New for 2018: Saint Doom Fuzz Pedal v2.0
Saint Doom is by far our most popular fuzz pedal, and stock ran out fast for v1.0. This gave us the perfect opportunity to work a little harder and improve an already brilliant thing. Saint Doom v2.0 boasts three controls: Doom, Tone and Volume, rather than v1.0’s simple Doom control. This allows you to choose even more fantastic fuzz tones from an equally tiny pedal. We’ve also updated his look, with printed graphics over a powder coated enclosure. All of this for a stunning price.
Check out Saint Doom v2.0’s Tone Demo video if you’re not already convinced:
We created Saint Doom to follow a three-pronged philosophy; full analogue circuitry, affordability, and simplicity. Analogue circuitry gives a warm, soulful response that digital modelling can only emulate. It’s also far less expensive to produce, which leads on to affordability. Affordability means you don’t have to remortgage your home – or worse, sell any of your existing gear – to get hold of a sinfully good fuzz pedal. Simplicity allows you to dial in a perfect tone quickly, letting you focus on the killer chops that layers of saturated fuzz with inspire.
Kneel. Saint Doom has arisen.
HE WILL FREEZE YOUR HEART AND MELT YOUR FACE
An Avalanche of Brutal Fuzz
It’s not every day you get to use mountainous phenomena to advertise effects, but with Saint Doom, it’s appropriate. He’s got all the thundering fuzz tones you need.
The Doom control on the right gives you access to a great range of fuzz tones. Backing this control off gives you a relatively crunchy, early 70s, Hendrix-type rock tone. Crank the Doom control and you’ll get a full, modern, bass-laden noisewall to rival Sunn O)))’s tones.
We had to slightly bend the laws of physics to do it, but we’ve crammed decades of fuzz into this tiny pedal. It rocks.
The Tone control allows you to tailor your tone even further, ranging from thick, wooly, bass-heavy layers of fuzz counterclockwise, to thin, harsh, broken-amp style treble fizz when turned fully clockwise. In between, you’ll find several sweet spots, and we guarantee you’ll enjoy spending hours exploring them.
Designing Our Fuzz Pedal
Fuzz is a tricky effect to get right. Without careful thought and selection of components, a fuzz can sound sub-par – either with an overly hissy, grating high-end which will hurt your ears, or a muddy, slushy bass that won’t cut through a full band’s noise. However, overthink a fuzz circuit, and you can take away that low-fi, brutal noise element that makes the effect different from overdrive and distortion. We spent many days slaving over Saint Doom’s circuitry until we were left with a fuzz we’re truly proud to call our own.
The Volume control goes from silence at 0, to unity volume at about 1 o clock (just over halfway) to ridiculously loud at full whack. For such a brutal little guy, Saint Doom is loads of fun to have around, so experiment!
True Bypass as Standard
Because Saint Doom isn’t selfish, he’s wired with True Bypass footswitch circuitry, which means that when he’s on, he’s on: but when he’s switched off, his circuit is kept out of your signal path completely, allowing your clean tone to sing through as clearly as always. Unlike some fuzz pedals, Saint Doom uses a standard, centre-negative power supply (the same as Boss or EHX effects) and can be happily daisy-chained with other effects. He’s small enough to fit on even the most crowded pedalboards. He doesn’t cost much at all – pennies compared to some boutique fuzz units – and he’s sexy.
Just look at him.
Buy the Saint Doom Fuzz Pedal v2.0 now! It makes more sense than listening to Slayer!
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jeremy.talabac (verified owner) –
This little doom box gives most of my other fuzz pedals a run for their money. The pedal works wonderfully with guitar roll-off, and I was simply stunned at how great it worked with my onboard gain too. I pumped this beast all the way and cranked the amp gain full, the sound was an unreal earthquake of nearly unrivaled proportions.
It seems to work well with other pedals too, more so than most of my other pedals. Other fuzz pedals, overdrives; not to mention how nice it still cuts through with reverb and delay stacked on.
666/10 would recommend.
trikster.m (verified owner) –
First of all I wanted to say, that I really liked the service – the order was processed quickly and precisely. The build quality was also very good. Thank you, Ben for great work!
I have to say, that I really like Fuzz when used in extreme metal.
Guitars with which the pedal was tested: Ibanez M80M with Lundgren M8p pickup and Gibson Les Paul Studio with Seymour Duncan SH13 bridge pickup.
Saint Doom Fuzz – the name of the pedal says it all. Despite the fact, that the pedal has only one control knob (Volume), there is no problem to get a lot of different sound variations by using amps tonestack. I tried this pedal with “real” Marshall JCM800 amp and 1960A 4×12 cabinet and also “direct” – with amp’s and cabinet’s emulation (LePou’s HyBrit VST amp and Torpedo VOS cabsim). I was very pleased with both!
I could easily create sound similar to various bands, starting from Black Sabbath to Paradise Lost, from Celtic Frost, Mayhem to Obituary and Asphyx. The sound is fat and saturated, but at the same time easy to control. Pedal doesn’t create a lot of noise or hiss, despite the high gain. What is interesting – the lows sound tight and the pedal perfectly perceives even palm-mute, which is very rare for fuzz pedals. Also, the pedal sound great with an 8-string guitar, even on the lowest notes.
Amazing Fuzz pedal for quite small price. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested.
cinemansteve (verified owner) –
First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude to Ben who is top-notch in customer service. He kept me posted as to when the pedal was shipped, when it arrived (which was earlier than I expected), and offered a deal on my next purchase.
On to the pedal… she roars, man. St. Doom was the perfect addition to my pedal board. It took me a while to get to this point because I’m currently running through 10 pedals (which is significant since I used to plug straight in with just my trusty amp, but have been feeling much more experimental lately), and I’ve been tirelessly reordering the pedals in every variation (conventional or not). Without going into too much detail, I run the St. Doom after my overdrive, into the Wah, followed by distortion. (Is that weird?) When activating all 3, the distortion actually brings the volume down significantly, but I think that’s only because the OD + St. Doom together are simply unrelenting.
The pedal by itself certainly packs a tremendous punch, as seen on the video demonstration. It’s crunchier than last November’s peanut brittle, but tastes like it’s fresh out of the oven. Turned down you can achieve a classic fuzz sound, though the tone is slightly nuanced at any level.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to be able to set the SD and my OD pedal to sound very similar, then tweaked the 2 from there so that SD was the perfect boost of doomagedon. Again, if fuzz is your priority, you’ll be fine running this straight into the amp, but what I found adding the high-gain OD before it was that the clarity and the sustain.. OH, the sustaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiii……
I’m not tech savy, so I can only go off of what I hear, what I like, and what I experience. So far it’s a win in all 3 categories. The only other thing I’d note is that I also run the 3 gain pedals through a Noise Gate. I’ve briefly tried the pedals without the gate, but lost a lot of friends in my apartment building doing so ;-D
Looking forward to watching Vein-Tap expand with new creations. Thanks again, Ben!
Anthony P (verified owner) –
The Saint Doom pedal turns my amps into Doomsday machines!
Don’t be fooled by the lack of knobs and it’s small size. This pedal packs a whallop!
I own a lot of fuzz pedals and the Saint Doom fuzz has become my new go to fuzz!
Jonathon (verified owner) –
So having finally recovered enough from the melted face this pedal gave me I feel comfortable enough to post a review.
Let me start off by saying hats off to Ben from Vein-Tap for accommodating me in my time of penny-pinching need and securing my pre-order like a champ. Really happy with the service I received.
Anywho onward to certain doom!
Saint Doom is an extremely high gain fuzz bordering on distortion pedal. It produces anything from raucous powerful rhythm chords much akin to the likes of converge or similar acts to searing leads. You can also dial things back a bit or accompany the pedal with a clean boost to achieve crunchier more full bodied results. So far I’m very impressed with the sounds I’ve been able to eek out the tidy and very attractive little box and as always it feels well put together and durable. One of my favourite aspects of the pedal is the sheer amount of sustain you can get out of this thing. striking a chord and just letting it ring out is extremely satisfying and can produce some really nice layered work on recordings.
A word of advice with this pedal, if you have it in a chain of other pedals I’d advise trying to put it somewhere near the start of the chain as it does get very noisy as it progresses further along the chain especially if you’ve got other overdrives in front of it already (this is not a negative btw just fact).
All told I’m very satisfied with the product and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this or any other Vein-Tap product to anyone.