Maxon aren’t messing around. I don’t know if they’re hooked on uppers or if their R&D department just couldn’t sleep and needed to keep themselves busy, but they’re releasing 7 fuzz pedals:. Yeah, 7 of them. That’s a lot of fuzz.
This new line has been deemed Fuzz Elements. Each pedal in the series is designed to mimic a classic fuzz of yore, like an Octavia or Ampeg Scrambler or a Roland Bee Baa… okay, I’ll admit that I haven’t heard of that last one.
But I also have to question the use of the elements to name them, because there’s 7 pedals and only 4 elements (unless you count an additional 4 from the dark crystals lorded over by the dwarves), so you wind up with impostor elements like “ether” and “void,” which are kind of the same thing in addition to not actually being elements. Also basically the same thing: “wind” (an element) and “air” (not an element). Why not name these pedals after samurai or deadly sins or something else that there’s 7 of. Layers of burritos, maybe?
With that rant out of the way, here’s the model info on these new pedals, straight from Maxon:
FA10 Fuzz Elements Air – Accurately replicates the classic octave-fuzz sounds of the Univox Super Fuzz. Two distinct fuzz tones via the Fat/Scoop switch. Street Price $189
FEA10 Fuzz Elements Earth – Based on the classic “Ram’s Head” transistor fuzz circuit of the 70’s – loud, throaty fuzz with singing sustain and excellent note definition. Street price $189
FE10 Fuzz Elements Ether – Adds a parametric tone section to the FA10 circuit. Cut or Boost specific frequencies to create a variety of new fuzz/Octavia tones. Street price $199
FF10 Fuzz Elements Fire – Emulates the massive, bottom-heavy octave-fuzz sounds of the Roland Bee Baa. Features two distinct fuzz sounds via the Notch Footswitch. Street price $189
FWA10 Fuzz Elements Water – Adds a parametric tone section to the FEA10 circuit. Cut or Boost specific frequencies to create a variety of new fuzz/distortion tones. Street price $199
FW10 Fuzz Elements Wind – Conjures up the classic fuzz tones of the Vox Tonebender Mk. II. Vintage/Hot gain settings and switchable output buffer. Street price $189
FV10 Fuzz Elements Void – Based on the Ampeg Scrambler, generates even-order harmonic overtones that are dynamic and frequency dependent to create unique Octavia/ring modulator sounds. Street Price $189
Source: Guitar Noise