Freitag, 24. Februar 2012

Obelyskkh - Himmelstrutz Fetto Overdrive

When it comes to low- and midgain distortion the Fetto Standard is probably my favourite circuit at the moment. Since it’s out of production I had to clone it (thanks to Harald Sabro). Make sure to check the great many of new and awesome pedals Himmelstrutz is offering. They have really top notch and versatile all-round pedals.

The Fetto Standard impressed me with its tube-like characteristics and its really wide tonal range going from smooth and creamy to raw and mean with lots in-between. And if that wasn’t enough, you can perfectly adjust the Fetto’s sound to your taste by using the ten-DIP-switch for „bass, mid, gain, treble, bright and voicing“ on the pedal’s inside

The steampunk-wannabe artwork is a tribute both to previous posts „filthy“ Franconian band Obelyskkh and reunited Soundgarden who in 1992 released an EP titled by my alltime-favourite palindrome.

Samstag, 18. Februar 2012

Colossus - D*A*M Meathead & D*A*M Sonic Titan clone with mods

This one was a request of Torsten from Obelyskkh. I changed the meathead's tonestack to a big muff tonestack with gain recovery stage and added switches for both effects to make their tone ranges more versatile. It is indeed a real Monster.

Freitag, 10. Februar 2012

Cash Drive - Custom Distortion Pedal

Cold winter is keeping me from making lots of pedals, because the paint just won't dry and instead peels off like Johan van der Smut's face. Nonetheless watch the blog ... the next few days will bring some hot new stuff. Let's kick it off with the man in black.
Custom pedal for a special buddy.

As you can see, the Cash Drive casts a long shadow – just like its eponym.