A stompbox delivering amazing tones for blues-rock up to metal.
Design succeeds in a simple an efficient pedal, featuring great tones with only three knobs, gain, tone, volume, in a cool red&white look, that's it!
First of all, high quality sound was the motivation, the voicing is designed to obtain ample and fluid overdriven tones, with a lot of gain reserve.
Heavy bass, nice chisel highs, articulate mids, with a pleasant and easy-to-control sustain, the whole thing pass trough the mix as limpid as it is cool to play.
Two versions are available for this stompbox, with distinct output equalization, first the classic one for plugging into the "clean input" of a guitar amp, second the "direct output" for plugging into a power amp without preamp.
The circuit is based on a low noise op-amp and a germanium transistor, capacitors are paper in oil, silver-mica, metal resistors, for a result easily comparable to any pedal or high-priced preamp.
Mechanical switching is obtained by a 3PDT, the only one allowed to declare "true bypass" letting an intact signal when switched off.