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The octave fuzz section from the Atreides Weirding Module gets its own star turn in a buzzing bruiser that can be absurd and beautiful.

Unusually flexible and sustain-rich octave fuzz. Fat, rubbery synth-like sounds. White-hot fuzz. Versatile tone and fuzz and sub octave levels.

Can’t entirely remove fuzz or octave signal.

$169

Way Huge Stone Burner
jimdunlop.com

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Way Huge’s Atreides Weirding Module is one of Jeorge Tripps’ great gifts to the world. It’s a gift that keeps giving, too. The Attack Vector phaser and envelope was its first offspring. But the newest, the Stone Burner Sub Atomic octave fuzz is a killer, maybe the coolest, and probably the most practical pedal from the Atreides family. It’s an unusually useful and forgiving octave fuzz that will generate up to two sub octaves, which feature more or less prominently depending on the sub level.

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Great tones in all settings. Practical design, High quality.

Recombined tones may not be better than the originals to some ears.

$199

Keeley Noble Screamer
robertkeeley.com

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Robert Keeley marries the best of two beloved green machines in one smart box.

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A super-minimal ticket to thick low-gain tones that can push an amp to glorious organic distortion.

Like much of the world, the modern guitar sphere often teeters toward brain-numbing maximalism—maximum presets, maximum amp models in a single floor unit, maximum nitpicking over minute differences in aftermarket pickups. On some days it’s enough to make the Shnobel Tone Clean Boost look like the most beautiful piece of guitar gear in the world. As it turns out, beauty is more than enclosure deep in this very practical exercise in design economy.

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