It has been a while since PedalsAndEffects has done a round of Fuzz Wars but Jonathan Hischke cruised out from the desert to come in and shoot the Meatbox video so I suggested we knock one out! Jonathan has ears I trust when it comes to checking out fuzzes for bass, and he ended up borrowing one of them after we shot this. Out of Stomp Under Foot’s Rhinosaur, Dangerous Man Fuzz, Earthquaker Devices Terminal and Shift Line’s Termofuzz, GUESS WHICH ONE HE BORROWED!
This episode of Fuzz Wars involves a couple of relatively unknown pedals and a couple of very popular ones. Florida’s own Stomp Under Foot sent me their popular Rhinosaur. Though I had never heard of their company, I liked that their company is fuzz/distortion based so I believe they do their research!
Second is a new builder to the game out of Melbourne Australia, with the Dangerous Man fuzz. I met this builder while on tour with Deltron 3030. He handed the pedal off to me and while it is big in size, it comes with a lot of sound. Not sure if it’s available here in the states but you can google search him and see.
Photo credit: Earthquaker Devices
Now I really couldn’t believe I had never done a video with my new favorite fuzz, the Terminal Fuzz from Earthquaker Devices. I rely a lot on this fuzz when I do my clinics for Earthquaker Devices. This fuzz is very unique from the more popular fuzzes, and I think that comes from the filtering on it. It has such Mod-60’s style tones in it a la Curtis Mayfield. This fuzz also articulates well when running with a phaser or flanger!
Photo credit: Shift-Line
And last up is Russian builders Shift Line’s Termofuzz in this episode of Fuzz Wars. This fuzz had the most radical sounds coming from it as it claims to come from “50 years of fuzz in one pedal.” This kind of fuzz pedal does well on PedalsAndEffects because it has more than just fuzz. This Termofuzz has a lot of experimental noise capabilities and comes in a nice, small package!