Analog Alien FB-45 Fuzz Bubble 45

Controls

Pete

  • Out
    controls the output volume of the effect
  • Year
    controls the input level of the effect. At higher gain settings a lot of effects can go into overdrive or distortion.
  • Tone
    switches between some tone settings

Jimi

  • Input
    controls the input level of the effect. At higher gain settings a lot of effects can go into overdrive or distortion.
  • Out
    controls the output volume of the effect
  • Haze
    controls the amount of fuzz
  • Tone
    switches between some tone settings

Various

Analog Alien

Introducing the Analog Alien FuzzBubble 45 guitar pedal, manufactured right here in the USA by Cloud 9 Audio. Each pedal is built by hand using the finest quality circuit board and electronic components available today. The FB45 allows your guitar's true tone to come through. This pedal is actually two pedals in one. The left side is an overdrive/distortion pedal that we call Pete. It was designed to simulate vintage tube amps from the 60's & 70's. It has an output control and a Year control. The output controls the amount of signal you send to your amp and the year control determines the amount of gain you send to the circuit. Everything from a mild sounding overdrive to a full rich distortion is possible just by going from '67 to '77. At the '77 setting the sound becomes complex, with lots of harmonic overtones. It's also touch sensitive; the harder you play the more distorted your sound will become, just like a real tube amp. On the right side there's a fuzz face circuit that we call Jimi. It has an input control for setting the level of the incoming signal, an output control for setting the output level to your amp and the Haze control. The Haze control sets the fuzz intensity. The Haze and input controls work together and by adjusting one you will affect how the other responds. Everything from a mild overdrive to a full voodoo wall of fuzz can be created just by turning a few simple controls. But no matter how the controls are set the sound remains full and rich, never thin and harsh. It's perfect for both live and studio use. Each side also has a tone switch. The tone switch was designed to roll off some of the low end, not kill it all together. For the most part you'll probably leave the tone switch set to full. But, if you find that your guitar's rhythm pickup is to woofy, or if your amp has to much low end, this switch can come in handy. The pedal also has a true bypass circuit. When it's not switched in it's not effecting your guitar's signal in anyway.

The Pete side

The Pete side is designed to sound like a vintage tube amp from the 60’s and 70’s. These tones have become legendary in the minds of all rock guitar players. The controls are very simple and straight forward. The output knob controls the effected output level going to your amp. The input level is controlled by your guitars volume knob – just as it is when you plug into a vintage amp. By adjusting your guitars volume control you can drastically change the tone and response of the pedal and we encourage you to experiment in this area. The year knob determines the amount of gain you send to the pedals overdrive circuit. By rotating the knob clockwise, towards ‘77, the sound becomes more distorted producing a rich harmonic texture. This will enhance every note and chord you play, especially power chords…very cool! And just like a vintage tube amp the clarity of each note can still be heard. The circuit is also very touch sensitive responding to your own personnel playing style. The tone switch was added to allow you to roll back some of the lower frequencies. Depending on the type of pickups you have in your guitar this switch can really help put the finishing touches on your sound.

The Jimi side

The Jimi side is one of the best sounding fuzz faces on the planet. Just like the Pete side the controls are simple and easy to use. The input pot controls the amount of signal coming into the pedal. The output pot determines the amount of affected signal that is sent to your amp. The Haze control determines the intensity of the fuzz saturation. Unlike a conventional fuzz control, which is typically found on many Fuzz Faces, the haze control and the input control work together in shaping your sound. Depending on how the two are adjusted you can go from a voodoo wall of Fuzz to one of the sweetest sounding overdrives in the galaxy. The tone switch functions identically as it dose in the Pete circuit; offering you even more tone shaping flexibility. Don’t be afraid to play with your guitars output control, too. Unlike most fuzz faces the Jimi won’t get to thin when you turn your guitars volume down.

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