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Rougarou Pedals is pleased to announce the release of The Umibōzu. The Umibōzu is a yōkai, a supernatural Japanese folklore creature, known to capsize ships of sailors that anger or insult them, and it inspired a unique fuzz pedal that can cover all the ground between distortion and fuzz. The drive control adds a crushing wave of dirt that is open in nature versus pinched or compressed. The tone control, which works in tandem with the drive, gives the pedal extensive tonal options despite its simple layout. Clarity through the dirt has become a staple of Rougarou Pedals’s drives, and The Umibōzu is no different. Even with the drive maxed, the attack is never lost.

The Umibōzu is the product of an extensive development process by Nathan Heck that resulted in quite a few abandoned prototypes. The process did not end until the team was thrilled with the results. It was an exhaustive endeavor, but the final product speaks for itself. Kara Heck took the visual elements to new heights for Rougarou Pedals with the stunning artwork inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, making it an attractive addition to any board.

Rougarou Pedals is committed to making handmade affordable pedals for the gigging musician, and The Umibōzu is the latest offering in a growing stable of reasonably priced, quality effect pedals. For more information about The Umibōzu and Rougarou Pedals’s other products, please visit rougaroupedals.com.

  • LED based fuzz
  • Simple three-knob layout
  • Walls of fuzz while still maintaining clarity
  • Designed and built by hand with love in Hammond, LA

Price: $150

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