Back in 2015, I posted about the late Jef Lee Johnson, a unique guitarist who never achieved the fame his talent deserved, possibly due to his hit and miss performances. Thanks to European television and uvisniyellow we have these four videos of one of his hits. Enjoy!
I am aware that “ultimate” is like “unique.” Something either is or it isn’t in both cases, making “third ultimate” ridiculous. I just like having fun with the click bait concept. Also apologies to the manufacturers of the pedals for taking so long—life intervenes.
This roundup leans heavily on classic, less extreme fuzz, though with three octave fuzz boxes in the mix there are plenty of strange sounds available. This time we tackle two multi-sound EarthQuaker units, two Electro-Harmonix pedals, and one each from Crazy Tube Circuits, Keeley, Joe Gore, JHS, MXR, and Fender.
If you haven’t seen this British documentary on Jimi Hendrix, it is recommended. Some great footage and interesting interviews. Unlike many of his Sixties contemporaries, this music holds up as modern today.