Launched in 1992 by Jeorge Tripps, Way Huge Electronics began as a result of Tripps’ search for great tone, and desire to perform with reliable, rugged and pedalboard-friendly effects that had the magic of his coveted vintage pedals.
The very first pedal-simply labeled “Fuzz Box”-was quickly followed by such staples to the product line as the Red Llama Overdrive, Foot Pig Fuzz & Green Rhino Overdrive II, which quickly found their way into the hands and onto the pedalboards of the world’s guitar elite. Ensuing years would see the introduction of pedals such as Swollen Pickle, Jumbo Fuzz, Aqua-Puss Analog Delay, and the Saffron Squeeze.
Over the span of a few years, Tripps helped revolutionize what would be later known as the “boutique” effects market. In late December 1999, the company closed its doors as Tripps pursued other opportunities, sending demand for Way Huge products soaring, and driving online auctions way into the hundreds-more often than not, thousands-for used Way Huge pedals.
We will soon have the pleasure to chat to Mr.Huge himself and talk about Way Huge coming back in full force, new products and his inspiration for making the most epic effects pedals! Watch this space…