Suhr Rufus ReLoaded Fuzz

Suhr Guitars further expands their line of effects with the new Rufus ReLoaded, a fuzz pedal with octave-up effect.

Suhr Rufus ReLoaded

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This pedal carries over the EQ versatility and multi-function switch of its predecessor, the original Rufus Fuzz. As part of the "Re|Loaded" line, Suhr added an extra feature, along with circuit improvements.

Just like the first Rufus, this new pedal provides a wealth of fuzz effects that you can shape to your liking, and it does so while providing amp-like dynamics and feel. I would describe the pedal as a fuzz pedal that can double as an overdrive/distortion, able to have clean and transparent tones, contrasting traditional fuzz pedals that are usually harsh sounding at higher gain settings.

By simply playing with the fuzz knob, you get a wide variety of fuzz tones, described by the company as going from the historic late '60s fuzz tones to the more aggressive sounds of the Grunge era.

Complementing the fuzz control are three knobs that control the bass frequencies, mid frequencies and the output level. The bass and mid knob lets you shape guitar sound to give you tones that cover modern scooped mid distortion to angry vintage style fuzz. Completing the pedal's 3-band EQ is a treble switch that lets you adjust the higher frequencies in predetermined settings. Note that the Rufus ReLoaded Fuzz is designed to work just as well with bass guitars, thanks to the EQ section.

Instead of merely replicating the original, the company decided to improve the effect. They said, "We also re-voiced the entire circuit to strike a balance between normal and octave-up modes. This is especially noticeable in the low-end, where more of the naturally occurring lower frequencies pass through."

The most notable feature of the Suhr Reloaded Rufus pedal is the addition of a built-in Octave-up effect. When engaged, it allows for some out-of-this-world tones reminiscent of guitar icon Jimi Hendrix.

Other features of the pedal include the use of Silicon Transistors, Multi-Function technology, FX Link and True bypass switching. Check out the official video demo and decide for yourself if the Rufus Reloaded is a worthy successor:

The MSRP for the new Rufus Reloaded pedal is $200, you can visit Suhr Guitars for more information.

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