day or two of noodling around should do it. If you're looking for something that makes a generic fuzz sound, don't buy this. But if you are looking for something that you can pair up w other pedals and play around with, I'd buy it for sure.
Love ZVex, especially the fuzz factory!
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I too, like some other reviewers, thought the unit was defective... When the pedal starts oscillating it can make a nasty screeching sound... But that's just part of the fun... I like to set this box on a sort of table and when I play live I tweek as I go... It would just be too boring to set it into a playable fuzz... For that use I would reccomend "The Swollen Pickle" by Way Huge... Huge fat fuzz, love it... This is just too crazy of an effects pedal... And it's potential is endless... Definitely for the more experimental minded people...
It's not a traditional fuzz and it doesn't behave like one.... It reacts to your playing and volume and other settings ... Watch a youtube demosntration by zvex himsel if you are not sure what this fuzz is like... This is for the people that love fat single notes with huge amounts of sustain, or if your strings and pick were made out of velcro... Crazy, crazy stuff... Not for the faint of heart, for sure. And that is the point of this pedal... To experiment, have fun and come up with something crazy... If you come up with an amazing clean melodic tone... You are doing it wrong!!!
But hey, I was too... I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I thought I was about to break glass witth that thing... Once tamed, it will become your favorite effects pedal you own.
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