Seymour Duncan Announces Their New Fooz Pedal

You can use FOOZ as a straightforward fuzz, add a Low Pass or Band Pass Filter, and modulate the Filter with either the Envelope or LFO
By BP Staff ,

We have amazing engineers here in the Seymour Duncan Research Lab. And, like all great engineers, they love to tweak, tinker, and push the boundaries beyond the realm of what’s possible. Wayne brings his deep knowledge of analog circuits from the days of working on the Mars Rover (for real!) and Kevin has been designing circuits since before he could walk. And, now they’ve designed FOOZ...

Today, we're introducing the FOOZ Analog Fuzz Synth pedal. Think of it as your favorite fuzz, synth, wah and trem pedals’ forbidden lovechild—bridging the best of each of these effects in a way never offered before in a guitar pedal!

Whether you’re on guitar, bass, synth, or even turntables, FOOZ gives you endless inspiration and creativity. Who knows, it might just send you to Mars and back!

FOOZ is a Fuzz and Filter effect inspired by our love of classic analog synthesizers.

The goal of this design was a pedal comprised of distinct blocks that can be combined together in a variety of ways to create a vast array of possible tones and textures, much like the elements of a synthesizer - (oscillator, filter, LFO, envelope).

To that end, we’ve included a square-wave fuzz to act as the ‘oscillator’, a Filter section inspired by classic Low Pass Filters, and an LFO and envelope follower with which to modulate the effect.

You can use FOOZ as a straightforward fuzz, add a Low Pass or Band Pass Filter, and modulate the Filter (and other parameters) with either the Envelope or LFO. Additionally, the Envelope can be used to modulate the LFO Rate and Depth, or an external expression pedal can be used to control most of the surface functions.

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