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Pusher Pedals based out of New Jersey is a new builder for me. I love learning about new builders. One of the first bits of research I like to do when I learn of a new builder, is check out their Instagram account. Why you ask? Because I like to see process, and gut shots. That tells me a lot about a builder.. especially when they’re not a massive shop/factory.
Visiting their website, I liked what they had to say on their about us page –
pusher pedals is here for you. our first line of pedals is specifically built with simplicity, durability and attitude in mind. we build gear for musicians who spend their time playing gigs, not playing with knobs. we love trash, noise and all things rock and roll. it is our goal to grow along side the music community where we were born. it is our goal to provide musicians with affordable hand built glory.
Steven, the owner/operator of Pusher Pedals contacted me and was curious if I would be interested in checking out a pedal, of course I would. He sent over the Dirty Darling. Just like their statement above – “simplicity, durability and attitude”, the Dirty Darling falls into this perfectly. Controls include Loud and Fuzz. What more do you need right? The pedal is quite durable, as you would expect, but how does she sound?
The simple controls are pretty obvious. Loud, is um.. volume, and fuzz.. is fuzz. Cranking the Loud all the way up and fuzz down gives you a nice clean boost. The fuzz control is very reactive and you can dial in as much as you need. There was a crisp-ness to the pedal that liked. Not ‘ear-knife’ and not muddy. The voicing of the pedal was really nice overall, which is critical since there is no ‘tone’ control with the unit.
I personally liked it with loud and fuzz cranked. If I was to add this to my board, I would definitely be digging this for lead boost.
Check out this quick demo by Pedal of the Day:
I liked the simplicity. I liked the sound and tone.. very much. I liked the look of this pedal.
The Pusher Pedals Dirty Darling is available for $125 directly from their store. Steven is also offering a coupon code (Use Code: FXBAY) to receive $10 off of the pedal to you guys! That’s awfully nice! Be sure to follow Pusher Pedals on Instagram and Facebook!
Let me know what you think by commenting below!