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Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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Crunchy distortion goodness with outstanding tweakability.

The Fat Sandwich Distortion represents an advanced era in guitar pedal design for Way Huge. In addition to carrying on the Way Huge tradition of amazing tone and rugged construction, the Fat Sandwich Distortion Pedal delivers heaps of crunchy distortion goodness via its innovative multi-stage clipping circuit. Meticulously designed from the ground up, the passive tone stack was tuned to bring out the "sweet spot" with any guitar and amp combination. The Volume control produces tons of output, making it ideal for driving the headroom out of the most powerful tube amps. Additionally, the Fat Sandwich guitar effect pedal has two internal mini controls: the Curve knob lets the user fine-tune the corner frequency of the overdrive filtering and the Sustain control adjusts the gain of the final distortion stage. The Fat Sandwich is versatile and over the top ” the consummate distortion pedal for any genre of playing style.

Each pedal has been rigorously tested to ensure quality, durability, and reliability and will deliver many years of exceptional performance. All Way Huge guitar pedals feature: heavy-duty footswitch with quiet relay-based true bypass, blue LED indicator, 2.1mm power jack with AC protection, easy access (non-detachable) battery door, super-duty .09 aluminum anodized chassis, high grade components, great tone and cool name.

Launched in 1992 by Jeorge Tripps, Way Huge Electronics began as a result of Tripps' search for great tone, and his desire to perform with reliable, rugged and pedal board-friendly effects that had the magic of his coveted vintage pedals. The very first pedal ” simply labeled "Fuzz Box" ” was quickly followed by such staples to the product line as the Red Llama Overdrive, Foot Pig Fuzz and Green Rhino Overdrive II, which quickly found their way into the hands and onto the pedal boards of the world's guitar elite. Ensuing years would see the introduction of pedals such as the Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz, Aqua-Puss Analog Delay, and the Saffron Squeeze. Over the span of a few years, Tripps helped revolutionize what would later be known as the 'boutique' effects market. In late December 1999, the company closed its doors as Tripps pursued other opportunities, sending demand for Way Huge products soaring, and driving online auctions well into the hundreds ” sometimes thousands ” for used Way Huge pedals. Now teaming up up with Dunlop, Way Huge pedals will once again be available to the masses, so all can enjoy their finely tuned electronics, high-grade circuitry and road ready construction, built under the watchful eye of Mr. Huge himself.

FEATURES
Heavy-duty footswitch
True-bypass
Blue LED indicator
2.1mm power jack with AC protection
Easy access battery door
Aluminum anodized chassis
Cliff jacks
Military spec Teflon wire

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Way Huge ElectronicsWHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 41 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (29)
  • Versatile (26)
  • Responsive (22)
  • Good selection of effects (13)
  • Compact (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (20)
  • Home studio (19)
  • Professional recording (16)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this pedal!!!

By GreenDayFan101

from Winchester, KY

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Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal gives me the exact tone I was looking for. It took me about 10 maybe 15 minutes of tweaking before I got it. I had to crack open the back of the pedal to access some extra knobs for. Once I had it all dialed in it gave me one of the best sounding tone I have ever heard. Its heavy and powerful but its not too distorted and fuzzy. Which was exactly what I wanted.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FAT SANDWICH RULES...

By Marshallman64

from VA

Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Fat Sandwich arrived late yesterday and I ran it through my 3 amps and it was very compatible with them all. I connected it to my Marshall Bluesbreaker RI,(I liked the best tones through this amp), Fender Tone Master w/ 2-12 cab and Marshall JCM 800 2103 w/ 4-12 Jubilee cab last. This pedal will take up permanent residence on my small board as I'll be selling my;Diaz Texas Ranger, Homebrew Power Screamer, original Pro Co rat, English Muffin, Carl Martin Plexitone...you get the picture. I've been playing for 30+ years and played through alot of amp/pedal combinations. This is a very versatile pedal from Hendrix to Halen and cleans up nicely with interaction with your guitar's volume knob. It's been quite awhile since I've ranted about a product.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crazy good - Big and Fat

By Jak

from Ames, IA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Exactly What One Wants
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Blow Your Mind Distortion
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    If you're in doubt whether you have a true distortion box in your arsenal or not this pedal ends that debate. Back off 2 of the small knobs on the inside about a quarter of a turn and this thing sings (leave the 1st knob alone - factory setting) - and you get that "harmonic saturation" that would rip amplifiers apart if they had to do it alone. This is one firey pedal - and the price drop recently was a freak of nature. Really happy with this product - turns your guitar into a flame-thrower. Sweet harmonic and musical feeback (if you want it) and all the howl and rip you could hope for.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great all around pedal!

    By fuzzy overdrive

    from VT

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Want Another

    Best Uses

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I'm a hobbyist who has tried quite a few pedals out, but not as many as others. Though, I've never focused on distortion as much as overdrives and fuzzes. I left the three internal trim pots at the factory settings though, I opened it up to check. I used a Spot One power supply and a Kustom Defender 15V with tone 12, 4 watts, bass response all right or British. Fender Am Del Strat w/ SCNs and G&L ASAT Tribute Blue Burst MFDs. I've heard this is supposed to be like a JCM800, and I could see it from my inexperienced perspective. It has tons of volume and a good deal of gain; but you could increase this with the internal trim pot. Not crazy about the small knobs because if you use it as a stand alone pedal, then you'll want to manipulate these some. WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THIS PEDAL WAS THAT IT WAS LIKE A TRANSPARENT DISTORTION. This meant it was versatile and you could play The Beatles to AC/DC to Cream by manipulating the gain. I would say it's a distortion and not an overdrive, but the transparency lends itself to many applications as an overdrive allows. I could see using this as a stand alone pedal for practice all the time due to the transparency. I would buy another Way Huge Pedal after this purchase. If, you want color or bass, I might look elsewhere, though I believe one of the internal trim pots is for tone. I just felt you might want something darker for certain songs; though, this pedal would likely sound good no matter depending upon your other equipment.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Enough tweakability to get sound I want

      By mfreqmaster

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have to admit, out of the box I wasn't too thrilled with the factory settings. Then I realized I had to hold the mayonnaise with my Fat Sandwich. In order to hold the mayo I had to open up the back & adjust the trimpot to dial down stage 2 gain, a lot. There is a lot of gain available in this device. An interesting thing is that when I was trying this out, I thought it sounded reminiscent of Craig Anderton's Tube Sound Fuzz in his book Electronic Projects For Musicians, a project which I have built & used several times. This project features the CD4049 CMOS Hex Inverter, a digital chip used in an unconventional analog fashion. When I opened up the case to adjust the trimpots, lo and behold, a CD4049 was there, along with additional circuitry. There is definitely a diode clipping circuit in there in addition to the 4049. Other trimpots are useful for dialing in the overall tone. Once I had dialed everything I was satisfied. On the cons category I had to add that my first unit completely died the very first day I used it, came back after a 2 hour break & it just wouldn't work anymore. Musician's Friend was very good at sending a replacement, & my 2nd unit continues to work.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Distortion Even On Red Channel

      By Whammer Jammer

      from West Michigan

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pretty Large Size

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      With this pedal you can dial in a great range of distortion from fuzzy overdrive type distortion to just barely clipping. I have several great tube amps that have excellent high gain distortion, but this thing isn't just for dirtying up your clean channel. If you want to take your amp from, say, a highly overdriven Marshall tone to something completely different by stomping on this pedal you can get there. My point is that you can get a wide range of distorted sounds while still using your drive channel(s). Plays nice in the sandbox with others.

      Best distortion pedal I've ever owned and I've had some good ones.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FOUND IT!!

      By Failing Words Band

      from Toronto, Ontario

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I recently bought a '77 Les Paul Standard and wasn't happy with the sound I was getting out of my old pedals (especially my Boss Overdrive Pedal - the Orange one). After doing some "research" I decided to buy this pedal. I went immediately down to a rehearsal studio so I could really test the pedal out, and within five minutes I had a big smile on my face. My '77 LP Standard sounds killer through this pedal. I've found the tone I knew I could get from this guitar, but hadn't been able to with my old setup. This pedal is quiet, has tons of boost and can drive an amp to sound like a woman in bed, or a rabid bear (what I imagine a rabid bear to sound like in any event.)Anyone who says they can't find the "sweet spot" with this pedal, clearly doesn't know how to properly utilize the volume and tone knobs on their guitar.Highly recommended!(P.S. A compression sustainer before this pedal makes a killer combo, bringing out a little feedback and crushing the amp into submission!)

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome pedal!

      By Will_LMM

      from Rio de Janeiro

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal will give you the muscles, the power and the greasy fat to your sounds! It is pure power. Best distortion pedal ever.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Distortion

      By Green Stratman

      from Prudenville, Michigan

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The Fat sandwich has tons of distortion. I like the fact that I can get plenty of distortion at low volumes. A lot of the clubs I play are small. I can't really turn up loud. If I keep my amp volume down at 2 or 3, I can turn my guitar volume up almost all the way. Then you can adjust the distortion and volume on the sandwich to your liking. It sound great on classic rock. I find thought that I have to adjust the sandwich on every job. I haven't got into the inside adjustment yet. It doesn't sound the same at any two places. I use a Fender Stratocaster through a 68 fender vibrolux. I really love this pedal. Tons of room to adjust the sound you want. My next purchase will be the Swollen Pickle.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tweakable distortion pedal

      By rockinohio

      from Ohio

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought this pedal to replace my MXR Doubleshot distortion. It was well worth it! Not only is there knobs for adjustment on the outside, but also on the inside too. Doesn't do metal, but it gets close. Hard rock tones from the 70's and 80's. It's built well and worth the money.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      saturate yourself NOW!!

      By hoo flung poo

      from in the lap of mediocrity

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is an excellent High Quality distortion pedal. Take a look inside at the electronics, very high quality...looks like nasa built it. Make no mistake this is a very saturated distortion tone...sounds like 5 or 6 distorted tracks at once LOL...but it is a great tone.Does hard rock but not metal...a little pricey but worth it...internal trim pots for added tweakability

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you got to have one this is it

      By spruce

      from Boston, MA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a nice distortion pedal. I had loaded a DS-1 and TS-9 on my board because I could't really decide if "distortion" or "overdrive" was what worked for me. My goal is one pedal. This pedal is rally in between. It has aspects of distortion and overdrive. But unlike the classics in either category you can set the breakup and then adjust tone without really changing the overall character of the main effect. And it has a elegant articulation that just seems to put it in a category of its own. Pedal has a huge range in term soy familiar places. so it took me about 2 hours to find my sweet spot.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice But...

      By Dr. Mumbo

      from Wandering between NY & NC

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Solid As They Come
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Needs Clean Amp

      Best Uses

      • ALL THE ABOVE
      • Just About Any Venue

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I first tried this pedal using a Vox AC30 set to it's clean mode, bypassing all effects, and was not impressed at all. The instructions state that it is meant to be used clean. I have a Roland Keyboard Amp, which is clean as they get, and Voila!, success. Really nice crunch that is adjustable to "I think I hear it" to "Oh. my!" One of the best feature is the amount of control you have over the pedal's output sound. There are 5 knobs on the exterior and 2 more inside the casing. Another great feature is the easy access to the battery compartment - it is external so that one does not have to fiddle with a screwdriver, etc. to change batteries. And this thing is built like a tank and maybe even tougher than one! A possible downside is external power. Two power adapters were tried and they did not power the pedal. Granted, they were not Dunlap's recommended adapter, but the unit should work with any power source that matches the specifications. I plan to investigate this further. Then again, for some reason (IMHO), most effects pedals sound best when battery powered. Why? You got me...

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      appetite satisfied.

      By d rok.

      from Milwaukee, Wi.

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jam Session

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Bought the fat sandwich as a boost for my Vox ac15 but was suprised how nicely it opened up my Randall rg80
      solid state from the early 90's.
      I found the volume super sensitive and the distortion control versitale going from crunch to full on Billy Corgan overload.
      Probably the nicest distortion pedal i ever bought.
      I would also like to add my experiences with Musicians Friend have been outstanding. Great deals, free shipping(and quickly. No matter what you by from them they make it important.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great addition to my rig!

      By Mr. Ken

      from Laurinburg N.C.

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal can give you many different tones depending on your guitars volume control and picking style.I set my guitars volume to about 6.5 then set up a crunch tone on the Fat Sandwich.When I turn up my volume all the way my tone gets way huge(the name says it all).This pedal may take a lot of tweeking so be patient.If used properly it can produce a very brown sound.Great buy

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome High Gain Pedal!

        By Rabid776

        from Norfolk, Virginia

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The build quality of this pedal is amazing. It is literally built like a tank. I have a number of boutique pedals and this one is definitely the best quality in terms of durability.

          The sound is fantastic, I've been able to dial in some awesome high gain 80's sounds (which is why I bought it) on the clean channel of my tube amp. If you are looking for a versatile high gain pedal, this one fits the bill. The extra tone knobs give you a huge range of sounds, none of which sound muddy.

          If you want low gain/overdrive sound, this is not the pedal for you. On its lowest gain setting with single coil pickups, you still get a fully distorted signal. I love it, but a clean boost / low overdrive pedal this is not.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Pedal

          By nocandu

          from Windsor, On

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects

          Best Uses

            Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Another really nice pedal from Way Huge. Excellent construction quality and sound. Really fat "brown sound". The only downside is it's not too versatile. At the lowest settings, it's still pretty distorted, and at it's highest settings it might not be enough for metal guys. Perfect for classic rock, heavier electric blues, and garage rock. Sounds great in front of a clean tube amp.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Super flexible pedal

            By Bluesbrother

            from Baltimore, MD

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances

              Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              With american standard strat into deluxe reverb this baby gives you all that's missing from this setup i.e. High gain. You can do Hendrix, sabbath, led zep, gilmour, clapton, pumpkins you name it. Not really for metal rhythm but will do leads nicely. With all the external and internal controls there's a lot of flexibility. I can't stress enough that it will take a while to find your sound, but it's in there. You have to use your ears like always. I expected to do a lot of tweaking, but ended up with stock settings for internal controls, presence and resonance at 12, however, the tone and gain controls are so sensitive that to dial them in you have to literally nudge them into the sweet spot. I'm talking like 1:15 or 2:45 instead of the usual 1 or 2 o'clock. You can get a lot of nice sounds out of this box with some tweaking, but there will be that one that will match your rig perfectly and you'll swear you're playing a high gain amp of your dreams. Highly recommended for fender/vox owners with single coil guitars.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better than demos

              By TNGuitarSlinger

              from Madisonville, TN

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Excellent Tone
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Switch Pop

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              First off this is an AMAZING sounding pedal! It sounds much better in person than any demo I could find online. There is a wide range of tones, almost all of them usable. My basic setup is strat through hotrod deluxe, this pedal makes it sound like humbuckers through a stack. Fat, thick, tight. To record it and get the same tone as the live sound I adjusted where I placed the mic. The recorded tone gave me goosebumps! It's that good. It sounds good with 'buckers too, but what it does to single coils is truly incredible. And the way it cleans up when you roll back the volume is impressive.

              The only drawbacks are 1) there is a pronounced switch pop when you turn it on or off. Come to find out this is common with true bypass. 2) The pedal didn't come with a power supply or battery. (Not a big deal but with this level of pedal, with what it normally costs, I would expect more) Due to these issues I gave it 4 of 5.

              This will be a solid addition to my pedals and I don't change easily. I have a tube screamer and blue driver that have been unchallenged for 10 years. I guess they will have to learn to share!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              You Get What You Pay For

              By Dave Heimann

              from Massillon, Ohio

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301 Fat Sandwich Harmonic Saturator Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                The old adage "You get what you pay for" is true for guitar pedals also. Yes, I tried the cheapo (less expensive) pedals, but I never found the sound that I was looking for. With the Fat Sandwich by Way Huge all the great sounds for my LP are there! That and my Rogue Analog Delay and I have everything I need. Thanks to Mr. Huge, the Tonalogist.

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