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Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich   

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The Fat Sandwich represents a new era in pedal design for Way Huge. In addition to carrying on the Way Huge tradition of amazing tone, rugged constru...Read More

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A distortion that gives you tons of headroom, sustain and of course, fat tone.

The Fat Sandwich represents a new era in pedal design for Way Huge. In addition to carrying on the Way Huge tradition of amazing tone, rugged construction and cool names, the Fat Sandwich 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 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 or playing style.

FEATURES
  • Innovative multi-stage clipping circuit
  • Passive tone stack
  • Tuned to bring out the “sweet spot” with any guitar and amp combination

Order a Fat Sandwich today and never go hungry for tone again.

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Way Huge ElectronicsWHE301B Fat Sandwich
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (14)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Good selection of effects (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

wonderful tone machine

I'm just scratching the surface with this but I am enjoying the process immensely and if I don't review it now I never will. The only other distortion boxes I currently own are an...Read complete review

I'm just scratching the surface with this but I am enjoying the process immensely and if I don't review it now I never will. The only other distortion boxes I currently own are an old Ibanez Sonic Distortion and Tube Screamer (reissue) - I have had a few other cheap ones that I have given away but none that intoxicate me as this does. It was a SDOTD (the version with black paint job, not that it matters to anyone listening including me). It is a distortion box, I couldn't really call it an overdrive - though it is subtle for a distortion pedal. It's all about the volume knob on your guitar with this thing - you can get great sounds full-on, but there are several levels of touch sensitivity that keep me tweaking until it's past bedtime. It's not exactly linear - your full-on level doesn't exactly morph into something mellower, it's almost as if it reaches a certain level from you pickups and "switches" to the next tone. This is not a bad thing - depending on the guitar I use (Carvin DC127, G&L Ascari P-90, old Ibanez Artist, Steinberger Spirit, antique single-pickup Danelectro DC) I can get 3 to 5 distinct "levels" of tone, all of them touch sensitive according to how hard I pick - and all tweakable with 3 EQ mini knobs and a volume that can also hit the front end of a clean amp (which is apparently what it was intended for). I have been having so much fun with it I have yet to plug it into my "real" amp (Egnater Rebel 30 which I enjoy a lot). I'm currently playing it at home through a small Peavey closed-back practice amp (intended for bass) which is fairly neutral and good for testing funboxes like this one. I have to say I was hoping this was more of an overdrive-to-distortion pedal as I don't have any need for really heavy distortion but it's so musical and singing for leads at almost any level I can't complain - though I will try the other Dunlop-made Way Huge pedals just in case. You can get closer to overdrive by using your volume knob or lightening up on the pick attack. This thing just sings on the treble notes, there's more crunch on the lower strings but it never seems to get muddy unless you back way off on the tone knob.
There are a couple of internal trimpots (easily accessible by brilliant screw-off rubber feet at each corner and a label on the inside bottom cover explaining function and factory preset positions). I haven't touched them yet, I was going to see how it sounded with the gain backed off but it was set at the lowest level at the factory. It's got easily enough gain for me but I am not playing any heavily distorted styles so I left it where it was...but I will tweak that along with the two internal EQ knobs as just about everything I have experimented with so far has made me smile. Highly recommended.
PS - the graphics on the box are hilarious as well!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alters Tone Even When Not Engaged

I got this pedal for when I wanted to put a little extra "oomph" onto my cleans, but I ended up being sorely disappointed. One of the reasons I play...Read complete review

I got this pedal for when I wanted to put a little extra "oomph" onto my cleans, but I ended up being sorely disappointed. One of the reasons I play my Strat is to have the bright highs that it can provide, but plugging into this in front of my amp (set to clean) took that away. The most shocking part of this experience is it happens EVEN WHEN THE PEDAL IS NOT ENGAGED. I'm all for altering my tone for certain songs, but only when I want to. In addition, the overdrive/distortion was weak.

It may have been a bad unit or only needed me to mess with the internal pots as described in the insert included, but I'm of the mind that if a pedal needs you to mess with it that much to make it work, it's not the one for you.

On the plus side, it's actually really aesthetically pleasing (with an awesome name) and would've fit my pedal setup both in terms of design and function quite well; but, this only further drives home the disappointment when it didn't work for me.

So, buy with caution, or at least get it when it's on sale like I did so you don't put too much money into a pedal that might not work for you either.

**FYI: Musician's Friend's return service worked like a charm, so you don't have to worry too much if you have the same issues.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fat's where the flavor's at!

By Bob the Destroyer

from Springfield, Virginia

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Low Noise
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

Saw this pedal as an open box deal, did the requisite internet research, and found it made smooth, creamy higher gain noises. When it arrived from MF and played with it a little, I also found it's touch sensitive at even the highest gain setting. It also cleans up well with the volume knob. Finally, I took the four screws off the bottom and tested out the three internal pots. Two of them are subtle, but the third one, for the second gain stage, made me emit an evil chuckle when turned up. As an extra bit of idiot-proofing, there's a chart inside labeling the pots and providing default settings.

 
4.0

Very Nice Distortion

By Robert

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Fuzzy
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None really

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances

Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

Bought on a Stupid Deal of the Day. This really has been a great pedal once you fiddle with it. It's very tweakable. I use it in conjunction with a Fuzz pedal so I don't need all the gain that it has on tap. And believe me, it has a lot of gain. I have found the trick is to get the lows and highs where you want them, lower the amount of gain via the internal trim pots, and then use the High cut to fit your guitars tone. I can switch from SG to Telecaster with a tweak of the High cut filter. Just lower or raise the gain as you see fit. All the way down you get bluesy overdrive and up you get Sabbath level tones.

If you want heavier tones you can stack this with a fuzz or use this as your heavy tone and get a good OD or boost in front of it. There are heck of a lot of options in this small pedal.

The only reason I is because it can sound a bit muddy or tinny sometimes at loud volumes.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wonderful tone machine

By kenren10

from Claymont, DE

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Fun To Tweak
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Just plain fun
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

    I'm just scratching the surface with this but I am enjoying the process immensely and if I don't review it now I never will. The only other distortion boxes I currently own are an old Ibanez Sonic Distortion and Tube Screamer (reissue) - I have had a few other cheap ones that I have given away but none that intoxicate me as this does. It was a SDOTD (the version with black paint job, not that it matters to anyone listening including me). It is a distortion box, I couldn't really call it an overdrive - though it is subtle for a distortion pedal. It's all about the volume knob on your guitar with this thing - you can get great sounds full-on, but there are several levels of touch sensitivity that keep me tweaking until it's past bedtime. It's not exactly linear - your full-on level doesn't exactly morph into something mellower, it's almost as if it reaches a certain level from you pickups and "switches" to the next tone. This is not a bad thing - depending on the guitar I use (Carvin DC127, G&L Ascari P-90, old Ibanez Artist, Steinberger Spirit, antique single-pickup Danelectro DC) I can get 3 to 5 distinct "levels" of tone, all of them touch sensitive according to how hard I pick - and all tweakable with 3 EQ mini knobs and a volume that can also hit the front end of a clean amp (which is apparently what it was intended for). I have been having so much fun with it I have yet to plug it into my "real" amp (Egnater Rebel 30 which I enjoy a lot). I'm currently playing it at home through a small Peavey closed-back practice amp (intended for bass) which is fairly neutral and good for testing funboxes like this one. I have to say I was hoping this was more of an overdrive-to-distortion pedal as I don't have any need for really heavy distortion but it's so musical and singing for leads at almost any level I can't complain - though I will try the other Dunlop-made Way Huge pedals just in case. You can get closer to overdrive by using your volume knob or lightening up on the pick attack. This thing just sings on the treble notes, there's more crunch on the lower strings but it never seems to get muddy unless you back way off on the tone knob.
    There are a couple of internal trimpots (easily accessible by brilliant screw-off rubber feet at each corner and a label on the inside bottom cover explaining function and factory preset positions). I haven't touched them yet, I was going to see how it sounded with the gain backed off but it was set at the lowest level at the factory. It's got easily enough gain for me but I am not playing any heavily distorted styles so I left it where it was...but I will tweak that along with the two internal EQ knobs as just about everything I have experimented with so far has made me smile. Highly recommended.
    PS - the graphics on the box are hilarious as well!

     
    5.0

    Awesome Pedal!

    By GuitarLover

    from Wenatchee, Washington

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

      This pedal is really versatile because of the knobs on the inside of the pedal, but once you get the knobs where you want them this pedal sounds amazing with humbuckers and single coils! This pedal adds a lot of dirt and depending on where the knobs are in the back of the pedal you can get an overdrive or a distortion! This pedal is awesome, but you cant really get a good chunky palm mute sound out of it but other than that this pedal sounds great!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amp like dynamics - Nice Pedal!

      By Davey Rocket

      from NC

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

        Very nice dirt tones without being another fuzz. Dynamics and guitar tone preserved more like a good overdrive, with drop of guitar's volume knob. "Amp like" is a good description.

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Alters Tone Even When Not Engaged

        By PartMachineAllGuitar

        from South Carolina

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright Led
        • Cool Color

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Sucks Away High-end
        • Takes Away High-end

        Best Uses

          Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

          I got this pedal for when I wanted to put a little extra "oomph" onto my cleans, but I ended up being sorely disappointed. One of the reasons I play my Strat is to have the bright highs that it can provide, but plugging into this in front of my amp (set to clean) took that away. The most shocking part of this experience is it happens EVEN WHEN THE PEDAL IS NOT ENGAGED. I'm all for altering my tone for certain songs, but only when I want to. In addition, the overdrive/distortion was weak.

          It may have been a bad unit or only needed me to mess with the internal pots as described in the insert included, but I'm of the mind that if a pedal needs you to mess with it that much to make it work, it's not the one for you.

          On the plus side, it's actually really aesthetically pleasing (with an awesome name) and would've fit my pedal setup both in terms of design and function quite well; but, this only further drives home the disappointment when it didn't work for me.

          So, buy with caution, or at least get it when it's on sale like I did so you don't put too much money into a pedal that might not work for you either.

          **FYI: Musician's Friend's return service worked like a charm, so you don't have to worry too much if you have the same issues.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid!

          By JimZ

          from Maine

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

            Just got this pedal on sale. Its my second way huge pedal. I also have the swollen pickle fuzz. Both are great pedals for what they are made to do. I havent had too much time to really tweek the fat sandwich, but i have played 2 gigs with it. 1 with a strat style guitar and 1 with my Ibanez AS200. single coil and humbuckers both sound great. With my Ibanez through a deluxe reverb i was able to get some great "les paul through a marshall" type sounds. I havent messed with the tone controls much. first time i used it i set the hi, lo, and hi cut at 12 o'clock, dialed in the amount of gain and volume i wanted and it sounded great! like the swollen pickle, this pedal has an over the top amount of volume, its pretty touchy if your foot bumps into the knob during a performance. like, i dont think ill ever turn it up past 9 or 10 o'clock. i could see players of certain styles using it to reaaaallly push the front end of a tube amp and leave it on all the time. It sounds that good. I however play various styles and change sounds on the fly quite a bit. the volume change is too drastic for me. I set it at maybe a hair above unity with my clean sound and run a ts9 after it as a booster in case i need it. built to last. I dont worry about that at all, and shouldnt have to in this price range anyways. Im a professional, full time performer and teacher. Ive tried a good deal of distortion pedals and heard several more. This is replacing a digitech hardwire valve distortion on my board and i dont think ill ever look back, or forward to a different pedal. this does it for me!

             
            4.0

            Love the Fat Sandwich

            By berned08

            from Colorado

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

                Love this pedal! Rockin out with it using my ukulele, who would of thought, and it provides such a great unique sound.

                 
                5.0

                Great pedal for price

                By Scott

                from Warwick RI

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

                  I got this pedal as a stupid deal so for the price it's a nice pedal, well built and functions as advertised. I use it in front of my amp thru the clean channel and it has some nice tones and distortion. Great for blues, rock or hard rock. May be not enough for metal but at least it's worth a try

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WHE301B FAT SANDWICH

                  By TERRY

                  from HUDSON, FL.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE301B Fat Sandwich:

                    GOOD PEDAL. A LITTLE ON THE LARGE SIDE. NOT QUITE
                    AS MUCH GAIN AS I SUSPECTED. VERY VERSATILE WITH
                    ABILITY TO FINE TUNE SOUND.

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