The Walrus Audio Kangra Filter Fuzz is a true bypass, two-in-one pedal that provides a spatty and thick octave fuzz, and a psychedelic filter that can be ran independently, or with the fuzz feeding into it. This is no rhythm player's fuzz either. Dig in and play dirty with broken fuzz lead lines that'll rip time and space apart at the seams.
SNL Guitarist and fuzz fanatic, Jared Scharff, approached us about doing a modern filtered fuzz inspired by his favorite vintage fuzz pedal, the Kay Fuzz Tone. Working together through hours of texts, calls, emails and mailing prototypes back and forth, the Kangra came to life with plenty of grit, teeth and vintage vibe, as well as pronounced modern features.
Get two different styles of fuzz with the M/V Switch. In the modern position (M), you notice a more forgiving fuzz with longer and tighter sustain, while the Vintage position (V) feels starved with spatty breakup and grittier, shorter sustain.
The Kangra also has a versatile filter with Resonance, Sensitivity, Frequency and Envelope Filter controls. Use the filter on its own to add a unique shape to your sound or flip the Envelope Filter switch and open up funky sixties style tones.
"On the filter, I wanted to go for that vintage MPC 3000 low pass type of thing... Or similar to doing a low pass plug-in for a track, or like a dj would do without it being too "wah pedal" like, and this achieved that." - Jared Scharff
The art was inspired by a once in a life time expedition Jared took to the Kangra Valley near the Himalaya Mountains. It was there his journey inspired new ideas that can only approximated by the Kangra Filter Fuzz. The pedal comes in a peach enclosure with art by Adam Forster in white and blue inks.