I once had a Chase Bliss Audio‘Brothers’ pedal, which has a JFET Boost, Drive and Fuzz pedal and also an IC Fuzz, Drive and Boost pedal all in one and then choose to run those IC and JFET either A>B, B>A, or Parallel, and then with 33 total routing configurations.
The key to our Custom Silicon Fuzz Pedal “Fuzz 292″ is a 3-way voicing switch; treble-boosted fuzz, a standard moderate gain voicing, and high gain fuzz-fever freakout. So at the flick of a switch, the Fuzz 292 changes it’s overall character and how it reacts to your picking and guitar volume knob adjustments.
In addition to the (naturally necessary) volume control and 3-way voicing switch, we’ve added a tone and gain control.
– The “bias” control shapes the character of the fuzz, bending the sound from a smooth, overdrive-like fuzz into a gated, “ripping velcro” fuzz tone (a la some of Homme’s best solo tones in QOTSA.)
– The “Gain” control acts just like the volume pot on your guitar – for a fuzz, this means it smooths the tone, providing a more overdrive-like quality. Or crank it for a blast of 60’s/70’s retro fuzz fry! Read more
Crafted with eight capacitive footswtiches capable of running nine simultaneous effects taken from a bank of 128 presets and over 100 DSP effects from the Helix line as well as DL4, DM4, and more, the Line 6 HX Effects is one of the most accessible entryways into the world of high-grade multi-effects pedals. Almost infinitely tweakable, each individual LCD display lets users sculpt three individual parameters per effect, and for the fuzzheads in the audience, Line 6’s Transtronic technology faithfully emulates the specific characteristics of germanium and silicon transistors. An attractive, compact option for replacing an entire board.
HX Effects™ was created for guitarists and bassists who want our flagship Helix® effects for traditional amp and pedalboard setups. Powered by the same audio engine as Helix processors, HX Effects includes the full array of Helix effects plus legacy effects from the M-Series and Stompbox Modeler pedals. All in a compact pedal that fits easily on your pedalboard.
HX Effects gives you complete control when editing and crafting effects presets
Vintage RAT 1991-2005
As the vintage instruments market surged, demand grew for a reissue of the “large box” RAT pedal. The Vintage RAT can easily be identified from an original in two ways. First, the Pro Co logo does not contain the “Sound Inc.” text written down its right side. The reissue also features an easy access battery compartment on the pedal’s bottom.
For 25 years, discerning guitarists have used the Rat’s “magic” sound, its perfect blend of distortion, sustain and cutting power, usually found only at a volume too loud for club and studio work. Painstakingly researched and designed to produce a sound that is radically different from any “fuzztone” your have ever heard — a sound that sings and wails the blues, or spits and screeches the hardest rock’n roll. A sound that is as subtle as a vintage “twin”, or as bone crushing as a wall of those famous English stacks. The Rat’s smooth harmonic distortion and effortless sustain put the extra punch in rhythm work and makes solos cut through with authority and power.
Tune in just the right amount of overdrive, get the presence you need without any tinny treble, and balance the volume for the perfect extra “kick” for lead breaks. Distortion, sustain, fuzz, overdrive: the sound remains unmistakably yours. Not fake or gimmicky. Also the rat will not change the tone or power of your guitar when it is turned off; its true bypass switch disconnects it completely from the circuit when it is not in use, eliminating the loading effects common among other devices.
The Vintage Rat is a reissue of the original production models built circa 1977. It offers fat smooth distortion with effortless sustain. It gives a Marshall feel to Fender amps and humbucker muscle to single coil pickups. There is a wonderful natural compression to the Rat. As you search for your sound, you owe it to yourself to check out the Vintage Rat at great music stores everywhere.
VRAT Suggested Resale $149.95 RPS1 (Bat elim.) Suggested Resale $16.99