Rare Buzz Effects’ Fuzz Bob-Omb offers tonal pilgrims a rare Soviet-era fuzz design

Rare Buzz Effects Fuzz Bob-Omb
(Image credit: Demos In The Dark / YouTube)

Columbus, OH pedal-builder Rare Buzz Effects has announced the second run of its Fuzz Bob-Omb pedal – a new take on the circuitry found in the super-rare Soviet-era, Kazan Booster circuit.

While it looks nothing like the meaty lump of metal that was the Kazan Booster (so-called because it was manufactured in the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia), inside the Fuzz Bob-Omb offers a similar layout of four germanium diodes, with silicone gain and recovery stages.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.