A fuzz is a pedal that push your signal beyond what an distortion pedal wil do. And much more than a overdrive pedal to. That is one of the differences between fuzz and distortion pedals. The tonal wave of a fuzz can be completely flat.
It can deliver a very distorted sound with a lot of compression. The sustain can be very long and the tone...well.. you have to experiment with it yourself! It goes from a little fuzzy buzzy sound to a big fuzzzzz
The fuzz saw its first daylight in the '60s. The first fuzz pedal was the Maestro Fuzz Tone FZ-1 made by Gibson. You can read more about the Fuzz Tone here.
Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face is a famous one also. It is made in England. Jimi Hendrix used it for his distorted sounds. You can still buy the Fuzz Faze today. It is manufactured by Dunlop.
Another famous Fuzz is the Big Muff made by Electric Harmonix. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) uses it for his creamy guitar sound.
The Bass Big Muff is great for guitar to. More about the Big Muff and David Gilmours sound you will find here .
Bass Big Muff