Wild and untamed, with a roar fit to shake the whole forest, it’s no mystery why KMA Audio Machines chose to name this pedal the Fuzzly Bear. Based on a Jodan Bosstone wide-range fuzz, this compact, well-built fuzz pedal is the perfect hybrid between distortion and heavy, gated fuzz.
But is it worth the price?
Coming in at around $180, the Fuzzly Bear is squarely in the mid-range for versatile distortion pedals.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one type sound, then your best comparisons would be pedals like the Boss OS-2 or the Carcossa Fuzz. Both of these pedals offer you some transitional ground between fuzz and distortion to play with.
Of the two, the boss is definitely a more traditional take on both effects, offering you the ability to mix between high-quality fuzz or distortion. The Carcossa, on the other hand, has a more unique sound, but may require more work on the part of the user to find the mix you’re looking for.
In terms of price, both are slightly cheaper than the Fuzzly Bear, averaging somewhere around $120. In fact, if you want to go even cheaper, you can get second-hand Boss Pedals (which are so well built they’re basically immortal) for a great price, or you could even go for the Behringer OD300, which recreates the exact same sound for just $25.
|Manufacturer||KMA Audio Machines|
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.25|
|Based on famous model?||Jordan Bosstone|
|Special Features||Bias Control|
|Width (in cm)||6.1|
|Height (in cm)||3.1|
|Depth (in cm)||11.3|