If you’re looking for a highly versatile fuzz, the Blackout Effectors Twosome Fuzz pedal is worth a look. Capable of everything from classic Big Muff fuzz tones, to velcro fuzz tones, to smooth overdrive tones, the Blackout Effectors Twosome Fuzz is a tweaker’s delight.
The pedal is a combination of two Blackout Effectors pedals: the Musket Fuzz and the Fix’d Fuzz. Each side can be toggled between via the right stomp switch (nope, can’t have them both on at the same time but not really necessary for most people). The left stomp switch is a true bypass on/off switch.
The Fix’d Fuzz side of the Twosome Fuzz (on the left) has various toggles that you can use to include/exclude from the circuit: Tone, Boost, Fuzz 1, and Fuzz 2. Yep, this side has two fuzzes in one. One fuzz circuit spits and splatters in a vintage way, allowing you to get velcro type fuzz tones and so much more. The other fuzz circuit is smoother and provides a different array of fuzz tones. You may toggle both circuits on at once, and each has a knob to control the amount of fuzz. The boost control allows you to slam the input of your amp and make the fuzz tones that much bigger and fatter. The tone knob helps you dial in the tonal color of the fuzz you’re looking for, helping to take the tone from dark, to warm, to present, to bright.
The Musket fuzz side of the Twosome Fuzz (on the right) is reminiscent of more classic muff tones. Big, fat, fuzz tones can be achieved along with many color variations through use of the Mid range knob. A Pre-Gain knob helps to goose the fuzz circuit for bigger fuzz tones. Tone tone knob acts a little differently than the Fix’d Fuzz side, but it also helps you dial in the tonal color that you’re seeking.
On both sides of the Blackout Effectors Twosome Fuzz, keep in mind that the control knobs are quite interactive. When you change one, it will change how some others interact. This opens up a world of tones, and is truly a tweaker’s dream.