Updated Jan. 17, 2022

We somehow missed this advance, Black Friday 2021 release by Caroline Guitar of Crom, a fuzz pedal based on the old Supa Tone Benders and Muff style pedals that inspired the company’s now discontinued Olympia fuzz.

Engineered for a fuller midrange, the Crom features two voicings delivering different gain range and frequency responses. A regular release is scheduled for later in 2022.

Caroline Crom, Builders Notes

Based on the old Supa Tone Benders and Muff style pedals that inspired our Olympia fuzz of a decade ago, CROM does away with the typical lossy tone stack, instead using an emphasis control influenced by 1950s tweed amplifiers. The end result is much more mid forward rather than scooped, tighter and more defined at lower gain settings, and bullish through the mix at higher gain. Two modes (standard & turbo) are available for setting the gain range and frequency responses. This limited batch is handwired in Columbia with BC184 transistors and a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to MIRCI (Mental Illness Recovery Center) here in South Carolina.