Black Arts Toneworks Black Sheep Fuzz


The Black Arts Toneworks Black Sheep gives a Big Muff style wall of sound. This pedal is great for heavy doom-laden riffing Requires 2.1mm 9V DC centre negative power supply. About 10 mA current draw.

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Black Arts Toneworks Black Sheep

In all of its throwback glory, here is the Black Arts Toneworks Black Sheep.

Dirty, mean-spirited, and a blast to hang around with, but you can’t help but feel a bit dirty when you plug in.

Just look at the graphic because they tell you a lot about the 1960/70s style classic stinging fuzz.

It is based on the 1974 Roland Bee Baa, but with BAT magic breathed into it, simplifying the circuitry.

The original unit is a dual fuzz unit and so BAT has made this more dynamic and responsive.

The original unit was criticised by some for being brittle which BAT has now fixed with the implementation of a variable input selector, the same as in the Black Forest.

More modern transistors, and some component tweaks, tame some inherent harshness of the fuzz effect.

Firstly raspiness and, secondly,  brittleness are the two main characteristics of the Bee Baa that Black Arts fixed by removing the polarity from the original unit and turning it into a fuzz that everyone can enjoy.

What’s it like

The Blacksheep sound is quite distinctive in that the fuzz is thick and heavy. With a Big Muff-style wall of sound, this pedal is great for heavy doom-laden riffing. It has been described as great controlled aggression.

Bass frequencies are well handled and the Black Sheep is, therefore, suitable for bass guitar



Sets output volume level.


Controls the amount of treble. At 7 o’clock the sound is extremely dark, it gets brighter towards 5 o’clock.


Four-position switch for controlling the depth. At the down position, you will have the most bass at the upmost position you will get the tightest sound. With the cooperation of Tone and Depth controls, you will get loads of great sounds out of this pedal.


Sets gain level, sounds best at 5 o’clock.

  • True bypass
  • Power requirements: 2.1mm 9V DC centre negative power supply. About 10 mA current draw.

Additional information

Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 9.5 × 12 × 5.5 cm
Analogue or Digital



Yellow, Purple


10 mA



Pedal Type


Power Connection Type

Centre Negative

Silicon or Germanium





Black Sheep

1 review for Black Arts Toneworks Black Sheep Fuzz

  1. Matt, Haggard Cat (verified owner)

    I’m absolutely loving the Black Sheep.

    I’m mainly using the pedal through a bass amp and stacking it with an octaver which has yielded some extremely scuzzy tones. I’ve also found more recently that it is surprisingly flexible; I’m doing session guitar for a band on the road at the moment and have dialed the gain right back to use as my main distortion tone cranked through a 70s Fender Bassman and 412 Orange cab which is working great. In all this is a great pedal that provides a wealth of distinct tones which I would recommend to a player into their stoner and doom metal that wants to find their own voice.

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