Former DOD designer Tom Cram creates a JFET-based booster with a few tricks up its gritty sleeves.
Murray, UT (August 2, 2019) -- Former DOD creative, Tom Cram, has added the White Spiral Boost to the ever-growing list of sought-after pedal designs that his company, Spiral Electric FX, will release this year. After its unveiling at this year’s Summer NAMM, the White Spiral Boost will officially be available for purchase in late August.
The White Spiral Boost is a light JFET boost with a few tricks up its sleeve. Meant as either an “Always On” boost that provides increased harmonic content with a little bit of grit, or as a last-in-chain boost to wake up your amp’s dirty channel. Either use will make your notes seem to jump off the strings, and keep your guitar thrummin’. The “Girth” Control was first introduced with Spiral Electric FX’s Yellow Spiral Drive. Unlike a traditional tone control, the “Girth” is a rotary cap network that either restricts bass or increases bass.
The location of the “Girth” Control in the circuit is user-definable by the Alpha/Omega two-way toggle. In the Alpha (A - Left) position the “Girth” control is placed before the low-gain Grit clipping section of the White Spiral. This position allows more, or less, bass to be sent to the “Grit”, and changes the character and compression of the “Grit”. The Omega (Ω - Right) position places the “Girth” Control after the “Grit” Control and this position changes how much bass content is passed through the circuit. This position is more open, glassy, and Hi-Fi sounding. Bassists will LOVE the Omega selection!
The “Grit” Control does double duty, it both changes the performance of the JFET to create distortion, and also brings in Silicon clipping. These two types of clipping together are slightly asymmetrical and the result is a natural-sounding low-gain grit/grind that mates well with already dirty amp channels.
- Low-Gain Boost Harmonic Stimulator
- “Girth” Control Tone Cap Network
- Alpha/Omega Toggle to change position of “Girth” Control
- Hand-Brushed Aluminum Top
- Powder-Coated Black Bottom
- Matching Warm White LED
- Designed and Handmade by Tom Cram
Pricing information: $199
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Spiral Electric FX