Hey all, this is our first pedal demo! We’ll start with the Retro Channel “The Fuzz” pedal just because it’s my newest effect at the moment. There’s a whole bunch of Tonebender clones out there and wading through all the choices can be exhaustive. What I like about the this Retro Channel Fuzz is that it differs from many other clones because:
- It’s sound stays consistent no matter the temperature (old germanium chips can get really screwy with atmospheric temperature changes).
- You don’t need an isolated power supply to power this fuzz.
- The maker showed some creativity in his circuit design!
Check out the video demo Mike Dugan and I made with a Fender USA Highway 1 Stratocaster and a 1967 Fender Super Reverb with alnico speakers!
We found the Retro Channel Fuzz to pretty much nail that mid to late 60s fuzz tone reminiscent of the Yardbirds. It has a really authentic sound. There is plenty of pick attack in the sound and the pedal offers some good sustain along with that delayed note decay.