Review of: JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz
Reviewed by: Gabriel TanakaRating:4On December 15, 2013Last modified:October 6, 2016
The Mini Foot Fuzz has become one of JHS Pedal’s best selling fuzz pedals. There’s just something enticing about taking a high-gain 2-knob silicon fuzz and cramming it into the tiniest enclosure possible. That’s a huge plus since a fuzz this small could certainly find its way onto even the most crowded of pedalboards if it has the sound to match. Josh Scott at JHS Pedals is no stranger to making fuzz pedals that deliver the goods. The Pollinator, Bun Runner, and 4-Wheeler pedals have earned him a reputation for making some of the best fuzz pedals around. This review is for those wanting to find out if the Mini Foot Fuzz lives up to the hype. Is it the best mini fuzz pedal around? You’ll find out in our JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz review. Lets run down the features and step on it.
Fuzz control knob for setting overall distortion level.
Volume control knob for setting overall output level.
Pedalboard friendly mini pedal enclosure.
True Bypass foot-switch for letting signal pass unaffected when disengaged.
Powered by 9VDC power supply.
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Sound & Performance:
This review is going to be short and sweet as the Mini Foot Fuzz is one of the most straight-forward and simple pedals you’ll ever play. I plugged it into a flat, clean amp and gave it both the single-coil and humbucker treatment. This is what ensued.
With the Fuzz maxed out and Volume around 1 or 2 o’clock, I kicked on the pedal and was treated to a blast of aggressive silicon fuzz. The Mini Foot Fuzz delivers a huge, full-range sound that is very balanced. The sound of your guitar comes through as if playing through a transparent veil of fuzz. It’s very pleasing to listen to and is very articulate.
This pedal plays extremely well with the controls on your guitar. Roll back your guitar’s volume knob a bit to clean it up, retaining a full sound with a bit of edge to it. It also seems to clean up best when the Fuzz is at higher settings. If you feel the top-end is too bright for your tastes, a little attenuation of your guitar’s tone control will do nicely to cut it back just a little.
This is a pedal that you just plug in and let rip. It’s a beast. You can pull back the Fuzz a little bit to tame it somewhat. The Mini Foot Fuzz will generate some classic overdriven fuzz sounds with the knob rolled back in the noon vicinity. But again, I prefer the way it cleans up when the Fuzz is maxed out. Crank the Fuzz, set the Volume on the pedal where you need it to cut in the mix, and kick in on when you want to start some fire. Still want those more subtle overdriven fuzz tones? Just roll back your guitar’s volume knob.
The Mini Foot Fuzz is more than solid if you need some fuzz on your pedalboard but still want to have plenty of room for your other guitar pedals. Let’s see the final result.
The JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz delivers huge silicon fuzz sounds in a tiny pedalboard-friendly footprint. This pedal features great boutique fuzz tone in a pedal that won’t break the bank. If you like to play from the guitar, you’ll appreciate how your guitar’s volume and tone controls will let you coax even more tonal versatility from this deceptively simple pedal. There’s no denying it; the Mini Foot Fuzz rocks. Need the best mini fuzz pedal for your board? Definitely check out the JHS Pedals Mini Fuzz Fuzz.
That concludes our JHS Pedals Mini Foot Fuzz review. Thanks for reading.
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