Posted on Apr 25th 2018
What is Distortion Tone - First there was the Fuzz Tone, then the Overdrive Tone, and the Distortion Guitar Tone. Distortion Guitar Pedal tone is basically a more aggressive tone to Overdriven Guitar Tone which simulates an Overdriven amp. If you took a Marshall in 1975 and turned it up you would get the sound of Overdrive from driven tubes. Great classic rock sound, classic tone that has been emulated 1000s of times, but in 1975 MXR, Boss, ProCo Rats arrived that gave us the distorted tone. This was new, amps didn't produce this tone on their own, this aggressive biting distortion for hard rock, metal, lead tones etc.
If you really follow these pedals introductions, you will find a parallel to the music of the day. The pedals arrive and New British Metal arrives pretty much a few years later with this balls out aggressive distorted bar chord thunder ! This is what gear and guitar pedals do, as new tones arrived players took them and created new forms of music and expression with them. Now we could argue that the Big Muff was before this but that is really a overdrive fuzz, all though a fat killer aggressive tone it is not the tight, articulate distortion starting in the mid 70s.
When You Step On It - What I mean by this statement is when you step on a guitar pedal what happens ? If your not feeling a jolt of excitement and passion well something is wrong with what your stepping on. Guitar pedals, Stompboxs, Guitar Toys aren't just to play with they are to [...]
FUZZ FUZZ FUZZ - What is a Fuzz guitar pedal really ? Well it's a very simple circuit, that includes maybe 25 to 30 components. A group of vintage transistors, that are pushed that will make them clip, overdrive, buss, distorted and give you that aggressive guitar tone that started in the mid 1960s. You [...]
Tru-Fi Pedals Shipping This Week ! - This week we have a host of Tru-Fi guitar pedals shipping everything from the Floyd Fuzz, to the Rangemaster, to the Colordriver and let's NOT forget the Zoso monster tonebender Vox fuzz. We are constantly building as every pedal we build is custom, you chose the color and [...]
Tru-Fi Instagram Following - Yesterday on our Instagram page tru_fi_pedals we got a bit a viral explosion when pure musician Ryan Adams fresh from Euro touring posted about his new Tru Fi Colordriver and Zoso fuzz. It was very exciting to one have a renowned artist post they love our stuff, but also that my [...]
Tru-Fi Custom Guitar Pedals ! - THANK YOU CUSTOMERs we had a nice rush during T Day weekend. We are building really great guitar pedals, Ryan Adam's posted on Instagram the Colordriver and Zoso fuzz are some of his fav guitar pedals of all time ! And he is a real gear hound, we are [...]
Tru-Fi Pedals - well we are always making custom, this is Russian Army Green with black knobs, BUT with a RAM Muff Head circuit - COOL ! So it look's 80s but it is actually 70s tone in and out. Floyd Fuzz after David Gilmour of Pink Floyd an avid EH Big Muff user throughout [...]
This Week Builds in Fuzz - This week we have a lot of orders for the Colordriver Colorsound Fuzz Overdrive pedal as you can see in the picture below. Also the Tonebender Zoso Fuzz we are building a batch of 10 right now, we can't seem to keep building enough of these. Tru-Fi builds builds builds [...]
What is Fuzz ? - reprint from Gibson GuitarsThe oldest and most dearest guitar pedal tone is the Fuzz pedal, it was the perfect sound for the times and has endurred tone for over 50 years. Other than the old cranked amp or faulty preamp channel, these are the grandaddies of distortion devices. Fuzzes were also [...]
Building a batch of Zoso Fuzz Pedals this week, and just procurred a batch of Mullard OC81 transistors for TRU vintage fuzz. They will be an option in a few days, not cheap but the best things in guitar tone are usually not. The Colordriver is shipping on Thursday also, and the Grand Taco Fuzz [...]