Well not strictly true – the Mercury fuzz is actually the only of our effects pedals to utilise solid-state components in its signal path – N.O.S. (new old stock) germanium clipping diodes. It’s a killer combo – the bluesy warmth of tubes combined with the harder, edgier sound of germanium generates some devastatingly smooth and syrupy fuzz sounds. There’s no other fuzz pedal like it and the really good news is that we’ve enough N.O.S. Philips tubes to build a small batch for this summer. The new batch will be built on our unique custom silver-plated circuit board and sports an über-cool retro space capsule logo, specially designed and drawn by my daughter – Effectrode really is a family business! Reserve a Mercury fuzz now to avoid inconsolable, bitter disappointment when the beautiful warm summer days finally arrive!