ZVex

ZVex

Z.Vex Effects is an effects pedal company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their name derives from the name of founder Zachary Vex who is a respected innovatorin the business, and by some described as a "mad scientist". The company's most famous product is the Fuzz Factory. All of their pedals (except the budget-line Vextron series) are hand painted at their factory in Minnesota. All Vextron subassemblies are made in Taiwan, but the final assembly is completed in the United States.

Zvex Bomb Pop
Zvex Bomb Pop

The Bomb Pop is a Frankenstein's monster consisting of their Super Hard On Boost, Double Rock Distortion, Instant Lo-Fi Junky,  Wah Probe and a Fuzz Factory 7. 

Zvex Double Rock Distortion Boost
Zvex Double Rock Distortion Boost

The Double Rock by ZVex was originally designed for J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. He requested two Box of Rock pedals in one box with two stomp switches. He uses that regularly on stage now, but ZVex did ...

Zvex Fuzzolo
Zvex Fuzzolo

This silicon fuzz has a rich subby ripping texture with aggressive midrange and plenty of volume. Your Fuzzolo has two knobs, one controlling Volume and the other controlling Pulse Width, which sweeps ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Box Of Metal Distortion
Zvex Hand-Painted Box Of Metal Distortion

This hand-painted Box of Metal distortion from ZVex delivers all the power of the original pedal with artwork that's unique on every pedal!Note: Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of each ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Box Of Rock Disortion
Zvex Hand-Painted Box Of Rock Disortion

The Box of Rock is ZVex's first distortion pedal, highly specialized to simulate the "everything on 10" sound of a classic Marshall amplifier. You can use the Box of Rock effectively ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Fuzz Factory
Zvex Hand-Painted Fuzz Factory

The Fuzz Factory from ZVex is a 5-knob fuzz pedal with 2 old-stock '60s germanium transistors. Though the circuit isn't modeled after any one specific classic fuzz effect, it delivers tones ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Fuzz Probe
Zvex Hand-Painted Fuzz Probe

The Fuzz Probe from ZVex is like a cross between a theremin and a Fuzz Factory pedal, controlled by tweaking its Stability knob and interacting with the pedal's RF field with your foot. There is a ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Instant Lo-Fi Junky Modulation / Chorus / Vibrato
Zvex Hand-Painted Instant Lo-Fi Junky Modulation / Chorus / Vibrato

The Instant Lo-Fi Junky was designed to emulate the sounds and textures of the ZVEX Lo-Fi Loop Junky in real time, but it goes far beyond that. Click it on and mix your sparkly clear compressed signal ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Jonny Octave
Zvex Hand-Painted Jonny Octave

The Jonny Octave is an octave-up effects pedal designed to raise the apparent pitch of single notes on your guitar by one or two octaves. Controls include volume controls for each of the two octave ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Lo-Fi Loop Junky
Zvex Hand-Painted Lo-Fi Loop Junky

The Lo-Fi Loop Junky loop pedal from ZVex really is low-fidelitythe recording of your guitar is filled with hiss, moan, distortion, and warped-record strangeness, but everyone will be able to tell the ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Machine Fuzz
Zvex Hand-Painted Machine Fuzz

The Machine fuzz from ZVex is actually a dual-frequency tripler circuit that uses crossover distortion for the first time in any pedal, ever. It generates the distortion of the wave in the sloped part ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Octane 3 Fuzz / Octave
Zvex Hand-Painted Octane 3 Fuzz / Octave

The Octane 3 is a ridiculously musical fuzz pedal with an octave-up effect blended in. The Octane 3's circuit uses a combination of germanium diode and transistor fuzz generation and a ring ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Ooh Wah II
Zvex Hand-Painted Ooh Wah II

Part sequencer, part wah-wah, part tremolo. Put it together and you have the Ooh Wah II guitar effects pedal, a mind-bending Zvex pedal. The Wah pedal has a random/seek stomp switch that lets you jump ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Seek Trem Tremolo
Zvex Hand-Painted Seek Trem Tremolo

The Seek-Trem effects pedal is an eight-stage sequencer-controlled tremolo pedal. The controls are, from left to right, 4/8/6 step selector switch, speed (tempo), and 8 sequencer volume controls. All ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Seek Wah II
Zvex Hand-Painted Seek Wah II

The Seek-Wah II from ZVex is sort of a combination of a tremolo and a wah-wah pedal. If you're familiar with seventies synths, it's exactly like an analog sequencer controlling a mellow ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Super Duper 2-In-1 Boost And Overdrive
Zvex Hand-Painted Super Duper 2-In-1 Boost And Overdrive

The Super-Duper 2-In-1 guitar pedal from ZVex is a dangerously loud pedal that combines two Super Hard-On pedals in one small box, with two switches, and LED indicators. Its Master volume control lets ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Super Hard On Boost
Zvex Hand-Painted Super Hard On Boost

The ZVex Super Hard On is an ultratransparent boost that goes from unity gain to an over 8-volt peak, while adding a delightful high-end clarity with its 5 million-ohm input impedance.The Super Hard ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Tremolo Probe
Zvex Hand-Painted Tremolo Probe

The Tremolo Probe from ZVex is basically a cross between a theremin volume control and a ZVex Super Hard-On preamp pedal, giving you responsive, realtime control over the effect.At the he heart of the ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Tremorama Tremolo
Zvex Hand-Painted Tremorama Tremolo

The Tremorama is to the Seek-Trem as the Ooh-Wah is to the Seek-Wah. If you're able to understand that, you must be pretty familiar with ZVex products! Basically, the Tremorama has all of the ...

Zvex Hand-Painted TT Ring Modulation
Zvex Hand-Painted TT Ring Modulation

The Ringtone TT from ZVex is a tap-tempo sequenced ring modulator pedal for guitar. The Ringtone TT's controls are as follows: from the upper left, a sequence/random/step switch which sets the ...

Zvex Hand-Painted USA Vexter Fuzz Factory
Zvex Hand-Painted USA Vexter Fuzz Factory

The Vexter Fuzz Factory from ZVex is a 5-knob fuzz pedal with 2 old-stock '60s germanium transistors, and it comes in a USA-made engraved aluminum chassis. Though the circuit isn't modeled ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Wah Probe
Zvex Hand-Painted Wah Probe

The Wah Probe by ZVex features a Theremin-style antenna controlling a wah, which gets brighter as your foot approaches. It also features a Super Hard-On boost circuit in front of the wah, with a knob ...

Zvex Inventobox
Zvex Inventobox

With the ZVex Effects Inventobox you can quickly design, build and modify your own guitar pedals without soldering! The Inventobox offers 2 different channels so you can build up to 2 different ...

Zvex Loop Gate Gate Effects Loop
Zvex Loop Gate Gate Effects Loop

Gating very complex sounds like fuzz and delay is always a challenge. The Loop Gate provides a loop switch with a built-in perfect audio gate (high headroom, no distortion, no hiss) that lets you set ...

Zvex Sonar Tremolo Tap Tempo
Zvex Sonar Tremolo Tap Tempo

Yes, the Sonar is a tremolo pedal, but this ones different. This unit has the ability to chop up any signal you send into or out of it. Unlike most other tremolos, it can cut down your high gain ...

Zvex Super Ringtone
Zvex Super Ringtone

This product is a far more advanced version of our originalRingtone™pedal. Basically, the Super Ringtone™is a 16 step sequencer of ring modulators. Ladies and gentlemen,you have just ...

Zvex USA Vexter Box Of Metal Distortion Pedal
Zvex USA Vexter Box Of Metal Distortion Pedal

The USA Vexter Box of Metal is an aggressive high-gain distortion pedal with a highly effective built-in switchable gate which dramatically reduces noise and unwanted feedback. Its gain and tonal ...

Zvex Vexter Box Of Metal Distortion
Zvex Vexter Box Of Metal Distortion

The ZVex Box of Metal is an aggressive high-gain distortion pedal with a highly effective built-in switchable gate which dramatically reduces noise and unwanted feedback. Its gain and tonal ...

Zvex Vexter Box Of Rock Distortion
Zvex Vexter Box Of Rock Distortion

The Vexter Box of Rock is a silkscreened version of ZVex's first distortion pedal, highly specialized to simulate the "everything on 10" sound of a classic Marshall amplifier. Use your ...

Zvex Vexter Fat Fuzz Factory
Zvex Vexter Fat Fuzz Factory

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Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory
Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory

The Vexter Fuzz Factory from ZVex is a 5-knob fuzz pedal with 2 NOS '60s germanium transistors, and it comes in a hand-polished aluminum chassis with hand-silkscreened, 2-color text. Though the ...

Zvex Vexter Series Fuzz Probe
Zvex Vexter Series Fuzz Probe

The Vexter Fuzz Probe is a cross between a theremin and a ZVEX Fuzz Factory. There is an antenna (proximity plate) that projects a field of RF energy that is affected by your foot, altering the ...

Zvex Vexter Series Instant Lo-Fi Junky Modulation / Chorus/ Vibrato
Zvex Vexter Series Instant Lo-Fi Junky Modulation / Chorus/ Vibrato

The ZVex Vexter Series Lo-Fi Junky Modulation and Chorus/Vibrato guitar effects pedal emulates the ZVex Lo-Fi Loop Junky in real time though a combination of THAT chip compression, Belling ...

Zvex Vexter Series Sho Super Hard On Booster Gorilla
Zvex Vexter Series Sho Super Hard On Booster Gorilla

The ZVex Vexter Series Super Hard On is an ultratransparent boost that goes from unity gain to an over 8-volt peak, while adding a delightful high-end clarity with its 5 million-ohm input ...

Zvex Vexter Series Sonar Tremolo Tap Tempo/Machine
Zvex Vexter Series Sonar Tremolo Tap Tempo/Machine

The ZVex Vexter Sonar guitar effects pedal is a tremolo pedal unlike any other. Unlike most tremolos, it can cut down your high gain signal to silence. It can also sound gorgeously transparent. It ...

Zvex Vexter Series VSD Super Duper 2-In-1 Boost
Zvex Vexter Series VSD Super Duper 2-In-1 Boost

Creator Zach Vex has a warning for those considering the Vexter Series Super Duper 2-in-1 Boost: "I WARNED YOU TO BE CAREFUL. When using this pedal, start off slow, and monitor your amp for ...

Zvex Vexter Series Wah Probe
Zvex Vexter Series Wah Probe

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Zvex Vextron Series Distortron
Zvex Vextron Series Distortron

The ZVex Distortron guitar pedal is the gifted little sister of ZVex's "Box of Rock" stompbox. ZVex designed the Distortron distortion effect to simulate the "everything on 10" ...

Zvex Vextron Series Mastotron Fuzz  Blue
Zvex Vextron Series Mastotron Fuzz Blue

The ZVex Mastotron Effects Pedal, another in the Vextron series, is a heavy silicon-based fuzz pedal with a lot of controlsvolume, tone, pulse width, fuzz, and relax/push. The relax/push controls the ...

Zvex Woolly Mammoth
Zvex Woolly Mammoth

Sensitive and touchy, This bass fuzz has tremendous bottom end and a beautiful harmonic structure that sounds blistering with a guitar too..

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Zvex Hand-Painted Super Hard On Boost

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Date: 11/13/2015 at 01:28 AM
Read Review by DavidA | View Pedal
My always-on pedal, great for using with old vintage guitars to make them shine.

Zvex Hand-Painted Instant Lo-Fi Junky Modulation / Chorus / Vibrato

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Date: 09/18/2015 at 08:46 AM
Read Review by Best Investment | View Pedal
This is by far my favorite pedal I've come across. It mixes perfectly into my sound, enhancing it ...

Zvex Woolly Mammoth

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Date: 06/09/2015 at 12:35 AM
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This thing will legit tear your face off if you're not careful. I use it on the mildest setting most ...

Zvex Vexter Box Of Rock Distortion

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Date: 05/28/2015 at 3:42 PM
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Great pedal, the distortion is pretty great. The three controls are pretty standard for any ...

Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory

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Date: 05/22/2015 at 3:01 PM
Read Review by Chronic Noise | View Pedal
this is an awesome pedal. it takes some tweaking to get a sound you are actually looking for. while ...

Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory

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Date: 05/06/2015 at 1:15 PM
Read Review by Snydermans Music | View Pedal
This is a great fuzz. It can really capture a wide range of fuzz sounds all the way from a little ...

Zvex Vexter Series Sonar Tremolo Tap Tempo/Machine

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Date: 05/05/2015 at 4:02 PM
Read Review by snagglemonster | View Pedal
The ZVEX Sonar is a very unique and feature-packed tremolo pedal. I like to make use of some its ...

Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory

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Date: 05/04/2015 at 11:58 AM
Read Review by baldeaguirre | View Pedal
very useful fuzz pedal, great tones and lots of sustain at a high volume rates; be careful with the ...

Zvex Hand-Painted Super Hard On Boost

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Date: 05/03/2015 at 4:21 PM
Read Review by Ray Fork | View Pedal
Great boost pedal for getting more beef out of vintage pickups that have great sound but not quite ...

Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory

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Date: 05/03/2015 at 12:34 AM
Read Review by Dida | View Pedal
I use this as an heavy fuzz , for riffs and solos as well, it makes your guitar scream with ease. ...