Word from the Workshop


The Rage of the Tsar is a vintage Russian Germanium Fuzz. Completely hand made, a fuzz circuit on old school turret board, point to point wiring with big meaty components, carefully sourced and selected transistors, just the way we know you like it!

The artwork for these pedals has been created by our friend Chris Dorning aka @thecunningcraftsman. Chris has hand painted each pedal giving all 36 a unique design, which united make up a larger image of the Tsar reigning doom over his deceased subjects.

This strictly limited edition fuzz gives you those thick creamy classic tones, cleans up your humbuckers if backed off to glassy trebles.... and then you can turn it up! On full it is an all out square wave doom machine. Angry, aggressive, loud, brutal. Just like the Tsar himself.

Here's a quick demo video with the legend that is Olly Burden. Olly and I thrashed it around the world with the Prodigy. Who better to go up against the Tsar?

The Rage of the Tsar pedal will be available to purchase for £225 on Thursday 13th May at 12 noon GMT via our website:

We're excited to finally bring you the news of a collaboration between us and Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro.

Presenting the Simon Neil Booooom / Blast Pedal! A limited edition guitar pedal, hand painted and signed by Simon Neil himself. Each unit will be meticulously handmade by his guitar technician Richard (Churd) Pratt, here at Gone Fishing Effects.

As Simon’s guitar technician for nearly two decades, Richard and Simon have travelled the world together, touring the smallest bars and clubs, to the biggest stadiums… and everything in between. The booooom / blast pedal has been designed to sonically and physically stand up to the live arena. It is made from the very best components and is the loudest effects pedal we have ever heard!

Blast is a wild transistor fuzz effect which ranges from grainy break up to all out square wave. Booooom is a thick aggressive germanium diode overdrive which although brutally powerful, still retains an analogue transparency that allows your guitar's voice to be heard right through the saturation.

Two pedals in one box, they can be individually assigned to separate loops on a pedal selector, or plugged straight into your amplifier. Through a rigorous process, Simon and Richard have tuned both effects to bring that Biffy sound to your guitar rig.

It’s been an epic journey working together, figuring out how to bring the noise, chaos and energy of a Biffy Clyro live show into a guitar rig. This pedal has been many years in the making. Blood, sweat, solder burns, tears, failure, success, deafness and delight have all gone into the creation of this new pedal!

You can purchase the Pedal from Friday 6th November from the Biffy Store

The smell of solder is in the air! We're working away in the workshop.

Currently developing some new ideas and creating some epic tones!

We might not be able to tell you about some of the exciting collaborations we have planned just yet, but we can tell you what tunes are filling the air in our workshop at the moment!