ZVex has just announced the ‘long overdue’ Vertical Vexter Fuzz Factory, finally giving us guitarists the awesome velcro fuzz sound of the Fuzz Factory in a regular pedal format. And substantially cheaper…
Vertical Vexter Fuzz Factory
The original ZVex Fuzz Factory is considered by many, myself included, to be a modern-day classic fuzz pedal. Everyone will recognise its extreme, gated, ‘velcro’ tones from hits like Muse’s song “Plug In Baby”.
The one and only issue with the original pedal was the format, as it never played nicely with a regular layout on your pedal board. That’s because it is a ‘landscape’ format unit which doesn’t sit well with standard ‘portrait’ pedals like those by Boss and many others. I always have my Fuzz Factory sideways on my pedal board layout, so I can squeeze it in nicely.
Zachary Vex, the owner of ZVex and pedal designer extraordinaire has finally seen sense and released a more ‘regular’ format for his fuzz. I think this is a sensible move, and one which those players will appreciate who were put off the original by the size and orientation – no excuses now.
Being a ‘Vexter’ edition, this Fuzz Factory has a screen-printed exterior, unlike the original pedals, which were hand painted. It comes in at USD 199, making it a fair bit cheaper than the regular Fuzz Factory, which costs USD 319 each. So you can save money and pedal board space with this new edition.
RRP – USD 199