Walrus Audio Jupiter Fuzz review

Feel the fuzz of the Walrus

  • £145
  • €189
  • $179
The Mode and Bass switches offer a lot of flexibility, tonally

MusicRadar Verdict

A gritty, thick fuzz with impressive tonal versatility.


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    Flexible dialling options. Good value for money, given the versatility.


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    Not a lot.

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Walrus Audio says the Jupiter is inspired by the desire for gritty, thick and loud fuzz.

It features pretty standard level, fuzz and tone knobs but sports a pair of toggle switches to add more options.

"With three distinct flavours of fuzz, you are getting plenty for your money here"

One is a bass boost that thickens the low end if you are looking for a weightier sound. The other's a mode switch, offering three different clipping diode arrangements.

The difference between these depends on where you set the level knob, but, with it set at a standard 12 o'clock position, the middle switch position offers an upfront overdrive/distortion, while the two outer settings offer a quieter, more saturated fuzz, one side having plenty of upper-mid presence, the other a more scooped character.

Combining these three options with a wide-ranging tone knob gives the pedal plenty of clout for dialling in a tone that perfectly suits your set-up.

With three distinct flavours of fuzz, you are getting plenty for your money here.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.