Noise Boyz Review
Diet fuzz pedal
One of our objectives at Noise Boyz isn’t just to tell you which pedals are awesome, but also those we don’t really like that much. There’s a lot of nonsense in the musical equipment marketing world with everyone selling you the idea that every single pedal is going to sound great and completely transform your tone. If you’ve played with a lot of pedals before, you know that that’s just not true. I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time going through the samples of this pedal, because if I’m being honest, I just don’t think it is a great fuzz pedal or versatile enough to recommend over the many other fuzz pedals we have. The DOD Classic Fuzz sort of reminds me of La Croix seltzer – just as La Croix has just a hint of flavor, the DOD really sort of has just a hint of fuzz. You pretty much have to crank the fuzz all the way up to 10 to get the same kind of tone that you get with fuzz at 3 on the pedals we like more. This is a decent pedal if you’re looking for something that has really light fuzz characteristics, but a lot of times it sounds more like an overdrive than it does like a fuzz or even distortion pedal, and truth be told there are just many other pedals that sound better. I also found the DOD Classic Fuzz sounded very muddy in the low frequencies and was just plain difficult to dial in a good sound with. The 6 samples below were recorded at various levels of tone/volume/fuzz, but as you can hear I don’t think any of them sound particularly great. I do think the 6th sample where the fuzz is at 10 and the tone is around 7 sounds pretty good, but it really does sound more like a distortion than a fuzz pedal. If you’re looking for something that offers a really wide palette of fuzz tones, we highly recommend the Swollen Pickle. And for something that just sounds great out of the box, you can’t go wrong with the Big Muff Pi (we have 3 variants here, the Big Muff Pi Nano, the Big Muff Pi Green Russian and my personal favorite, the Big Muff Pi Op Amp). :
1 x 1/4"
1 x 1/4"
How It Works
Choose a Plan
Pick how many pedals you want to try a month, from one to three.
Play Them All
Try every signal-chain you can imagine until you find the tone that’s right for you.
Keep, Swap, or Buy
Keep the pedals you rent for as long as you want. Love them? Buy them. Hate them? Swap them.