52 pedals, week 32—J. Rocket Audio Designs WTF Fuzz

Three blog posts in under two days?! I know what you’re thinking. WTF—clearly the acronym for What’s This? Friday? Well actually, no. It’s not Friday. Also, that’s not what WTF stands for. When you take a look at the J. Rocket Audio Designs WTF Fuzz pedal though, you’ll know what WTF truly stands for. And it’s a good thing.

This pedal has been built as the fuzz pedal for people who don’t like fuzz. I don’t dislike fuzz. But I do love this pedal. It’s incredibly versatile while remaining easy to use. It’s a clean boost if you want it to be. It’s a fuzz pedal if you want it to be. Then it’s something unique if you want that. All thanks to the WTF knob and it’s dialed-in options.

Take a look and listen at another outstanding video from the folks at Pro Guitar Shop.

Notice how funky the pedal sounds once you kick in that WTF knob. There are some seriously cool tones and sound effects in this little pedal. But there’s not really a lot to it from the outside. Simple in design. I love that.

Essentially the pedal contains a volume control, a gain control and a boost control that allows you to create a rhythm and a lead channel. Where the magic happens though is in the three-way EQ switch and that WTF knob. The simple EQ is very effective and when used effectively with the gain and WTF controls … well magic happens really. The following video is also available on the official pedal’s web page, but I wanted to point out a particular section of the video. It starts at 3:23. Hit play. You’ll go straight to the part I love the most.

That sounds like WTF to me. Awesome. I could have so much fun with that! Who wouldn’t?! Don’t answer. It doesn’t matter.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar pedal. I have not experienced first-hand the sound or effects of this guitar pedal. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

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