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Fredric Effects releases Accomplished Badger boost effects pedal

London-based Fredric Effects has announced the latest pedal to join its growing sett (ahem), the Accomplished Badger boost.

Besides possessing our favourite pedal name of 2016, the Accomplished Badger is a two-stage boost, with an op amp buffer/boost driving a Germanium transistor gain stage.

Fredric Effects says that these transistors are "individually selected vintage new-old-stock components, tested for optimal gain and low leakage". Nice.

Having two gain stages means our Badger friend can be used as a clean boost, or it can provide a more saturated, torn speaker-esque sound, as demonstrated in the demo below.

Surely Brian May will want one of these? The brilliantly, brilliantly named Accomplished Badger is available now for £95 from Fredric Effects.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is editor-in-chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He's spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.