The Fat Sandwich Distortion represents an advanced era in guitar pedal design for Way Huge. In addition to carrying on the Way Huge tradition of amazing tone and rugged construction, the Fat Sandwich ... Read More
The Fat Sandwich Distortion represents an advanced era in guitar pedal design for Way Huge. In addition to carrying on the Way Huge tradition of amazing tone and rugged construction, the Fat Sandwich Distortion Pedal delivers heaps of crunchy distortion goodness via its innovative multi-stage clipping circuit. Meticulously designed from the ground up, the passive tone stack was tuned to bring out the "sweet spot" with any guitar and amp combination. The Volume control produces tons of output, making it ideal for driving the headroom out of the most powerful tube amps. Additionally, the Fat Sandwich guitar effect pedal has two internal mini controls: the Curve knob lets the user fine-tune the corner frequency of the overdrive filtering and the Sustain control adjusts the gain of the final distortion stage. The Fat Sandwich is versatile and over the top — the consummate distortion pedal for any genre of playing style.
Each pedal has been rigorously tested to ensure quality, durability, and reliability and will deliver many years of exceptional performance. All Way Huge guitar pedals feature: heavy-duty footswitch with quiet relay-based true bypass, blue LED indicator, 2.1mm power jack with AC protection, easy access (non-detachable) battery door, super-duty .09 aluminum anodized chassis, high grade components, great tone and cool name.
Launched in 1992 by Jeorge Tripps, Way Huge Electronics began as a result of Tripps' search for great tone, and his desire to perform with reliable, rugged and pedalboard-friendly effects that had the magic of his coveted vintage pedals. The very first pedal — simply labeled "Fuzz Box" — was quickly followed by such staples to the product line as the Red Llama Overdrive, Foot Pig Fuzz and Green Rhino Overdrive II, which quickly found their way into the hands and onto the pedalboards of the world's guitar elite. Ensuing years would see the introduction of pedals such as the Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz, Aqua-Puss Analog Delay, and the Saffron Squeeze. Over the span of a few years, Tripps helped revolutionize what would later be known as the 'boutique' effects market. In late December 1999, the company closed its doors as Tripps pursued other opportunities, sending demand for Way Huge products soaring, and driving online auctions well into the hundreds — sometimes thousands — for used Way Huge pedals. Now teaming up up with Dunlop, Way Huge pedals will once again be available to the masses, so all can enjoy their finely tuned electronics, high-grade circuitry and road ready construction, built under the watchful eye of Mr. Huge himself.
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I got this pedal about 5 months ago and I have to say it's my favorite pedal on my board. I spent over a month trying to decide on the perfect pedal for me. I tried MXRs, VOXs, Fulltones, and a few Visual Sounds. This one blew them all out of the water. I already had the Way Huge Aqua Puss so I knew i could count on this one to not disappoint, and it didn't. This pedal works for almost any style of music. The sweet stompbox design can withstand almost anything you can deal it, unless you're jumping on it with your full weight. So far it shows no sign of breaking or wearing out. It may not be the very best pedal in the world, but you won't find much better at this price.
The Fat Sandwich is a really unique sounding pedal. The tone is fatter, ruder, and cuts through a mix much better than the typical orange colored distortion pedal from other manufacturers. The Fat Sandwich isn't just about gain, it has loads of personality. The presence and resonance knobs let you dial in a spectrum of great tones, from chunk with a warm, smooth high end to an edgy, bright distortion tone. I've found this pedal doesn't give you endless singing sustain like some distortion pedals do. I love it for power chords and riffing. But I prefer some more sustain for lead. Another departure from some other distortion pedals on the market is that if you play a complex chord like a 9th or #9, you'll hear some fuzz hash. I have not played around much with the trim pots inside the pedal. From one of these reviews it sounds like that might open up a whole new world with a different gain structure that sounds more like an overdrive, less like a fuzz. Something I will have to check out. But just with the knobs on the outside, I've found a whole spectrum of cool tones for classic and heavy riffs. And I've found a voice that stands out rather than sounding like "just another" distortion pedal.
in short this is a distortion, fuzz, and overdrive pedal all in one. George tripps designed his pedal when he heard guitarists using multiple distortion pedals in one. This has 2 stages of distortion, (one on the inside and one on the outside). turn up the first stage of the distortion and you get a more fuzzy tone like eric clapton's distortion or joe satriani. crank the second stage of distortion and you get more of a clear sounding eric johnson tone. if u turn up both the stages, it gets really saturated and fuzzy, (picture a jimi hendrix tone) also note that the tone knob is more of a blend knob for the prescence and resonance knobs. to get a crunch tone i would turn the volume down on the guitar. Ive had this pedal for almost two years now, it hasnt broken once. This is built like a tank, very durable. I would definetly get an adapter though, after a year, i was about up to my waist in used batteries. i play this pedal through a marshall jvm 210 with 50 watts using a gibson les paul 2008 standard. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a large range of distortions and overdrives.
This thing is a distortion beast! It puts out the most chunky distortion that I have heard in a long time. It has 3 knobs on the front (other than volume and distortion) for adjusting your sound. Its able to get anywhere from a more mid sound like a tube-screamer, to a crazy bite. There are also three more knobs on the inside of the pedal for adjusting the distortion. If you are looking for a more overdriven sound, as opposed to straight up distortion, this is not the pedal for you. Also, it has a definite grittiness to its sound, so if you want something really smooth, kind of like a Mesa/Boogie, then again, not the pedal for you. If you want tons of chunky, gritty distortion, then this thing is a match made in heaven. The pedal seems really solid, and as a plus, the pedal doesn't click when you turn it on and off (a few other true bypass pedals I've tried have). I haven't gigged with it yet, but seems solid enough. What more can I say, its a pedal and it turns on and off without something horrible happening. Much short of running it over with a car, I don't think it will break.
I was looking for a really good spongey sounding distortion that had some options. MAN! Tried this out at guitar center and it could do EVERYTHING! Brown sounds to good crunchy tones, and even some metalish kind of stuff. It gets pretty fuzzy when you turn the presence up but its a usable kind of fuzzy. Think I'll be playin this for a Looooong time
this is a great stomp box, has a long range of distorted tones and can be used to play almost anything. my only complaint is that it takes a long time to find your dream tone. but otherwise its my favorite single effect pedal
I own the Fat Sandwich, Porkloin, Swollen Pickle, and Angry Troll. The Fat Sand. gives you a nice krisp distortion sound. I find thought that I have to readjust the sound on about every gig. It's got a huge range of sound. Theres plenty of room for adjustment with the outside knobs. I haven't even got into the internal pots yet. If I had to decide between the F.S or the Porkloin, I'd take the Porkloin. The P.L. is a deeper sounding distortion pedal that can still get some of the same settings as the Fat Sand. I like having both pedal set up differently on my board. You won't be sorry owning either one of these pedals. I run through a Strat and a 69 Fender Vibrolux or 59 reissue bassman.
I never really knew the meaning of "fat" until I tried this pedal. I got so used to cheaper distortion pedals that it took me a while to realize the fullness of tone I got from the Fat Sandwich. I'm talking about how the notes jump out when soloing, the difference is what the name implies - FAT! I'm a heavy picker with my right hand and this pedal simply adds more umph to my playing style. Totally happy with this one as far as tone goes! Although it took me a couple of hours to dial in the sweet spot and experiment using the 3 internal pots, but you WILL need to do that to find the fatness you want depending on how your rig is set up. Also, the 4 rubber feet/screws at the bottom make it a bit tricky to velcro the pedal on to a board, that's why I give it a 4-star rating.
This is one sweet distortion pedal! It is capable of a broad range of distortion edging over into the fuzz zone, but you have to be willing to spend some time working with it. There are five knobs on top and three more inside, giving this unit more adjustment than any other. It took me an hour or more to dial it in, but I got what I was listening for. Honestly, they should include more instructions with this box. I just experimented until I got what I wanted, but it might have been simpler if I had some clue what "corner frequencies" are, or what difference to expect from adjusting the gain of the second stage. If you have the patience and persistence to fine-tune it, this puppy is a real asset to anyone's sonic arsenal.
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