The A. incorrupta Overdrive/Distortion features independent Bass, Midrange, and Treble controls to allow for intricate tone sculpting and finetuning, specially designed to provide broad sweeps without becoming overly harsh or muddy.
Moth Electric has released its second design since setting up shop in May 2023, the A. incorrupta Overdrive/Distortion. The A. incorrupta is Moth Electric’s highly tweakable take on the classic RAT circuit, with significant modifications and additions to improve fidelity, versatility, and usability.
Adding to the versatility of the A. incorrupta circuit are five clipping options for an array of sonic textures:
- Germanium for a smooth, compressed character
- Mosfet for a slightly softer feel than Silicon-Silicon for classic RAT sounds
- Asymmetrical for aggressive, heavily textured tones
- LED for less compression and higher output
A boosted, high headroom output section rounds out the pedal, offering tons of volume on tap while maintaining clarity and note separation.
The A. incorrupta offers the following features:
- Bass, Treble, Mid, Volume, and Drive controls
- Five-way diode switch with Germanium, MOSFET, Silicon, Asymmetrical, and LED options
- Boosted, high headroom output section
- True-bypass switching, top-mounted jacks for easy placement on crowded pedalboards
- 9-volt DC operation with external power supply – no battery compartment
- Designed and hand-built in the USA
The A. incorrupta carries a $169.99 price.
For more information, please visit mothelectric.com.
A Masterclass in Distortion! Moth Electric A. Icorrupta
Motherload pays homage to the classic fuzz/distortion pedals that set the benchmark of saturated guitar sound.
At the heart of this pedal, you will find two distinct all analog circuits inspired by the Holy Grail of Big Muff® and RAT® designs.
R circuit goes from a touch of overdrive all the way up to roaring distortion. The filter knob is there to ensure that you will smooth out high frequencies or cut through the mix when needed.
M side is the classic fuzz distortion beast you would expect but with great string separation and rich in harmonics for almost infinite sustain. The tone knob is the classic muff-style knob while the voice knob helps you cycle through the wide spectrum of muff design variations.
Each circuit is independent from the other with its own EQ control(s) until…you hit the LINK EQ button. This is where all the magic happens! Now all the EQ controls are active in both circuits and a whole new sonic palette is revealed.
- toggle switch to select between M or R circuit.
- DRIVE SECTION:
- gain knob controls the amount of saturation.
- volume knob controls the overall output volume.
- EQ SECTION:o filter is the EQ control - variable low pass filter - of the R circuit
- tone is the EQ control – blend between fixed lowpass and highpass filters - of the M circuit.
- voice control sweeps through the mid frequencies’ tonal variations of the different muff circuits throughout the years
- LINK EQ activates all three tone controls (filter, voice, and tone) in both fuzz distortion circuits.Top mounted jacks
- Click-less True Bypass design via high-quality relay
- Power Supply: 9V DC, center negative power supply (not included)
- Current consumption 35mA @ 9V DC
- Dark grey die-cast enclosure with holy grail image
- Made in Greece
Street price: 249 Euro
For more information, please visit crazytubecircuits.com.
Reverb and distortion collide and shapeshift via joystick control in Walrus’s latest weirding machine.
The Melee was designed to unapologetically use a joystick to meld reverb and distortion into one massive blaze of sound. With the flip of the order switch, run the distortion into the reverb or reverb into distortion; signal chain is your call now. For the explorer, the Melee can run one of three different reverb programs Ambient, Octave, and Reverse.
In a "less is more" approach, Walrus has intentionally decided on controls that are fun to use and will inspire a wealth of creative output. Use the joystick to control the amount of distortion by moving it up and down. Moving the joystick left and right will adjust your reverb mix. The tone and decay toggles have low, medium, and high settings. Modulation can be added to the wet signal by holding down the bypass switch and moving the decay toggle. The left position is no modulation, the middle is a slight modulation, and the right is a high modulation. Learn more here.