The Walrus Audio Fundamental Fuzz provides three classic fuzz voices at an affordable price point. Part of Walrus’s new Fundamental series, this pedal provides the classic, tried-and-true fuzz tones that form the basis of any complete board.
The three faders control gain, tone, and volume, while the three-way selector switch provides three discrete tonal profiles. Here is a breakdown of the modes:
- Gate – With a lowered bias voltage, the Gate setting creates a “starved” sound, often described as sputtery and velcroy.
- Classic – This setting provides, you guessed it, a classic fuzz sound reminiscent of the Muff, with scooped mids and crunchy clipping.
- Mid+ – This does the opposite of the previous mode, boosting mids to provide a thick, rich sound.
Have a listen to what this pedal can do in the videos below.
Walrus Audio Fundamental Fuzz: Builders’ Notes
For the Fundamental Series, we challenged ourselves to design a set of pedals with the tonal integrity that’s required to live on a professional’s pedalboard, but with simplified controls friendly enough for even the newest effect pedal users. Each Fundamental pedal has three faders for tweaking the sound and a three-way switch for changing pedal modes. The result is a line of pedals that will keep you covered from your first band practice all the way to a sold-out arena. Designed and assembled at Walrus Audio headquarters in OKC, OK.
The Fundamental Fuzz is a three-mode aggressive fuzz pedal with a wide tonal range. It can live anywhere in your chain: hit it with your favorite overdrive or push it into another crazy distortion.
Gain – The Gain slider sets the amount of gain applied to your guitar signal passing through the fuzz circuit.
Tone – The Tone slider controls the signal’s frequency response after distortion. Left of center cuts highs and right of center cuts lows.
Volume – The Volume slider sets the overall output volume of the pedal.
Slide Switch – The slide switch allows you to change between three distinct different flavors of the pedal. Each position has different clipping modes or tone profiles.Gate – Lowers bias voltage in the main fuzz section, creating a gated and starved sound. Note: Changing the bias lowers the overall level of the pedal compared to the other modes. With plenty of gain on tap, use the Volume slider to compensate.Classic – Screaming fuzz with an iconic mid scoop, give you a compressed and crunchy sound.Mid+ – Adds mid boost to flatten out the tone stage, resulting in a compressed but rich and full sound.