The price for MONOLITH is $135
For credit card /PayPal purchases use the Etsy link. If you are located in the SF Bay Area and would prefer to purchase with cash or to try a demo unit, hit me via Facebook or email. I can also come to your rehearsal spot and tune a pedal specifically for your guitar and amp. That service is $65 extra, but you will have a one-of-a-kind pedal!
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The Monolith is based on a traditional fuzz circuit, but it’s been tweaked and modified to be used with high-gain amps and humbucking pickups. It can approximate 60’s and 70’s rock tones but it was designed from the ground up for the dirt channel on your favorite amp. The goal I had when designing it was to build a fuzz for myself that sounded killer with the dirty channel on my tube head. My amp’s dirt channel sounds great, I just wanted to add hair and girth to a tone I was already really happy with. I also needed to be in control of the unwanted feedback and noise as well as have great guitar volume knob interaction. It’s a perfect fit for Sludge/Stoner/doom or anything else where a fat, dissident and angry/crusty fuzz is needed. If your amp sounds good this pedal will make it sound great.
Color - flat black with black gloss enamel silk-screened graphics; purple UV indicator light.
DRT Knob - at it's lowest setting it gives just a nice touch of peach fuzz; dimed it's like a fat and dirty hippy.
FILTER in/out toggle - the on position makes feedback and noise totally controllable and makes your bridge position humbucker sound similar to a neck position humbucker when the guitar volume is at 100%; an absolute must for fat riffing, especially useful for single humbucker equipped guitars! As the guitar volume is rolled down, the filter becomes reminiscent of a notch filter, similar to a subtle stationary wah tone, but the frequency gets higher as the volume becomes lower. The picking dynamics you can get are awesome, like a really subtle autowah. If you like to use your volume knob when soloing, you will love the filter on this pedal. The off position simply bypasses the filter circuit.
Ω knob - can change voltage from 9V to 1V; I prefer it set to around 4 o'clock, which is about 7.5V. Also provides indicator light via knob illumination.
VOICE select toggle - choose between high or low gain transistor voicing. I build these with transistor sockets so users can experiment with other tones if they so choose. Be aware the filter may need to be "tuned" for non spec transistors.
LVL knob - pinner to plump volume control; dimed is full volume, turning the LVL knob and guitar volume down engages a high-pass filter for a single coil p'up pinner tone. (with a lower overall volume, of course)
powered with a 9V battery or standard Boss style 9V AC adapter.
True Bypass; measurements are 119.5 x 94 x 34mm or 4.72" x 3.71" x 1.33"
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The price is $135
For credit card /PayPal purchases use the Etsy link.If you are located in the SF Bay Area and would prefer to purchase with cash or to try a demo unit, hit me via Facebook or email. I can also come to your rehearsal spot and tune a pedal specifically for your guitar and amp.That service is $65 extra, but you will have a one-of-a-kind pedal!
What is the MONOLITH?
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I love guitar effects but have always had a dislike of the way most of them sound or affect the dynamics going into the front end of a high-gain tube amp. They just don’t sound good IMHO. I am not interested in ‘vintage, creamy’ tones..... That horse has been beaten to death. I paid good $$$ for my modern tube head because I like the way the super saturated dirt channel sounds and don’t want to use the clean channel to get a girthy fuzz, etc. Since nothing I’ve tried has completely met my needs I just decided to make what I think is the perfect solution for my situation. I hope other folks find my products useful, also.
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