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 FF fuzz 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.

Pink Freud features:

  • Unique hybrid design of classic germanium FF fuzz plus overdrive
  • Two matched NOS Russian military germanium transistors
  • Controls for Level, Tone and Attack
  • Fully hand-wired analog circuitry
  • Compact MXR-sized enclosure
  • True bypass 3PDT switching
  • Bright indicator LED
  • Accepts standard 9V pedal adaptor
  • 9V DC battery clip included


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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 FF fuzz 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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