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 has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 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.