This pedal is a vintage style germanium fuzz using “NOS” germanium transistors, true bypass, and can be used with a battery or Boss type adapter (9Vdc centre negative).
Try it on bass, synths etc too.
Mania control – “why is it making that crazy noise?”
With the mania control at zero, what we have is a simple two knob fuzzbox, for your vintage 60′s fuzztones.
If you want to go into more experimental territory, then this is why we’ve added the mania control. As the mania is turned up, a more vicious fuzz results, with more instability. If you go further the unit will start to self-oscillate, and the mania and fuzz controls become quite interactive.
Changing the pickup selector or volume on your guitar will also affect the noises it makes – try it and see…this control is most effective if the Germaniac is driven directly from your guitar rather than after other pedals or in an effects loop.