$169 retail/$119 street
KNOBS Level, Tone, Depth, Input
SOUNDS Aggressive fuzz is its
specialty, which is enhanced
by the pedal’s gargantuan
output. Subtlety is not what
this pedal is about—even in
lower grind settings. Backing
down the Input Attenuator
cleans up the overall character
of the fuzz, yet keeps the
fangy top-end intact, while the
Phase switch elicits a whole
new range of textures—pushing
the tones more forward, or
cutting them off at the knees
for some lo-fi chicanery.
WHO’S IT FOR? If you’re into
sick sonic buggery, this pedal
can spit, snarl, and cough with
the best of them. The Torrid
Fuzz doesn’t excel at cleaning
up when you back your guitar’s
volume down, but it’s
a boatload of nastiness in a
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