A DISTORTED BLAST FROM THE PAST
The FZ-5 is a modern pedal built for the modern guitarist, but the sounds you can get from the FZ-5 are pure retro. Looking back at the glorious rock sounds of the '60s and '70s, the FZ-5 recreates its vintage fuzz through BOSS state-of-the-art COSM technology. Recall the fuzz-filled flavors of classic pedals, such as the Maestro FZ-1A, Fuzz Face and Octavia pedals, and kick 'em into overdrive with the FZ-5's Boost knob. BOSS' proprietary COSM technology allows guitar players to recreate classic fuzz BOOST control for more aggressive tone. The FZ-5 is the perfect weapon for players wanting to beef up their rigs with classic retro fuzz artillery.
- Vintage sounds inspired by famous fuzz pedals of the '60s and '70s
- Uses advanced COSM technology to recreate classic fuzz
- BOOST control for a more aggressive tone
- Road-tough BOSS metal construction
- BOSS five-year warranty
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Does the BOSS FZ-5 have a lot of sustain?
- Yes, the BOSS FZ-5 gives you a lot of sustain.
2. Does the BOSS FZ-5 make different sounds?
- Yes. The BOSS FZ-5 makes three different fuzz sounds.
3. Is the BOSS FZ-5 analog or digital?
4. What is the difference between the BOSS FZ-5 and the FZ-2?
- There is a difference in the fuzz sound. The BOSS FZ-5 gives you more of an atmospheric fuzz while the FZ-2 gives you a searing fuzz sound. The FZ-5 is digital and the FZ-2 is analog.
The BOSS FZ-2 is like a Univox SuperFuzz. The FZ-5 emulates aFuzz Face, Maestro Fuzztone, and Octavia in one pedal.
5. What is the difference between the BOSS FZ-5 and the FZ-3?
The BOSS FZ-5 emulates aFuzz Face, Maestro Fuzztone, and Octavia in one pedal. The FZ-3 is like a Big Muff
6. Can I use the BOSS FZ-5 with a bass?
- Yes. The BOSS FZ-5 works well with bass. It performs better depending on the guitar and the amp.
7. Does the BOSS FZ-5 work with distortion?
- Yes. The BOSS FZ-5 sounds well with distortion or through a tube amp.
8. What is COSM?
- Cosmic Object Sound Modelling. It allows the BOSS FZ-5 to emulate classic guitar pedals.
9. Can I use the BOSS FZ-5 with a “wah” pedal?
- Yes. The BOSS FZ-5 sounds good with a “wah” pedal.
10. Can I use the BOSS FZ-5 to play Elvis Presley songs?
- Yes. You could also use the “octave effect”.
11. Where should I place the BOSS FZ-5 in the chain?
- You can put the BOSS FZ-5 anywhere on the signal chain, unlike other fuzz pedals.
12. Does the BOSS FZ-5 sound too bright without a tone knob?
- The BOSS FZ-5 may sound too bright depending on your preference. You can adjust the tone using your guitar tone knob.
- Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
- Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
- Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
- Bypass: Buffered bypass
- Controls: FUZZ knob, MODE knob, LEVEL knob, Pedal switch
- Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
- Connectors: INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, DC IN jack
- Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
- Current Draw: 60 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 4 hours *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- Accessories: Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
- Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
- Options (sold separately): AC adaptor: PSA series
Size & Weight
- Width: 73 mm (2-7/8 inches)
- Depth: 129 mm (5-1/8 inches)
- Height: 59 mm (2-3/8 inches)
- Weight (including battery): 405 g (15 oz)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.
Payment & Shipping
- Import duties and shipment costs are all included in the price for customers in the USA.
- Your package will be shipped from one of our fulfillment centers in the USA.
- Free 2 business day delivery with a tracking number in the 48 contiguous states of the USA.
- The delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico can take more than 2 days.
- Sometimes it can take a little longer due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Our system cannot ship to PO Boxes.
- Currently, we cannot ship outside the USA. If you are outside the USA, please contact us.