The Bad Passenger Fuzz is back and badder than ever. MKII features a completely redesigned circuit combining cascaded transistor and op-amp gain stages to create a badass fuzz pedal brimming with brutal fuzz and distortion tones. The added character switch toggles between a bright aggressive grind or a darker compressed filth.
The output control has also been redesigned so that you can access the full amount of gain regardless of the setting of the output volume.
Background Image Photo Credit = Johannes Plenio (@jplenio on IG)
I am a bear of very little brain, hence I appreciate pedals that have few controls. This has a toggle switch and a single knob. Simple. Even the graphic design is pleasingly minimal - no graphics like Coop vomited over the box, just a big blocky typeface. How does it sound? It can sound bright and tinny or buzzy, fuzzy, dark and dirty. This differs from the MK1 because you can choose full gain regardless of the volume level, for maximum fzzzkrrrrzzz. That's better, right? The tech specs say something about cascaded transistors, but I fear the technical so we'll disregard that. This can grind and churn in a fuzzgazey way or sound more like a classic rawk fuzz, but why would you want that, hippy? Overall: a fine fuzz.