|Turn up the heat with the versatile Big John
Hairy Balls Fuzz & Boost.
*2 separate effects in one box!
(Booster & Extraordinary Fuzz)
NOTE: The crackle in the boost pot is OK!
1) Clean preamp
2) Tube growl
3) Distortion effects like a chain saw
4) High gain fuzz
5) Synth -like- effects with the gate control
6) Booster, drive, fuzz and synth in one pedal
7) Inside trimpot for volume control of the booster
8) There are no balls like HAIRY BALLS
The Big John Hairy Balls is a fuzz pedal that not only features zippery, gated fuzz but also adds a hairy boost that can be used in conjunction with the fuzz effect or separately. The Boost function features its own footswitch and a Boost control. The boost stays clean until about 3 oclock, then it gets scratchy and starts fuzzin out as the transistor bias changes. In the fuzz section, Volume and Gate knobs give you an unusual, creative control over the effect. The Big John Hairy Balls is a great fuzz design and like all Big John Pedals, it is handmade with top quality components with point-to-point construction (!) for maximum tone and durability.
The Big John Hairy Balls fuzz is nasty! Dripping like a sweaty taint, the fuzz tone is gated and Velcro-ish no matter what the Gate setting is. Even with the Gate off, the Big John Hairy Balls yields staccato sustain and nasty fuzz tone with moderate output and gain levels. Kicking in the Boost is like thumping a wildebeest in the danglies, the fuzz lights up and the volume goes through the roof, perfect for a lead boost. With the Boost all the way up, there is added gain and grit for a huge ballsy (pun intended) drive tone that will make your neighbour sweat. The Big John Hairy Balls is a pedal to annoy, enjoy, and play with for as long as you can still hear.