Way Huge Electronics, like Lovetone, disappeared at the onset of the boutique guitar effects boom. As Jeorge Tripps (Mr. Huge) moved on to work for Line 6, his effects became instant classics and were re-released by Dunlop. However, only the Green Rhino, Aqua Puss Delay, Red Llama and a few others were released. So, for some of the Way Huge pedals, used is the only option to purchase.
Popular Way Huge Pedals
Way Huge Swollen Pickle (Fuzz)
The name may be confusing, but the tone isn’t. The Way Huge Swollen Pickle is a high-gain fuzz offering smooth low end, a tone stack to scoop the mids, and adjustable compression to get the sound just right. Argued to be the most sought after Way Huge pedal (although we think there are better ones), the Swollen Pickle fuzz wants to just clobber your amp. From fat sustain to punch crunch, this pedal is ready to roar. There are two internal trimpots to further refine the external Scoop control and choose between two sets of clipping diodes (depending on whether you want smooth or open fuzz tones).
Way Huge Pork Loin
A Way Huge original from the ’90s, the Pork Loin blends together two very distinct overdrive circuits. One offers a classic British preamp clean tone, and the other offers a smoother overdrive tone. Soft clipped BiFET gain staging is the secret to the Pork Loin, and a Tone control helps with further sculpting. Tow mini controls (Curve & Clean) offer more fine-tuning. Three internal trimpots are also available: Filter and Voice help to further refine the pedal’s tonality, and the Mix trimpot turns the Pork Loin into a clean preamp. Go ahead…get your soft clip injection.
Way Huge Green Rhino (Overdrive)
Yep, even Way Huge copied the TS808 Tube Screamer. The MkII version, however, also offers a Low EQ knob to boost or cut the low end by up to 12dB, along with a Curve control to either smooth out or crisp up the general EQ. Of course, the Volume, Tone & Drive knobs are there for basic functionality. It’s hard for Tube Screamer clones to find their place amidst the Keeley and Analogman pedals of the world, so it feels a little to silly to discuss how amazing this pedal is. However, every pedal has it’s own flavor and you may just prefer this one.
Way Huge Red Llama
Trying to tell the difference between all of these overdrives can be a challenge, but if you’re a fan of BJF pedals then consider what the Little Green Wonder is to the Dyna Red Distortion. Similar relationship (and colors) here between the Green Rhino and the Red Llama. The Red Llama can still do the clean boost thing, but has a lot more gain on tap (gritty > crunchy > bottom-heaving searing leads…it’s all there). Last but not least, the Red Llama can also kick the shit out of your amp with it’s massive output volume. Blast into overdrive at your own risk.
Way Huge Aqua Puss
As one of the first popular boutique analog delays, The Aqua-Puss helped define what “gorgeous deep delays” sounded like with it mellow but tight 20ms to 300ms range. The Feedback control determines how long the delays continue on, and how intense. Self-oscillating delay tones are certainly achievable, if you’re covering early Pink Floyd. Lastly, a Blend knob helps you mix in your unaffected tone with the delay tone. In the end, you’re left with one of the best tape echo simulators on the market.
Other Way Huge Pedals
- Camel Toe
- Ring Worm
- Angry Troll
- Purple Platypus
- Blue Hippo
- Saffron Squeeze
Essential Way Huge Links
- Official Website
- Official Twitter Account
- Other Facts: Launched in 1992. Discontinued in 1999. Re-released by Dunlop in 2009.
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