PAUL TROMBETTA MINI BONE FUZZ
This is one of the best sounding and versatile fuzzes available, but it’s more than just a fuzz..
There are multiple faces of this pedal. With the range set to low gain, gain low and Mood and Bore also set counter-clockwise, this thing is like a dynamic overdrive pedal. Sort of reminds me of my limited experience with Hiwatt-type sound. Very articulate, in-your-face, with brunt attacks. But turn up any of the gain, Mood and Bore knobs and it quickly goes into distortion range. Pretty raspy and hairy, though still dynamic. With the range set on low-gain, there’s not a ton of sustain/compression here, so it’s probably best suited for rhythm playing. The transparency is still there as well — difference of pickup selection can be heard clearly. The Bore knob acts like a bass boost in this realm, and it can make a big difference.
Flip the range to high gain/low voltage and you are in the fuzz land. It won’t do a dark, Muff-type sustaining tone — there really isn’t anything smooth in this pedal. But depending on where the gain, Mood and Bore are set, it can do a rather interesting lead sound — with just enough articulation, attack and sustain. When Mood and Bore are turned up you can experiment with the chaos it creates — it’s the type of thing where it reacts differently to different pickups and different guitars. It cleans up very well with your guitar’s volume control.