Nov 13, 2017

Earlier this year we blogged about videographer Gearmandude’s first pedal, the Luther Drive. The famous videographer-now-builder just unveiled his second pedal, the Disco Bush Fuzz, check out the manufacturer’s own video below.

The DB has many personalities, because there is so much interaction between the knobs. For example, the BLUSH (bias) doesn’t really do much of anything for the first half of the rotation if you have the HIPS (bottom end) knob set on 6 to 9 o’clock. This is normal. Although the harder you hit the strings, you can find a magic spot, where you really get the farty, synthy, gated fuzz…like super squished out bias, approaching annihilation.  The interplay between the Blush, Hair, and Money controls, creates some great textures – from woolly, to velco, to gated, to almost bit crushing squelchy freakness. The HAIR control, acts like the Attack knob on a vintage tonebender, and the MONEY control, is a passive volume control between the first boost stage and the fuzz face part of the circuit that would act more like an actual pre-fuzz/gain knob. – More info here.

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