Tone Report Weekly Issue 115 - Page 15

Originally founded in 2006 in Austin, Texas by Josh Holley and musician/ producer Paul Barker, Malekko quickly relocated to the Pacific Northwest, planting itself in the heart of Southeast Portland. The company launched with the weirdness that is the Barker B:ASSMASTER fuzz, and has only gotten weirder in the decade that has followed. It has continued to regularly release tortured, mutant fuzz machines like the Diabolik and Plus Ultra 213, deranged bit-crushers like the Scrutator, and unique, haunting delays like the analog Ekko 616 series. If you love left-of-center guitar tones Malekko has got you covered, but the company also is widely respected for its Omicron series of mini-pedals, which tend to be slightly less ostentatious, and generate warm, classic tones like phaser, chorus, and tremolo. “The company launched with the weirdness that is the Barker B:ASSMASTER fuzz, and has only gotten weirder...” ToneReport.com 15