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Mar 26, 2021

Red Noise Germanium Stone Blender

For mysterious reasons, multi-mode fuzz pedals are somewhat rare. With its unassuming four-setting Diode rotary switch, the Red Noise Germanium Stone Blender is precisely such a thing – and a powerful one at that!

Although the circuit is based on a Sola Sound Tone Bender, the four modes deliver tones that aren’t necessarily tied to that venerable circuit. Here’s how each mode sounds, and the diode it uses:

Fuzz #1 (1N60 Green) – Mogwai turns into a furry little biting gremlin with this purry overdrive-like fuzz, offering volume boost and added crunch

Fuzz #2 (1N4148 Red) – Sizzling up top while punching you in the gut, this is the 1990’s Sola Sound Tone Bender. At this setting you get the classic all time favorite Tone Bender Fuzz.

Fuzz #3 (Yellow LED) – Take a walk on your wild side. This animal is loud, aggressive and likes like to snap at its prey before devouring it up.

Fuzz #4 (Blue LED) – Planets collide with this out of control extraterrestrial beast. Extremely distorted and high gain, this is full blown madness in your face and yes, it goes to eleven.

While the three yellow knobs at the top need no introduction, the white De-Clip one might require some explaining: it’s a mid-frequency shaper, adding or removing body and presence to your tone.

THE RED NOISE STONE BLENDER IS A FUZZ ENGINE

This pedal is truly for fuzz lovers, with a huge dynamic range, offering versatility, control and power, A LOT OF POWER. With a robust low end that never compromises you high end crisp, the Stone Blender is perfect for guitarists, bassists and synth players alike. We based the circuit on the 1990’s Sola Sound Tone Bender and created four distinct fuzz sounds ranging from classic to modern, wild to tame, each dynamically shapeable using the Tone, Fuzz, Vol and De Clip controls.

Fuzz #1 (1N60 Green) –  Mogwai turns into a furry little biting gremlin with this purry overdrive-like fuzz, offering volume boost and added crunch

Fuzz #2 (1N4148 Red) –  Sizzling up top while punching you in the gut, this is the 1990’s Sola Sound Tone Bender. At this setting you get the classic all time favorite Tone Bender Fuzz.

Fuzz #3 (Yellow LED) – Take a walk on your wild side. This animal is loud, aggressive and likes like to snap at its prey before devouring it up.

Fuzz #4 (Blue LED) – Planets collide with this out of control extraterrestrial beast. Extremely distorted and high gain, this is full blown madness in your face and yes, it goes to eleven.

Controls:

Volume – You know what this is

Fuzz – Controls the amount of signal going into the fuzz circuit. Counterclockwise for less fuzz, clockwise for more fuzz

Tone – Filters high & low frequency (Counterclockwise for low, clockwise for high)

De-Clip – Offers further tonality shaping in the mid range, controlling how “forward” the guitar sits in the mix, thus adding presence. Perfect for bass players and guitarists who want to stand out.

Specs:

  • New Old Stock Japanese Transistors (Toshiba 2SC2240)
  • New Old Stock Germanium Diodes (1N60)
  • Alpha Pots
  • On/Off LED indicator light
  • Vol, Tone, Fuzz and De-Clip (Mid) controls
  • Rotary switch Selecting between 4 Fuzz sounds (Diodes: 1n60, 1n4148, Yellow LED, Blue LED)
  • True Bypass
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Each pedal individually tested.
  • 100% hand made, hand wired in Atlanta, GA by Ariel Scherbacovsky
  • Power Supply not included