DIABOLIK Justin Meldal-Johnsen Signature fuzz pedal
The Diabolik fuzz pedal is based on the B:Assmaster circuit and while working with Justin on refining it’s signature sound, we tuned it specifically to allow more low end to pass through both the Clean and Fuzz channels. The result is a pedal that ranges from a subtle harmonic fuzz to extreme, mangled low end squash that’s perfect for bass and guitar alike.
It’s three knob design makes for quick and easy dialing: “FUZZ” controls the fuzz volume, “CLEAN” controls the dry signal’s volume and “SQUISH” controls the saturation of the fuzz. The Diabolik’s tone preset allows for singing, bright analog harmonic octave overtones (high SQUISH setting), to biting, aggressive, fast attack tone (low SQUISH setting). Fuzz circuits are notorious for reducing the low end of the signal passed through it. The beauty of this design is that with bass, drum machine, keyboards, guitar even, when you bring in the dry signal (CLEAN control), you effectively have no low end loss. The CLEAN control can also bring back the clarity of the original sound if the fuzz is too extreme.
“Its dead-simple controls make it easy to dial in refined or extreme fuzz tones. Guitarists will also find this pedal very useful for it’s clean boost functions with added fuzz or by stacking it with other drive sources for all-new mangled fuzz distortion sounds. Looking for the best bass fuzz pedal for guitar? The Malekko Diabolik JMJ deserves an audition.” – Best Guitar Effects