In this episode of Fender Play Live we explore everything you need to know about one of the most classic and iconic effects for the electric guitar–FUZZ! But what exactly IS Fuzz? How is it different than distortion? And what to do all those knobs do? We’ll answer all those questions & more and show you some tricks & secrets for getting great fuzz tone! Special guest Nick Reinhart is known for his expertise in guitar effects and joins us tonight. Make sure to stick until the end and see if you won this week’s gear giveaway!
00:00 – 5:02 Introduction and Gear Rundown
5:03 – 7:17 What is Fuzz? The Sound and Science
7:18 – 7:57 The Origins of Fuzz
7:58 – 9:39 Does Fuzz Lower Overall Signal?
9:40 – 12:09 Fuzz Pedal Controls and Features
12:10 – 14:43 Fuzz in the Pedal Signal Chain
14:44 – 16:57 ‘American Woman’ by The Guess Who
16:58 – 17:35 ’Heart Full of Soul’ by The Yardbirds
17:36 – 19:31 ’ABC’ by Jackson 5
19:32 – 21:12 “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
21:13 – 23:02 Which Pickups to Use for Fuzz? (Neck vs. Bridge, Single Coil vs. Humbucker)
23:03 – 23:44 Using Fuzz With a Noise Gate or Compressor
23:45 – 24:43 Can You Achieve Fuzz Without a Pedal?
24:44 – 25:49 Fuzz Effect in Amps
24:50 – 27:02 Q&A
27:03 – 28:30 Fuzz and Bass Guitar
28:31 – 30:00 ’I Think We’re Alone Now’ by Tommy James & The Shondells
30:01 – 30:35 Tips on Using Fuzz for the First Time
30:36 – 31:50 Dylan Assigns Homework
31:51 – 32:50 Famous Bands That Have Used Fuzz
32:51 – 33:49 Weekly Gear Giveaway!
33:50 – 37:33 What’s New on Fender Play
Eugene Edwards is a Berkelee-trained guitarist and instructor who has played with Dwight Yoakam for the past 10 years. Dylan Caliguiri is an instructor & curriculum developer who holds an DMA in Music Technology / Studio Guitar.
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THE PELT FUZZ: https://bit.ly/3rp09R9
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MOD SHOP STRAT (CHARCOAL GRAY, Roasted neck, v-mod strat hss pickups): https://bit.ly/3O9lgk8
AMERICAN ULTRA JAZZMASTER® (Mocha Burst): https://bit.ly/3EfQMZ9
How to Use Fuzz Ft. Nick Reinhart | Fender Play LIVE | Fender