Stomp Under Foot Cosmonaut

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Stomp Under Foot

As some of you know, I have been obsessed with Big Muff pedals since finding my first vintage Muff in the bargain basement section of a music store back home in Boston back in the late 80’s.

I have seen and made many different versions of Triangles and Ram’s Head muffs throughout the years and have always had a soft spot for some of those early Triangle muffs.

The early 69-70 Triangles have a certain sound to them that was replaced by the smoother tones of the later 71-72 Triangles. They have this huge, gnarly, hairy, wooly, broken up fuzz that sounds like the fuzz is invading and taking over your tubes.

I didn’t want to take a schematic of one of the older Triangles and copy it. I wanted to take everything I know about the circuit and start from the beginning. I took a blank schematic and started from square one.

After a lot of changes I came up with what is now the Cosmonaut Fuzz.

I wanted to have as balanced a tone that you can get with this type of fuzz while also allowing a good amount of gain through for a huge sound.

The fuzz has the perfect amount of gnarly, wooly break-up and sounds like a combination of a smooth fuzz with another fuzz trying to rip through it.

Also, the fuzz reacts with different pick-ups. If you use low output pick-ups, like on a Jazzmaster, the fuzz has a slighter break-up. With a Strat you get a nice, even break-up of fuzz and with humbuckers it pushes the fuzz for a fuller break-up.

The tone section has a nice balance and I slightly upped the mids in the tone to help cut through a live mix.

I also added a boost on the end of the circuit which can be used to boost leads or, adjust it for unity to add more break-up to the output of the pedal.

I hope this description does the pedal justice as I am really happy with the outcome of the design and hope you guys like it as much as I do.

This is limited to fifteen pedals.

Stomp Under Foot

The Cosmonaut has a huge, gnarly, hairy, wooly tone that sounds like a combination of a smooth fuzz with a broken-up fuzz trying to rip through it.

The fuzz also reacts with different pick-ups. If you use low output pick-ups, like on a Jazzmaster, the fuzz has a slighter break-up. With a Strat you get a nice, even break-up and with humbuckers it pushes the fuzz for a full-out, broken-up fuzz.

The tone section has a nice balance and I slightly upped the mids in the tone to help cut through a live mix.

I also added a boost on the end of the circuit which can be used to boost leads or adjust it for unity to add more break-up to the output of the pedal.

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