Who: Sunmachine Sonic Devices
Price (MSRP/PAID): 79 Euro/Loaner
Power Supply: Yes 9V Center Neg (Boss Style)
Available from: Direct
Review Date: 3/5/2012
This small masterpiece is a must-have!The Reptile excels in its dark chocolate lower mid growl. “Though it’s not over-the-top gain wise you can get a super rich, fat attack”. Get blown away by how touch dynamic this pedal is.
This pedal came into my world on a lucky break when a JWR from talkbass.com sent around a few pedals to a small group of people. I was not familiar with Sunmachine Sonic Devices before, but had a chance to play with both this pedal and the Walküre fuzz.
I looked around and it appears that this pedal is a fuzz face varient with increased bass range, and playing with it for a bit I can hear that. The pedals features a single volume knob, and this leaves you with limited options if you don’t like the default settings. This proved to be a problem for me because I thought the tone was a bit grating and either robbed a little bass, or had enough treble push that it seemed like it. The pedal was put together decently, but not remarkable in anyway.
Bottom Line: Small and brittle, doesn’t work for me.
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|Sound Description: Fuzz Face+, A bit o’ grit|