North London pedal (hand)builder Fredric Effects specializes in stompboxes that are small in size, simple in use, tastefully decorated and reasonably priced.
They recently announced three new pedals – check out the demos below!
The ‘West Germany Vintage Tremolo‘ is a classic tremolo effect, rich with with warmth and musicality. It reworks the classic West German pedal, with a simple MXR-sized enclosure, a flashing LED rate indicator, and a improved depth control. Its warmth and smooth waveform (not choppy or stuttery like some other trems) makes this tremolo akin to that found on vintage Fender amps.
The ‘Foxrite‘ is a clone of the late 60s Silicon Mosrite Fuzzrite. It is a reconstruction of the original circuit, improved with the addition of a boost stage to bring the volume up to modern expectations. The Foxrite is a uniquely abrasive effect – offering sounds from garagey distortion to full-on octavey, velcro-ripping fuzz.
Lastly, the Mutant Fuzz is an updating of the fabled Os Mutantes Regulus VIII fuzz pedal. Similar in topology to a silicon Fuzz Face, but with a more gritty and trebley character, this pedal is pretty much a straight clone with some added power and RF interference filtering – so it won’t pick-up the radio like the originals sometimes do. The level of gain is fixed, although you can roll back your guitar volume pot to clean it up a little. The tone control is a switch for hi/low. The hi setting sounds very 60s, whereas the low is positively doomy.