The Field Marshal is another Thorpy take on a classic Lovetone pedal: this time the Big Cheese. Once again, Adrian Thorpy enlisted Lovetone’s Dan Coggins for this third collaboration with the legendary circuit designer. This is a heavy fuzz with an option to activate/bypass the tone section, on the fly, through a second footswitch, which the original didn’t offer, for increased versatility and dynamic shifts.
It features three modes (Gated, Slight Mid Bump, High Mid Bump) selectable through a toggle switch placed in the middle of the pedal.
Lower noise, higher output, a wider tonal range and the smaller footprint are the most noticeable improvements over the original model.
The FIELD MARSHAL is a MKII version of the Big Cheese fuzz. Smaller, louder and more tonally flexible than the original it sits perfectly on a modern pedalboard. The tonal flexibility is provided through a tonestack bypass foot switch that allows you to have two different fuzz sounds from the same pedal. The balance control is linked to the tonestack bypass and can be set to the same volume as your core sound or as a boosted fuzz for solos.
Each Field Marshal pedal offers the following features:
- Four knobs to control Volume, Fuzz, Tone, Balance.
- Two footswitches, on/off and tone stack bypass.
- A three-way toggle switch for gated fuzz, flat mids and enhanced mids.
- A beautiful laser cut black anodised aluminium enclosure wrapped in a metallic orange base.
- Engineered to be robust but functional with recessed knobs, sloped front and top mounted jacks.
- 9-volt operation and standard DC input
Internally the pedal is immaculately built using premium 1% metalfilm resistors, Wima and Panasonic capacitors, and Neutrik jacks. These are the crème de la crème of the electronics world and when coupled with a robust gold plated PCB and dust sealed potentiometers the recipe is as good as it can possibly be.