smallsound/bigsound Team Awesome Fuzz Machine Black/Clear Sparkle

Be the first to review!

smallsound/bigsound Team Awesome Fuzz Machine Black/Clear Sparkle

Brand New

Description & Specs

From smallsound/bigsound:

before i started actually selling pedals, i played in a great band named the Bon Savants. our bassist (dave), for the most part was an always-on-fuzz-guy and used a somewhat clunky and convoluted setup involving around 3 pedals to get his sound. i told him i could simplify things and give him even more awesome toanz and the team awesome! fuzzmachine (or TAFM) was born.

the TAFM was designed for low end heaviness with the ability to cut through a mix, to simply keep your guitar’s pick attack while having a really saturated fuzz-tone or just to have a subtle background fuzz behind your main keyboard sound. the TAFM excels at versatility and fitting in with almost any instrument in almost any musical setting.

the thick, gnarly fuzz is perfectly complimented by a slightly gritty clean blend which retains all the low end you’d need… plus more. rough overdrive, howling feedback, clean boost with fuzzy sparkles, even phase-cancelled signals for pseudo octave-up/weird discordance and everything in between.

you’re either on team awesome… or you’re not.

the team awesome! fuzzmachine is a full-range hybrid silicon/germanium fuzz with a clean blend, originally designed for bass players and low-end lovers. a highly versatile pedal ranging from subtle fuzz to heavy rumbles to cutting mid-range gnar, the team awesome! fuzzmachine can find a home on any pedalboard.

please use a standard 9V DC power supply (designed for musical instruments) with a negative center 2.1mm barrel and do NOT run at higher voltages. peak current draw is around 11mA.

input gain: controls the amount of gain at the input stage. this works with the clean boost toggle, so it is important to understand how they work together. with the clean boost DOWN, input gain works as a pre-fuzz control for further saturation. with the clean boost UP, input gain still works on the fuzz but also affects the clean signal, effectively overdriving it as well as inverting the phase. when the clean and fuzz volumes are matched in this mode, you get phase cancellation and nasal, hollow and pseudo-octave-up sounds. different flavors of distortion are obtained by using varying amounts of input gain and fuzz.

fuzz: alters the fuzz amount and harmonic structure. at low settings, fuzz cleans up with instrument volume and at high settings some hum, low rumbles and feedback are normal.

shape: alters filter shaping. counterclockwise rolls off highs, while clockwise brings back high end and mids.

fuzz volume: simple enough. it can be LOUD, depending on the settings of the gain control, so start with it low.

clean volume: also simple enough. there is quite a bit of boost available.

mids toggle: when DOWN, the EQ response is slightly scooped in the midrange. when UP, there is a slight boost in the upper-midrange. a subtle control which is less subtle when shape is turned clockwise.

clean boost/phase toggle (unlabeled): when DOWN, input gain only affects the fuzz. when UP, input gain affects both the fuzz and clean signals, as well as inverting the clean signal. (see input gain control)

You read that right! Any orders over $49 ship for free!*

The CME Difference:  CME's mission is to make sure your shipment will arrive quickly, carefully, and correctly. We realize that the online ordering of guitars and instruments, in general, can be a nerve-racking experience. We are here to put your mind at ease and make your transaction smooth and enjoyable! As musicians ourselves, we want to make sure everything gets to you the way it should, every time.

Most orders ship the same or next day:  
We greatly appreciate your patience, and are working hard to fulfill all requests as quickly as possible, while practicing recommended safety guidelines.

Our Bottom line: We care! This is something we take very seriously, because it's what you deserve. Our shipping, sales, and customer service teams are always striving to create the best experience for you. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we want to know.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to, or call us directly at 773-525-7773.

*Special exceptions do apply.



12PM-7PM Tues-Friday

10AM-7PM Saturday

11AM-5PM Sunday

Before & After Hours: Try us! 
If we are not available, our commitment is to get back to you no later than the next day.

US & International: +1 (773) 525-7773

Fax: 773-525-2775


3316 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60657

We're right off the CTA Brown Line 'Paulina' Stop Just North of Belmont and just West of Ashland.

We’re all musicians here at Chicago Music Exchange and we want you to love the gear you get from us. We understand that sometimes you get a piece of gear that doesn’t work out for you. That’s why we offer an easy return policy to take the stress out of purchasing from us.

If you decide you'd like to return an item, please contact your Sales Rep, chat us, or give us a call.

If you placed your order on Amazon or eBay, we advise issuing the return request from your account on the platform of purchase - our Customer Service team will process a refund upon receipt of the item(s).

Most new items may be returned within 30 days of delivery and most vintage & used items may be returned within 3 days of delivery for a full refund, exchange, or store credit. Please pack the product safely for the journey back to us. If the product was shipped for free, the charge will be deducted from refund, unless the reason for the return is outside normal circumstances.

Please contact us as soon as possible if your order was received incorrectly, damaged, or defective. Most times we will give you an RA number (Return Authorization). Why is that number important? This will allow us to speed up the process of the return.

We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee based on the return condition. Some items we just can’t take back for returns, due to a one time function like strings or drums heads and other times it’s not sanitary to do so with microphones or harmonicas. If you aren’t sure if what you bought falls into a category like this, call us (773) 525-7773!

We strive to get your return processed quickly. Most of the time we have it done within two business days. Funds going back to credit cards usually takes two to four business days. CME strives to make sure all customers are happy with their experience. It is our priority to provide great service along with great gear. We always want to be helpful, and open to your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts! If you have any questions, we’re here for you!

Feel free to email us at or give us a call at (773) 525-7773.