The Pickled Punk is a full-on distortion pedal great for 80s-90s style higher gain tones. Separate volume, distortion, and tone controls give wide control over the signal. Crank the levels to get modern, almost processed-like tones. Dial it back to get crunchy overdrive-like tones. It’s pickled, not puckered!
New Gear: Circus Freak Bearded Lady Fuzz
November 26, 2012 by GoofyDawg
From the brand-spankin’-new Circus Freak Music is their latest pedal release, the Bearded Lady Fuzz. Give it a listen…
Personally, I’ve never been much of a fuzz guy myself, but at 2.04 in the clip, that tone was something that I’ve never been able to get. I just love that percussive type of tone! But I was also digging that totally squishy tone, and started thinking that I could use squished, square-wave sounds like that as background. Really need to check this out…
Anyway, as mentioned in my previous article, look for a release time of early-December; specifically, the first week of December.
Now one thing I didn’t mention about my conversation with the Circus Freak guys was on the topic of the name of the company. The explanation they gave was very cool: Just like a real circus freak, they wanted their pedals to be memorable; not just from the perspective of tone, but of looks as well. Look at that enclosure! The graphics are distinct, but the shape of the box is totally memorable! They also fabricate their own knobs! A LOT of thought went into creating this pedals, and I totally applaud what they’re doing!
Introducing Circus Freak Music: Pedals and Much More In Store
November 24, 2012 by GoofyDawg
In the U.S., we pride ourselves on the term “American ingenuity” which points to the adventurous spirit of the people in our country. Of course, that’s an over-generalized statement… Internationally, I’ve witnessed first-hand the conceit that that statement brings with it. But we won’t go there. But in any country, there are those who dare to risk and those who dare not. Being somewhat of a risk-taker myself, I have a sublime appreciation for those who dare, and the brand-new-not-yet-even-officially-released outfit of Circus Freak Music has definitely piqued my interest.
Audio demo of the Original Bearded Lady Fuzz Tone Pedal – Full germanium transistor circuit produces gentle clipping fuzz tones from subtle fuzz to massive deep muff. The Bearded Lady is ideal for the player who desires the tonal qualities of a straight germanium-based fuzz effect with the added versatility of external biasing. Product Info
Audio Demo with The Tattooed Lady – a superbly balanced overdrive pedal. Features independent bass and treble controls to help shape your tone when applied with the gain control. The tattooed lady is capable of heavy crunch tones and as importantly cleans up nicely with excellent pick sensitivity. She’s a beauty! Product Information
Incredibly versatile compressor with excellent low-end preservation. Three knob configuration allows easy control of compression ratio, attack, and sustain duration without unnecessarily complicated signal robbing designs. This compressor is excellent for subtle limiting to highly compressed, aggressive attack tones with tons of sustain and of coarse, everything in-between. Product Information