BAE Audio to Showcase New Tonestack Fuzz and EQ at NAMM 2018
Anaheim, CA - January 23, 2018 â€“ BAE Audio [Booth 15917, Anaheim Convention Center], a manufacturer of premium analog hardware built to vintage specifications, announced that it will showcase a brand new guitar pedal at NAMM 2018: the Tonestack. The product is the second stompbox designed by BAE Audio and follows the popular Hot Fuzz, which debuted at NAMM last year. The dual-stomp pedal features a silicon fuzz circuit based on a classic fuzz of the 70s paired with a powerful three-band EQ circuit that allows unprecedented tone shaping.
â€œAs a guitar player for many years, Iâ€™ve really enjoyed getting a chance to bridge the gap between my passion for premium audio gear and for guitar pedals, starting with the Hot Fuzzâ€ says BAE Audio CEO Mark Loughman. â€œIâ€™ve also quite liked the sound of some of those great â€˜70s silicon fuzzes, and thought designing one with that same classic sound but a new level of tone control would be a great second stompbox offering from BAE. The Tonestack is designed for fuzz lovers who love a good raging distortion but want that extra level of tonal control to get just the sound theyâ€™re looking for or balance it with other sounds in their rig.â€
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The eye-catching bright yellow Tonestack is composed of two separate sections with individual true-bypass stomp switches. The first is the fuzz section. This silicon-based circuit can be dialed with controls that will be familiar to users of â€˜70s silicon fuzzes: an Attack knob determines the amount of distortion applied, while the Level control to set the desired output volume from the pedal. The Tonestackâ€™s fuzz imparts an instantly recognizable spitting, buzzy grit that cuts right through even the densest mix. Whether youâ€™re playing chords or lead lines, the Attack knob offers a range of distortion possibilities from a subtle bite to a raging fuzz.
The second section of the Tonestack is a three-band EQ circuit. Vintage versions of the fuzz circuits that the Tonestack is based on often included a single tone knob if any at all, so the Tonestackâ€™s EQ provides a much wider range of sonic potential than previously possible in a single stompbox. Going further still, the ability to turn the EQ on and off with its own true-bypass footswitch enables guitar players to have different tonal options for different parts of a song. Kick in a midrange scoop with a bass boost for riffing on the lower strings, switching the EQ off for chord work higher on the neck. Or dial in your perfect rhythm guitar tone and kick on a nice midrange boost for the solo. Classic but with modern versatility and the quality assurance of the BAE Audio name, the Tonestack is a must try for the worldâ€™s electric guitarists.