The Fuzz sound took off when a Mr Keith Richards used one on a Rolling Stones song to give a horn section a guide as to what they would play. Keith always imagined his famous guitar riff in (I can’t get no) Satisfaction would be replaced by a horn section. Thankfully it was decided that his fuzz guitar riff would stay. Read all about the Fuzz pedal in our blog entry here.
Fuzz guitar effects alter the audio signal until it is nearly a square wave and will open up a whole new experience when playing the electric guitar.
"Distortion", "Overdrive" and "Fuzz" are similar in effect, but they each have subtle differences in tone, ranging from warm mild overtones to an extreme manipulation of the guitar signal. See Overdrive effects are the mildest of the three, producing warmer overtones at quieter volumes and can achieve a harsher distortion as gain is increased. Distortion guitar effects produce approximately the same amount of distortion at any volume, and its sound alterations are much more pronounced and intense.