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.