Fuzzrocious have teamed up with Electro-Faustus to bring you the hand-built Greyfly. It’s a curious amalgamation of the Electro-Faustus Blackfly, a noise generator that uses springs, with the Fuzzrocious Grey Stache fuzz pedal.
Splicing of genes
The Greyfly is a noise generator which uses a set of springs. They are mounted on the top of the pedal and are attached to an internal piezo pickup. Then you get a fuzz box to feed it through. What could possibly go wrong?
Yes, this does look and sound weird, no doubt about it. You get to scrape and flick the springs and this can generate all sorts of odd noises. Then you can kick in the Grey Stache fuzz to really get them even more fuzzed out and angry.
The springs can be driven just by the plucking of them or you can feed them into that fuzz circuit and drive them through the dirt. Either way, this is no ordinary fuzz box. Far from it. It also sports an adjustable mid-frequency control for the fuzz to make it stand out a bit better, which might help you use it in a band scenario.
Are you into noise and extreme sound sculptures? If the answer is yes, then this could be for you. However, if you are a more conservative player, I doubt the Greyfly will be on your shopping list. It is a neat idea, just one best left to the more adventurous musician/noise terrorist.
It does look like fun, although the price is pretty high for occasional use.
RRP USD $300
GreyFly details: Fuzzrocious site