The Barnacle Fuzz definitely has it's own distinctive sound, and I like it a lot. The EQ allows for plenty of tonal options but the pedal always holds on to it's distinct tone and texture. Even with the treble cranked, it's a very thick fuzz, just a great wall of sound. This thing packs plenty of fuzz for all you high-gain whores (myself included) and really retains clarity no matter if you have it cranked or barely turned up. The EQ is very balanced and uninvasive if you want it to be. With the knobs set to 12 o'clock, the tone controls are basically bypassed (which means this fuzz is will work equally well on bass as it does on guitar). My favorite thing to do with this fuzz was crank the gain all the way up and add a healthy dose of bass to my signal for some great doom tones. I also loved rolling back the bass and adding some treble for some cutting rock tones. Listen to the clips and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Barnacle Low Gain by Mike Fetting
Here the Barnacle has the treble boosted with the gain rolled back to 9 o'clock.
Barnacle Rock by Mike Fetting
Here's a great balanced, fuzzy, rock tone with the gain set to 12 o'clock.
Barnacle Stoner Rock by Mike Fetting
A thick stoner rock tone with a slight bass boost and the gain set to 3 o'clock.
BarnacleDoom by Mike Fetting
Here is the Barnacle at it's heaviest. The bass is cranked to 3 o'clock and the gain is maxed out. My personal favorite.
I think the Barnacle Fuzz is simply awesome, it has it's own distinct tone and I just love the wall of fuzz it is able to produce along with it's intuitive tone controls. The switchable buffer is also a great addition. It's priced very reasonably and most importantly it sounds damn good for whatever kind of music you play from doom and metal to all sorts of different types rock/pop. I had never heard of the Barnacle before it was sent to me to review and it
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