Stompbox Blog: Boss FZ-3 Fuzz

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Welcome to the guitar effects virtual museum. I have been collecting stompboxes for the past few years and wanted to share some thoughts. I will continually add more pics and opinions. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boss FZ-3 Fuzz

One of the most popular effects by Electro Harmonics is the Big Muff for sure. But that was the late 60's, Jimi Hendrix, and lava lamps. The FZ-3 was the 3rd shortest production module with a shelf-life of only 2 years. It's not surprising though given the release date of 1997 when the music scene was changing again and soon the unit was phased out. Now on the anniversary of Woodstock they have released the FZ-5.....where did 4 go? An interesting fact is that the simple electronics design of the FZ-3 doesn't contain one IC circuit. If you ever open a smiley-face Arbiter Fuzz Face would reveal the same circuit simplicity and Jimi didn't mind(less is more). This is the only Boss effect that features a hammered metallic finish. For more info please visit the website or see

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