KNOBS, SWITCHES, ETC.
Fuzz Knobs:Want less fuzz? We got you. Turn these suckers to the left. Boom, you’re there. Want some more fuzz? Of course you do. Just take these fellas on a spin to the right.
Bias Knobs:These knobs vary the voltage to the collector of the second transistor. Turn ‘em clockwise to fatten up your fuzz, or turn ‘em counter-clockwise for a lean, choppy, gated fuzz tone.
Vol Knobs:Makes things louder, or less loud. Note: when running both sides at once, Side B’s Vol control becomes the “master volume” while Side A’s control becomes a “saturation” control.
Input Switch:These three-position switches adjust the input attenuation and wah friendliness of each side. “Right” is no attenuation. “Center” heavily cuts gain and bass, and “left” mildly cuts gain and bass. The center and left positions help adapt the Communication Breakdown to a more wah-friendly fuzz.
Color Switch:These are special three-position EQ controls that help you dial in your fuzz even further. “Left” rolls off some high-end and scoops the mids, “right” rolls off even more high-end and scoops even more mids. “Center” bypasses the EQ entirely.
Internal DIP Switches:Each side contains a DIP switch that toggles between Bold and Comp settings. Bold increases the output level and the midrange content, Comp delivers a softer and more compressed tone. We like the Comp so that’s the default, but if you want to get in here and get wild, be our guest.
Input/Output:Instrument or other pedal goes on the right side; Amplifier or other pedal goes on the left side.
True bypass Footswitches:Turns each side of the effect on and off. Both Fuzz A and Fuzz B are independent.
Power:This pedal requires a center-negative 9 VDC power adapter with at least 10mA of current (not included). There is no option for a battery.
4.67" x 3.68" x 1.18" (119mm x 94mm x 30mm)