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Wren and Cuff aims to make a “Swiss Army knife of fuzz and drive” with new Claudio Sanchez signature Anna pedal

Wren & Cuff's new Claudio Sanchez signature Anna pedal

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Coheed and Cambria frontman and guitar player Claudio Sanchez has teamed up with Southern California boutique pedal powerhouse Wren and Cuff for Anna, a fresh stompbox its manufacturer says (opens in new tab) is really a “Swiss Army knife of fuzz and drive.”

Housed in artwork that celebrates Coheed and Cambria’s acclaimed 2002 album, THE NEXT Stage Turbine Blade, Anna is really a combination overdrive pedal and fuzz pedal predicated on Sanchez’s favored combo of an 80s-era Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive right into a 78 op-amp Big Muff.

The fuzz side of the Anna is actually just Sanchez’s Big Muff, which includes a tone bypass mod that’s included here with a toggle switch.

The drive side of the machine, however, includes a little more flavor, with a four-position rotary switch that provides users either vintage, original SD-1 style sounds, an LED clip setting with “hard edge symmetrical clipping,” a setting without clipping diodes (that is said (opens in new tab) to provide up a “big, loud, open sounding sorta-clean boost”), and a TS setting that, as you may expect, offers up even more Tube Screamer-type sounds.

The drive side also includes a two-way toggle switch that goes between your stock setting and a thicker, gain-heavy “SD-1 on steroids” setting.

Both pedals could be operated independently in addition to in series, with Wren and Cuff promising “sonic chaos” with all the ‘drive in to the fuzz.

The Wren and Cuff Claudio Sanchez signature Anna pedal runs on 9V power, and can be acquired for preorder now for $349.

For more on the pedal, visit Wren and Cuff (opens in new tab).

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Jackson can be an Associate Editor at Hes been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and contains also written extensively on a single topics for GUITARIST (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though available to music of most kinds, his greatest love is definitely indie, and precisely what falls under its massive umbrella. Compared to that end, you can get him on Twitter crowing about whatever fun new guitar band you have to drop everything to listen to at this time.

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