Iíve just spent what I can only describe
as an inspirational hour with your pedal!
Iíve not had this much fun since I got my first delay
pedal. Iíve installed it on my pedalboard and in
the context of everything else I have itís just brilliant.
Itís so much the ďfuzzĒ Iíve been looking for.
what can i say?, I was gobsmacked when i first had a twiddle
with the controls. The amount of different sounds from
such a tiny unassuming looking box! Using my two main
guitars, a fender "baja" 50's tele and a 1980 les paul
"firebrand" through an orange tiny terror set clean. What
a sound! No matter where you set the fuzz control, it's
just a case of twiddling the bias control till you hit
the sweet spot you're looking for! Started with the tele
and i soon noticed it can not only do, all out, in your
face fuzz!, but wind the fuzz back to between 10 and 1
o'clock, up the level control between 3 o'clock to full,
whack a chunk of shape on for a wee mid boost and then
the icing on the cake. The bias control, all the way left.
A thinner/crispier sound (best for when fuzz is maxed).
The more you turn right. The fatter, warmer, smoother
sound you get and dare i say, a bit more oomph in the
last quarter turn. Best suited for when fuzz is low. The
difference when switching guitars was insane! This pedal
absolutely screams with humbuckers! But again same thing,
you can turn down the fuzz and adjust the bias to taste,
for anything from a nice warm/smooth overdrive with a
slight fuzzy character to it (which works great with the
reggae band i'm in "thick slice"), all the way to a screaming
untameable beast!! The best thing of all though, is that
not only does it have a fantastically amazing tone and
sound no matter what setting or guitar used. You can still
hear your guitar's sound in the mix. It doesn't (like
so many fuzz's i've tried) smother your sound. It all
works so musically wonderfully. Even maxed out! As I found
out at my main band (Itchy blue monkey) rehearsal, it
just rejuvenated our sound!! So hats off to DRW for making
an outstanding fuzz pedal. All i can say is thank you
Phill Pearson - Guitarist with Itchy
Blue Monkey & Thick Slice
design and build of this pedal is sleek and robust. The
neon blue on ''LED'' adds the finishing touch to an impeccable
looking piece of kit.
After playing around with this pedal I was amazed at the
amount of permutations that can be achieved. Whether creating
a slightly dirty blues sound, a heavily fuzzed 70's rock
tone or subtle warm fuzz overtones, they were easy to
I played through this pedal with various guitars ranging
from 'Les Paul' style guitars, Ibanez floating/locking
tremolo type guitars and acoustic guitars. Each and every
option created new and exciting effects. Also when set
up through my digital effects board, it embellished and
finished off some sounds I had already been working on,
fantastic! Switching between pickups in turn had some
I'm looking forward to recording
and performing live with this new addition to my arsenal.
To sum up this pedal in two words -
Tim Page -
Looks bomb proof, only time will tell, nice quality in/out
jacks, sounds great I really do love this pedal, no fancy
packaging, it does exactly what it is supposed to and
I would recommend if not initially thinking of buying
one at least try one, you may well change your mind.
I never bother leaving reviews like this but holy moley
this is one fine fuzzbox! I defy anyone with knowledge
of such things to find me a more useful fuzz than the
Ge Fuzz Ace. As a studio engineer I usually shy away from
using such things whilst laying down tracks but
this little box is sooo subtle I can trust it to behave
impeccably even if the player won't. Try and you will
buy - Awesome!
Ge Fuzz Ace Plus is the bomb! Just like the best pedals
from the 60s and 70s.
to DRW to try out various pedals and amps and am absolutely
blown away by the stuff! The prototype amp that they have
is incredible. My SG has never sounded so good. Only problem
now is that my crappy Peavey amp sounds pants compared
to the DRW one. However, there is a silver lining 'cos
I tried out the V2 twin-valve pre-amp pedals and this
managed to get my amp, whilst nowhere near the beautiful
sound that came out of the DRW amp, at least sounding
good again. Couple this with the DRW Overdrive pedal and
it's pretty amazing. I'm surprised at how different the
two circuits are; being able to switch from a silicon
overdrive to a germanium is like having two pedals in
one. I know what's going on my Christmas list!!
Dr. W wrote
- The Ge Fuzz Ace and Fuzz Ace Plus
Are both Limited edition
Please hurry if you fancy owning one of these little beauties!
last compressor you'll ever buy should be your first.'
The JD-01 is probably the best compressor I've ever used.
Slow attack is wonderful for swelling harmonic frills - faster
attack smoothes out any blemishes in my picking technique
(thanks for making me sound so good) and the increase in gain
I get when I turn up the sustain makes my strat sing! The
blend control is the icing on the cake though - what a genius
idea. I can have all the benefits of compression without sounding
like I have a compressor on. Thanks guys.
When I first opened the box, my impression was this looks
great, not what I was expecting, very rugged. The next surprise
was when I came to try it, this unit has a great tone, not
coloured just a very nice boost, whatever setting I use it
on, it does exactly what it is supposed to, I don't actually
turn it off!
I wasn't too sure what
to expect from a pedal like this and can't say technically
that I really understood why I needed one. I routinely use;
distortion, phaser and chorus pedals none of which are too
subtle. This pedal is however 'super subtle' creating a
great warm sustain and really flattens out the notes without
dampening the brightness or tone of the sound. Since I plugged
it in I 've never turned it off. These pedals look super
cool, they look classically solid and are ultra compact.
I've also had the opportunity to use a prototype DRW Ge
fuzz Ace pedal which is outstanding it creates a massive
powerhouse of a sound and when in combo with the sustain
from the compressor is awesome. -
play guitar in a covers band playing stuff from the 70ís,
80ís and 90ís (punk, post punk, new wave Ė that sort of
thing) and so a chorus pedal, flanger and delay would appear
to be mandatory. A compressor is a much more subtle effect
than any of the above, and itís been easy to think that
I could live without one. Now Iím not so sure. Having the
DRW compressor, I have to say Iím very impressed. Suffice
to say that this pedal looks great, is extremely well made
and does all the things that a compressor should do, very
well indeed. Itís made with top quality components, has
a true bypass function and is very quiet in operation. It
can be used as a clean boost, to increase sustain, to help
overdrive an amp, to compress the sound of course, and goodness
knows what else with a bit of twiddling of the four knobs
on the front. (Level, sustain, trim and attack). I did think
the on/off switch looked to be a bit too close to the control
knobs, but in practice this didnít seem to be an issue.
Best of all itís hand made here in the UK, in the Rossendale
Valley, Lancashire. So thatís got to be good.
Spencer Ė Fine Artist and guitarist
with "The Crimpolenes"
Very well made, looks and sounds great on my pedal board,
first rate compressor.
Absolute bargain- I've never seen a pedal this good at
anything like this price - these are real high end recording
studio quality items - unbelievable.
Yes, received the compressor (JD-01). A truly quality item
and it sounds fantastic. I have the controls pretty much all
at 12 o'clock. and it just brings my guitars (Gibson custom
shop 1959 LP and Fender custom shop Nowcaster) to life. They
are now a complete joy to play clean whereas before the
dynamics were all over the place. As a result I am playing a
lot more now. I am really happy with the pedal and the
service. Thank you very much indeed!
Wayne Van De Klee
Thank you DRW - at last a bass fuzz pedal that doesn't sound
like slutch. It's been an inspiration. I've never really
f@*%ed about with my sound before but this little beast
demands that you do so. I truly think my playing has progressed
as a direct result of owning this pedal!
Every now and then I buy something on impulse - this is
the first time it's been better than I thought it would
- its kind of like a fattener for bass - half overdrive
half fuzz and better than both. I use it all the time
now as kind of a boost pedal live. I'm toying with the
idea of getting another to use more full on at the same
time. It's that good - (wonder if you'd give me a discount?)
Fuzz bass - great tone - really quiet - never too ridiculous.
Dead easy to use too
I tried the fuzz bass out with both my Rickenbacker 4001
and Fender Bass VI and got some pretty cool sounds out
of both. With the Rickenbacker it worked really well as
a subtle fuzz, just to add to the growl of the bass with
the Intensity just over half way and Bias just under.
Everything sounded nice and clear, even with bass chords
it just added to the character of the bass and didn't
sound messy. With the Fender VI I found it more fun to
crank up the intensity and bias for more of a heavy/dirty
fuzz sound. Depending on how much I pushed the bias I
could keep root notes sounding relatively intact, but
when cranked it sounded pretty insane jumping from the
high to low notes on the bass. With a couple of POGs you
could have something similar to that Royal Blood sound.
I compared the DRW with my Deluxe Bass Big Muff and found
that I could achieve the sounds that I wanted much easier
with the DRW. The Big Muff has more options for shaping
the fuzz and may have more versatility, however the DRW
delivers instantly usable sounds and has a more simplistic
layout. This was a big help when it came to making a decision
for what sound to use, I can spend ages searching for
a good combination with the Big Muff so I really liked
how instantly pleasing the DRW sounded!