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The Chthonic Fuzz (pronounced: THAH-nik) creates fat, corpu-
lent, fudgy, sludgy, fuzz tones designed to pair perfectly with
single-coil, P90, gold-foil, and DeArmond style pickups. It also
works great with PAF-style humbuckers, but this fuzz was
designed with brighter guitars and bright, clean amps in mind.
Starting with a beloved single-knob ‘70’s fuzz circuit, we exper-
imented with adding a subtle tone control (Lustre), and then
a separate gain control (Fuzz). This yielded a simple yet powerful
fuzz with an earthy, dark avor. Straight-up transistor clipping
using a pair of 2N2222 transistors allows guitar volume knob
clean-up similar to other classic fuzzes, but the Chthonic
comes from a dierent dimension. Think of it as a kind of
classic fuzz from an alternate universe.
The Chthonic’s Kraken/Cthulhu graphics are courtesy of the
same artist that did the Carcosa Fuzz art. The Chthonic is a
psychotic dizygotic dark companion to the Carcosa Fuzz that
takes its place in the pantheon of the underworld.
The Cthonic Fuzz is designed to be first in the
chain. This will allow it to interact with the guitar
pickups and volume control.
Rolling off the guitar volume just a tiny bit will yield
the best results, and rolling it back to 7 or 8 will
allow the Chthonic to clean-up to a nice overdrive.
Rolling the guitar volume to 5 will yield sparkling
This sensitivity also makes the Chthonic react to
the capacitance of longer cables, so try to keep the
cable to the input to the Chthonic as short as
possible. Also avoid having any pedals before the