ZVEX makes effects pedals and amps for guitar and bass. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
From the mind of mad genius and founder Zachary Vex flows some of the most "out-there" boutique pedals ever created.
The Fuzzolo is a raging beast of a fuzz in a small enclosure. Two controls: Volume (post gain), and Pulse Width. The Fuzzolo is equally devastating on guitar and bass. Power supply required, no battery operation.
Packed with knobs that let you control everything from tight, radically fuzzy sounds that gate off instantly when you stop playing, to intermodulating oscillations that fight for control of your guitar as your notes decay, to shortwave radio sounds, ripping velcro and octave-like fuzz. Now includes an on/off LED. Powered by 9V battery or power supply (not...
A sub-heavy silicon fuzz with some new twists: An input impedance control (push/relax) that adjusts from passive pickups to line level. It works very well for re-amping bass tracks that need to be fuzzed up after tracking and keyboards. There’s also a three-position sub control switch, a treble tone control, adjustable pulse width, and a wide fuzz depth...
Modified version of Box of Rock’s Distortion Engine. The improvements include a gain boost switch for added sizzle and a sub control switch with 3 levels. The amounts were carefully selected to reduce “flubbiness” that occurs when using amps with heavy low-end response. Try it last in your chain, and beat it up with your other effects... it stacks like a...
This is Zvex take on capturing what is arguably the first and last word in all tube amp distortion for bass. The debate always starts and ends with the Ampeg SVT. The harder you dig the more it growls. The connection between your hands and that kind of natural tube distortion is primal, immediate, powerful, and musical.
This fuzz factory variation features a three position mini toggle switch. Setting 1 is a standard Fuzz Factory, settings 2 and 3 introduce “low” and “lower” frequencies to manipulate, oscillate, and mutate as you like. The Fat Fuzz Factory sounds fantastic on both guitar and bass! Controls for: Volume, Gate, Comp, Drive and Stap. Power supply not included.
This Box of Rock simulates Zachary’s favorite amp turned up all the way, a 1966 Marshall JTM45. The tone control adjusts brightness and there’s a high-headroom low-noise boost.
Lo-Fi Chorus / Vibrato Mixes a brilliant & compressed clean signal with a dirty, modulated Lo-Fi signal for eerie chorus and pulsating vibrato sounds Controls: Volume, Tone, Comp / Lo-Fi, Depth, Speed Power consumption: 20 mA