Keeley’s three-transistor Fuzz Bender is a hairy powerhouse

This fuzzbox blends high-gain silicon with smooth germanium.

Keeley Fuzz Bender

Back at NAMM 2019, Keeley lifted the lid on a slew of pedals. The hairiest of the lot, the Fuzz Bender, has now been officially released.

As its name suggests, this pedal is designed for epic, mind-bending fuzz tones. Tonal flavour, on the other hand, is contributed by a three-transistor setup comprising both high-gain silicon and smooth germanium.

The Fuzz Bender also features a two-band active EQ provided by two gyrators. This lets you craft hard-hitting fuzz tones unmatched by square-wave contemporaries, according to Keeley. In operation, the active EQ bands – bass and treble – offer more than 20dB of boost/cut at both 100Hz and 10KHz.

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Another interesting feature on the stomper is the all-new Bias knob, responsible for the attack and decay of notes. Adjusting this knob unlocks a range of fuzz types, including fat square waves, angular fuzz and even glitchy Velcro attacks. Rounding out the pedal’s controls are master Level and Fuzz knobs.

Learn more about the Fuzz Bender below:

Retails at $149. More info at robertkeeley.com.

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