While the coffee is brewin’ this morning, thought I’d do some searches for fuzzes. I’ve been hearing about Malekko, but never checked them out, so here we go. I first wanted to see what they were all about, so I checked out their website, and in particular, read their story. I really appreciated where these guys come from, and knowing a little about the builders can reveal their angle when it comes to circuit designs. Seems like a personal way to see if their ‘style’ fits yours.
The definitely have a good assortment of pedals/styles to choose from including Synth Modules. But I came here (this time) to look for fuzz… and I found it. The Malekko Omicron Series Analog Fuzz Pedal.
Here is their official description:
This is our take on a classic Germanium diode based fuzz pedal of the past. It produces a wide range of fuzz tones in a super small enclosure. Very easy to use, the FUZZ has just two pots:
VOL, which increases the volume of the signal and is capable of producing a volume boost if so desired, and
DRIVE, which increases the fuzz amountâ€¦go ahead, turn it up!!!
But thatâ€™s not all- simply flip the pedal over, unscrew the four retaining screws (screwdriver not included), and remove the bottom cover to reveal a tiny three-position switch on the upper left-hand side! This mini switch unleashes the true power of the FUZZ! Position 1 (up) gives you a sweet octave fuzz. Position 2 (down) gives you a heavier â€œscoopedâ€ tone. Engineered to be searing and musical, both of these classic fuzz tones will inspire you to play and play. Thatâ€™s two killer tones for one low price!
I found a great video by gearmanndude. I was impressed how this fuzz held up with chords. It’s definitely a very useable fuzz sound, which I can see be used in various applications.
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