The Alameda Angry Hornet is one of two pedals released by a (we assume) Californian company better known for their guitars. It’s a circuit that blends a Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1b with a Vox Treble Booster.
Although the two circuits can’t be separated (there is only one footswitch that turns them off on or off), the Balance control lets you blend them to taste or even completely remove one of them (Treble Booster only fully counter-clockwise, Fuzz-Tone only fully clockwise).
Each side features a 3-way tone-selector that allows a wide variety of strictly 60’s-inspired tones.
Check out how they sound in the video below.
Alameda Angry Hornet, Builder’s Notes
Fuzz fiends, buzz bros, square wave savants, behold the Angry Hornet! A blend of a Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1b and a Vox Treble Booster, each with their own three position tone selector, the Angry Hornet runs the gamut of garage goodness. By adjusting the effect blend and tone switches, it covers a variety of 60s fuzz voices, using four carefully curated silicon transistors to take your guitar signal and make it progressively more annoyed till it comes out the other end quite furious.
The balance control allows you to select Treble Booster only (fully counter-clockwise), Fuzz-Tone only (fully clockwise), and any level of blend between the two. Using the tone switches you can voice each side differently, making the blend control even more blendy. Who could ask for more, really?