With just a whiff of op-amp fuzz left after mutilating this muff, you’re left with something that’s dreamy in bass and gain range. What’s needed for that rotten-to-the-core sound is a thick dose of bass, gain for days, and a perfectly scooped midrange that recalls the 1990’s on speed dial.
The GAIN of the Rotten Apple has an amazing range of gain on tap, AND it is sensitive to your guitar and strumming. So even though it pumps and smashes through your speaker cab, you can roll your guitar back to float like a butterfly. The Tone Control gives you everything from submerged stoner rock sludge to highs that claw at your speakers.
Did you know Keeley, did extensive testing of this pedal on Eric Clapton Strat with Lace Sensors? Yeah, they knew they wanted to nail a very specific tone. Dialed it!
Keeley took all they learned from the Dark Side fuzz and made this one even less noisy while increasing the gain dramatically!
Despite all the rage, rats in Chicago seem to have no natural enemy. (Field Note: Robert Keeley on his visit to Hotel Cass at the corner of Wabash and Erie.)