Created with a focus on durability, reliability, simplicity, and hassle-free operation, these passive ABY pedals feature KMA’s TrueBypass active silent relay-based soft-switching.
ABY boxes are very commonly available accessories from a multitude of manufacturers, so why did KMA decide to make their own? What’s on the market today is either generally low-cost, with clunky and loud switches (that tend not to last) or they are highly specified and therefore quite a lot more expensive than many people need.
In addition, it is difficult to find an inexpensive and simple ABY device in a stereo format. With the popularity of stereo pedals, KMA made a great little STEREO ABY Device to use in their Berlin workshop and in the process found it extremely useful. So, the brand decided to make it available as a pedal to the world.
Created with a focus on durability, reliability, simplicity, and hassle-free operation, these passive ABY pedals also feature KMA’s TrueBypass active silent relay-based soft-switching, to reduce mechanical noise and those nasty unwanted pops and clicks when in use. The 3 distinct LEDs also quickly and easily show exactly which signal path has been selected at a glance.
- Passive range of affordable yet high-quality ABY pedals
- True Bypass, with active switching - best of both worlds
- Active silent relay-based soft switching heavily reduces mechanical noise and pops
- Stereo version available• Omnidirectional, for 2 into 1 or 1 into 2 operation
- Distinct LED colors, to indicate the selected signal path at a glance
- Durable compact enclosure for years of reliable switching
- Top-mounted jacks will fit into any setup
- Made in Berlin, Germany
- Power by opt. 9 V PSU(9 V DC, centre -, 2.1 mm, >40 mA max. current draw)
KMA Machines ABY and STEREO ABY pedals - Consistent Connectivity (passive with active switching)
Designed with the more adventurous guitar player's mind, both pedals can create warm fuzz to freaky tones via their “Shock” voltage control and “Bias” voltage biasing control, each of which helps expand the pedals’ fuzz tone.
Boffin FX adds two new effects pedals to its line-up - Da Fuzzand Hazy Daze Octa Fuzz – delivering wild fuzz and glitch tones, at a super affordable price.
Da Fuzz is a versatile, straightforward fuzz, while the HazeDaze Octa Fuzz adds another sonic dimension with an octave-up control.
- Level, Fuzz, Shock and Bias controls – Hazy Daze has an Octave control
- True-Bypass footswitch
- 2.1 mm 9V DC input and a 9V Battery Clip Inside
- Aluminum 125B enclosure: 4.95 in x 2.6 in x 1.55 in (122mm x 66mm x 39.5mm)
- LED “On’ Light
- 12-month warranty
Da Fuzz and Hazy Daze Octa Fuzz are immediately available. Da Fuzz list price is $80 and the Hazy Daze is $100. Both pedals can be purchased online.
For more information, please visit boffinfx.com.
Boffin FX Da Fuzz Demo
Boffi FX Hazy Daze Octa Fuzz Demo
The Mothman offers two fuzz/boost circuits side-by-side, each controlled by a single Volume knob and on/off footswitch.
Nashville-based guitar effects builder Haggtronix has released its new Mothman Dual Drive, an exercise in elementary gain staging where two fuzzy boosts create fuzz/distortion.
The result is an extremely versatile and affordable pedal with elementary gain staging: when stacking two boosts, you can create an awesome fuzz/distortion.
Players can use their guitar’s volume knob (with a treble bleed circuit it's even better) to clean up the gain structure. It’s easy to create clear crunchy overdriven sounds with the guitar’s volume rolled back, or access full-on fuzz/distortion with the guitar’s volume at max.
The pedal PCB was designed by Paul Haggard of Haggtronix and the pedal’s artwork — a winged figure from the darkness above that wreaks audio havoc — was created by Dylan Rutherford, aka The Split Hoof of East Tennessee. Haggard hand screenprints many pedals, but this is the first to use full-color UV-printed design by Disaster Area MFG out of Raleigh, North Carolina.
The pedal operates on a standard center negative 9v-18v standard pedal power supply and is housed in a 1590bbs enclosure with Chameleon Cherry Violet sparkle powder coating.
The Mothman Dual Drive list price is $120 and can be purchased at haggtronix.com along with other recent releases the Rotten Sorcerer ($150), Grassman Fuzz ($125), and the Spring Reverb ($140).
For more information, please visit haggtronix.com.