Fuzz. Fuzz never changes…but it can improve!
The Nuke-Out is a fuzz circuit based on the classic triangle Muff design, but it is to it what an H-bomb is to an A-bomb. Sure, both are deadly, but if you had to choose one to have in your arsenal, then why settle on the basic version? This improved design was made with the idea of winning any shootout versus the original – no matter what guitar, pickup, or amp is used. And boy, oh boy, it wins hard!
The controls in this unit are kept to the basics, but with the EQ section divided into separate BASS and TREBLE knobs for the player to be able to set the tone exactly as imagined. With these two controls, you can slide from silky-smooth tones to totally devastating mayhem that would make many doom bands blush. The classic SUSTAIN control is exactly what you remember from a typical Muff, but with a much-improved range. In tandem with the volume knob on your guitar, the possibilities are endless – from warm, clean tones to a saturated monster in a matter of seconds. With the VOLUME knob, you basically have 3 options – go easy on your amp (but who would want that, really?), set it to ‘unity gain’, so you don’t have any volume difference between your bypass signal and when the pedal is engaged, or push the amp to its limits and see what it’s made of.
If you ever played a triangle Muff, but felt a bit limited with the available controls and thought like it should be able to go a step or two farther with the saturation, then look no further – Nuke Out has all your bases covered.
For further analysis on this circuit, take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.