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Nov 5, 2021

Black Mass Electronics Missionary Fuzz V2

The Missionary Fuzz V2 from Massachusetts’ Black Mass Electronics hopefully won’t convert you to any religion or cult, but it will definitely provide you with a flexible palette of tones while working well anywhere in your pedal chain.

Here’s some wise advice from the builder in this regard:

Keep it at the beginning and start dirty if you want, or move it to the end and wait until that lush clean signal, tap delayed and dripping in reverb, charges headfirst into the Missionary Fuzz and creates an incomprehensible wall of sound.

At low pregain and fuzz levels it can also produce overdriven tones.

Hear the Black Mass Electronics Missionary Fuzz V2 in action in the videos below.

Charlatans masquerading as salesmen come in many forms. They bring religion under tents and steeples, they bring policy to halls of government, they sell things that will always be just out of reach, collecting tithes, taxes, and interest the entire time. No matter what face the snake oil seller wears, there is one thing about them that remains universally true: when lies fall out of the mouths of false prophets, they echo through history, blistering static.

The Missionary Fuzz is our attempt at shedding the snake’s skin and letting you harness that deafening sales pitch for yourself.

And, like any good sales pitch, the Missionary Fuzz’s best quality is its adaptability. Because of the transformer-based pickup simulator present in the circuit, you can put the pedal anywhere in your chain without fear of buffers – the pre-gain control works like the volume knob of a guitar, and the bass control allows you to clean up low end frequencies and avoid blowouts. You can use this pedal like an overdrive as well, cutting fuzz or pre-gain in pursuit of clarity with enough output to drive your amp. Ultimately, a fuzz that can go anywhere and be everywhere expands the tonality of any pedalboard nearly without limit. Keep it at the beginning and start dirty if you want, or move it to the end and wait until that lush clean signal, tap delayed and dripping in reverb, charges headfirst into the Missionary Fuzz and creates an incomprehensible wall of sound.

You’re selling whatever you want – and they’re buying.