DEATH BY AU­DIO SU­PER­SONIC FUZZ GUN

Australian Guitar - - Fuzz Pedals -

A GREAT GUITAR EF­FECT FOR OFF-THE-WALL IN­SPI­RA­TION

RRP: $425

Dis­trib­u­tor: Death By Au­dio

Topol­ogy: Tran­sis­tor

EQ: Yes, tre­ble fil­ter

By­pass: True

Pros:

Unique sounds

Ex­pres­sive con­trols

Cons:

Only re­ally suited for noise-rock and shoegaze

The brain­child of Oliver Ack­er­mann from noise-rock band A Place To Bury Strangers, Death By Au­dio make in­sane, off-the-wall ped­als, from mind-bend­ing re­verbs and de­lays to os­cil­lat­ing fuzzes like this, which is how they made their name.

The Su­per­sonic Fuzz Gun is their most recog­nis­able and best fuzz pedal, and epit­o­mises the early DBA cir­cuit-de­sign strat­egy of ‘throw parts at a bread­board un­til it sounds crazy.’ Like the Fuzz Fac­tory, the la­bels on the con­trols only bear a slight re­la­tion to the ef­fect they have on the sound of the pedal.

At least half the joy of the Su­per­sonic Fuzz Gun is that it sounds com­pletely un­like some­thing a large man­u­fac­turer would make. It’s dirty, it’s punk, and its de­sign is more about the artis­tic in­tent of the cre­ator than any­thing as dull as en­gi­neer­ing rules.

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