The High Mountain Air™ is a waveshaper that “folds” the peaks of your signal. Accepted wisdom says that waveshapers are laboratory freaks in the music world, used for making harsh, ugly, synthetic sounds. Not this one. This beauty uses a new waveshaper circuit to make musical sounds.
The knobs on the High Mountain Air™ are:
- VOLUME: Adjusts the output volume.
- GAIN: Adjusts how hard your input will hit the waveshaping and distortion stages of the pedal. By using different pickups and different GAIN settings, you can get a wide variety of sounds, from jangly rhythm to gritty blues to ice-pick fuzz. This is a very versatile pedal.
The High Mountain Air™ uses a new proprietary circuit (patent pending) to make sounds you won't hear anywhere else.
The High Mountain Air™ is all analog and assembled by hand in the USA with Switchcraft™ jacks, Carling™ stomp switch, Hammond™ diecast aluminum enclosure and full-size (24mm) Alpha™ pots. It features chip‑ and crack-resistant full-color graphics and true bypass. It's designed with star grounding and one-point enclosure-to-ground connection for reduced noise operation. (Keep in mind that any high-gain pedal is going to boost noise generated in your guitar.) Ships with a fresh Duracell™ 9v battery installed. The 9v DC pin-negative power jack fits the usual 2.1mm id 5.5mm od plugs.