The Big Cheese is a loving homage to the nasty, buzzy yet gorgeous and harmonically rich early fuzz. While having many of the classic characteristics that every fuzz fan will relate to it goes beyond to create an absolutely distinct character of its own. Its innovative and interactive controls can take it from almost “gated” break-up to overkill of shred proportions.”
A Lovetone Big Cheese – one of the most versatile fuzz pedals ever made – for sale in excellent condition.
From thick and chunky to spluttery and fizzy and all shades, tones and timbres in between, this pedal delivers. Lovetone were master pedal-makers and designers – high quality made in the UK. Seek them all out if you can: you won’t be disappointed – see our other listings or the stock sheet for our current stocks.
It’s been our go-to fuzz in the studio – love it on anything: guitars, bass, synths, drums(!)… It’s got a few minor scuffs and light scratches (see photos) and comes in the original box.
As used by Ed O’Brien of Radiohead and The Edge of U2 amongst many others.
Check this excellent YouTube demo from blondegraemey:
Here’s Lovetone had to say about it:
The BIG CHEESE™ is a loving homage to the nasty, buzzy yet gorgeous and harmonically rich early fuzz. While having many of the classic characteristics that every fuzz fan will relate to it goes beyond to create an absolutely distinct character of its own. Its innovative and interactive controls can take it from almost “gated” break-up to overkill of shred proportions.
Far from being just a guitar pedal however the Big Cheese™ is eminently useful for seeing to any sound with the temerity to be naff or boring (with particularly amusing consequences in the lower regions). To lovers of that extraordinary spectacle known to some as “furrrzze bass!” it offers terminally thunderous, ripping yet glitch-free and buttock-clenching mayhem that can only be described as Larry Graham on steroids (as demonstrated to devastating effect by the man himself!).
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