Roger Mayer was Hendrix’s effects guru and his Axis Fuzz was developed in 1967 to give Jimi an additional series of tonal colours. The Voodoo Axe’s starting point is the Axis, but it features tonal tweaks to suit modern music styles.
This is a classic tactile fuzz with loads of sustain and good note articulation. There’s plenty of gain for boosting an amp and a useful tonal range, with a Fatness control that tightens up the bottom end, sounding great on lower string riffage and dropped tunings. A very classily engineered pedal with a very usable range of sounds.
PROS: Build. Tonal range. Easy battery access.
CONS: Size and shape might be an issue for some.
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