Bogner Oxford Fuzz
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What we say:
For this fuzz pedal, Bogner have retained the uses of none other than studio legend Rupert Neve to supply the transformer and act as something of a badge of quality.
Variety is key here on the Oxford fuzz. You can dial up no less than 6 distinct varieties of fuzz via the three knobs and two micro-switches. The compression and gain levels can vary quite widely, taking you from quite open, expressive touch-sensitivity to squashed, compressed fuzz madness.
This one fuzz pedal will get you most of the top range vintage fuzz sounds you’d want, with no extra baggage of being a specific clone or reissue. The Oxford means business on it’s own terms and is a major success for that reason.
Plenty of gain on tap
If there’s one request Reinhold Bogner has heard over and over through his career, it’s the need for more gain. Consider that request officially fulfilled. Thanks to the onboard Neve-designed transformer and unique ferro-silicon design, the Oxford is fully capable of subtle, amp-like breakup that reacts to every nuance of your style. In fact, though it’s considered a fuzz pedal, lower positions on the Gain knob can even elicit a near clean and clear boost. But kick the Gain Switch to the + setting and prepare for walls of unending breakup, sustain, and thick harmonic layers that can only be described as destruction. Best of all, the Oxford sounds and feels fantastic throughout the whole range.
Three flavors of fuzz
Do you prefer a smooth tone that adds fatness and warmth to your note? Maybe you’re a sonic adventurer who lives and dies by a gnarly, spitting fuzz. And there are those of us who want the most aggressive possible. No matter which camp you fall under, the Oxford has you covered. With a simple 3-way Fuzz switch and a straightforward Gain knob, it couldn’t be easier to coax your perfect sound from this boutique stomp. The switch’s Darker, Dark, and Bright settings affect the EQ, and tailor the overall character of your tone, allowing you to tweak away. Though there are undeniably sweet tones under the hood, don’t let the pedal’s high-brow name fool you. The Oxford is more than willing to deliver some deliciously extreme tones that are hard to ignore.
Four of the best ears in the business
It’s Reinhold Bogner’s commitment to always pushing the sound of guitar forward while paying homage to the the classic tones of yesterday that has captured the ears of players such as Steve Lukather, Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed, Solo), Walter Becker (Steely Dan), and Justin Derrico (Pink, The Voice). And it’s possible that Rupert Neve’s products can be heard on more recordings than any other musical-equipment designer in history. Together, these two living legends know what great tone is. And that’s exactly what these pedals deliver.
Controls and features:
Gain Switch: “-“ low gain, amp-style breakup to vintage-style fuzz; “+” high gain, aggressive and lo-fi fuzz with extreme gain on tap. (Higher-gain settings can introduce some noise)
Fuzz Switch: 3 positions, darker, dark, and bright with more attack
Tone: Controls overall tone
Level: Controls output volume
Gain: Controls the amount of gain
Jewel Light: Reacts to the dynamics of your playing, depending on the output level of your instrument
Power: 9 volt DC, negative tip, power connector or internal 9V battery
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