guitar - mini foot fuzz - clover - lucky cat - clean amp
Guitar: Fender Stratocaster with D Allen Voodoo 69 neck and middle and S Duncan SSL5 pickups.
Amp - Laney L20, Laney LT212 cabinet with Celestion V30 speakers
Amp settings: clean channel, bright mode, bass 1:00, mids 1:00, treble 11:00, tone 11:00 (o'clock)
Mic - Sennheiser e906 mic
I’ve always been a big fan of JHS and it’s probably the brand I get the most questions about. How will they stack up to David Gilmour’s tones? In this review I’ll be covering a couple of pedals that at least sonically should be easily recognizeable.
Mini Foot Fuzz
The Mini Foot Fuzz is, as the name implies, a mini sized fuzz pedal, with controls for fuzz and volume and a toggle switch for a bit of boost. The small footprint makes it ideal for cramped or smaller pedalboards.
At full blast it’s very close to a silicon fuzz, with lots of rich harmonics and sustain. With the toggle switch in the off position, it sounds cleaner and closer to a vintage style overdrive.
The Mini Foot Fuzz typically responds to the dynamics of your playing and it cleans up nicely with the guitar volume backed off.
This is a fairly mild fuzz, with less gain and low end compared to similar models but it makes it easy to tame and it seem to fit most amps, whereas the more wild sounding fuzz pedals tend to need a bit of compression and mids boost to cut through.
In terms of David Gilmour’s tones, the Mini Foot Fuzz will fit right into the Pompeii/Dark Side era but it can easily be used for the earlier stuff too.