The Way Huge Russian Pickle derives from the heavily sought-after Sovtek Russian Big Muff fuzz boxes of decades past. Renowned for producing a smoother fuzz tone with less top-end and more boomy lows, Way Huge have lovingly recreated this iconic circuit with amazing conviction.
Over-complicating a fuzz stompbox is just wrong, which is why Way Huge have kept things simple with a 3-knob control set. The Volume is self-explanatory, allowing you to set the total output of the pedal. This means that you can carefully balance the huge, engulfing fuzz tone with your unaffected clean sound, or set the pedal a lot louder for hair-raising, Nirvana-esque dynamic contrast.
The Distortion knob increases the amount of glorious fuzz offered by this green, mean machine! Set it high for a super-saturated fuzz tone, adding plenty of rich harmonic content to chords for Smashing Pumpkins-style textures. If that's too over-the-top however, setting it low will reduce the amount of sustain, giving more punch to single-note riffs and taming the amount of feedback.
A Tone control sits between these two essentials, letting you adjust the amount of treble and presence. Keep it low for a smooth, creamy fuzz tone that's ideal for warm leads, or crank it for a snarling and mid-focused sound that can effortlessly cut through the mix.
You can power this pedal with a power supply or via a conventional 9V battery. As its current draw is so low at 1.8mA, the battery will have great longevity, so if you're not a pedal fanatic with a large collection or board, this will last a long time without mains power.
Here's what Way Huge say about the Russian Pickle Fuzz Pedal:
The Russian-Pickle Fuzz dishes out smooth, creamy fuzz tones with a clear midrange to cut through the mix and a fat bottom end that keeps your sound thick and full.
With a no-nonsense interface featuring Volume, Tone, and Distortion controls, you can quickly dial in your sound and get to playing. Bass players, take note—this pedal has enough low end to tremble the earth. Whether you’re going for ’90s-era grunge, swinging stoner grooves, or raw two-piece garage rock riffage, the Russian-Pickle Fuzz is the perfect comrade for your pedalboard.
- Input Impedance: 42k
- Output Impedance: 50k
- Noise Floor: -80dBV
- Bypass: True Hardwire Relay
- Dimensions: 5" x 3-1/4" x 2-1/2"
- Weight: 12.2 oz
- Current Draw: 1.8mA
- Power Supply: 9V