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Jan 14, 2019

Guitarists into fuzz very often have a maximalist approach to it, meaning that they enjoy and seek fuzz excess and even redundancy rather than refined tone balance. If you belong to the category, you should check out The Mountain, by Maine’s Farm Pedals.

It features three harmonically different one-knob fuzz circuits in parallel:

B: Bright voice of the Farm Evolution Fuzz pedal.  Unity around 10 ‘o’ clock. Cutting cocked wah like tones.
D: Dark voice of the Evolution Fuzz pedal. Unity around 11 ‘o’ clock. Heavy, deep tones.
S: A modified Sweetleaf Fuzz.  Unity around noon. Woolly, distorted tones.

The fuzzes can of course be run on their own, but it’s the blending of them that generates a wide range of textures and uncompromisingly aggressive/gnarly results. Check out the video by Shnobel for some examples.

Three parallel fuzz circuits… at once.

This is the culmination of a search for fuzz saturation.  This pedal delivers three harmonically different one knob fuzzes simultaneously, without stacking or losing definition.  This pedal moves some air…

The three knobs can be run on their own or blended to achieve a surprisingly wide range of different textures and tones. The Bright and Dark together will produce cleaner (?) fuzz sounds. The Bright and Sweet produce a cutting, woolly tone. The Dark and Sweet together opens up the deepest, heaviest tones.

This is a very high gain aggressive pedal.  You can pull off some of the high end and feedback by rolling off the volume on your guitar… We think it actually sounds best with the guitar volume at about 8 (depending on the guitar).  Rolling off the volume will at first thicken it up and roll off extreme highs without losing fuzz.  As you roll further down you should start to clean up some, not much, but some.

B: Bright voice of our Evolution Fuzz pedal.  Unity around 10 ‘o’ clock. Cutting cocked wah like tones.
D: Dark voice of our Evolution Fuzz pedal. Unity around 11 ‘o’ clock. Heavy, deep tones.
S: A modified Sweetleaf Fuzz.  Unity around noon. Woolly, distorted tones.