Introducing the Emanating Fist Electronics, Black Acid - tone distorter. Taking the original concept of the D*A*M Meathead that was applied to the silicon model of the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face, the Black Acid offers a more traditional EQ response suited to those that favor the vintage flavour but still require the increased gain and output levels and the modern day stability and performance of the Meathead circuit.
Built around two gain selected NOS BC109 silicon transistors the Black Acid delivers an intense yet smooth and full-bodied fuzz tone. The EQ response is wide and even with a open broad lift on the full spectrum. The on-board "drive" control can aid the refinement of your desired fuzz tone by either augmenting or diminishing the natural chubbiness and density this circuit type can produce. Wide open the "drive" control with give you maximum bass and gain response further driving the intensity of the fuzz tone produced. Decreasing this control will add clarity and help preserve natural pick attack and picking dynamics and aid interaction with higher output pick-up types. The increased output levels of the Black Acid also gives this circuit type greater communion with lower tuning types than its vintage counter parts.
The EFE Black Acid offers superior quality vintage distortion tones delivered as a rugged high specification and cost effective package. Whether you seek those classic early 70's fuzz tones or whether you seek a fuzz device cable of moving a huge quantity of air the Black Acid has the means to deliver.
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