The Electrofoods Rad Sickness is presented by the manufacturer as a boost with flexible three band EQ utility pedal which can offer a variety of sonic services like:
shape your EQ heading into a one-knob fuzz, perk up a dark overdrive, breathe new life into your favorite dirtbox, or add some zing to time/modulation effects without overwhelming them.
It works well on bass too, check out the video by Collector // Emitter.
The RAD SICKNESS is an incredible utility pedal. The piles of volume and treble, as well as the EQ, make it a handy solo boost. It will also make everything that comes after it in the signal path sound better; shape your EQ heading into a one-knob fuzz, perk up a dark overdrive, breathe new life into your favorite dirtbox, or add some zing to time/modulation effects without overwhelming them. The RAD is also an easy-to-dial-in bass dirt machine that will give you that hint of grind you’re missing with your solid state bass amp. Hell – crank the gain, boost the mids, and turn up the treble – it’ll function as a solid little overdrive on its own. There is no limit to the fun things you can do with the RAD SICKNESS.
Gain: Roll clockwise for a high gain boost that eases into a hint of nasty silicon overdrive at the top of the scale. Roll counterclockwise for a clean, high fidelity boost.
Bass: ‘Flat’ position allows the full level of your input bass signal through. ‘Cut’ rolls off some of the bass frequencies for a tighter sound. ‘Boost’ adds gain in the lows, giving you some extra dirt and a nastier low end.
Level: Volume control. This pedal is loud – start low and dial up to the level you need.
Treble: Turn clockwise to blast your amp with gain in the high frequencies, old-school treble booster style but with a nasty silicon cut. Turn counterclockwise to roll off treble. Flat/unity treble is at approximately 9 o’clock – there is a TON of treble to work with.
Mids: Flip the toggle to ‘Boost’ for a precisely-placed, just-right gain boost in the midrange. This will give you increased presence and slice through the mix like a hot butter knife through room-t