There have been plenty of tributes to the Beatles’ Abbey Road in recognition of the iconic album’s 50th anniversary - including from the Fab Four themselves.
But one of the most intriguing may be Z.Vex’s new Abbey Road Fuzz Factory 7 effect pedal, which boasts limited-edition printed art featuring characters from some of the company’s other stompboxes – there’s the Wooly Mammoth in place of John Lennon, and the Lo-Fi Loop Junky in place of Paul McCartney - crossing the street in homage to the iconic album cover.
Additionally, the pedal’s NOS 1960s germanium transistors have been hand-painted with the anniversary years of 1969 and 2019 - a particularly cool touch.
Otherwise, the FF7 is outfitted with a nine-position rotary switch that dials up everything from “earthshaking low frequencies to ‘dog whistle’ high frequencies,” as well as a passive tone control with its own switch to roll off high end.
The Z.Vex Abbey Road Fuzz Factory 7 is available in a very limited run of 12 pieces, and for a not insubstantial price of $469.
To grab one, hit the road and head over to Z.Vex.