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Feb 28, 2019

Here’s a new pedal for the wild experimenter! The Slowly Melting by Baltimore based Dirge Electronics is an out there pedal that combines several circuits like fuzz, starving circuit and modulation to give adventurous guitarists a heavy handed tool of sonic disintegration – or rather, fusion, hence the name.

Described as “a LoFi Fuzz/Delay/Chorus/Doubletracker that takes a PT2399 Delay Chip and stretches it far beyond its means, creating wild, harsh, unpredictable, and gnarly sounds,” this device cannibalizes itself by feeding its own signal back into its circuit through the Melt knob, which can be triggered through the second footswitch. The results are as uber-gnarly as you expected.

Collector/emitter did a great job in highlighting each feature in the video below, check it out!

The Slowly Melting is a Lofi Fuzz/Delay/Chorus/Doubletracker that takes a PT2399 Delay Chip and stretches it far beyond its means, creating wild, harsh, unpredictable, and gnarly sounds.

From Lofi-tape warbles, to fuzzy double tracking, to oscillating fuzz, this pedal packs a ton of sounds into one small box.

Controls:

Loud: Volume. EXTREMELY LOUD.

Starve: Power starve. All the way down is full voltage, push the knob up to starve the pedal and unlock new sounds.

Melt: This knob is tied to the MELT footswitch and controls the amount of output going back into the input of the pedal.

Length: This controls the ‘delay’ length, from short double tracking to stretched out noisy delay sounds.

Warble: This control sets the amount of modulation applied to to the delay signal. From subtle to wild.

Blend: This is a pseudo-blend control that  blends between delay and fuzz sounds- go from full wet  delay with fuzz to fuzz only with this control, you can also take the delay mix with this.

Each Slowly Melting is made one at a time outside of Baltimore, Maryland and comes with box, instruction sheet, and Dirge sticker. Each Slowly Melting is hand-finished and engraved, so the finish will vary slightly between units.