Rarely have I received so many requests for me reviewing pedals as with the Floyd Fuzz and Colordriver from Tru-Fi. Perhaps because they’re so obviously aimed at David Gilmour fans but there’s also a buzz out there suggesting these are worth checking out. Here’s my review.
As probably all of you know, David Gilmour started using Big Muffs and the Ram’s Head in particular, around the recording of Animals in 1975-76. It’s been his main distortion ever since in various forms.
In early 1972 Pink Floyd premiered a new suite called Eclipse, which would later turn into Dark Side of the Moon. The piece was worked out during their extensive touring the same year and part of the sound was David’s new booster/overdrive pedal, the Colorsound Powerboost. The pedal was used throughout the 70s and later replaced by a Cornish ST-2 and the Tube Driver.
Tru-Fi is new to me. I understand they’ve been around for some time but I was introduced to them sometime last summer and the first thing that caught my eye was the super cool pedal designs. Very original and man do these look great on the pedalboard! Size-wise they’re slightly bigger than a Boss pedal.
Both pedals are based on original specs. This is authentic and vintage all the way, with familiar controls and sounds. Both runs on 9V and feature true bypass switching.