Crazy Tube Circuits launches Limelight fuzz pedal

Vintage-voiced with modern appointments.

crazy tube circuits limelight fuzz

Crazy Tube Circuits has unveiled the Limelight, a vintage-inspired fuzz/distortion pedal with several modern features.

This stompbox sports an all-analogue design that comprises three NOS Black Glass Germanium transistors. These transistors can be modified by a Beam control, which takes the pedal from “nasty gated fuzz up to MKI/II-style fuzz distortion”, according to the brand.

Another interesting feature on the Limelight is its low-gain boost. By setting the Gain control to a minimum and diming the Beam control, you’ll achieve a thick, clean boost, which Crazy Tube Circuits claims to be “probably” a first for a fuzz pedal.

Hear the Limelight in action below.

Retails at €189. More info at


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