The VETERAN GERMANIUM Ltd Edition (100 available only) PREORDERS
PREORDERS. THESE WILL BE RELEASED FEB 2017
As the second Pedal in our "Vintage Reimagined" Series ThorpyFX presents the Veteran. This is a combined Pedal offering you our take on the very best versions of the Sixties Germanium Fuzz (Think Smiley) and Rangemaster treble booster in one pedal. During the development of this pedal we were lucky enough to have an original Rangemaster and Fuzz face in our possession to compare the veteran too. As you can imagine, sonically we have made it identical however the Veteran is quieter and much more flexible than the original units.
The pedal will be extremely limited (100 units) due to the scarcity of our Germanium transistors, the Venerable AC128 PNP. These are all NOS, tested in the perfect gain ranges and sound sweet as they should. I have designed the pedal to work from battery and a standard 9V centre negative power supply so you will be able to use the pedal on your pedalboard.
There are two independent foot-switches to control each side. The fuzz is first and it runs into the Treble booster. There are six knobs split between two effects. The Fuzz side has controls for Fuzz, Volume, Smooth and Bias. Smooth controls the input impedance to the circuit and gives you a less bass heavy, smoother fuzz. Bias controls the overall "heat"available to the circuit, increasing output volume on tap and the amount of mids in the circuit.
The Boost side has controls for Boost, and Range, allowing you to choose what frequencies to boost, from treble through mids focussed to Bass heavy. Combining the two effects gives you absolute tonal armageddon, but still provides a musical and tweakable effect. To ensure that the pedal is useful to use on your pedalboard the width has increased to approx 105mm to allow for the two footswitches.
Size: (W)105mm x(L)145mm x(H)60mm =(2.75"x5.7"x2.36") designed to fit perfectly across two Pedaltrain spars.