- Blow 1
- Blow 2
- Blow 3
Usually, there is a chinese wall between boutique pedals makers and mass stompbox producers. A constant war featuring superior taylored tone versus bells-and-whistles for lower bucks . But there is no such an ostracism on the guitarist pedal board where point-to-point lives in peace and harmony with machine soldered.
Looking back in History, it is obvious that this boundary is quite fuzzy, if I may say so. Certain industrially manufactured boxes where so well engineered from the start that they have achieved vintage star status and now serve as blueprints for boutique designs. It is worth noting that,like many artists, this took place after their market life.
I have overloaded my time capacities for personnal hand made pedals, and, while I will always offer my beloved point-to-point handwriten beauties, launching an industrial line of pedals is the only way to solve this problem and touch more stompbox aficionados all around the world: most original Fuse Blower or Mercer owners have become email friends as it seems we share a clear vision of what distortion should be.
Three Fuse Blowers in 1 compact pedalFurther than its distinctive own growl, The FUSE BLOWER II 's three distortion engines allow any classic vintage distortion tones as well as modern "shredding" solo sounds. Versatility and personality can at least live in peace in a compact pedal. Each BLOW mode is a FUSEBLOWER voiced differently:
- BLOW1 is voiced for low end
- BLOW2 for mid-boost and
- BLOW3 for treble bite
This 3 different distortions can be set independently one from each other, thus allowing any tailored combination. Yes, you will spend more time finding your own signature tone but now with the fb2 will eventually let you perform distortion sculpting as an art form as opposed to factory presets. Be unique.
Dynamics and reactivityA distortion pedal must follow the guitar signal , in order to react to the guitarist playing shades. A simple test is to lower the guitar volume and observe if the distortion amount decrease accordingly. The FUSE BLOWER II excels in preserving the original tone of the guitar pick-ups as well as the sound of the amplifier it is plugged in, unlike many effects which give the same tone on any gear.
Analog technology and noise ratioUsing old time analog technology ,The FUSE BLOWER II insures nevertheless a noise ratio compatible with modern digital recording, giving electric guitar takes the authenticity they badly need.
Road testBefore public marketing, the FUSE BLOWER II has been tested on tour by European professional guitarists, already users of JACQUES STOMPBOXES hand-made FUSE BLOWER, under special no-mercy stage abuses. The optimal results allow a 3 year no-questions-asked 10 days replacement warranty.