Updated May. 23, 2022

Heather Brown Sensation Fuzzdrive

The Heather Brown Sensation Fuzzdrive is the second release by a pedal builder who was able to create a name for herself with her only release before this one, the Blessed Mother overdrive.

The new device is a very tweakable blend of fuzz and overdrive that can deliver the best of both worlds: the punch of drives with the warmth of fuzz circuits.

But that’s not the whole story. This device can deliver a lot of gain and sonic options thanks to three distinct transistor-based gain stages controlled by the Saturator knob, with an additional Gain switch providing hi/low options.

Although it doesn’t have EQ knobs, the Mids and Bass toggles offer three tuned setting each on those frequencies, for a total of 9 possible tried and tested combinations.

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Heather Brown Sensation Fuzzdrive, Builder’s Notes

The Sensation Fuzzdrive is as unique as it is versatile. It’s a blend of fuzz and overdrive that can’t fully be classified as either. Overdrives generally give an excellent punch, but in the search for more gain the sound can get a little thin. Fuzz pedals provide great warmth, but obliterating the signal can get a little chaotic. The Sensation Fuzzdrive attempts to bring out the best of both by blending that punchiness and warmth, without sacrificing body or getting too “fizzy”. At its core, it’s a tool to push your signal hard without the chaos. It goes from fuzzy low-end to crisp overdriven mids, sure to make a screaming solo really jump out in a mix.

The fuzz aspect provides just enough compression to smooth out the breakup. But don’t be mistaken, the end result is anything but smooth. Even as a single-stage drive, this pedal can provide a crushing amount of gain.

Tone-shaping is achieved through three distinct transistor-based gain stages controlled by the “Saturator,” with an additional gain switch providing hi/low options. There are three tuned settings for mids-presence and another three for bass-presence. These functions expand your range and maximise precision. Whether at home or in a variety of live and studio environments, the Sensation Fuzzdrive will be a welcome addition to your rig.

Features:

• Hand-wired

• Up to 3 selectable gain stages

• Additional hi/low gain option

• Bass and mid-range EQ controls

• 9V