Kirk Hammett's KHDK Electronics unleashes Scuzz Box fuzz pedal

Guitar effect packs two modes and germanium voicing

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We've been waiting patiently for the next pedal to land from Metallica lead whiz Kirk Hammett, and now, KHDK Electronics has unveiled its latest stompbox: the Scuzz Box fuzz.

Inspired by iconic '60s fuzzboxes, the Scuzz Box promises to appeal to old-school and contemporary tonehounds, courtesy of two modes: Fuzz, which boasts dynamic, articulate dirt that cleans up with your guitar volume; and Scuzz, a nasty, velcro-like gated fuzz, with tinges of bit-crushing.

Four knobs - fuzz, volume, deep and tone - adjust the aural assault, while a handy buffer switch sorts out any oscillation that may occur from effects placed in front of the pedal.

As we've come to expect from the tight-knit team of Kirk, David Karon and Antonin Salva, the Scuzz Box looks to be a seriously well kitted-out fuzz pedal that covers all the bases. US pricing is set at $199.95, and we can't wait to get our hands on one.

For more on KHDK, read our in-depth interview with Kirk and David on the company's origins and big future plans.