Finally! The best
of both worlds - fuzz and overdrive - in a single pedal! Freud provides
the perfect cure for fuzz sounding thin and stark by adding a built-in
overdrive at the end of a classic Fuzz Face circuit. A versatile
pedal, Pink Freud goes from screaming fuzz to shimmering clean,
all with a simple roll-off of your guitar's volume knob.
design of classic germanium Fuzz Face plus overdrive Two matched
NOS Russian military germanium transistors
Level, Tone and Attack
9V pedal adaptor
9V DC battery
Clips and Recording Notes
While we appreciate our good friend Gearmanndude showcasing the Freud, setting his DrZ to a slight crunch - while the proper setting for a conventional fuzz pedal - didn't really do it justice here. By effectively having now two crunch ODs in series, this particular demo sounded a tad over-the-top IOHO. At the 5:37 mark you hear perhaps a closer taste of its intended tone when GMD briefly backs off his guitar volume. Freud's strength comes from sounding like a premium OD (based on a Kalamazoo/Klon type OD sound) when your guitar's volume is turned down to around 6-8 but then like a classic full-sounding Fuzz Face with the guitar at 10. This is not your typical fuzz, but a unique hybrid expressly designed to sound good straight out of the pedal with no additional amp "doctoring" needed - pardon the pun.
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