The initial goal of the Woodchipper is to cram the vintage Maestro Brassmaster circuit into a VFE size enclosure. This is no small challenge, as the all-discrete circuitry & audio transformer are not something normally found in small spaces. With a deft hand & an expensive military-spec transformer, we miniaturized the circuit without compromise and even added an extra control! The BOTTOM control blends a clean, low frequency part of the signal & infuses it into the fuzz section. This allows for over-the-top octave fuzz with a huge & punchy bottom end. This vintage bass octave fuzz just got one step better, while shrinking down on size!
BRASS: Controls the output volume of the octave fuzz
BASS: Controls the output volume of the clean signal
SENS: Controls the gain of the octave fuzz
BOTTOM: Controls the amount of clean bottom end of the octave fuzz
EQ: Controls the EQ of the octave fuzz
HARM: A type of tone bypass switch that doesn't completely bypass the EQ circuit. Switching this to the right adds volume and upper harmonics.
- (2015-05-04) VFE Pedals Woodchipper - Bass Octave Fuzz - BASS Demo by MrExcane
- (2016-05-11) VFE Woodchipper Octave Fuzz by Mike Hermans