Fuzz Wars: Way Huge, Rabbit Hole FX, Rocket Surgeon, & Analogman

Two dudes, four fuzzes, you know what that means...fuzz wars! Although maybe it's not necessarily a "war" this time around, as these guys are all our friends, and I'm pretty sure they're all friends with each other. So this is more of a fuzz "friendly," or a scrimmage. Got to keep it positive! Either way, we got Way Huge, Rabbit Hole FX, Rocket Surgeon, and Analogman on deck! Nick and I switch off on guitar and bass so let's see how each fuzz compares. 

Photo credit: Dunlop

Photo credit: Dunlop

First up is the Way Huge Russian Pickle. Ya'll know how much I love my Sovtek Big Muff, and the guys over at Dunlop do the coveted fuzz justice, it's modeled pretty well off of it, it sounds pretty big (way huge you might say), and I love how clean the enclosure is!

Photo credit: Reverb

Photo credit: Reverb

Next up is the Rabbit Hole FX A 'Merkin fuzz. Nick got some time with it at the NAMM show this past January, it's got an octave up too, like an octavia. So if you want to rip the National Anthem ala Jimi Hendrix, the A ' Merkin's got you covered. The A 'Merkin fuzz articulates really well on bass too, I dig it. 

Photo credit: Premier Guitar

Photo credit: Premier Guitar

Round 3, we got Rocket Surgeon's Seratone fuzz. This is coming from the homies at Nordstrand, who have made killer bass pickups (they make guitar pickups too) and have been wanting to get into the pedal game for a while. They hit us up, and I told them they should absolutely go for it. The Seratone is their entry into the fuzz pedal realm, it's simple, but there's a lot of nuance to it. Wherever you have the knobs set on the pedal will effect your tone differently. Lots of low end, and the tonal possibility is endless, glad these guys are getting into pedals. 

Photo credit: Deluxeguitars.com.au

Photo credit: Deluxeguitars.com.au

A first for Pedals And Effects, we got Analogman on deck. This is the first time we've ever had an Analogman pedal on Pedals And Effects. For those unfamiliar, Analogman are known for modding pedals, and of course they progressed from modding pedals to making their own! Delays, fuzzes, you name it, they got it. Nick met up with them in New York recently, and now we have the Peppermint Fuzz for this Fuzz Wars Friendly. It's a retro style 60's fuzz, interesting yet, is that there is no power supply option, its battery powered, even more interesting is that they recommend using old/worn out batteries for that vintage sound. It's definitely one of the more unique fuzzes we've had on here, and we're happy to finally feature Analogman.

Four fuzzes, who do you think won? What was your favorite? What did you think was cool about each pedal? Let us know on our social media! There's plenty more fuzz coming, and of course, plenty more Pedals And Effects.

-Juan