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Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal   

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More fuzz than a moldy peach!

The Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz is the most sought-after and corpulent Way Huge guitar effects pedal, and now it's back! A charter member of the Way Huge line has returned, and just like when it debuted in 1997, it still has "more fuzz than a moldy peach!" The Swollen Pickle mkII doles out super high-gain fuzz with copious amounts of smooth low-end to all who dare plug into it.

With a twist of the Sustain control, the Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz takes you from mild crunch to Armageddon. The Filter control retains its trademark insane range of heavily band-pass-filtered tones, distinguished by remarkable girth and sizzle, and the Loudness puts out enough volume to clobber any amp.

Updated Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz features include a tone stack Scoop control that elicits classic Swollen Pickle guitar pedal mid-scoop or a flat mid-frequency sweep, and a Crunch knob to adjust the compression intensity of the fuzz.

Finally, under the hood, the Swollen Pickle mkII fuzz pedal has 2 internal mini controls-Voice sets the intensity of the external Scoop control from light to heavy mid cut, and Clip varies between two sets of clipping diodes for smooth or opened fuzz sustain.

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

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  • Heavy-Duty footswitch
  • True bypass
  • Blue LED indicator
  • 2.1mm power jack with AC protection
  • Easy access battery door
  • Aluminum anodized chassis
  • Cliff jacks

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Way Huge ElectronicsWHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

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  • Versatile (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Responsive (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Fuzz

If you can't find a sound you don't like with this pedal, you just don't like fuzz. It can do just about anything you want. After watching the Youtube video of the designer,...Read complete review

If you can't find a sound you don't like with this pedal, you just don't like fuzz. It can do just about anything you want. After watching the Youtube video of the designer, I set it to what he recommended as the classic Swollen Pickle tone (scoop at 9 o-clock, crunch all the way to the left, and I put the loudness, sustain, and tone all at about 10 o'clock), and I get a fantastic stoner rock sound through my Telecaster. Crank all of the knobs on the top except the sustain (set at about 9 o-clock) and I've got a great classic rock and roll overdrive through my SG. That's just two of about 10 different setups that I've found that I really like, and there's still more exploring to be done.

This pedal can get a little wild and wooley if you go overboard, but I'd rather have too much than not enough. It's easy to roll back the controls to managable levels.If you're in a 60s cover band and want nothing but a vintage Hendrix tone this may not be the absolute best choice, but then again, if that's you, why are you even looking at this pedal? This is a balls-to-the-wall fuzz with great versatility that can do Hendrix with the right settings, and just as easily do Fu Manchu.

Simply a fantastic pedal all-around.

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To Swollen

I wanted to love this pedal I have expiermented with it off and on for more than a year. I bought 5 Way Huge products and Pork loin is by far the best in...Read complete review

I wanted to love this pedal I have expiermented with it off and on for more than a year. I bought 5 Way Huge products and Pork loin is by far the best in the line and only one I kept .This fuzz has so much volume ,bottom end crazy controls it is hard to find a decent sound for me that is. It is what I would say very modern and way to much gain.If you are looking for that huge loud wall of fuzz with no clarity what so ever . I do like the name and marketing of this line the design is awesome, looks cool and well built Maybe a great fuzz for some just not my cup of tea .I have gone back to Big PI ,fulltone 70 and a Joe Bonamassa fuzzface for my fuzzy goodness.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Fuzz

By Matthew Makuley

from Nevada

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Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

If you can't find a sound you don't like with this pedal, you just don't like fuzz. It can do just about anything you want. After watching the Youtube video of the designer, I set it to what he recommended as the classic Swollen Pickle tone (scoop at 9 o-clock, crunch all the way to the left, and I put the loudness, sustain, and tone all at about 10 o'clock), and I get a fantastic stoner rock sound through my Telecaster. Crank all of the knobs on the top except the sustain (set at about 9 o-clock) and I've got a great classic rock and roll overdrive through my SG. That's just two of about 10 different setups that I've found that I really like, and there's still more exploring to be done.

This pedal can get a little wild and wooley if you go overboard, but I'd rather have too much than not enough. It's easy to roll back the controls to managable levels.If you're in a 60s cover band and want nothing but a vintage Hendrix tone this may not be the absolute best choice, but then again, if that's you, why are you even looking at this pedal? This is a balls-to-the-wall fuzz with great versatility that can do Hendrix with the right settings, and just as easily do Fu Manchu.

Simply a fantastic pedal all-around.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great aesthetics, nice features, ok fuzz

By OBS1648

from Indianapolis, IN

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  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Not Responsive

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Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

I liked this pedal and I would recommend it to anyone that has an amp that is compatible with it. Unfortunately, I really did not. Not among the best fuzz units that I have heard as the fuzz tone tends toward a dryness or a brittleness that I really didn't care for. On the other hand, it makes up for that to some degree in its versatility (it has 7 knobs). A very good rather than a great fuzz unit.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

To Swollen

By Nateh107

from Northern New England

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    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I wanted to love this pedal I have expiermented with it off and on for more than a year. I bought 5 Way Huge products and Pork loin is by far the best in the line and only one I kept .This fuzz has so much volume ,bottom end crazy controls it is hard to find a decent sound for me that is. It is what I would say very modern and way to much gain.If you are looking for that huge loud wall of fuzz with no clarity what so ever . I do like the name and marketing of this line the design is awesome, looks cool and well built Maybe a great fuzz for some just not my cup of tea .I have gone back to Big PI ,fulltone 70 and a Joe Bonamassa fuzzface for my fuzzy goodness.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Too Huge

      By toomanyguitars

      from Long Island, NY

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is not a subtle guitar effect-this pedal completely changes the sound of your amp and does not "play nice" with other pedals.Sure if you want that"wall of fuzz" sound,and that's all you do,then go for it.BTW be careful with this thing,it can and will blow up your amplifier if you turn the loudness up too much.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for Bass!!!

      By JV-OStAj

      from Philly area

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Just wanted to chime in to recommend this one to the bassists out there. Long story short on this pedal is that it has a TON of low end if you want it, and an insane amount of fuzz! I use it for a crazy "the world is coming to an end" type sound and it kills. It is VERY tweakable, but with a total of 8 knobs (including the 3 internal ones) it can be tricky to dial in since all the knobs are interactive. Worth the trouble, though.....Having said all that, I find that fuzz tones are some of the most subjective types of effects there are. Everybody is looking for something and any pedal either has it or it don't...this one has it for me.....

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Timmypedal

      from America

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I toiled for over 20 years trying to find a guitar tone I liked with not a lot of success. After playing direct through tube amps like ac 30s and jcm 900s with an sg with p90s i grew really really tired of that Townshend like sound. It wasn't what I was looking for. After watching a video review online for the way huge swollen pickle I took a chance and bought it. Best thing I ever did. It actually inspred me to to play more again. This pedal has an amazing range of tones without even having to dig into the tone controls within its guts but if you like to tinker, you can do that too! I play this through an ac30 on clean and when the pedal is on there is no noise. it is SILENT. A seriously beautiful piece of gear. Would highly recommend.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Tweaker Fuzz

      By LKNJ

      from NJ

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      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
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      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Based on what I've read, they were going for a Green M*ff-type sound. Though, I don't know that that's a totally accurate comparison.

      The Pickle is built like a tank. Way Huge pedals, in general, are some of the best constructed pedals out there. The true-bypass switch is completely noiseless. There are 5 knobs on the face of the pedal. The first three are familiar to anyone who has used an EHX pedal: Loudness, Filter (tone) and Sustain and work as you might expect. The other two are mid "Scoop" and "Crunch" mini knobs. There are also two internal trim pots:, one adjusts the sensitivity of the face knobs, and the other sweeps between "smooth" and "open" fuzz.

      I tend to hate complicated controls, and this many knobs is not something I typically find pleasant. But, you can get a ton of usable tones from this pedal. There is anything from Black Keys to Zeppelin to Pumpkins to be had. The crunch control, specifically, adds a lot of tonal diversity to the pedal, as does the internal smooth/open knob (though I found the more "open" tones to be too harsh). On the other hand, the controls are pretty sensitive, so it can be difficult to dial in the exact sound you want or lose it afterwards.

      I have two major complaints:

      1. The pedal has an overabundance of bass. Instead of some of the knobs they chose to include, I would have rather had an independent bass knob, as it would be nice to be able to roll off some bass without increasing the treble.

      2. This thing doesn't sustain nearly as well as the EHX Big M*ff. You can compensate somewhat by turning up the mids all the way, but it's really not the same, at least with my rig.

      Overall, I really like this pedal. The build quality is awesome. Tonally, for me, it's a kind of jack-of-all-traits-master-of-none. People who have the patience to dial in the exact sound they want using all 7 knobs will probably be able to get the perfect sound out of this thing, too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome pedal

      By Jbarr

      from Dahlonega, Ga

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Gives awesome fuzz that still has good decernable tone in the notes you play.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best fuzz i've ever used

      By stratplayer123

      from cleveland,OH

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      this fuzz is insane!! its the best fuzz for modern fuzz tones used in alt-rock that requires tons of low end/bass. i've tried the big muff the mastotron and i've tried the devi ever rocket. none of them match up to this one. this pedal is the best and my favorite pedal ever.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally a fuzz that satisfies

      By Batzu

      from California

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've tried every kind of fuzz, and this pedal is hands down the best. It makes you wonder why EH doesn't take some cues and update the Big Muff. This pedal is basically a Big Muff without any of the drawbacks that pedal has. No matter how fuzzy you get, the low end is there for days (unlike the BM wich just becomes unbearable past 12 o'clock). So many fine tuning knobs, you'll never get board with it (still haven't messed with the knobs inside, but I like knowing they are there!) My one complaint is that the knobs are not that sturdy. Accidentaly stepped on the loudness knob and it broke, had to replace it with mxr style knobs from radio shack. Play a pentatonic riff with this pedal and you'll have to have it! If you want something subtle (subtle fuzz?) look elsewhere.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great Volume Boost with Distortion Circuit

      By Frank Lee

      from Chicago

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I came very close to buying this thing, but ended up going picking up both the MXR 108 Fuzz and the Big Muff Tone Wicker for the following reasons.First, the gain on this guy (by gain, I mean headroom, volume boost...) is downright ridiculous. If you want to switch between clean and fuzz, plan on getting more than a few sour looks from your bandmates. Setting it so you have a little more rather than a lot more is difficult. On top of than, you have that big, honking knob that's really easy to kick (making you bend over and fine tune it before using it again). And when I say fine tune it, expect that volume knob to be touchy. Set it at off and tap, tap it millimeters at a time to get it to the sweet spot.Second, the fuzz tone sounds an awful lot like a cross between the original Boss Overdrive and the DS-1 until you max it out. Then, you get something that resembles a classic fuzz tone. I wouldn't be surprised if the Fat Sandwich distortion has the exact same circuit as the Pickle with a minor mod to get the fuzz at the terminus of the pot.As far as I can tell, the only overdrive effect these guys make that's worth it is the Pork Loin.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Holy !@#$ Fuzzorama

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Been on the search for a great fuzz for years Big Muff has been my saviour until now . This is a tweakers dream .Many differnt sounds you will never get bored this thing is a BEAST best fuzz ever.Cool name plus it looks badass!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My first and only fuzz!

      By lespaul56

      from Jonesboro, AR

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I just got this two days ago, and I'm blown away by how versatile this little gold mine is! The fact that there's more to tweak under the hood is extremely awesome! This thing does everything, from a Seven Nation Army boom, to a nice crunch.A word to all newbs at fuzz: it's NOT a distortion or overdrive. It's SUPPOSED to mud up your signal. It does it nicely, and has enough snarl to satisfy any player! Get this pedal first, and you'll only ever need the Swollen Pickle.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Copious Amounts of Smooth Fuzz

      By Not Hugh Jackman

      from Oregon

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Way Huge's slogan "More Fuzz Than A Moldy Peach" rings true the world over with this pedal. It offers stunning versatility over other fuzz pedals with a grand total of 7 controls. With a few turns of the knobs you can dial in anywhere from a nice warm rhythm to a searing lead tone that insists on free-floating hostility.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible fuzz pedal

      By McGuso Strings Player

      from South Carolina

      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The Swollen Pickle is an awesome fuzz pedal. It is very versatile. The internal knobs offer significant changes to the tone at their extreme values and subtle changes to the tone through the middle of their adjustment range. The internal voice pot has 2 threshold points in its adjustment range, creating 3 zones in its adjustment that allow you to voice the scoop control in 3 different ways. I like the voice control set around 10'o clock. This pedal gives me the fuzz tone of a green russian muff pi, but with added versatility allowing other many other fuzz tones as well. It also sounds INCREDIBLE with either a tube screamer or a keeley katana clean boost after it to fatten it up. Buy this pedal and you will not be disappointed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The tone I'd been searching for

      By I Just Wanna Rock

      from sconsin

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I'm not ordinarily a fuzz pedal user. Tube amp overdrive is my thing. But I'd wanted to get a lead tone similar to David Gilmour's for years. After reading that he used an early 70's Big Muff for the amazing tones on Pink Floyd's work in the 70's as well as his solo album released in '78, I started checking out fuzz pedals. On Way Huge's site there was a sound clip demo-ing this pedal, called "Which One's Pickle", including a diagram of how to set the knobs to get that tone. This pedal has ended my search! It's capable of a lot of other fuzz tones too, but if you're after Gilmour's tone, along with his soaring sustain, this pedal will get you there.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantatic Fuzz

      By WolverineTeleMaster

      from Michigan

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      Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      After reading and watching (YouTube) an enormous number of reviews while shopping around for a fuzz I took the dive and bought the Swollen Pickle. I've had it for about six months and can't remember what it was like without it. I was looking for the David Gilmour solo tone, but also for a good crunchy sorta tone, Smashing Pumpkins, and the kind of "wall of guitar" fuzz/reverb combinations My Blood Valentine is famed for. This does all of those tones (and pretty much any other fuzz tone) with poise, ease, and little to no unwanted noise. It also maintains the low-end better than any other fuzz I've run across in person. I couldn't be happier!

       
      4.0

      I dig the swollen pickle

      By izJake

      from Kapa'a, Hawai'i

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          Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought the Swollen Pickle about a month ago, and it has quickly become one my most used pedals. Extremely versatile, it can be either subtle or in your face. I love this thing - it took a bit to figure it out to get a premium sound, but after a little toying around, I got her making some beautiful noise.

           
          4.0

          A beast of a Fuzz!

          By Slater

          from Iowa

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          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive

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            Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Insane amounts of gain and low end ability! This pedal really brings the bass out of your amp. This pedal is just mean sounding! Excellent!!

             
            5.0

            Best fuzz pedal for bass, period!

            By sshjaguar

            from VA

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            Pros

            • Bass Fuzz
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Low End Retention On Bass
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

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              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Way Huge Electronics WHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I am blown away at how perfect this fuzz pedal (made for guitars mind you) is on bass guitar... I have been thru 4 different overdrives/fuzzes (mostly bass made versions) that can't touch the tone of this beast!

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