Mad Professor Amplification Unveils Loud 'n Proud Overdrive/Fuzz

Mad Professor Amplification has unveiled the new Loud 'n Proud, which the company refers to as an “amp-in-a-box pedal.”

The new unit replicates a complete amp signal path—not only the preamp, but also the power amp containing phase inverter, push-pull stage, and output transformer simulation—resulting in a pedal that not only sounds but also behaves like a real amp.

The pedal’s pre boost has the capability of pushing 13dB, adding a nice amount of gain, while the fuzz is designed to work like a vintage germanium stage.

There’s also a switch for two different character voicings: tighter bass and slightly compressed tone on the left, and looser bass, including maximum dynamics, on the right.

Mad Professor touts the Loud ‘n Proud as offering the “classic and rebellious rock tone” of bands and artists like AC/DC, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Free, Yngwie Malmsteen, among others.

For more information, head over to Mad Professor Amplification.


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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.