Mean Green Machine
Our Incubator has yielded its first production pedal: The Brute Fuzz.
The Brute is a synthesis of everything I’ve learned while experimenting on the Custom Artefact, Blush, and Demhe fuzzes; refined into a vintage-voiced tonal powerhouse.
The Brute features Silicon BC108B transistors, a Nanolog N2, mixed with Russian 1N34A Ge diodes, and modern Si diodes on the Texture Toggle. A handy low-cut on the Focus Toggle, entirely re-voiced Detail and Bias controls, green LED, and a top that glitters like the Hulk at a discotheque. The Brute is a tough, muscular, and darker fuzz than the Black, but still bright enough to stand out.
I’ve gotten many comments from customers who wanted a darker fuzz for their brighter clean-channels, or for their Fender heads and combos. The Brute’s darker voicing and burly mid-range tackles this application perfectly. The Brute still has enough clarity for complex chord-voicings, but also some serious weight for punchy single-note leads and riffs.
To help tame any overly bass-heavy settings you will undoubtedly find, I’ve also included a Focus Toggle that shaves the low-end just enough to keep the Brute from getting woofy. The Focus Toggle also works well for lead work when you want stand out in a dense mix.
- Matched NOS BC108B transistors
- NOS Russian 1N34A Ge diodes
- Modern Silicon diodes
- Nanolog N2 Molecular Junction
- Darker Re-Voiced Detail Control
- Refined Bias Control
- Additional Focus Toggle To Control Low-End
- Works Well Post-Buffer
- Sparkle Green Top
- Matching Green LED
- Satin Aluminum Knobs And Green Aluminum Bias Pointer