An incredibly significant fuzzbox, this is arguably Electro-Harmonix’s most famous distortion pedal. Known for its rich overdrive, harmonics and creamy violin-like sustain, it has been defining the sound of rock for over 40 years. The three controls, Volume, Tone and Sustain are simple to use but provide a whole array of sweet tones. David Gilmour and Carlos Santana famously used the pedal for their solos, as well as alternative rock heroes Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Junior and Sonic Youth. A physically large pedal, Electro-Harmonix now make a mini version for the more space-conscious pedalboard owners.