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Our PEDALS

Eddie Boostdrive

EDDIE BOOSTDRIVE is a dual pedal containing two separate effects - a one knob MOSFET booster, and a soft-clipped drive pedal with a 3-band EQ. The pedal also features a mode switch allowing a selection of wither sione-knoblicon diode clipping for a traditional compressed overdrive and LED clipping for a more open, amp-like tone. The drive section also offers a tight switch, that eliminates some of the bottom end from the input signal to help you cut through the mix. More headroom is provided by an internal charge pump that runs the pedal at 18V, while being powered by a standard 9V pedal power supply. The EQ alone lets the drive emulate many sounds reminiscent of other favored overdrive pedals. The booster is a straight-through, transparent booster that works great on its own. Since it's placed before the drive in the chain, using it at the same time as the drive can bring the drive to a moderately heavy distortion territory. The foot switches are illuminated to let you know when your effects are on. In addition, the drive switch will change illumination color according to which mode is selected. The pedal is a true bypass, using a pair of optocouplers to isolate the LED lights for a switch click reduction.

Chainsaw Metalstortion

The 80s is the new...Idk...now?

Here is our first actual distortion pedal. This original schematic is inspired by the 80s metal bands that we all love. The medium to high gain distortion is achieved by a pair of op amps. A buffer feeds into two inverting gain stages with asymmetric LED clipping and resolves into a one-knob active inverting tone stage. As a result, you get a brutal sound with enough clarity to cut through nearly any mix. The output section has enough power to keep up with your volume needs even with the most conservative settings. This tru bypass pedal accepts a 9-V battery or a standard, center-negative 9VDC pedal power supply.

Oh, and if you ever wanted to know what the most metal animal is, wonder no more!

Morgenmuffel Fuzz - Fuzzstortion

A high-powered dirtmaker!

There is a new kid on the block. This original circuit offers a variety of tones from mild overdrive to a full-pleged fuzz.

The controls include an CHOKE - an inpuot attenuator, BOOST - offering the amount of gain, MOOD - a Big Muff style tone circuit, anf LEVEL offering a great amount of output level, even with the most modest gain settings. A mode swicth adds an LED hard clipping to smooth out the prominent presence. The foot switch is illuminated and changes color according to mode setting selected. The pedal is true bypass.

Rocket Fuzz Boost

TRUE BYPASS
Rocket is a silicon/germanium fuzz with a classic 2-transistor topology from the 1960s using a vintage germanium transistor. The input includes an attenuator producing sounds from cleaner breakup to gated fuzz. The output stage features a MOS-FET boost to push the output a bit harder with a tube pre-amp like characteristic.
BOOST
Boost sets the desired amount of gain.
CHOKE
Choke sets the amount of signal entering the pedal. The fuzz characteristics can change significantly. This can be useful as an attenuator for high output pickups.
LEVEL
Level sets the overall volume of the effect. In combination with other controls, this setting also affects the characteristics of the fuzz.
Use a standard 9V/100mA pedal power supply with negative center pin.

Quiggly Octave Fuzz

TRUE BYPAS
Quiggly is a vintage-style sillicon octave fuzz pedal based on the 1970s Tychobrahe Octavia. With a foot-switchable octave and input attenuator, it produces a considerable amount of fuzz with a very low noise floor. Use as an octave fuzz, or turn the octave off for a rich, woolly fuzz.
BOOST
Boost sets the amount of fuzz you require.
CHOKE
Choke attenuates the input siliconsignal to tame the fuzz effect. It is especially useful when playing a guitar with humbuckers.
LEVEL
Level sets the overall volume of the effect. In combination with other controls, this setting also affects the overall character of the fuzz.
Use a standard 9V/100mA pedal power supply with a negative center pin.

Dandelion Fuzz Drive

TRUE BYPASS
Dandelion is an op-amp fuzz-drive pedal inspired by Japanese overdrive effects. It has a considerable range of overdrive and fuzz sounds with a moderate noise floor. Use as an overdrive, or crank it up to produce a fuzz effect where even chords sound distinct.
BOOST
Boost sets the amount of gain you require.
TONE
Tone spans a wide range of frequencies from bass to treble.
LEVEL
Level sets the overall volume of the effect. In combination with other controls, this setting also affects the boundaries between overdrive and fuzz. Use a standard 9V/100mA pedal power supply with negative center pin.

Billy Overdrive

TRUE OPTICAL BYPASS
Billy is an op-amp overdrive pedal featuring three soft clipping modes. Mode I and III offer Silicon and Germanium diode clipping respectively. Mode III ranges from gated fuzz sounds to a ripped speaker emulator using a complimentary pair of vintage germanium transistors. Switching is assisted with an optocoupler to minimize switch popping. The pedal has moderate to low noise floor.
BOOST
Boost sets the amount of gain you require. Turn high in mode II for maximum effect.
LOW & HIGH
Low & high provide a powerful 2-way EQ to the pedal. Crank up low in mode II for maximum effect and color the tone with high.
LEVEL
Level sets the overall volume of the effect.
Use a standard 9V/100mA pedal power supply with negative center pin.

Flare RingBoost

TRUE BYPASS
Flare is a dual pedal based on the Green Ringer with some tweaks an added MOSFET booster. Boost controls this clean boost activated by the left foot switch. Sparkle and Level are the functions of the Ringer, active only when the right footswitch is engaged. The pedal has low to very low noise floor.
BOOST
Boost controls the one-knob MOSFET booster. In combination with the ringer, it will produce an overdriven octave effect.
SPARKLE
Sparkle provides a tone control that is especially useful when boost and ring are engaged at the same time. It helps to attenuate sharp highs for a more subtle effect. For a true Ringer operation, keep the know turn all the way up.
LEVEL
Level sets the overall volume of the Ringer only. Attenuation is useful, when boost and ring are engaged at the same time. For a true Ringer operation, keep the know turn all the way up.
Use a standard 9V/100mA pedal power supply with negative center pin.

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