The Chthonic Fuzz by DigiTech /DOD ® is a deceptively simple, vintage-inspired pedal with remarkable adaptability and a distinctive character, that enables guitarists to embrace their darker side. Though it was created especially for “brighter” single-coil, P90, DeArmond, or gold-foil equipped instruments, the Chthonic Fuzz (pronounced “thaw-nick” and meaning “of or relating to the underworld”) can produce sludgy, tight-grain fuzz tones and is effective with guitars outfitted with any type of pickup.
Expanding upon an initial ‘70s informed, single-knob (Output) fuzz circuit, DOD engineers added functionality via a separate gain control (Fuzz) and a gentle passive tone control (Lustre) that ensures audible pick attack throughout the entire frequency range, making for a still easy-to-use, but more flexible pedal, capable of the darkest, most potent fuzz to subtle touches of sonic grit and everywhere in between. A pair of 2N2222 transistors allows for traditional transistor clipping that can be dramatically reined in by dialing back the guitar volume knob. As a two-transistor pedal, the Chthonic Fuzz – like many vintage-style fuzz boxes – works best when placed first in the signal chain.
The Fuzz and Output dials are most prominent on the pedal, side by side at the top of the housing, with the smaller Lustre knob sitting just beneath the Fuzz control at the upper-left of the pedal. The Chthonic’s eye-catching visual presentation is rounded out by a sturdy footswitch, crisp blue LED power indicator, and a unique “Kraken/Cthulhu ” graphic by the same individual responsible for the artwork of the DOD Carcosa Fuzz, conceptually considered a “bright twin” to the darker Chthonic Fuzz.
The Chthonic Fuzz includes true bypass and accepts a linear 9vDC adapter or 9V Alkaline Dry Battery.
Explore the new DOD Chthonic Fuzz in more detail and hear a demo at www.digitech.com.
- Dimensions: 4.68” x 2.63”x 2.25” (L x W x H)
- 11.88 cm (L) x 6.68 cm (W) x 5.71 cm (H)
- Weight: ~1.0 lbs ~ 0.453 kg.
- Input(s): 1 x 1/4” instrument
- Output(s): 1 x 1/4”
- Chassis Material: All Metal
- Power Supply: 9V Alkaline Dry Battery or PS200R Power Supply
- Warranty: 1 Year
Expect the Chthonic Fuzz in stores Mid-November