It might sound like a standard fuzz pedal clone at first, but then it starts making noises. A flutter here. An arpeggio there. A strange beeping noise over there. Somewhere in there is your guitar signal as well. Also I think there’s a colony of bees in the enclosure. I’m not checking now.
It’s noisy and useless. You could say it’s fun to noodle about on and it looks cool on a board. That’s about it. Also occasionally honey leaks out of the input jack (just kidding).
At its heart, this pedal is a vibrato/tremolo, saturation and flanger pedal, but that doesn’t really tell the full story. It’s supposed to emulate the sound you hear when a record player or tape machine reaches the end of its life and starts making all kinds of wacky and wonderful glitches.
But I’ll be honest: I’m not a great engineer or electrician. It doesn’t really sound like that. But I still love the sound regardless.
My current amp is a Fender Vaporizer. I bought it because it looked cool and it was cheap, but it also sounds way better than the price tag. My favourite thing about it is the analogue spring reverb.
It’s either cheap Chinese wiring or a cute quirky design feature, but the reverb on that has this slight tremolo sound to it and it’s just so blissful. This pedal was me trying to emulate it.
If you know me from way back when I did freelance/contract work — I’m sorry but I’m still out of the game. If you want to chat about the good old days, my contact details are below and I’d love to hear from you!
If you want to chat about anything else, if you’re feeling bored or lonely — the same contact details are below. All I’ve got is time and I’m always up for a chat.