Up for sale, a Wren and Cuff Pickle Pie Hella Fuzz B effects pedal in near mint condition and in perfect working order. Designed for the discerning distortion loving bass player, the Hella Fuzz B stems from the original Pickle’s reputation as a pedal that could handle the low frequencies of the bass, and give a nice spongy fuzz much better than most in the Muff family.
Even though the original Pickle Pie already does a great job at maintaining low end, Wren and Cuff set out to create a pedal with a different voice, but one that still uses the same basic skeleton as the Pickle Pie. Striving to resolve many of the common quandaries bassists come across in their search for a fuzz that really works, the Hella Fuzz B is the result of many months of trial and error.
A FET buffered active clean-boost enables no “drop out” when you kick on the fuzz, offering the response of running two amps, one wet, and one dry for those of us who can’t afford two SVT’s. Along with great sounding fuzz, the specific FET-hybrid clipping combo helps the fuzz to mesh with the clean signal in a natural way, instead of just sitting on top of the dry signal like some fuzzers with clean blends can do.
The altered tone-stack range geared specifically for bass offers a widened range of usable tones from the “shape” knob. The pedal overall has a much less pronounced mid-scoop which helps it to retain presence in a live playing situation.
Roll the fuzz back, and things still sound crisp, but also tighter in the lows at high fuzz settings. The PP “B” really can go from a dirty, gritty, slightly overdriven clean-blended bass sound, to fully saturated, watch out for feedback, drop-C meltdown, and everything in-between.
Quality details include genuine Davies “Daka-ware” knobs (like the old WH pedals, and many others), industry standard Alpha pots, lock-washers on pots and jacks, 3PDT switch for “true” bypass, enclosed jacks, and an insulated 2.1mm 9V jack (Boss-style) with fiberboard mounted connections.