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Magnetic Effects “White Atom” Fuzz

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JayGeeJayGee Frets: 1057
edited January 2018 in FX Reviews
Good isn’t it! ;-)

Not quite up to doing a full review yet but I really, really, really like it. One reason for buying it was that my kit-built Peach Fuzz clone (which I was and am otherwise very happy with) seemed to have started disappearing in the mix with my band for some reason[1] - the WA doesn’t so much cut through as rip bleeding holes in space-time (in a good way).

Very versatile too, equally at home doing spluttery dieing battery chaos or more traditionally musical vintage Bender/Face type tones and can even edge into Muff territory.

It looks good too - not the Art Deco opulence of the Sandare or Zola but a lovely crisp, clean piece of design in its own right.

Great work @Magnetic_Effects - totally delivers on the promise of vintage inspired (and more!) tones in a package which slots into any rig without buffer/PSU/whatever related fussiness. One afternoon at home, one gig, and I’m utterly smitten with it and actively looking for ways to use it more often in the set!

[1] Not sure what changed, could have been arrangements evolving in the wake of replacing our Other Guitarist, could have been something in the way I set my amp up, could be that our band mix just changed a bit...
Don't ask me, I just play the damned thing...
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  • Magnetic_EffectsMagnetic_Effects Frets: 135
    tFB Trader
    Glad you are enjoying it!
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  • They're a great pedal. I never got on with fuzz until I got one of these. There is an added benefit that they can go pretty much anywhere in the signal chain so no dicking around with before/after the wah. 
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  • NorthernStompsNorthernStomps Frets: 364
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    Fairly unique sound in a world of fuzz. The texture knob is a great addition. 

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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 2785
    Yes, yes it is.

    Replaced my Big Muff Nano with a White Atom, it's a brilliant pedal. So versatile, yet I've hardly moved settings for 6 months as it sounds so good. 

    Best drive / dirt / fuzz pedal I've ever owned by some distance. 

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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 2785
    Thought I'd add...

    I place mine after a Mooer Yellow Comp and a DOD Looking Glass on low gain. It responds really well to any on / off combination in front of it. 


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  • lincolnbluelincolnblue Frets: 178
    edited October 2018
    I'm after one of these at the moment...just need to find a good used price
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  • We do have an earlier incarnation of the White Atom in stock for anyone who is interested. https://www.breakthemachine.co.uk/product/white-atom/
    We are a UK based, family run company retailing guitar effects pedals and accessories online. 
    https://www.breakthemachine.co.uk  connect@breakthemachine.co.uk
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  • I might have to shift my veteran Ge in the new year. Any change I get I just might have to go for one of these. V3 though :)
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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  • Just picked one of these up.

    Trying to work out where to put it in the chain. Are you guys using it before or after other drives/boosts? 
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  • vasselmeyervasselmeyer Frets: 3472
    They can go anywhere in the chain, they're not fussy like other fuzzes. I tend to put drives in order of filth, from low to high gain, with a gainy mid boost at the end for solos.
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 2789
    edited August 2021
    Fuzz first, then decreasing amounts of gain. There's no 'right' answer though. Experiment and see what sounds best to you.
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  • Lebarque said:
    Fuzz first, then decreasing amounts of gain. There's no 'right' answer though. Experiment and see what sounds best to you.
    Yeah that's clearly the right answer but I'm lazy :-)
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