The Walrus Audio Kangra Fuzz is a modern version of the thick and spatty fuzz pedal called the Kay Fuzz. The psychadelic filter gives you access to a tone of different fuzz tones but make no mistake, this is no rhythm guitarists fuzz pedal.
Filter & Fuzz
It's been designed to cut straight through the mix with powerful, aggressive fuzz tones and single note lines just pop and sizzle. Dig in and you'll notice how aggressively this pedal responds.
If you pull your right hand attack back a bit, you'll notice how the notes die and sputter until you play hard enough for the pedal to respond. It's and uber-cool fuzz experience that feels a bit like ripping space and time apart at the seams!
- Volume - Controls the overall output volume of the pedal. Depending on how the pedal is dialed in, where the switches are set and what effects are on, you'll need to adjust the volume to match unity gain.
- Res - Controls the resonance of the 2-pole low-pass filter circuit. Low settings offer a smoother more bell like tone and higher settings yield a more pointed, aggressive filter sweep.
- Sens - Adjusts the sensitivity of the envelope applied to the filter cutoff. Set lower minimal cutoff frequency movement and higher to really open the filter wide when playing hard.
- Env Switch - Engages the envelope applied to the filter cutoff frequency (right) and disengages it (left). The envelope is driven by how hard you play. Opening the filter wider with a hard attack and less with a softer attack.
- Freq - Sets the filter cutoff frequency of the filter circuit. Use this control to shape the fuzz signal and/or signals from other pedals in your chain to create unique filtered tones. This knob used in conjunction with the resonance control can produce many unique filtered tones.
- Mid Switch - This toggle changes the midrange contour of the fuzz circuit from heavily scooped (left) to a flatter mid response (right).
- M/V switch - The M/V toggle switch lets you choose between a more modern feel (left) and a more vintage feeling fuzz (right). The modern position is a smooth and more forgiving sound with longer, tighter sustain. The vintage position feels starved, and offers chunky breakup for a more coarse sustaining grit.
- Bypass Stomp Switches - The filter switch engages the filter circuit and the fuzz switch engages the fuzz circuit. When running both at the same time, the fuzz is fed into the filter circuit.
- Expression Jack - Plug an expression pedal in to the expression jack to override the filter cutoff frequency pot, and control it via your foot. At higher resonance settings, this allows you to 'talk' with your guitar.