Most guitar overdrive pedals tailor the sound before and after the clipping stage. This results in a loss of bottom end, as too much bass in an overdriven sound can make the sound “flabby”.
This is the Mozztronics take on a pedal especially for bass players. Our solution is to take the signal from the bass guitar and split it. One path goes straight to the output via the DRY volume control, the other path goes through a high pass filter (to remove the flab from the overdrive) and then to a double clipping stage so as the signal level increases each different clipping stage contributes accordingly. This signal then goes to the CONTOUR circuitry and to the WET volume control. By changing the levels of DRY and WET you can easily vary the balance between the two signals. By keeping the original signal, we retain a warm bottom end and we add in as much dirt up top as is desired.
GAIN controls the amount of overdrive from barely on to full on shred, DRY controls the amount of normal signal from the bass guitar, WET adjusts the amount of overdriven signal, and there is a CONTOUR switch to select between bright and normal overdrive.
“I love this pedal! Gives me great control over the final sound with a great vintage drive tone. Gives me that bit of gritty drive needed to cut through. Eats other pedals I’ve had for tone. Dave O’C”
Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection. (these do not run on 9v battery so a power supply is a must!)
Mozztronics produce a range of handmade Guitar and Bass effects pedals in Melbourne Australia.
Mozztronics makes a limited range of effects pedals. I see no point in making something that everyone else makes, or a clone of a famous pedal, i want to make something a little different. I also want to keep all my products as completely analogue, with absolutely no digital electronics, not even a charge pump switching power supply.
But you make a compressor, a tremolo, a solid state dirt box (expandrive) i hear you say. Well yes i do, and i try to make these different to what is on the market. My compressor uses a different approach to the Ross / Dynacomp clones that fill the market, and i also have a bright switch especially useful for guitar. My tremolo has sine & square LFO waves for modulation and while similar to others on the market, does the basic tremolo job quite well and it uses an old school opto device to get the tremolo effect, the same sort of opto device used on the classic opto compressors. My solid state dirt box (expandrive) offers treble boost and cut (instead of just a treble cut on many others) as well as adjustable asymmetry and expansion, so while similar to other products on the market, i hope to make my products different enough to offer useful advantages to the standard tube screamer & distortion + and their many clones.