Axis Fuzz

Hot! Axis Fuzz

Jimi used one on the title track of Axis Bold As Love. What else do you need to know?

Oh go on then. The Fuzz Face's more sophisticated big brother. Richer, fuller fuzz with more bottom end and even more responsive to playing dynamics and guitar volume.

This baby can cut through a band for biting solos, but doesn't get too messy when used on chords. Perfect all-rounder really.

Uses all-silicon transistors so is much more stable and predictable than its sibling. It'll sound the same in the heat of that sweaty venue as it does in your chilly rehearsal shed.

Board-mounted pots for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosures. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Easy

PCB size: 50 x 20mm

Knobs required: 2

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct Connect compatible (4-way)


Here's the older version


Pedal Parts



£21.60 inc. tax

£18.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

14 review(s) posted (write review)
Great fun, even better sound! 5 product stars
"Amazing speedy service. Blown away at how fast the order was processed and sent out. The instructions provided had the right leve of information. It never felt like it was hand holding, but I did learn a lot as I went along. Having not picked up a soldering iron since secondary school (give or take some guitar wiring), this was a perfect beginners project to get my mojo back. Circuit worked first time (amazing feeling). Had some problems with the switch, but after re reading the instructions and engaging some common sense and a multimeter, I was able to quickly fix the issue. The effect itself sounds great and does exactly what it says on the tin. Summons the crackle and fizz of the late 60s perfectly. Looking forward to road testing with my band. Very impressed and looking forward to my next kit and project!" DaveT - 13/09/2018
Does anyone have instructions 2 product stars
"Can't put it together for lack of knowledge/instructions. Can anyone help?" Leyland - 17/10/2017
A thing of beauty 5 product stars
"Timely delivery, all there & well packed. Not my first kit and this board has solid traces unlike many other offerings. Good instruction; these old eyes were slow with 4 and 5 color resistors codes ugh. Built and tested as suggested and worked first time. I overlooked the daughter board LED connection so I had to run an LED wire from main board (should update the instructions) This kit is a good solid build that will be on my pedal board next to my 3 fuzzaround clone. Aces!" Max L - 01/05/2017
You need one of this 5 product stars
"After my BMP triangle version, I decided to go for a different flavor of fuzz. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much of it, just curious about its sound. Bought one, enjoyed the build and there I am, surprised with the result. As with every kit sold, instructions are fantastic, components are high quality, price is great and the result is wonderful. If you are looking to get into Hendrix territory this is a must. Cleans wonderfully using your guitar volume and it sounds huge but not crazy when cranked up. After finishing it I wasn't able to put it out of my pedalboard, so there it is after several years. One of the few pedals that I have no intention to replace." NiLace - 18/02/2017
Beautiful, Nasally, and cutting 4 product stars
"This is THE pedal for people who either A. Love Jimi Hendrix's 1970 tone, B. Love Fuzz, but want to cut through the mix (Wherein other fuzzes are simply too mid cutting to shine), or C. Want to have a nearly transparent fuzz. Starting on point A, I love the Isle of Wight tone. I also love John Frusciante's tone, so I stuffed this thing in front of my Crybaby. Perfect. On B, this thing sounds so much more powerful than a Fuzz face simply because of the fact that it maintains the midrange of your guitar tone. It reminds me of what happens if you stack a Tubescreamer or a Boss DS-1/2 in front of a mid-scooped fuzz. It cleans it up, but changes the entire characteristic to a much more nasally sounding tone, perfect in my opinion. On C, if you turn your guitar volume down to about 7, Boom, distortion. 5? Overdrive. 3 and you've got your original guitar tone back. This thing colors tone less than a Fuzz face, and even in the ways it does it is more satisfying as it peaks at the mid-low range more, which gives a girthy sound at lower volumes, and a cutting tone at higher volumes. The only reason this review is 4/5 stars, is that when the fuzz is turned all the way up, it makes this terrible scratching/broken pedal sound, which I think is just due to some odd resistances in the transistors I got. Turning it down from max seems to fix this, and it sounds just like I expected. (PS, it sounds best at higher volumes, and with a crunchy tube amp). Overall more than worth it. Inexpensive, relatively easy kit, compact, and a brick of tone." Mylo McCormick - 17/01/2017
Axis and You Shall Receive 4 product stars
"I play this through a Lazy J 20 and it sounds divine. Leaving out the 2 components gets rid of the nasty splutter you hear on almost all the Roger Mayer YouTube demos. My only niggle is that I would like a pot for the smoothing cap. Apart from that this is a great pedal and even with the removal of said 2 components it gets fat and fuzzy when cranked Thanks fuzzdog" Rik - 25/11/2016
Buy it just buy it! 5 product stars
"Dude! THANK YOU! I've received my axis fuzz today. A breeze to play and the sound is GORGEOUS!!! Like a fuzz face on steroids, seriously, it's exactly what I expected, sputtery but not muddy, tons of gain and sustain, clean well with guitar volume pot, wow just wow! you rock! ciao! Listen to Hendrix at the Isle of Wight to get an idea of what this pedal can do. Forget about fuzz faces or big muffs, this kit ended my quest of the perfect fuzz!" Vince Marcoux - 30/04/2015
Axis Fuzz 5 product stars
"Just finished my first pedal kit and got to say really impressed with Axis Fuzz. Have built a few guitars and amps over the years so used to a bit of soldering and found the PDF easy to follow. I tried the pedal into a couple of tube amps with several guitars and loved the sound. Not too mental a fuzz, just right. Sounded brilliant with a soul food before it as well. Looking forward to my next kit." Mick - 03/04/2015
Axis Fuzz 5 product stars
"This is the second pedal i have built from poodle's and i must say that it has been a joy to build everyone,The kit was purchased and delivered in 24 hrs "That's Quick" super quality parts throughout with an easy to follow parts pdf.What can i say except this pedal rocks big time through the 18watt plexi with either single coils or humbuckers i just run the pedal flat out and control the effect with the guitars volume lovely:)will be back for more...Thanks!!" Mark - 29/06/2013
Axis Fuzz 5 product stars
"Just completed this pedal, it sounds fab and I cant wait to play it loud at practice. I have to say that the aftersales service is brilliant. I had very rapid responses to all my email queries. I'm sure I'll be buying lots more kits in the future." Big Dan - 11/04/2013
Man this fuzz is nice! 5 product stars
"Don't be put off by the low price and tiny board dimensions - this thing rocks! VERY nice fuzz tones and even with the knobs cranked it's way quieter than a B s pedal, I thought it was dead until I hit a note! Just wind the fuzz to eleven and control the clip with your guitar volume. Awesome!" Buzz - 03/12/2012
Axis Fuzz Review 5 product stars
"Very professional kit with parts of the highest quality. Worked first time. It could be called "Really Big Bits" because thats what you get with 5th chords on the three bottom strings! As the circuit stands the LED is a bit dim because the power has to go through R4 180k before it gets to the LED limiter resistor R12 2.2k. No problem, just dont put R12 on the board but put one leg on the 9v connection on the external power plug and the other to the longer lead of the LED. The shorter lead of the LED goes to the switch as shown. Slip bits of connection wire insulation over any exposed wire especially near the switch. Its now as bright as the other Poodles. Its easier than having a long wobbly lead from the pdb to the LED anyway!" Keith Roberts - 08/10/2012
Nice! 5 product stars
"Yup, sounds just like the fuzz of Axis bold as Love! I sprayed it orange, used an actual Axis bold as Love CD cover for the graphic, and sprayed over that with clear lacquer before attaching the parts. And I have to say it looks and sounds sweet! Poodle scores again!" azoora - 18/08/2012
Great Fuzz 5 product stars
"This Fuzz Delivers, bought it as a first attempt at building a 'bigger' pedal and it was a really fun build. The PDF file was a great help in working out how to create the pedal and all the parts are top notch! I'm going to keep buying more! If only for the fact you can get great sounding pedals at 1/8 of the price and you feel more attached as you've created them yourself! Give it a try!" George Wharmby - 26/05/2012

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