A fOXX Tone Machine with several unique tricks up its sleeve, the FNTSTC pretty much rips.
In the course of a gear trade I offered a friend his choice of several circuits to develop into a Mr. Furious Audio pedal. He picked the fOXX, and I couldn’t be happier that he did; this is a great pedal with several interesting design elements. It can purr, it can tear your face off, and it has near-infinite sustain even at low levels.
Beyond the standard fuzz, tone, and volume controls the FNTSTC has:
A radically transformed silicon Fuzz Face, the Mohs Fuzz offers a wide range of full fuzz sounds from vintage-flavored to total transistor annihilation.
Named for Friedrich and his scale of mineral hardness, the Mohs features a “Hardness” control for adjusting the character of the fuzz, a footswitched “Rhythm” channel (like rolling back your instrument’s volume), and “Quartz” (Fuzz Face-y/vintage) and “Diamond” (planet-destroying/modern) modes.
The Mohs Fuzz works equally well on guitar and bass instruments.
The Falcon Heavy Drive is a two-channel boost and overdrive built around the sound of one individually biased-JFET slamming into another. Sonically it covers territory from preamp-style subtle coloration to hard-clipped meltdown scuzzy drive. High input impedance and low output impedance preserve signal level and treble response, making it a great first or last pedal in a signal chain.
It features two additional clipping options beyond the JFETs, a low shelf tone control to tighten bass frequencies (useful paired with compressed/dirty amps), a mid notch filter assignable to any combination of the two channels, and a touch of volume boost on channel two.
The Falcon Heavy Drive is designed to work equally well on guitar and bass.
The Agnello Factor Series Momentary Expressor is an expression pedal designed to work with Eventide TimeFactor, PitchFactor, ModFactor, and Space.
It features two independent momentary expression depth settings (0-100 on your Factor series pedal), plus a “Ramp” control to set how long it takes your Factor to reach the expression level, ranging from instantaneous to three seconds or so at full ramp and expression settings. (more…)
Based on the Jordan Vico Vibe, with added JFET boost, fast/slow rate range toggle, and external Bias (Pulse Width) control – coming soon!
Video below the jump.
(Pic is a mock-up; the first Giambattista is built into a special, one-off custom painted enclosure [art by Seth M Jones] which you’ll see in the video. Future Giambattistas will come in the standard polished and stamped enclosure with mustard yellow knobs. Knobs/toggled/LED will be laid out in a 3×2 grid at the top of the pedal, jacks will be top-mounted)
The Kingman Anti-Drive is a volume cut and variable high-pass filter pedal based on the Kinman treble bleed circuit. It is designed to be placed before an overdrive / distortion / fuzz pedal or a buffer + dirty amp to give you a cleaner, less saturated, or “starved” sound with a customizable frequency response.
(Lots of unedited info below the jump; demo and reservation form coming soon)
Mr. Furious Audio is Howie in his garage with a soldering iron and some dangerous ideas. (more…)
These DS-1 mods are designed to turn a widely available, affordable, and reliable pedal that sounds bad in most contexts* into a jack-of-all-trades box of dirty boost, drive, and all-out distortion. With as few as four or five component changes you can turn a $20 pedal into useful dirt that can flatter any guitar and amp combination.
* “Icepick” being the most common descriptor
If you want to take my “Simple Dog” Metal Zone mods further, here are more ideas. In keeping with the naming convention I’m calling these the “God of Cake” mods; you’ll feel like a young Allie Brosh playing through your sugared-up MT-2 once you’ve done them.
Here’s a set of simple, no-soldering-required mods that turn the stock Metal Zone into a pretty good-sounding hard-clipping dirt box with a great EQ section. They’re perfect if pedal circuitry and soldering looks like triangles and helicopters to your brain (like Allie Brosh’s Simple Dog, who I love); all you need to do is take some parts out with your diagonal pliers.