Rougarou Pedals unleashes The Umibōzu fuzz/distortion pedal

Louisiana-based pedal co Rougarou Pedals has announced The Umibōzu, an LED-based fuzz pedal that crosses over into distortion territory.

Three controls handle the tone - drive, tone and volume - and Rougarou is promising great clarity on guitar and bass, with no lost attack even at max gain.

Oh, and in case you're interested, an Umibōzu is a supernatural Japanese folklore creature that capsizes ships of sailors that anger them. Every day's a school day.

This handmade stompbox is available now for $150 - head over to Rougarou Pedals for more.

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.

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