Answer To The Age Old Question: What is a Fuzzbox
Early fuzzboxes used germanium transistors. By the end of the 1960s these were replaced by silicon transistors. Today, some fuzzbox builders offer pedals with germanium transistors again.
The fuzzbox is associated with rock music, particularly artists such as Jimi Hendrix. Famous examples of fuzzboxes include the infamous Fuzz Face (originally made by the Arbiter Group), and the Big Muff Pi (made by Electro-Harmonix) series of pedals.
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction from The Rolling Stones was the first hit to feature a fuzzbox, the Gibson FZ-1A.
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