Do you dig raunchy, ratty tones? If so, you’ll love the Electro-Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz. But don’t think that this pedal is a one-trick pony — this versatile dirtbox does it all. At lower settings, it adds a subtle grit to your playing. Increase the drive a bit, and you’ll be greeted with a meaty classic rock distortion tone. Crank it, and you’ll achieve a symmetrical, hard-clipping fuzz. Dialing in the Flatiron Fuzz is a breeze, thanks to its simple 3-knob layout, and it reacts to your guitar’s volume knob beautifully. EHX’s Flatiron Fuzz features true-bypass switching to preserve your tone and a compact, pedalboard-friendly design.
Thanks to its classic-style circuitry, the Flatiron Fuzz produces a familiar sound. Developed in the late ’70s, this design delivers the ratty-sounding, symmetrical hard-clipping distortion you’ve heard on countless guitar-rock hits over the past several decades. That said, the Flatiron Fuzz takes this sound in a slightly new direction. The guitarists here at Music Experience have enjoyed EHX’s iteration of this world-famous sound — plug in and discover it for yourself.
The Electro-Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz features three controls: Volume, Drive, and Filter. Volume sets the pedal’s output level, allowing you to hit your amp’s front end harder. Drive adjusts the amount of sustain and distortion, enabling you to attain everything from subtle grit to thick distortion to all-out fuzz. Filter is a lowpass filter with movable cutoff frequency, letting you dial in everything from dark grunge to extreme raunch.
The Flatiron Fuzz is named after the historic Flatiron Building in New York City. Built in 1902, the Flatiron Building is a triangular, 22-story, 285-foot-tall, steel-framed, landmark building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This groundbreaking skyscraper is located near EHX’s former headquarters and is pictured on the pedal.
The EHX Flatiron Fuzz is a classic op-amp powered fuzz/distortion. With its late ‘70s style circuit and symmetrical hard clipping, it’s EHX’s take on the RAT2™ pedal, only we think it’s better. The Flatiron Fuzz is extremely versatile. At lower drive settings it remains fairly clean and adds a pleasing mild distortion. As the drive is turned up it transports you to a world of arena rock and produces spectacular, thick, meaty tones. The stellar sound of the Flatiron Fuzz is a result of its classic, late ‘70s style circuitry and the fact that it delivers symmetrical hard clipping. As a point of reference, you might refer to the old Rat pedal, but we think you’ll prefer the Flatiron. The Flatiron Fuzz features three controls: Volume, Drive and Filter. Volume sets the output level while Drive adjusts the amount of sustain and distortion. The unique Filter control is actually a low pass filter with a movable cut-off frequency. This is especially cool because it lets you dial in just the right amount of high-end… from dark to raunchy. Electro-Harmonix trivia: The Flatiron Fuzz is named after the historic Flatiron Building in New York City. It’s an iconic landmark located just down the block from EHX headquarters in the 1970s and it’s the building pictured on the pedal.
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (instrument)|
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|Power Source||9V battery included (optional 9.6VDC-200mA power adapter not included)|
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