Vintage germanium fuzz
Mr Soul is a fuzzy mix-up of the Vox Bender and an Arbiter Fuzz Face. These two classic pedals have been blended together, resulting in a warm fuzz with more than a hint of rasp and cut when the attack knob is at full tilt. Mr Soul can deliver heavily-driven tones as well as cleaning up superbly with a twist of the volume control on your guitar. Smooth, but with some bite to keep the sound interesting – lots of sustain and killer fuzz! Mr Soul comes loaded with a pair of new old-stock European germanium transistors biased to the sweet spot.
Each Mr Soul is built by hand from scratch onto vintage-style stripboard, using high quality components and with a high attention to detail. They come loaded with Omeg (UK) or Alpha longlife pots, a heavy duty Alpha switch, Re’an Jacks, carbon film resistors, Konek / WIMA / BC / HL capacitors and other high quality components.
ATTACK - Controls the intensity of the fuzz effect. For a wider range of ‘cleaner’ tones try rolling back the volume control on your guitar.
LEVEL – Controls the overall volume of the pedal.
Due to the vintage nature of this effect, the Mr Soul works best with low output ‘vintage voiced’ pick-ups. Modern high output pick-ups can drive the pedal too hard and cause the output level to drop below unity when the pedal is engaged; rolling back the volume on your guitar can help counteract this.
Like the many vintage fuzzboxes of the Sixties, the Mr Soul runs on batteries only. Disconnecting the input jack when not in use allows a single battery to last a long time, owing to the very low current draw of the circuit. We fit and recommend Zinc Chloride type batteries.
(including knobs and jacks)
120 x 65 x 60 mm