HellGazer - Total Sonic Assault

Prepare for the total and utter destruction of your tone.

Take a look into the fiery depths of sonic hell. A two-fronted assault on your sound, with a full-on filthy fuzz on one side into a pushed-to-oblivion overdrive on the over.

Fuzz gain goes from high to just plain ridiculous, and has an optional destruction control which can be variable with a pot or all-or-nothing toggle switch.

Overdrive is loud. Like, really loud. The transistors are cranking out so much gain it sounds like your speaker is ripped to shreds. Nasty.

Both circuits are independently switched, and the order when both are engaged is Fuzz into OD.

This one is not for the faint hearted. Think NIN, MBV. Total WALL OF FUZZ in a small 1590B package.

Footswitches are board-mounted for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting.

We now supply the kit with 9mm round-shafted pots so it's not quite so tight in the box.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components (not footswitches), pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will not take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Difficulty: Hard - this is a tight build

PCB size: 90 x 35mm

Knobs required: 4, 5

Enclosure: 1590B



Pedal Parts



£36.00 inc. tax

£30.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

2 review(s) posted (write review)
Would you bite the hand that strums you? 5 product stars
"I'll admit, i was slowly getting drunk on a train, filtering through my Fuzzdog wishlist, which didn't inslude this pedal, when i happened upon it. After reading a bit about what it's lightly based on, and being once again on a NIN trip, having seen them again last month, it didn't take much persuading to push this right to the top of my list. It was a bit of a tight fit but beyond that, a fairly straightforward build. I went for the added chaos pot, which has already ticked off my band mates no end :D I'm not convinced the pedal isn't the other way round to what i expected. Both sides are full of fuzz, but on the right there's a brighter more sustaining fuzz and on the right, there's a low growly monster, with a perfectly crackling gate. I've placed it after my Filth Fack, which i live, but until now have had trouble taming. With this afterwards, I've been able to full roll back the gain on the Filth Fack and toggle this if i want things to get crazy. With just the two pots on each side, it's almost too easy to find a perfect pair of settings. I'm now off to spend a few weeks listening to this fizz and crackle. The one downside is that i don't know if I'll need to build another fuzz for quite a long time!" Steve - 27/07/2018
Terrifying fuzz noise perfection. 5 product stars
"Hard to describe how much I love this. I've been searching for just the right fuzz / noise pedal for some time now. Bought some from the likes of Death By Audio etc etc, all great but still....not quite dirty enough. Built a few from Fuzz Dog in the past with great success and then saw the description on this one and had to give it a try. Not an easy build, but not too hard either. It's all about that additional chaos control for me, which blasts the signal even further than the two circuits alone. Screaming fuzz noise! Avoid this pedal if you're are at all interested in subtle. This has instantly become the secret weapon of my sound. May even stick my other boutique fuzz pedals on eBay." John (Black Light Brigade) - 03/09/2014

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Full kits DO NOT include enclosures unless you select them in the 'Kit Type' drop-down menu.

Don't forget to download the appropriate daughterboard build document for your kit:
Standard 3PDT