Who: Way Huge Electronics
What: Swollen Pickle
Price (MSRP/PAID): Used Only/$350
Power Supply: Yes
Size: 5″ X 3.75″ X 2.4″ (Approx: including Jacks and knobs)
Available from: Secondary Market
This is probably the hardest pedal for me to review and even pretend to be objective. The bass player in a pseudo-goth act I saw in like 2001 had one and I just loved the drones he was getting out of it. I remembered the name of the pedal, but not the name of the band. When I started looking for one in earnest they were topping around $500-$600 and seemed to be only going up. I resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t every have one until I had the chance to own an excellent reproduction by a forumite on Harmony Central (MrSage) called the Black Pearl Distortion . After Dunlop revived the Way Huge name, the origionals started to sink in price and I was able to pick one up without feeling bad about the money spent (and yes, that does happen… even to me.)
I’ve sat on it for awhile now, and I’ve been meaning to do a review and demo video. I get a ton of questions asking about the difference between this one and the reissue, but I’ll leave that issue to the MKII review.
The pedal is well made and sounds great. It’s one of my all-time favorites and would be one of the last pedals I sold if I found myself in an unfortunate economic position, or I need to fund a child for college or something.
As always, if you have any questions, leave a comment or let me know
Note: A rating of 5 = acceptable and should be considered a ‘good’ basic score
|Sound Description:||Smooth, Scooped, Muffish|