Electro-Harmonix Lizard Queen review

The pedal that Electro-Harmonix could have made in the 1970s (but didn’t) is now here with some help from JHS Pedals

Electro-Harmonix Lizard Queen Octave Fuzz
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

It may be the pedal that never was, but we’re glad it’s here now. The Lizard Queen is a fine example of octave fuzz, with the adjustable octave giving you a real flexibility in dialling in your chosen sound.


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    Compact size.

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    Solidly usable fuzz sound.

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    Adjustable octave.

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    Cool vintage graphics.


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    Some may prefer smoother clean-up characteristics.

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For those of us playing guitar in the 1970s, the Electro-Harmonix range looked unique and quite exotic with those huge metallic enclosures, quirky graphics and, best of all, those names – Electric Mistress, Big Muff Pi, Screaming Tree, Bad Stone and so on. 

Bringing things up to date, in 2022 pedal nerd Josh Scott of JHS Pedals took on the task of creating a homage to that era: an Electro-Harmonix pedal that never existed but could have.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.