- Published: 12 April 2021 12 April 2021
Hello, Effects Fans!
Today we announce our new AstroFuzz module. The AstroFuzz compares to the AstroTone Fuzz, Sam Ash Fuzzz Boxx, and Analogman AstroTone. There was also a recent re-issue of the Sam Ash Fuzzz Boxx, which sadly seems to be about as rare as the original units.
The opening riff in Elton John's Saturday Night's Alright has one of the classic 70's guitar tones. It gets better every time you hear it! If you haven't heard that tune in a while, head over to YouTube right now and give it a play. We'll wait...
Did you also play The Bitch Is Back and Tiny Dancer while you were at it? OK, we'll wait again...
OK. That's better. It isn't certain whether Davey Johnstone used an AstroTone Fuzz for Saturday Night's Alright, but many believe he did and it sounds exactly like it, whether he did or not. While it is called a fuzz, it is more of a high-gain overdrive that maintains its clarity and articulation, without being too compressed. It's a very open tone that begs for the volume to be cranked up. More. It is addictive and could easily become a key component of your tone. Buffalo Springfield's Mr Soul, Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl, and some Boston tunes might also be dialed in. In addition to classic rock and pop, it is excellent for blues and country. It also handles bass better than most high-gain overdrive and fuzz pedals. We like it served straight up, but it should also be a good effect for stacking. Would love to try it in front of a hot Hiwatt, with a bit of windmilling on a P-90 SG, but don't have a P-90 SG... yet... If you have a clean-tone song that needs a little something more, a light dose of this might be just what you're looking for.
The AstroFuzz has quickly become one of our favorite modules. It's as good as beer. We keep to the original tone and design, but have a couple of options worth considering.
Such a classy, sassy tone and very fun to play. It definitely puts a smile on your face! It's like a time machine back to fun summer days of the mid-70's, rockin' that AM radio with Elton John, bell bottoms, and a cherry Kool-Pop while playing Jarts!
You can see the details about our AstroFuzz module at: AstroFuzz. Or look for it in the Fuzz Modules section under Products -> Modules -> Modules By Type.