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Dec 14, 2021

Idiotbox Deathray Frequency Mangler

Lovers of extreme and noisy fuzz sounds should check out the new Idiotbox Effects Deathray Frequency Mangler, an update on this square fuzz circuit featuring a Freq knob that controls the main pitch of the square wave divider and a Cycle knob that affects the cycle of the square wave, producing more lo-fi sounds at lower levels.

On top of that, the Output can deliver a lot of volume, which allows you to get any amp to break up for added saturation, while a Glitch toggle which adds an extra variable to the oscillator resulting in brighter or darker tones.

Here’s how it sounds.

The DeathRay is my revamped version of the original Death Ray Frequency Mangler and it is sn AWESOME square wave fuzz! This pedal can go from a high filtered squelchy fuzz to a low buzzed out bit crushy mess!
The FREQ knob controls the main pitch of the square wave divider while the CYCLE knob slews the duty cycle of the wave.. With the CYCLE knob on full blast the FREQ knob gives more of what you would think a square wave filtered fuzz would sound like, where if you back off on the CYCLE knob you can get all kinds of rad lo-fi tracking blip outs when you let notes ring out! The “Glitch” switch adds even more variables!

This sucker can get loud as balls and the OUTPUT knob keeps that under control. But what makes this pedal my absolute favorite is the expression pedal input. Take control of the FREQ knob with foot control for killer synthy tone sweeps! Crazy fun!! Oh yeah, and there’s no oscillation noise when the signal is muted. SWEET!!!
Kills on guitar or bass!!!

Specs:
4.72″ x 3.71″ x 1.33″ 1590BB sized enclosure, true bypass switching, common 9vdc center negative BOSS style power input. Current draw 9mA. Power supply not included.