First came the LG then the HG and now The Hungry Robot FZ
Not a muff, not a fuzzface, not a clone of any kind. It is a truly original fuzz design that has its own unique sound, straight from the Hungry Robot lab.
The FZ has a guttural low end you can feel in your chest, a harmonically rich top end, and amazing note articulation for individual notes and complex chords.
It follows in the footsteps of the very successful LG and [hg] and holds true to the Hungry Robot design philosophy for gain devices. The FZ has narrowly focused, predictable external controls (fuzz,tone,volume). The real magic happens inside. Like its namesake, it has 6 internal dip switches for tone shaping that allows you to fine-tune the fuzz to match your mood, rig, or playing style.
The circuit was designed from the ground up without trying to imitate a specific fuzz tone. Embarrassingly, I have played through very few fuzz pedals in my life. I have never considered myself a connoisseur of fuzz, but this allowed me to approach the design with fresh, virgin ears, not trying to emulate or stack up to any classic fuzz pedals. The end result is a radically unique and versatile fuzz pedal that may become a classic in its own right.