John Dwyer's Thee Fuzz Warr Overload pedal

Thee Dwyer and his very special pedal.

You can file this under: sure, why not? Spirited Thee Oh Sees frontperson John Dwyer has “inspired” a new custom pedal for Death By Audio, called Thee Fuzz Warr Overload.

The pedal is limited to 500, and so says Death by Audio, once they’re gone, they’re gone. The Brooklyn-based effects pedal company also put out a signature Ty Segall pedal (Sunshine Reverb) which sold out in a day.

Thee Fuzz Warr Overload is available now for pre-order on the Death by Audio site ($225, like whoa), and ships June 30. 

I’ll let Death by Audio excitedly describe the pedal in all its fuzzy glory:

“This pedal is based on the super powerful circuit of the Fuzz War combined with a switchable hot-rodded treble boost. The Fuzz circuit controls include Gain, Level, Tone and the Boost circuit has a Level control. Combining these circuits unlocks new and virtually endless guitar tone possibilities. The specialized Tone knob allows you to sweep between rumbling low end, scooped out mid section and sizzling highs. The Gain knob can go from a smooth overdrive through distortion and up into uncharted territories. Thee Fuzz Warr Overload combines raucous fuzz and a killer treble boost to bring your sound to the next dimension.”

Here’s Dwyer demoing the pedal (plus a real cute turtle and some kids):

The next local Thee Oh Sees show is the Phono Del Sol fest July 13 in Potrero Del Sol Park ($25).


Ah, my life could be measured by fuzz boxes!

My Big Muff, my ProCo Rat, that Distortion+ pedal. So many cool things. Split the signal and run two pedals in parallel, put them all together. Run the signal through a chorus or a flanger or an intense echo. Or just get pure sound by overdriving an amp.

Now I'm in my dotage. I get my distortion through computer programs. Still get things to squeal.

Posted by Bob In Portland on Jun. 13, 2013 @ 11:50 am

Can I throw up now?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 13, 2013 @ 3:06 pm


Posted by Guest on Jun. 13, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

Awesome clip, but I would still like to hear a demo of the thing before I drop a few bills on it.

Posted by BigTop on Aug. 02, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

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