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KMA Machines FUZZLY BEAR 2

KMA Machines FUZZLY BEAR 2  ·  Source: KMA Machines

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The KMA Machines Fuzzly Bear 2 is a Silicon Fuzz pedal based on the vintage Jordan Bosstone. This new, version two of the pedal, updates and enhances the original. This is the second time we have seen KMA do this to their lineup this month. 

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KMA Machines Fuzzly Bear 2

The Fuzzly Bear 2 is the latest release from Berlin based KMA Machines. Earlier this month we saw the revamped Queequg 2 from KMA Machines. Now the company has updated one of its earliest designs, the Fuzzly Bear. This new Fuzzly Bear 2 is still based on the original vintage Jordan Bosstone silicon fuzz circuit, just that now it has been overhauled and also made more pedalboard friendly. The input and output jacks are now at the top instead of on the side and it is in a more compact housing.

KMA Audio Machines Fuzzly Bear 2 Fuzz

The Fuzzly Bear 2 now smaller, but just as fierce as the original

The new updated model also comes with soft relay silent switching and KMA states that it has improved electronics. The company doesn’t expand on that last statement though, so I’ll assume it is to do with the smaller footprint and the new switching, etc.

The controls are labelled Gain, Skin/Meat (Bias), and Vol. Thankfully, you also have a lot more bass at hand when compared to vintage original Jordan Bosstone units.

Jordan Bosstone?

The last couple of famous mass produced Jordan Bosstone inspired circuits I can think of are the the Voodoo Labs SuperFuzzIt often gets confused with the Univox SuperFuzz, as Voodoo Labs for some reason went with ‘Super Fuzz’ as a name. Then there is the other oddly named Electro-Harmonix Satisfaction, which you would think was based on the Maestro FZ-1 as used by Keith Richards. But it’s actually a Jordan Bosstone style fuzz, minus a few bits of the circuit and tweaked a little.

You have to remember that the original Bosstone wasn’t actually a pedal. You had to plug it directly into your guitar to use it, then trail a cable from that. A bit like the Dan Armstrong Orange Squeeze.

Electro Harmonix Satisfaction

Electro Harmonix Satisfaction

Price53.00 €

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Berlin Bear

This silicon fuzz was designed in Berlin, and thankfully has a far less confusing name. As it is certainly fuzzy and could possibly get a little bear-like as well. Especially, at the more extreme settings. I quite like it, and it certainly has that ’60s style silicon fuzz thing going on. The Fuzzly Bear 2 will also clean up nicely with your volume knob and turn into a crunchy overdrive at lower levels, always a useful thing with fuzz pedals. Plus, you have a bias control, so you can really tweak the fuzz and play with it.

KMA Audio Machines Fuzzly Bear 2 Fuzz

Price179 €

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