Ritual Devices Grimalkin Octave Multi Fuzz Pedal, Second-Hand Overview
Introducing the Grimalkin, the latest addition to the Ritual Devices lineup, and a fusion of hybrid op-amp/transistor octave multi-fuzz pedal.
At its heart is a highly interactive 3-way gain control system. The Fur and Attack knobs act as your pregain tone sculptors, allowing you to shape and refine your fuzz texture. Beyond this lies the Fuzz, a layer of thick and chaotic distortion that blankets the Fur and Attack settings.
Intriguingly, the Howl control leverages voltage manipulation for the transistor stage. It sweeps through various resistance levels, from minimal to subtle biasing, and all the way to unleashing ferocious and neurotic tones. It can even create smooth, or less-than-smooth, synthy leads with hints of sputtering, choking, and glitchy characteristics.
The Grimalkin doesn’t stop at just octave fuzz; it’s a versatile beast. It’s fully equipped with both sub and high octaves, offering a range from correct to downright experimental. To top it all off, the Claw control serves as a powerhouse volume booster, ready to push your sound to staggering levels.
In essence, the Grimalkin is a master of octave fuzz, but its true magic emerges when you explore its controls, revealing its capability to deliver thick, heavy riffs, classic overdrive-like fuzz at lower settings, and seamless compatibility with guitar, bass, and more.