Oct 24, 2017

The Pedal Zone is obviously fond of fuzz and of Germany’s own KMA Audio Machines, after the Fuzzly Bear demo, here’s the one of the Minos Germanium Fuzz

More from the manufacturer’s site:

Minos is a germanium based fuzz pedal derived from the legendary Tonebender MKII and the unique hard to find Superfuzz.

The boomy sound of this circuit is something you love or hate. With the INPUT control you have the possibility to dial in the perfect amount of pregain and bass input. Counter-clockwise it gives you a gritty and crisp overdriven sound. Perfect for garage and blues sounds. Turn up the INPUT for a thick and whooly fuzz sound. Our attempt of the tonebender-ish style pedal has a broader range of gain structures. Sweep trough any shades of sounds from raunchy low gain distortion to thick angry fuzz sounds. Every combination of amp and instrument behaves different, so we added some tone-shaping controls. Set the bass response at the output with the three-way switch. Choose between lo-fi jangle, punchy low mid or deep and boomy fuzz to tear down everything. To modify the high end we added a tone-cut to tame the brightness on full gain. The overall character of the fuzz can be changed with two internal trim-pots which set the bias of the second and third transistor. Change the bias on your own risk. The Minos is KMA Audio Machines’ modern approach of the old fashioned and beloved three stage germanium sound. Its versatility gives you a tool for different style of fuzz sounds and music. – More info here.

Gear used:
Fender Telecaster US
Fender Deluxe Reverb 65 RI (mic’ed with an Aston Origin)
KMA Audio Machines Minos Germanium Fuzz
EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral Modulated Delay

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