The Mind Flayer
Utilising a non - inverting Op Amp in conjunction with a pair of hard clipping silicone diodes, The Mind Flayer will offer an equally beautiful and destructive wall of distorted flavouring, adding serious grit and intensity to your signal. Inspired by a classic in the distortion game, The Mind Flayer is Buzztones' offering. Displaying a familair, yet tailored adaptation in the sonic landscape within the high gain field, The Mind Flayer is here to obey your distortion needs.
Volume: This parameter alters the amplitude of the singal leaving the pedal.
Filter: The Filter control is a low pass filter, attenuating high end frequencies. This feature permits the user to tailor this frequency range to their needs. In an ode to a classic this control works in reverse to your conventional tone/filter control, with more high end being attentuating as this control is rotated clockwise.
Distortion: This parameter determines the amount of 'gain' the op amp is creating, inducing a determined level of gain on the signal before the 'hard clipping' diodes. As this control is rotated clockwise, the op amps gain is increasing sending an 'larger' signal to the clipping diodes subsequently increasing the 'distortion' displayed by the device. This feature is useable at either end of its variables offering different sonic feats throughought.
Diodes: This switch enables the user to alter the characteristics of their signal by alternating between both Silicone and Germanuim diodes. With silicone selected there will be more volume headroom. Germanium didoes turn on with a 'smoother' knee equating to a smoother and 'vintage' related tone, however their forward bias is a lesser value than their silicone counterpart so the signal will be quieter and more compressed.
Texture: This switch subtly alters the frequency response , adding more lower midrange into the distortion circuit offering a more fuzz familiarity.
Dimensions: 4.7 in x 3.7 in x 1.34 in. (119 mm x 94 mm x 34 mm)
Input Impedance: 1.1 MΩ
Output Impedance: <10 kΩ
Switching: This device is true bypass.
Power: This device takes a standard 9 Volt DC power supply with a 2.1 mm negative center barrel.
Production: All pedals are screen printed and handwired. All electrical components are through hole components.
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How to listen to The Mind Flayer
You can listen to demos of The Mind Flayer here