Freakshow Effects (2007-2008)
Freakshow Effects has taken the basic design of the original rat pedal and given it some unique and useful tonal options to play around with on your quest for tone. We have also gone to great lengths to give you a pedal that will look unique, sound great, and not make you feel guilty about spending that hard earned money on just "another" effect pedal.
Freakshow Effect pedals are painstakingly 100% hand painted, hand assembled, and hand tested in the good 'ole state of Maine! We take pride in what we do and only make products we would personally use ourselves. Brown Rabbit's are hand painted by Portland, Maine artist Patrick Corrigan. So what are you reading this for anyways??? Go slap that Brown Rabbit on your pedalboard and rip it up! We're confident it will make you smile for many years to come!
Freakshow Effects (2010)
New an improved for 2010!!!! We have added some internal controls to the Rabbit. Read below for more details....Also we have lowered the gain just a tad. We listened to all your suggestions and did this to make the lower gain settings better without sacrificing much off the high gain tones. Compression has been lowered from this modification as well....another suggestion from our customers! Enjoy!
Freakshow Effects has taken the basic design of the original r*t pedal and given it some unique and useful tonal options to play around with on your quest for tone. We have also gone to great lengths to give you a pedal that will look unique, sound great, and not make you feel guilty about spending that hard earned money on just "another" effect pedal. Freakshow Effect pedals are painstakenly 100% hand assembled, in the good 'ol state of Maine U.S.A.! All our pedals are powdercoated and silkscreened with original HAND DRAWN art. This makes them very durable and unique art is always a plus in this bland world of "cookie cutter" pedal art.
Pretty straightforward here huh? Turning this knob counter-clockwise gives you less volume, turning the knob clockwise makes it scare your pets away.
Also a straightforward knob. Turning this knob counter-clockwise gives you less distortion, turning this knob clockwise gives you a full on rabid rat!
This knob adjusts the overall tonality of the pedal. Turning this knob to the left will give you more bass, turning the knob to the right will make the pedal more trebly etc... pretty simple huh? Notice how effective it can be to tame that "icepick" guitar, or how you can use it to liven up that dull sounding guitar you made out of balsa wood when you were 12.
- The 3-way select switch
In between the volume and drive knobs is a little selector switch. This switch is used to select between different drive options the Rabbit may be equipped with. From here on it gets technical...use caution!!!! In the left position (1) the pedal is using a NOS LM308 op-amp and an asymetrical diode clipping section. This diode configuration is one of what many of the latest wave of "boutique" overdrive pedals are using to get their sound. In the center position the pedal is configured to use the NOS LM308 op-amp ONLY! There are no diodes being used here. Notice the difference in volume? We call this the "boost" mode, it will take you from boosted semi-warm tones to a light, loud, overdrive. In the right position you have activated the L.E.D. clipping section of the pedal. In this position you are using the NOS LM 308 op-amp as well as the 2 L.E.D.'s that you can see on the top right of your pedal. Notice that they will light up and flicker as you play! The more drive you have dialed in combined with how hard you are playing will determine how bright they get. It is common for one of the LED's to glow dimly even when you are not playing the pedal while in this mode…don't worry! It's not gonna explode on ya! This mode gives you a nice thick fat distortion sound. Now that you understand the basics of the Rabbit controls go on and play around with it for a few hours....find what tone YOU like best!
- Internal controls (Rabbit version 7 and above)
Inside the pedal there is a tiny little blue trimmer labeled "MID". This is setup here for the "stock" value to the original rat pedal. Turning the knob either CW or CCW will increase or decrease the mid frequencies. This is more of a fine-tune thing and most people actually dig the pedal right where it is……but…..don't let that stop you! Go ahead…..move that thing around! You can't hurt by tryin'!
The other trimmer inside is labeled "LED". This trimmer effects the pedal only in mode "3". What it does is controll the level of LED clipping. More clipping gives more a more aggressive, compressed sound. Turning this knob up will make mode 3 less aggressive and compressed. It will also increase the overall volume of the pedal in mode 3 as well. As always......experiment with these to fine tune your pedal to what you like!
- (2008-09-03) Freakshow Effects Brown Rabbit by Tone Factor
- (2009-04-21) Proco Rat Showdown by StarNorthStudioDemos
- (2009-06-27) Freakshow Brown Rabbit guitar effects pedal demo w SG & Dr Z MAZ 18 210 by Gearmanndude
- (2009-09-14) Freakshow FX Brown Rabbit & Digilog Delay Showcase by ToneFactor.com by Tone Factor
- (2011-03-01) Freakshow FX Brown Rabbit Overdrive Pedals by MusicToyz
- (2011-03-06) Freakshow Effects Rabbit Overdrive Demo by Tibbon
- (2014-01-15) Freakshow Rabbit by MusicToyz
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