The Mas Malo from Fulltone is like their OCD pedal on steroids.
Incorporating 3 new old stock BC184C discrete transistors, Fulltone’s Mas Malo is capable of delivering you hot-rodded distortion tones with plenty of hair. Not only that, but the Mas Malo can be pushed to deliver some massive fuzz sounds with lots of feedback - even at low volumes.
The “D” (distortion) control dishes the amount of dirt, whilst you can get more saturation and harshness by increasing the “H” (heat) knob. If you dial these back you can get some more crunchy and classic low to mid-gain tones - think Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.
Compact and Pedalboard Friendly:
The Mas Malo is a tiny pedal (2.5” x 4.4”) that you can easily add to your pedalboard. Fulltone have made sure that the input and output jacks are mounted on the top of the pedal, so it can fit snug between pedals with no annoying positioning caused by protruding side-mounted cables.
9-18V Variable DC:
The Mas Malo has a variable DC, meaning you can affect the sound of the pedal depending on how much you power it. You can increase the headroom of the pedal by running it at a higher voltage, so at 18V you will have a more open sound with less compression.
Here’s what Fulltone say about the Mas Malo Distortion/Fuzz:
Now in production... featuring 3 x hand-picked New old Stock BC184C discrete transistors, this spicy number is capable of vicious, massive sounding Distortion/Fuzz that will feedback infinitely even at bedroom levels! But here's the clincher, dial back the "H" (heat) knob and "D" (distortion) knobs and you can nail many Jimmy Page studio tones as well as your favorite Floyd sounds. Quite possibly the most versatile distortion/fuzz ever made.
In a tiny package (this pedal fits in the palm of your hand) with top-mounted jacks, High Impedance input ( sorry Fuzzface) , ultra Low Impedance output, (sorry fuzzface) with an ability to interface with any guitar, effect or amp. Top it off with a beautiful Midrange (sorry fuzzface) and that makes it truly "More Bad!