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Nov 10, 2020

Mono Division Fuzz Singer

Actually*** top-mounted jacks have been an almost entirely ignored request of many pedal lovers for quite some time, probably because they make the plugging/unplugging and rerouting experience a lot easier.

Mono Division is a New York-based company that just launched its first two pedals (we’ll tackle the Fuzz Singer here, the other is an Octave), and they both feature top-mounted jacks and 9v power input.

Those who were hoping that this kind of feature would also save some space on the sides of the pedal might be disappointed to realize that, in order to accommodate the input sockets, the company had to use a case bigger than the standard compact size. But for guitarists who like to change the routing of their boards frequently or on the fly (just like Eurorack synth players do), the top-mounted jacks are a godsend.

The Mono Division Fuzz Singer is a fully analog circuit with two silicon transistor gain stages, an inductor mid-range filter, and a tone control.

The pedal has some unique features – in the words of the builder:

This pedal is capable of self-oscillation (singing effect) at extreme settings via controlled feedback loop found in the first gain stage.

When the Fuzz Singer is first in the pedal chain and is directly connected to a passive electric guitar or bass, you can manually engage the singing effect by rolling your instrument’s volume or tone control down to zero which will cause the feedback loop to engage.

Check out the first video of it, below.

*** “Top mounted” in pedal-land is mostly used to refer to the back top side of the case, not the actual top surface.

The Fuzz Singer is an all-analog fuzz pedal with two silicon transistor gain stages, an inductor mid-range filter and a tone control.

This pedal is capable of self-oscillation (singing effect) at extreme settings via controlled feedback loop found in the first gain stage.

When the Fuzz Singer is first in the pedal chain and is directly connected to a passive electric guitar or bass, you can manually engage the singing effect by rolling your instrument’s volume or tone control down to zero which will cause the feedback loop to engage.

Use the singing effect to add feedback to any solo, regardless of your amp volume