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

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Overview

  • Heavy-Duty footswitch
  • True bypass
  • Blue LED indicator
Description & Specs
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    $185.70
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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 pedalboard-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 pedalboards 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

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Way Huge ElectronicsWHE401 Swollen Pickle mkII Jumbo Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

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          • Experienced (3)

        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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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        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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        5.0

        Best fuzz pedal for bass, period!

        By sshjaguar

        from VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          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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          (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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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not Responsive

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          To Swollen

          By nateh107

          from Maine

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              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.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Fuzz

              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.

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              5.0

              BEST FUZZ FOR BASS!

              By John Osborne

              from Miami, FL

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

              Is amazing on bass. Very versatil: can be completely smooth or strong and loud, but a total screamer too... I get one of this with a JHS PEDALS Exo Mod to have full acces to the internal parameters. I left my old EHX Bass Big Muff (anyway great pedal). Have no comparision... WAY HUGE Swollen Pickle is the Optimus Prime of fuzz pedals for bass!

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              4.0

              Great for Bass!!!

              By JV-OStAj

              from Philly area

              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.....

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              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!!!

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Great Volume Boost with Distortion Circuit

              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.

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              5.0

              FOLLOW UP REVIEW

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

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

              After writing my first review on this pedal, I've made some new discoveries and some interesting combinations, and I hope this will help when considering purchasing this. First off, this pedal can do ANYTHING. Soft, slappy drive to a thrashy guttural snarl. The best thing to do is to keep the volume at around ten o clock, and set the fuzz accordingly.Second, the finish, and knobs are KILLER. The whole thing oozes boutique vibe. Very sturdy, and the battery door is a blessing for quick changes in between songs.Lastly, this pedal is 100% tweakable. Every aspect is one that can be changed on the fly. Please buy this pedal! It'll never let you down!

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              5.0

              My first and only fuzz!

              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.

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