the team's opinion: The Electro Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz is a reinterpretation of the famous Proco Rat! Yes, but with a touch of EHX. What strikes you right away with this Flatiron is the ultra-progressive gain stroke. Indeed, gain at a minimum, we find ourselves in the presence of a light and very usable crunch. A bit like on the old versions of the RAT!
When you push the saturation, you get to the heart of the matter, namely a big, very fuzzy distortion. Yes it's really close to the rat, but can be a little more "airy", especially with humbuckers.
The New York brand assumes its Rat inspiration by embedding a filter knob as on the original. The latter will make your sound more or less acute. Which can be useful depending on the instrument and the amp used.
The Electro Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz does not remain devoid of character. Indeed, we remain in the RAT spirit but without being a carbon copy. And that's good. A great alternative to EWS Fuzzy Drive.
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