Junk Lantern 🏮 octave up/garage fuzz
OCTAVE UP & GARAGE FUZZ
WHAT: Dirty octave up with 2 additional frequency boost modes
INSPIRATION: Quirky analog octave and ring mod devices, the Green Ringer
CIRCUIT SAUCE: Full wave rectification and modernized matched diode array to produce vintage octave up tones. Low pass filter to improve signal to noise (like AM radio!), but does not alter the sound. The original Green Ringer used a matched diode pair device and we pay tribute to that approach, using a modem equivalent.
SOUND: The base sound is a classic ringer-type octave up that pairs well behind a fuzz or drive- Heavy Peaches is an excellent choice! Additional frequency boost modes create intense garage fuzz tones, while still retaining interesting character from the dirty octave mode.
ON&ON Toggle: Center position is the base mode and most pronounced octave effect- start with the volume all the way up for unity gain; Down position is a high frequency gain stage that creates cutting aggressive tones and cleans up with the guitar volume to allow metallic, slightly dissonant sounds; Up position kicks in a full frequency gain stage and kicks in your teeth! This results in blown speaker chords and searing single note passages. You may want to adjust the volume knob with these gain stages, just saying!
Made with modern parts that still capture the vibe of old octave/ringer devices.
Austere design, esoteric nomenclature.
- 9V center negative power supply, no battery
- Current draw: 2mA
- dimensions: 4.38 x 2.38 x 1.94 in
- Knob controls master volume
- Toggle switches between base octave mode, and high/full frequency gain stages
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