Raw Fuzz

Clone your own Fuzz War - a delicious box of over-the-top fuzz assault. This kit is traced directly from an original early two-knob pedal that graces the FuzzDog pedalboard. That model has an internal trimmer for a fixed Drive control, but the PCB is designed so you can have this as a pot if preferred.

Not to be confused with the earlier model (which has seven gain stages and is notoriously difficult to get working), this one is based around a Big Muff Pi but with a different tone stack. It has a thick, meaty sound which can get quite clanky with the tone right up.

Now redesigned for board-mounted pots (round shafted), but you can wire up normal pots with splined shafts if you prefer.

This is still one of the favourite BMP-based pedals around this place.

We've added the option to go for a log pot for the volume control. The original linear gets very loud very quickly.


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 not take a battery. Knobs are not included.

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


Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 40mm

Knobs required: 2,3

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)


Download the INSTRUCTION PDF

Here's the older version

Rawv1

Pedal Parts

120g

New

£28.80 inc. tax

£24.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

6 review(s) posted (write review)
Raw Fuzz - Not quite on point 3 product stars
"Fun build and as usual a very well supplied kit. However... Though the kit does sound exactly the same as the Fuzz War when the Tone and Fuzz controls are set at their furthest extremes (full up or fully back), as soon as you stray away from those settings it does not respond in the same way. The Fuzz control jumps from warm and furry to very distorted around the 7 O'clock point whereas the original gets slowly and smoothly more distorted throughout it's entire range. Same with the tone control. Also, the clone is lacking the detailed middle of the Fuzz War. In fact, with the fuzz up full there is quite a nasty hum - almost sounds like Earth hum - it ain't the pedal is constructed perfectly - no shorts, dry joints and even cleaned the tracks with lighter fuel. I've put up a comparison video to illustrate my findings here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50JW2YgE0iE&lc=z22bg13qmn3ttbu2pacdp432gmgngf41203kngsyo4dw03c010c" Steve Crittall - 07/11/2018
Bad to the tone 5 product stars
"Awesome BMP variant! The tone control is insane; not your classic Muff tonestack. I stack my Raw Fuzz with the Soopa-Charged OD, this is wild!!" Chuck - 18/08/2016
Spot on! 5 product stars
"It's brilliant. Just brilliant. Played it alongside a Fuzz War and it's identical. Bad ass pedal, Thanks!" Rowan - 19/01/2016
I'ts fantastic. 5 product stars
"It's a really good clone. I'm speechless. I have no speech." Joel - 16/08/2015
Love the filter 5 product stars
"This is a great version of a gnarly classic. Great instructions and kit was easy to assemble (it was the first pedal I've ever assembled). The filter reminds me of filters you find on certain synths - it's very expressive and covers a wide range of sounds." Xavier - 23/06/2015
Best Sounding Fuzz Ever! 5 product stars
"Ive bought a few kits from the Poodle Pedal Parts site and they've all sounded great, nice to build with easy to follow .PDF build instructions and good quality components but the RAW FUZZ, Fuzz War clone is honestly the best fuzz I've ever had the pleasure of owning! Most fuzz pedals i have owned have tended to get a little lost in the mix, including real (non clone) Big Muffs, Fuzz Faces and Rat pedals. The RAW FUZZ just cuts through and there's loads of head room, you really can push this beauty. The tone is also amazing, lots of bass response if you want it and a lovely crunchy, brittle sounding high end. I'd also recommend getting the extra external drive pot as it enables you to turn the drive right down and the volume right up to get a lovely, crunchy overdrive sound if you are that way inclined. Personally, i like to crank it and wig out! A truly gnarly pedal, highly recommended!" Dan Wheeler - 06/08/2013

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