Definition of fuzzbox in English:

fuzzbox

noun

  • A device which adds a distorted buzzing quality to the sound of an electric guitar or other instrument.

    • ‘Not that we're jaded about plugging in these transistorized goodies on a daily basis, but in the saturated world of fuzzboxes it's hard not to feel like you've seen and heard it all.’
    • ‘For this reason, power chords are often used when using fuzzboxes to reduce dissonance.’
    • ‘I had trillions of different fuzzboxes designed, I even have some prototypes left that I've tried to backtrace, but they aren't really worth the trouble.’
    • ‘The ex-art school collective has fed fashion, feminism and photo-ops through the lowest of lo-fi fuzzboxes, kindergarten two-step beats, and tape recorder-quality disco - all in the guise of an arch riposte to modern pop culture.’
    • ‘Bent over his guitar, he toys with the song's melody for a few measures before stomping on his fuzzbox.’
    • ‘Musically, the songs are built around rudimentary drums and guitar (yes, they do use their fuzzbox), occasional bass and unbridled enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Distorted fuzzboxes and cheap booze: it's one of life's classic combinations.’
    • ‘I can't get a read on how important they are to the sound, but they were evidently used in several fuzzboxes of note, including the Gretsch ControFuzz, so they may be worth hunting down.’
    • ‘I spent my time in the CMU lab designing and building fuzzboxes and playing with a seven-head tape machine.’
    • ‘He started to experiment with sound, arming his guitar with fuzzbox, echoplex and phase-shift.’
    • ‘The record, at times, is a circus of sounds, an ornate hodgepodge of moody keyboards and skronky guitars, wordless angel chorales, ambient electronics, airy woodwinds and overcharged fuzzboxes.’
    • ‘Famous examples of fuzzboxes include the infamous ‘Fuzz Face’, and the ‘Muff’ series of pedals.’
    • ‘Montreal's favourite Franco-mod outfit returns, brimming with fuzzboxes, Rickenbackers and '60s-style swagger.’
    • ‘Psychedelic music like this could never be inspired by the fuzzboxes of the longhaired set.’
    • ‘The 34-year-old mother of two has still to leap back into the arms of her beloved fuzzbox, but it's hard to see Sunny Border Blue as anything other than foreplay.’

Pronunciation

fuzzbox

/ˈfʌzbɒks/