The popular Swollen Pickle MKIIS, is a jumbo fuzz pedal produced by Way Huge Electronics. Before we go on, what is a fuzz pedal?
A fuzz pedal is a type of pedal whose effects range between a deep overdrive and a high distortion.
Fuzz is actually a unique form of distortion. These tones reveal higher frequencies of played sounds but can sometimes show middle frequencies too. It can produce overtones high above the sound of the guitar.
In general, fuzz pedals produce a nice cutting tone that makes it look like you have faulty speakers. If you’re in the market for a good fuzz pedal, you might want try out the Swollen Pickle MKIIS.
Jeorge Tripps’ is a big name (literally, his name is Way Huge) within pedal builder circles. His approach to pedal designs, plus his great guitar-playing skills, allows him to find the tones he desires for his use.
So, when the time came for him to start his own brand, Way Huge Electronics, he was perfectly equipped for the task. This is why his pedals are one of the most popular modern fuzzes on the market today. The pedals he designs work excellently in several situations.
One of his renowned designs is the Swollen Pickle MKIIS.
The Swollen Pickle MKIIS has five easy access knobs and two internal trim pots, a very unusual set.
The Scoop control is a middle knob that changes how present you are in a mix. For example, when playing a lead tone, you scoop to sound further away and push to sound front and centre.
The Crunch helps you change the type of clipping effect produced and also regulates the intensity of clipping.
You can compare the Swollen Pickle MKIIS to other big muff style pedals here. This will help you see how much more of a beast this pedal is.
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