Cog Effects Rogue One is a new dual Big Muff-style fuzz for bass. Not only does it sound pretty massive, it also has a cool Star Wars-themed name and can handle the low growl of your bass.
Fuzz Octave control
The front panel looks pretty cluttered to me. But it does seem to offer a lot of control – and I mean a lot! There are 12 knobs and as many mini toggle switches, plus three foot switches. That’s a lot of tone options on one pedal, so this would be one for four-string players who like to keep their options open.
Two rows of controls are located on the top. All the black and white belong to the two fuzz circuits, the two red knobs on the left are the octave down effect. Each fuzz can be controlled with Clean, Level (Wet), Tone, Mids and Fuzz. The octave has two controls filter and down. There are many small levers between the controls: Clean Kill (Mute), Depth 1 and Depth 2, Clip 1 and 2 for removing the clipping diodes – one lever per Fuzz channel.
Cog Effects are all hand built in Sheffield, UK. This unit is their take on the classic Electro Harmonix Big Muff fuzz pedals, and seeks to emulate many versions of the Big Muff. It also squeezes in an octave effect on top of the two fuzz circuits. That is a lot of functionality for one fuzz, which has almost as many switches as on a Death Star’s control panel! I would need a weekend of tweaking to even get my head around all those options that are on tap here. But the layout seems logical, and I can imagine playing around with this being a lot of fun.
You can check all the details and specifications of the Cog Effects Rogue One here