Introducing the Emanating Fist Electronics ~ DP-01. High quality fuzz tones presented in a compact and contemporary format. Constructed in a rugged 120mm x 100mm x 30mm die-cast aluminum enclosure the DP-01 is a miniaturized offering of our four stage high gain silicon fuzz, the Dope Priest. The DP-01 features quality hardware and components through-out offering solid performance in both sonic delivery and road worthiness.
Potentiometers feature a conductive polymer track rather than the traditional carbon track for increased durability and longevity. Our footswitches are heavy duty 3PDT types with hard-wire true bypass operation. Audio jacks feature Ni-Ag alloy self-cleaning contacts for optimal performance and reliability. The LED's fitted are low drain high brightness types with a wide and easy to see viewing angle. The control surface is functional with bold position markers and flush surface mounting control knobs. Circuit board population features capacitors with a polyester film construction, 1W carbon film resistors and gain selected epitaxial planner silicon transistors. Offering vintage styled tones but with higher modern day specification thus delivering a superb signal to noise ratio.
The EFE Particle Series pedals are primarily designed for use on a pedal board so power is supplied via an external 9 volt dc supply only (not included) There is no facility for a battery inside the DP-01 or any of the Particle Series EFE pedals.
The DP-01 is currently available in three differing circuit configurations. The details of which follow below.
Based upon a 1972 triangle Big Muff circuit. The 6618 offers the highest gain of the three DP-01 types delivering intense distortion tones with a rich open low end and bright searing treble. The tone control gently scoops out the mids as the control is swung from full bass (right) to full treble (left) offering many shades of musical distortion. The 6618 is the most evenly balanced tonally of the three offering a broad spectrum of fuzz and distortion with distinctly aged flavour. The 6618 features a quad of gain matched BC337-16 silicon transistors and features a high bright yellow LED.
Particularity tailored upon several choice Black Russian 7D Big Muff's but generally speaking DP-01 #7 is a broad snap shot of certain choice features from the Sovtek era Big Muffs. #7 is the most ample of the DP-01 types in low frequency response and the most refined in gain structure. The lows are dark and stout with a very apparent midrange scoop. The high-end is healthy but not brittle or weak that still preserves an adequate backbone and musical artifacts even at higher treble settings. #7 is the only DP-01 to feature a logarithmic taper on the level control. This is an important feature for the Russian circuit as it adds a great deal of control over tuning tonal shapes and adds smoothness to the distortion at lower volume settings. #7 is an ideal fuzz tone for bass instruments and players requiring extended response in the lower registers. #7 features four gain selected BC547B silicon transistors and sports a high brightness red LED.
The '77 circuit is the original Dope Priest configuration, the standard if you will, the continuation of the 2005 D*A*M white box Ram Head. The midrange presence is strong and clear with a tight low end and outstanding projection in the upper registers. Unlike the previously mentioned DP-01 circuit types the tone control of the '77 delivers boosted and increased midrange content as it is swung from full bass to high treble. The fuzz tone is articulate and dynamic with a fast crunchy attack. The gain levels are ample and intense but not excessive or overly saturated. The '77 circuit is assembled with gain selected BC549C silicon transistors and features a high brightness green LED lens.