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FZ-5: Fuzz

A Distorted Blast from the Past

Features

The FZ-5 is a modern pedal built for the modern guitarist, but the sounds you can get from the FZ-5 are pure retro. Looking back at the glorious rock sounds of the ’60s and ’70s, the FZ-5 recreates its vintage fuzz through BOSS state-of-the-art COSM® technology. Recall the fuzz-filled flavors of classic pedals, such as the Maestro FZ-1A, Fuzz Face and Octavia pedals, and kick ’em into overdrive with the FZ-5’s Boost knob. BOSS’ proprietary COSM® technology allows guitar players to recreate classic fuzz BOOST control for more aggressive tone. The FZ-5 is the perfect weapon for players wanting to beef up their rigs with classic retro fuzz artillery.

  • Vintage sounds inspired by famous fuzz pedals of the ’60s and ’70s
  • Uses advanced COSM® technology to recreate classic fuzz
  • BOOST control for more aggressive tone
  • Road-tough BOSS metal construction

A Distorted Blast from the Past

Specs

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Controls
Pedal switch, LEVEL knob, FUZZ knob, MODE knob
Indicator
CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
Connectors
INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V, Dry battery 6F22 (9 V) type (carbon), Dry battery 6LR61 (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor (PSA series: optional)
Current Draw
36 mA (DC 9 V)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Carbon: 3 hours, Alkaline: 10 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Leaflet (USING THE UNIT SAFELY, IMPORTANT NOTES, and Information), MODE sticker, Dry Battery 006P/9V (6LR61)
Options
AC Adaptor (PSA series)
Size and Weight
Width
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
Depth
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight
0.4 kg
1 lbs.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms* The battery that is supplied with the unit is for temporary use, intended primarily for testing the unit's operation.* We recommend that alkaline battery be used when replacing the battery.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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BCB-30

Pedal Board

BCB-30

The BOSS BCB-30 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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BCB-60

Pedal Board

BCB-60

The BOSS BCB-60 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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PCS-20A

Parallel DC Cord

PCS-20A

Power multiple BOSS compact pedals from a single pedal

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Support

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In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
BOSS Guitar Effects Guidebook
BOSS offers an extensive selection of guitar effects that can be used by guitarists to get any kind of sound you can imagine. Here's a quick reference guide to the type and function of each unit.
FZ-5 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012
BOSS Product Catalog 2011