Thursday, October 23, 2008

Antimatter Demo

Here's the video demo of the Antimatter Octave Fuzz. Guitar used was my Fender American Standard Strat with a SD Lil' '59 humbucker in the bridge and a Laney AOR 50 combo. As always, sorry about the playing. This demo covers the wide range of fuzz and strange noises this pedal can make.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Antimatter Octave Fuzz

I'm certainly no physicist and I'm not qualified nor cranially equipped to speak intelligently about quantum physics and particle theory BS. In layman's terms, Antimatter is this mysterious negative-image of everyday matter that we can touch and see. However should the two ever meet, it's cataclysmic. Everything goes boom and it's scary. It's also the world's most expensive material and it annhiliates everyting it comes in contact with. I like that last part about the annihilation. So...thus we have the Antimatter Octave Fuzz. Mysterious, dangerous, and when used improperly can cause such annihilation.

Ok, not really, but it is a damn cool fuzz pedal. It's an Octavia clone with a footswitchable feedback loop and octave on/off switch. Basically it's a BYOC Octave Fuzz PCB in a 1590BB enclosure and some additional tweaks. The right-side switch and pot activate and control the feedback loop.

Got the enclosure from Small Bear, powdercoated white. Not thrilled with the quality of the powdercoating, though. Full-face laser decal on the top. I still need to clear-coat it.

Obviously I'm going for a "warning" sign look, with graphics inspired by the signs you might see around high voltage lines or nuke plants. Don't say I didn't warn you.

The guts - the 9v jack isn't hooked up and there are still a few spots that need some heat-shrink, I'm going to do that after I clear-coat it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Evil Nasty Fuzz demo

My friend Sean let me borrow his Univox Super Fuzz, an all-original relic from the 70's. Sonic mayhem ensued. I took it down to the basement/dungeon 73 Effects laboratory, vid cam in hand to capture it's sickening blast of hate when I plugged it in for the first time. I can't adequately describe the rancid, stinking, evil fuzz that this pedal produces. It's like satan in a box. I really, REALLY want to clone this beast. I think I scared off the mice permanently.