Audio Kitchen The Flying Squirrel FuzzItem ID: TFS
The Flying Squirrel (TFS). It’s big, and it will not slot onto your micro fly-board, I’m afraid, but that was never its objective. The impetus was to create the biggest-sounding, richest, fruitiest, most syrupy, decadently harmonic drive and fuzz pedal I could deliver. This is not an ear-buds pedal, it is a BIG MONITORS TURNED UP LOUD pedal. The go-to when others leave you bereft of inspiration. A catalyst to propagate an idea from just a germ into blossom. Agreed, these are big words and grand ideas, but the moment I stop battling to make something sonically outstanding, is the moment I holster my soldering iron. And how does it sound? If the extreme settings of TBT are an autumnal storm tearing through a forest, TFS is a dray of flea-bitten, rabid pariahs, clawing their way down a blackboard. The fact that Dave Grohl used his prototype for the main riff on Foo Fighters’ ‘Run’, is very gratifying but it’s early days in the life of TFS and I have high hopes that like TBTs before them, TFSs will find use in all kinds of unlikely tasks. What kind havoc will they get up to? That’s down to you.