Solidgoldfx Imperial Fuzz

  • By David A. Evans @tonereport
  • April 02, 2015


Solidgoldfx’s new Imperial fuzz pedal has a menacing appearance—it’s almost as if it were a long, black Cadillac driven by mysterious men in black. It might appear, suddenly on your pedalboard, perhaps after a disturbing encounter with another, lesser fuzz pedal. And like those shiny, black Cadillacs piloted by men in black, the Imperial might make you forget about other fuzz pedals for the moment. It will truly be the Emperor of the land of fuzz, or at least the King of your pedalboard.

The Imperial excels at producing thick, compressed-sounding fuzz.  The Imperial also sounds big, perhaps as big as the empire of fuzz the pedal’s name suggests. To get an idea of this sound, simply imagine Billy Corgan’s distorted tone in songs such as “Mayonaise” or “Hummer.” It’s as if those particularly loud and low notes push the circuitry to its limits. The pedal seemed to even out dynamic changes of this writer’s playing, although not to as large a degree as an actual compression effect might have done.

The Tone knob features a surprisingly smooth taper. The knob allowed for pleasingly minute transitions from, say, a more “neutral” equalization setting to a brighter or darker one. As for the sound itself, the highs are definitely bright and tight and also take on a pleasing electro-sizzle thinness. In practice, the noon position seemed ideal for most chording and single-note work. The Imperial demonstrated a pleasing evenness of transition between the darker tones and the brighter ones.

Unlike so many standard, no-nonsense fuzz pedals on the market, the Imperial offers a king’s ransom of control over the mid-range frequencies. SolidgoldFX incorporated a three-way toggle switch with which three mid-range equalization modes can be chosen: Boost, Scoop, and Flatten. The Scoop mode lent the fuzz a larger, more compressed sound, whereas Boost tended to make the pedal seem louder. The Flatten mode worked just as promised, seemingly emphasizing no particularly frequencies, yet the pedal retained the enormous, high-compression sound.

Unfortunately, the toggle switch is tiny and was a bit difficult to adjust. During testing, it seemed that quick adjustments were out of the question. Moreover, this writer tended to accidentally bump and adjust the Volume and Fuzz knobs while flipping the toggle switch. The result: a totally different, unintended sound! A bigger toggle in a different spot would have been a better idea, but as far as possible changes go, it’s really the only concern that arose during testing.

The Imperial would make an excellent standard fuzz for someone’s pedal board, while offering a bit more value than the original given the Imperial’s added mid-range EQ switch. One might say that it would add a regal touch to one’s tone. And—unlike that king of the road, a genuine Cadillac—it won’t take up too much room on your pedalboard, and it won’t guzzle electricity the way those classic cars guzzled gasoline. Also, it won’t startle you as might the real men in black. It truly is the King of Kings.

What we like: smooth, fat, enormous, compressed fuzz. Mid Boost, Scoop, and Flatten settings.

Concerns: the three-way “Mids” toggle switch was, frankly, a little too small for convenient and quick adjustments. Its placement also presents a challenge: depending on the adjacent knobs’ settings, the user can accidentally adjust the knobs while also adjusting the toggle switch.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. GeraldGox

    We are Amiga toy CPS affiliate program, our affiliate have feature of easy use, high commission, high conversion rate. We offer great conditions, Lifetime Rev share start at 30% up to 50% depend on sales. Paid on every package customer purchases. Weekly, biweekly, monthly payments based on sales volume.
    We work with US and most Europe countries. We accept all kinds of traffic. search “Amiga toy affiliate” on google to reach us. link: <a ></a>

  2. GeraldGox
    We are Amiga toy CPS affiliate program, our affiliate have feature of easy use, high commission, high conversion rate. We offer great conditions, Lifetime Rev share start at 30% up to 50% depend on sales. Paid on every package customer purchases. Weekly, biweekly, monthly payments based on sales volume.
    We work with US and most Europe countries. We accept all kinds of traffic. search “Amiga toy affiliate” on google to reach us. link:

  3. AnthonySwemi

    help writing a research paper
    essay planning help
    how do i start my college essay

  4. Jasonfap

    viagra available on gp
    online viagra
    viagra young healthy

  5. Jasonfap

    mail order and viagra
    math and viagra

  6. Jasonfap

    black market viagra
    generic viagra
    reaction to viagra

  7. Jasonfap

    generic viagra overnight shipping
    generic viagra
    buy viagra now

  8. Jasonfap

    mixing cocaine and viagra
    buy viagra online
    better pills than viagra

  9. Jasonfap

    viagra sacramento
    buy viagra online
    buy cheap viagra online now

  10. Jasonfap

    low blood pressure taking viagra
    viagra online
    viagra 50mg tablet cost cvs

  11. Jasonfap

    viagra price cvs walgreen costco
    buy viagra online
    viagra about

  12. Jasonfap

    teenney failure viagra
    generic viagra
    what’s better viagra or cialis

  13. Jasonfap

    search viagra free sites find
    woman use viagra

  14. Jasonfap

    which tesco are selling viagra
    buy viagra online
    pictures of a penis on viagra

  15. Jasonfap

    viagra usa
    viagra cialis levitra href page

  16. Jasonfap

    amiodarone and viagra
    buy viagra online
    viagra enhancement stories

  17. Jasonfap

    viagra graphic
    buy viagra
    viagra patent up

  18. Jasonfap

    serotonin viagra sale
    cheap viagra
    cat 1 keyword viagra

  19. Jasonfap

    protonix viagra interactions
    buy viagra
    viagra online no prescritions overnight

  20. Jasonfap

    information medical viagra
    buy viagra online
    viagra board

  21. Jasonfap

    find search viagra edinburgh pages news
    buy viagra online
    walgreens viagra

  22. Jasonfap

    la viagra
    online viagra
    rosacea viagra

  23. Jasonfap

    generic viagra generic
    viagra and no perscription and us

  24. Jasonfap

    viagra afghanistan
    risks of generic viagra

  25. Jasonfap

    benefits of viagra
    viagra online
    buy taladafil viagra

  26. Jasonfap

    comparison viagra levitra cialis
    online viagra
    viagra and drinking

  27. Jasonfap

    social viagra
    buy viagra online
    citrulline viagra

  28. Jasonfap

    discount generic viagra usa rx
    generic viagra
    viagra recipts

  29. Jasonfap

    viagra and steroids
    plaintiffs lawsuit on viagra 2010

  30. Jasonfap

    does viagra delay orgasms
    buy viagra online
    slogan’s for viagra joke

  31. Jasonfap

    viagra tie
    generic viagra
    viagra viagra buy

  32. Jasonfap

    viagra cialis soft cheap
    generic viagra
    publicidad viagra marketing

  33. Jasonfap

    viagra and cialis expiry notice
    buy viagra online
    time of day to take viagra

  34. Jasonfap

    levitra viagra cialis best
    generic viagra
    viagra magazine advertisement

  35. Jasonfap

    viagra and bph
    buy viagra online
    does viagra go stale

  36. Jasonfap

    insurance companies covering viagra not birthcontrol
    buy viagra online
    viagra milligrams

  37. Jasonfap

    viagra use of
    buy viagra online
    viagra viagra drug interaction

  38. Jasonfap

    health forums viagra without prescription
    buy viagra online
    purchasing viagra in bali

  39. Jasonfap

    herbal alternative viagra
    buy viagra
    sample of viagra

  40. Jasonfap

    viagra buy uk
    generic viagra
    lisinopril and viagra

  41. Jasonfap

    hamster viagra jokes
    viagra super p force

  42. Jasonfap

    viagra herpal

    quick forum readtopic viagra signature content

  43. Jasonfap

    get rid of viagra emails
    buy viagra online
    viagra cialis kamagra

  44. Jasonfap

    cialis viagra and levitra
    generic viagra
    viagra buy best

  45. Jasonfap

    viagra erection duration
    viagra online
    viagra for women patch

  46. Jasonfap

    viagra sales canada
    generic viagra
    buy viagra online without prescription uk

  47. Jasonfap

    viagra across the counter
    generic viagra
    viagra demo video

  48. Jasonfap

    vigrx plus is viagra uk
    generic viagra
    ok viagra hill climb

  49. Jasonfap

    paypal accepted viagra
    viagra viagra search find cheap pages

  50. Jasonfap

    bisoprolol viagra
    generic viagra
    viagra no brasil

  51. Jasonfap

    viagra high blood presure
    generic viagra
    viagra shelf life

  52. Jasonfap

    napraxen viagra
    generic viagra
    cuba gooding jr and viagra

  53. Jasonfap

    rapid acting viagra
    buy viagra online
    does viagra lower blood pressure

  54. Jasonfap

    viagra rebate
    viagra cheap
    quick forum readtopic viagra answer search

  55. Jasonfap

    free viagra consultation
    generic viagra
    viagra telephone

  56. Jasonfap

    viagra no doctor canada
    viagra cheap
    cheap geneirc viagra 50 cents

  57. Jasonfap

    viagra schoolboys to get stiff discipline
    online viagra
    cat 16 viagra

  58. Jasonfap

    viagra gel aka james bond
    viagra cheap
    viagra competitor pill

  59. Jasonfap

    taladafil versus viagra
    gals getting dicked viagra photo gallery

  60. Jasonfap

    discount viagra prescription drug
    buy viagra
    viagra and the porn industry

  61. Jasonfap

    walmart viagra cost 2009
    viagra causing bleeding behind ones eyes

  62. Jasonfap

    viagra logo items
    cheap viagra
    counterfeit viagra

  63. Jasonfap

    difference between cialis levitra viagra
    unicure remedies fda viagra

    kamagra viagra supplier

  64. Jasonfap

    buy viagra paypal
    paypal viagra and cialis sites

  65. Jasonfap

    effectiveness of viagra

    what are the viagra doses

  66. Jasonfap

    how does viagra work for women
    seniors viagra std

  67. Jasonfap

    keywords buy viagra
    buy viagra
    take viagra and cialis

  68. Jasonfap

    viagra effective period
    generic viagra wholesale fast delivery

  69. Jasonfap

    viagra viva
    buy viagra online
    legal viagra online

  70. Jasonfap

    hongry hawg texas viagra
    buy viagra online
    continuing medil edution lifornia viagra

  71. Jasonfap

    boots viagra uk

    strongest viagra

  72. Jasonfap

    seduced boys viagra
    generic viagra
    mccain avoids viagra cnn

  73. Jasonfap

    viagra drug zenegra
    online viagra
    viagra sex multiple times

  74. Jasonfap

    viagra zeit
    buy viagra online
    reputable on-line docotrs viagra

  75. Jasonfap

    viagra online without prescription $1.00
    viagra soft

  76. Jasonfap

    headache during sex viagra
    buying cheap viagra

  77. Jasonfap

    buying cheap viagra no prescription
    generic viagra
    viagra commercial smokestack

  78. Jasonfap

    side effects to viagra
    online viagra
    young viagra useage

  79. Jasonfap

    viagra and indegistion
    generic viagra
    plantiffs gets settement for viagra

  80. Jasonfap

    european viagra commercial
    viagra complaints against vls pharmacy ny

  81. Jasonfap

    europian union viagra vs us viagra
    generic viagra
    usa viagra

  82. Jasonfap

    viagra for men
    generic viagra
    ever use viagra

  83. Jasonfap

    pictures of patients using viagra
    cheap viagra
    viagra in kuwait

  84. Jasonfap

    viagra impotence
    buy viagra online
    viagra pharmacokinetics

  85. Jasonfap

    genuine viagra free shipping
    buy viagra online
    is he taking viagra

  86. Jasonfap

    viagra v
    buy viagra
    rutabaga viagra

  87. Jasonfap

    viagra pd
    viagra leverans stockholm

  88. Jasonfap

    interazione tra viagra e eutirox
    online viagra
    viagra online description chemistry ingredients sildenafil

  89. Jasonfap

    acupunture fue las viagra charles agujas
    female viagra tablets cheap

  90. Jasonfap

    viagra message boards
    generic viagra
    lowest price usa viagra

  91. Jasonfap

    viagra blood low pressure
    viagra pay later

  92. Jasonfap

    get viagra shipped discreetly
    online viagra
    viagra generico impotencia

  93. Jasonfap

    viagra generico impotencia
    гѓ›гѓјгѓ гѓљгѓјг‚ё

    are coreg and viagra compatilble

  94. Jasonfap

    what is comparable to viagra

    delayed ejaculation and viagra

  95. Jasonfap

    order viagra now viagra money order
    buy viagra online
    will viagra make you horney

  96. Jasonfap

    viagra weight loss
    viagra patient assistance

  97. Jasonfap

    viagra advantages versus cialis
    buy viagra online
    viagra works

  98. Jasonfap

    beta blockers and viagra
    buy viagra
    canada drugstores americans viagra border

  99. Jasonfap

    what colour are viagra tablets
    generic viagra
    viagra child birth

  100. Jasonfap

    viagra errection for longer than
    generic viagra without a prescription