Doom band Bongripper have teamed up with pedal brand Fuzzrocious for an extremely limited run of their collaborative pedal, the Blastripper.
Writing on Facebook, the band said of the release: “This coming Friday (5 May) we will be releasing a batch of 40 Blastripper pedals our collaboration with Fuzzrocious – they’ll be for sale in our Reverb.com store for $350 + shipping – sales will go live at 10 am CST”
The pedal itself is a parallel distortion/fuzz unit, with an individual footswitch for each side of things. The third and central footswitch activates a gated boost for the distortion, which itself consists of two parallel gain stages. There are individual knobs for the volume and gain of each side of the parallel distortion, as well as a mix knob to blend between either side. The fuzz has its own separate knobs for volume and tone. If you’re thinking that’s a lot of gain, maybe give some of Bongripper’s music a spin to calibrate your fuzzometer for the extreme territory the band operate in.
Alongside the extreme sounds that can be coaxed out of the unit, there are some equally arresting visuals, with Bongripper’s signature goat design (with LEDs for eyes) alongside the words ‘Hail Satan Worship Doom.’ As well as being some good advice as to what to do on a Thursday afternoon in lockdown, the mantra is the tracklist to the band’s LP Satan Worshipping Doom from 2010.
40 pedals are going on sale over on reverb.com tomorrow (15 May) at 10 AM CST, for $350 + shipping. For more gear news, click here.