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Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    Combines Level, Tone and Fuzz knobs with a Muffy, Boost and Warm Tri-Mode switch.

    Tri-Mode Fuzz is Akai Professional's Analog Custom Shop solution to the classic fuzz guitar sound. Tri-Mode Fuzz combines Level, Tone and Fuzz knobs with a Muffy, Boost and Warm Tri-Mode switch in heavy-duty polished stainless-steel housing. True-bypass switching, three adjustable knobs and tone toggle switch provide complete fuzz control.

    Tri-Mode Fuzz's Tri-Mode toggle-switch provides a wide variety of fuzz sounds. Select Muffy for that rich, saturated BIG rock sound, Boost for a bright sting ideal for new-wave, power-pop glory or Warm to get that perfect blend of velvety-smooth fuzz tone. Tone depth, brightness and intensity may be further adjusted using the three precision Level, Tone and Fuzz knobs.

    Tri-Mode Fuzz is powered by the included 9-volt battery or 9v AC adapter (sold separately).

    As with previous Akai Professional guitar pedals like the E2 Headrush and SB1 Deep Impact Bass Synth, the Analog Custom Shop line is a collection of pedal effects designed to exacting standards, using the highest quality components. Analog Custom Shop pedals provide rich tone, texture and character to immediately enhance and inspire players of any musical style.

    Features

    • Three modes of classic Fuzz sounds: Muffy, Boost and Warm
    • Pure analog design
    • Level, Fuzz, and Tone controls

    Get three times the fuzzy pleasure. Order Today.

     
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    Akai ProfessionalAnalog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound quality (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Responsive (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (5)
      • Home studio (4)
      • Performances (4)
      • Professional recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      5.0

      Pretty Impressive for Bass Use Actually

      By Sustainable

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Versatile
      • Works Well For Bass

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      So I picked this up as a Stupid Deal because I couldn't resist. I wasn't expecting much, honestly. And I didn't really need another fuzz.

      On a whim, I put it on my bass pedalboard as a place holder for another pedal I was planning on getting. After some tweaking, I got to having the tone nearly dimed, the fuzz nearly dimed, and the level at about 1 o' clock.

      Whoa. Seriously, whoa. Massive brutal stuff going on. Retains the low end dang well and it doesn't even have a clean blend function. The only fuzz pedal I've heard retain low end without clean blend slightly better is a Barber Trifecta fuzz, but thing has its own kinda flavor anyway.

      I don't think I'd pay the original price for it, but I'm happy I got it. Plays well with the other pedals. Footswitch doesn't have hte most "statisfying click" that people seem to dig, but I like it. It's not "soft touch" either, but somewhere in between. Very cool, folks. Worth the price? Your call.

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      4.0

      Fuzz All The Way

      By Keezy

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Build Quality
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Regular Price Is High

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This fuzz pedal sounds good. I pretty much just leave it on 'Boost' as the other two settings are too subtle when playing quietly at home, though their effect will probably be more obvious when you turn it up. The build quality is great, the metal case is stiff and durable, doesn't feel cheap at all. The dials sound true-to-setting and allows a range of fuzz sounds, from subtle to over-the-top. The only knock and the reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is its regular price. Way too high. I got this pedal as a Stupid Deal but I'd consider other options before shelling out it's current price. Calling it 'Custom Shop' or 'Boutique' would be a stretch and Akai isn't exactly known for its guitar pedals. It is more versatile than other pedals though and it covers the fuzz ground really well, so if price is no object, then it's a great pedal to consider. But don't believe the whole 'Custom Shop' labeling.

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      5.0

      Nice Fuzz!

      By Pfunk

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Three Types Of Fuzz
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Very nice Fuzz, three setting allow for different tones. Works well with you guitar's volume, not over-the-top with the amount of gain. The gain also sounds very realistic.

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        5.0

        Amazing pedal

        By Matt A

        from Madison, WI

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is amazing. It's got such a range of sounds that you can create and they're all quite good. I, for one, prefer to keep mine mainly on the boost setting with the fuzz knob turned to about 1/3 of the way up with the tone just below halfway up. This pedal can give you any type of fuzz that you want on your guitar.

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          5.0

          Very nice and fuzzy

          By FuzzyWuzzy

          from Langhorne, PA

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          Pros

          • Heavy Duty Build
          • Lots Of Options
          • Nice Chrome
          • Stupid Deal Great Price

          Cons

          • At The Price None

          Best Uses

          • Great With Guitar
          • My Son Uses This For Bass

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          All good, nothing bad. Like the "Pros" state, many options, great sound, and great build quality.

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          4.0

          no frills fuzz

          By johnecakes

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Built like a tank
          • Compact Design
          • Reasonable Price

          Cons

          • Not Easily Modifiable

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Sound Exploration

          Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Tri-Mode Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a grat pedal for someone who wants to explore fuzz on a budget. Works great with solid build quality.

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