So I finally got to see “It Might Get Loud” lastnight. Amazing, amazing movie. I’ll have more thoughts about it in a upcoming post in the near future. In that movie though, Jimmy Page mentions Roger Mayer, and I thought I’d take the time to point out this badass fuzz pedal, the Axis Fuzz. I sort of forgot about these, but they are great.
Here is a partial description from Tunnel music:
The Axis Fuzz was developed in early 1967 to give an additional series of tone colours for Jimi. This guitar effect is named after it’s most famous use on the title track of the album “Axis Bold as Love”. It can also be heard extensively on the “Band of Gypsies” and various other post 1968 recordings by Jimi. Since it’s reissue it has become a firm favourite by guitarists who demand rich fill range quality fuzz tones with plenty of bottom end but that can also be used on chords and riffs. It cleans us very well from the guitar volume control and retains its large range of tone colours. The guitar does not loose identity and is truly a modern classic used by many leading performers today.
You can currently pick this pedal up at TunnelVisionMusic.com for $225.95.
I found this sweet YouTube video from Gearman (I like his demos) on the Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz.