BOSS FZ-5 Fuzz Guitar Pedal Review (May 2024)


Last updated on May 27, 2024 10:47 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the BOSS FZ-5 Fuzz Guitar Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

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.

Product Features

  • Fuzz
  • Weight: 400 g
  • COSM technology
  • LED: Effect On
  • Footswitch: Effect Bypass
  • Power consumption: 36 mA
  • Controls: Fuzz, Mode, Level
  • 3 Vintage sound modes of the 60s & 70s
  •  Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
  • BOOST control for more distortion and sustain
  • Switch: Mode Maestro FZ-1 A/Fuzz Face/Octavia
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or 9 V DC mains adapter
  • Connectors: Input (6.3 mm jack), output (6.3 mm jack), mains adapter Connection: Hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build quality
  • Reasonable price
  • Exceptionally dependable
  • Positive customer feedback
  • Worth the investment
  • Wonderful sound output
  • More into retro-shaped sounds


  • The on-off switch may not be very long-lasting

BOSS FZ-5 Fuzz Guitar Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The Boss FZ-5 is an excellent Fuzz pedal. If you”ve never owned a Fuzz pedal before, this is a fantastic option because it will give you a very clearer view of what Fuzz is all about. It”s very versatile and offers the option of choosing between three different types of renown and legandary Fuzz pedals (Maestro FZ-1A, Fuzz Face, and Octavia) which it recreates through its Cosm technology. The latter is particularly useful if you’re not sure what kind of Fuzz you want. It’s simple to use and well worth the money.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

BOSS Fuzz Guitar Pedal (FZ-5)

as of April 30, 2024 4:57 pm

Pricing History

Price History for BOSS Fuzz Guitar Pedal (FZ-5)


Current Price $109.99 April 30, 2024
Highest Price $109.99 October 10, 2023
Lowest Price $107.98 November 18, 2023
Since August 16, 2023

Last price changes

$109.99 December 23, 2023
$107.98 November 18, 2023
$109.99 October 10, 2023
$108.00 August 16, 2023

as of April 30, 2024 4:57 pm
Last updated on April 30, 2024 4:57 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

1.1 pounds

Product Dimensions

6 x 4 x 3 inches

Item model number



1 9V batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

March 23, 2007

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