LIMITED EDITION GERMANIUM POWERED DEVICE

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A limited run of germanium based circuits, drawing inspiration from the classics, with modern twists and improvements. No spiels about “Mojo” or desirable “catch phrases” here…this range is purely based around getting the best out of the Germanium Transistors (New and Old stock) we have hoarded over the years.

“This project has been a 2-3 year process…grading, sorting, testing germanium transistors at various temperatures and in circuit…over and over again” – JC

The concept –   Laser engraved Stainless Steel faceplates, shared amongst the circuit variations.

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“LILAC” DYNAMIC FUZZ  (Violent Purple)

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Selected Mullard GET872 Germaniums configured for maximum ripping fuzz & volume.

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Controls –

Output – Volume level
Range – Wired up at the very front of the circuit, as a Guitar input control. This allows
adjusting the dynamic nature of a good germanium fuzz circuit for verge of breakup clean tones (which can be utilised with the output control to boost into crunchy amps)
Use this along with your guitars volume control to get the best dynamics.

Shift Toggle –
Up = extra headroom
Down = a little more compressed, with asymmetrical clipping for “spittier and gritty” overtones

Lilac goes from …Mild…to Wild… and suits either running into a clean amp, or kicking into an overdriven base tone

Lilac has been setup and biased for 9VDC Centre Negative power only 

(No Battery option, please use a quality power supply)

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“PINKMAN” – HARMONIC BOOSTER (Breaking Pink)

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Selected AC 125 Germanium Transistors in a Rangemaster/Treble booster inspired circuit.

Setup for 9VDC Centre Negative power only 

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Controls –

Output – Volume level
Range – Wired up as an input signal variable EQ, sculpting from bass heavy, full range and bass roll off with enhanced treble before hitting the Germanium amplification stage.

Shift Toggle –
Up = Cleaner boost
Down = Dirtier boost , with asymetrical clipping (Russian Ge diode)

Pinkman excels when hitting amps or core base tones set on the verge of breakup to crunchy.

Low headroom amp w/speaker breakup fans, make use of your guitars volume control to roll back and enjoy germanium circuit cleanup.

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PURCHASE PINKMAN VIA MEGA MUSIC


“BIG BERTHA” – BASS OVERDRIVER (A Certain Shade of Green)

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Selected Russian MP Germanium handle amplification duties, with clipping blend control for the preservation of lower end frequecies.

Setup for 9VDC Centre Negative power only 

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Don’t be fooled by the minimalistic controls, Big Bertha is a diverse preamp/OD/Fuzzy booster, for those who like a thick, girthy tone.

Controls –

Output – Volume level
Range – Wired up as a blend control for the amount of hard clipping in the output stage.

Shift Toggle –
Up = More Headroom (symetrical clipping)
Down = More Compression (heavy asymetrical clipping)

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“MARKY MARK” – Tonebender MKII (Hammertone Grey)

Marky Mark is the Infamous and fabled Tonebender MKII circuit, utilising 3x Phillips-Mullard TO1 “Blue Dot” Germanium Transistors

Setup for 9VDC Centre Negative power only 

Controls –

Output – Volume level
Range – Attack (Gain and Bias)
Shift – Wired up as Bias control to the second transistor stage. This affects decay and sustain, from spluttery and dying battery-like like to full on speaker exploding grittyness, with layers of harmonic overtones cascading into sweet singing feedback.

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“SAKURA” – Overdrive/Fuzz (Cherry Blossom)

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Selected Japanese Matsushita Germanium Transistors in a Dynamic setup, with tones ranging from  chimey crunch, to a thick wall of sound, compresed and dark “Muffy” Nature.

Wired for 9VDC Centre Negative power only 

Controls –

Output – Volume level
Range – Wired up at the very front of the circuit, as a Guitar input control. This allows
adjusting the dynamics of Sakura from a light crunch with harmonic overtone, to a high gain compressed fuzz with rich textures.

Shift Toggle –
Up = Higher Headroom output
Down = Compressed (asymmetrical silicon clipping diodes)

PURCHASE SAKURA VIA TONE SOUP

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“MARKOV” – Overdrive/Fuzz (Black Crackle on White)

Markov is built on a hybrid/tweaked MK1.5 Tonebender/Fuzz Face platform. 2x NOS Russian MP Germanium Transistors + an additional gain stage (taken from our Gain of Tones FTK edition) the result is the ability to adjust between thick, spitty aggressive fuzz, crunchy overdrive and verge of breakup/clean tones, depending on the Range knob setting) all from your guitars volume control.

Setup for 9VDC Centre Negative power only 

Controls –

Output – Volume level
Range – Attack (Gain and Bias)
Shift – Wired up as Bias control to the second transistor stage. This affects decay and sustain, from spluttery and dying battery-like like to full on speaker exploding grittyness, with layers of harmonic overtones cascading into sweet singing feedback.

PURCHASE MARKOV VIA THE ROCK INN


ONE OFF CUSTOM BUILDS

“Molotov Cocktail” (Pinkman + Markov w/fx order toggle)

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