Zvex Fuzz Probe Pedal
Congratulations! You must be insane. We don't even totally get how to use this pedal. If you want a Fuzz Factory with some expression pedal like control over the STAB this is your pedal. What does this pedal do? Already, it should be apparent that this is one of the most dangerous pedals Zvex has ever made. The copper antenna projects a field of RF energy that is affected by your foot (or other appendage), altering the circuit that generates it, and in doing so, increasing the brightness of that LED on the top of the pedal and also controlling the STABILITY (STAB) knob on the back. They could have made it just control the LED, that's enough for some people, but nooo, they went and connected it to the stability knob too. This lets you select your favorite squealy fuzz factory setting (doesn't the band love that?) and then mess around with the STAB knob with your foot and create little melodies and interference modulations with your guitar (doesn't the band love that even more?). In summation, this is a pedal for crazy people. Twisted, not- right-in-the-head-crazy-persons. Don't say I didn't warn you. If your idea of fun is a visit from Homeland Security, (your neighbors will think really strange things are going on in there) then we got your pedal right here!
Zvex Fuzz Probe Pedal
- How does one get it to do something interesting? Well now, that's a fine question. Let's say you set the knobs (face them straight on to do this) to vol=9 o'clock, gate=7 o'clock, comp=10 o'clock, drive=noon, and stab=7 o'clock.
- By the way, to get the widest range for the probe control, be sure to leave the stab knob on 7 o'clock. The probe adjusts the stab knob from wherever it is set, upwards toward the most clockwise position as you get closer to the antenna.
- If you set the stab knob more clockwise, say, to select a favorite pitch to start from, the probe will let you raise that pitch up to the top as you get closer.
- If you put the stab knob at the top, at 5 o'clock, all the way up, the probe will do NOTHING. That's cause it is made to adjust that knob from WHEREVER IT IS SET to the TOP, and if it is already at the top, then no adjustment takes place.