Runner up in the “Super Cool” and “Original Delay Dept.”: the new Catalinbread Echorec, which has wild multi-delays and warble modeled on the classic Binson Echorec—beautiful. They’re best left alone in the chain but at least be sure to place them first in the chain, keep them 2-3 pedals away from any buffers and allow them to be powered by 9V carbon batteries. Take from it what you will. I am just … me. I hook up all my stuff and think to myself every time: «I have so much fun wherever I go!» Enjoying, making, manipulating, surrendering to the world of sound. Personally, I also prefer fuzz pedals that cleans up better with the guitar volume. This pedal is a future classic of a reissued classic.
Smaller amps/bedroom level: 6/10 score: 7/10 Caroline Guitar Company Olympia Fuzz. Although being very dynamic, I wished the OCD to be a little more two diemnsional and serving more sustain — therfore only 4 stars. But I am serious about pointing out that, with all the chatter and obsessiveness surrounding equipment generally, and effects pedals specifically, all that matters is what you like. All pedals listed below were tested on a Stratocaster featuring D Allen Voodoo 69 neck and middle pickups and a Seymour Duncan SSL5 bridge pickups and a Radix Deluxe PRS model with Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P90s into Reeves Custom 50 and Laney Lionheart L20h tube stacks.
Tier1 OVERVIEW Ready to deliver fat and harmonic fuzz whenever you need it, the Fulltone ’69 MkII also cleans up like a vintage Fender amp when you turn down your guitar’s volume control. The pedals themselves are now rather legendary for their fabulous look—I treasure my custom-painted little Z.Vex boxes. I also use the Fuzz Factory on many an improvised music gig for all kinds of sonic mayhem—from sublime to vile. I rely on it! When David joined Pink Floyd in early 1968, guitarists had only a few pedals to choose from. Again, one of my favourite sounding fuzz pedals.