At NAMM the guys from Fuzzrocious brought their Ram the Manparts with a bit of a twist; the pedal now comes in blue instead of red and has a slightly different wording as well. To give you a quick overview; this is an extreme fuzz pedal, even at moderate settings (around 12 o’clock) and is probably best suited for people with an appetite for destruction. It features a volume control, a boost toggle and also a “voltage sag”, which basically means that you can starve the chip inside to get some interesting sounds. Turn the right dial all the way down and your sound will completely disappear!
As I’ve mentioned earlier, this pedal is EXTREME! Your amp signal will drop out on you, a bit of artifacting appears, you’re riding the lightning! If such a thing were possible, I’m pretty sure this pedal hurts your amp in a big way. You don’t want this pedal to play chords or anything, noise is the way to go, it’s complete mayhem. The only downside I can find is that you don’t have a tone knob, the sound get’s a bit thin in my humble opinion. I’m thinking any purple haze fan will like this pedal, same goes for all those alt rockers and guitarists with a death wish. Sonically it’s an unforgettable pedal and your audience will remember you for it as well, but it does require a specific taste.
The build quality is great, the name makes any fellow guitarist or bassist giggle and the sound is defining and rich. The people from Fuzzrocious made a very original pedal with the voltage sag; this feature will give you a wide range of sounds you can dial in with the pedal. Personally I felt the pedal made my sound a bit too thin, but this might just be what you’re looking for.
- More info: Fuzzrocious Ram The Manparts