Magnetic Effects Introduce The Black Moon Effects Pedal For Guitar.
London, England – 19 October 2018 – Magnetic Effects are pleased to release the Black Moon.
The Black Moon is a limited edition Fuzz Face clone with expanded features that allows for classic fuzz tones in a more convenient and versatile pedal.
From the building blocks of one of the original, legendary Fuzz pedals comes the Black Moon. Loaded with a pair of selected and tested Germanium NOS transistors, the Black Moon yields dynamic, vintage fuzz that responds excellently to the guitars volume control.
In addition to the original Volume and Fuzz controls that the Fuzz Face had, the Black Moon has Bias and Input controls as well as a three position Low toggle switch. These additional controls really help the user dial in the sound to match their setup.
The Input control alters the signal level and impedance at the input of the fuzz circuit. Fully clockwise (all the way to the right) is the original Fuzz Face setting. Turning the Input control down affects the overall gain and impedance of the circuit. This results in a difference to the feel and eq of the fuzz and can also allow other pedals, such as a Wah, to interact better with the fuzz.
The Bias control affects the electronic tuning of the transistors. This control can be useful to compensate for differences in temperature which can affect the transistor bias of a Fuzz Face. (This only applies to Germanium transistor versions.) Additionally, the Bias control can used to intentionally alter the sound of the pedal. Different settings provide different tones and a different feel to the fuzz. It is worth spending some time experimenting with different settings of the Bias knob.
The Low toggle switch controls the amount of bass being fed into the circuit. This can help tighten up the low end and provide more tonal options.
- Top mounted Jacks and DC socket
- NOS Germanium transistors
- Volume, Fuzz, Bias and Input controls
- Three position bass response toggle switch
- Polarity reverse circuit
- Standard 9V DC adapter operation – True Bypass
Retail Price: £125 plus shipping.
Magnetic Effects Black Moon Demo
Video by Alberto Barrero
About Magnetic Effects
Magnetic Effects is a company based in London, England specialising in handmade guitar pedals with practical features for guitarists.