Whimsy Machines The Great Fantabulizing Whatsitdo

Whimsy Machines is a new, Virginia-based boutique builder that has been spoiling us with some very imaginative devices. Their new creation makes it clear right from its moniker that the company’s stomping ground hasn’t changed: enter the Great Fantabulizing Whatsitdo, a “Recursive Octave Fuzz.”

So, you may ask yourself, “whatsitdo?”

The simple answer is: “a helluva lot!” and it does it with only two controls: the Wonderment knob sets the intensity of the effect. The other unnamed rotary switch is a Distortion Mode knob – modes are called “Fundamentals” by the builder.

We couldn’t find a description of what each mode does, but you can hear the sounds they concoct in the Demos in the Dark demo below – here are the links to each section of the video to facilitate comparison between them:

Fundamental 1
Fundamental 2
Fundamental 3
Fundamental 4

It’s also interesting to hear how the pedal sounds direct, without an amp taming its edgy high-end.

It’s not entirely clear what the two blue lights do, but they look great!

The Whimsy Machines The Great Fantabulizing Whatsitdo was added to our article about the best weird and unusual fuzz pedals.