While wandering Summer NAMM 2013 I heard some delightful noises coming from one of the many booths featuring effects pedals. The industrial-chic stompboxes by the folks in the Fairfield Circuitry booth stood in stark contrast to the wealth of candy colored, hand-painted pedals in other booths, while shunning any thoughts of clone-dom. Based in Hull, Québec, the company hawks their wares on a website as spare and beautiful as their pedals. I asked them if they would be kind enough to send a couple of effects for review and they generously provided two unique sounding boxes: Four Eyes Crossover Fuzz and The Unpleasant Surprise Experimental Fuzzgate.
Fairfield Circuitry: Four Eyes and The Unpleasant Surprise