RUBY FUZZ, VIOLET DELAY,
AND EVE TREMOLO
BY MATT HOLLIMAN
and output jacks
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
We’re used to guitar-gear inventors and engineers touting their wares and
peppering their pitch with words like revolutionary, innovative, and groundbreaking.
Unfortunately few of those promises lead to
products that actually improve our experience as players.
Not all of these mad-scientists-with-soldering irons are hoax peddlers, however.
With the introduction of the lithium-ion
powered, rechargeable Seven Sisters line of
effects, Ben Fulton of Red Witch Pedals
may be able to count himself among the
tinkerers who have opened up new options
for the gigging guitarist in a real way. And
given what these little pedals could mean
for the player on the go—or even players
who rarely leave the house but have little
dedicated space for their gear—Red Witch
may be on the brink of changing up the
stompbox market in a significant way. Here
we check out the Ruby Fuzz, Violet Delay,
and Scarlett Overdrive.
More Like the Seven Dwarves
Red Witch is well known among pedal
fiends as a builder of top-notch analog
effects. But the Seven Sisters represents
thinking beyond tried-and-true templates
for success. All of the Seven Sisters are
housed in just about the tiniest metal
enclosures I’ve ever seen. We’re talking
miniscule here—a little bit bigger than
a standard size matchbook and about
an inch tall. Small size doesn’t come at
the expense of style, though. Each pedal
is painted with a high-gloss finish and
adorned with a likeness of each pedal’s
namesake rendered in a minimalist, almost
Japanese line-drawn style. In fact, they
wouldn’t look out of place as a high-fash-ion accessory.