Kink Guitar Pedals – The Charlie Fuzz Pedal Review
Here’s something you don’t see everyday! A fuzz pedal with a “killer” inspired design. Actually, I don’t know if Charles Manson actually killed anyone or if his group of followers did the deed but either way, this pedal looks and sound really great.
The Charlie Fuzz is made in Cranbourne (which is a suburb of Melbourne) in Australia and I have a lot of good things to say about this particular pedal.
The first thing you’ll notice is the dual LED lights on the front as the eye. This design element is really amazing and very unique so a huge congratulations to Kink Guitar pedals for doing something out of the norm.
Looks aside, this pedal actually sound really great. If you know me and my reviews – you’ll know I am not the biggest fan of Fuzz pedals through testing so many substandard fuzz pedals. This particular one stands out for a number of reasons including it’s simplicity. Not only does it only have one gain/volume control on the front but internally you can set the bias of the pedal from really hot (as seen in this video) to more mellow thanks to a trim pot inside of it.
I personally really love simple pedals. That said though, the only drawback could be some folks like to have an added tone control. I should also say, in the video above the bright switch was off in the intro and on in the demo. Listening to it again I kind of like the more mellow tops by turning the amps bright switch off. Depending on your rig, you’ll most likely be able to dial in a great fuzz tone without any problems.
If you’re into fuzz pedals check out their Facebook page (no official website yet).