The MB-71 represents years worth of condensed research, yielding in a finely tailored fuzz device that delivers both vintage sonic qualities with modern day ruggedness and reliability. Based upon that classic circular fuzz pedal produced by Dallas-Arbiter in the late 60s, the Maggot Brain is a finely tuned incarnation that uses no modern day additional circuitry, therefore offering the true experience of playing through a prime piece of vintage equipment. At the core of the MB-71 are two precisely auditioned Philips BC108 silicon devices, offering both high gain levels with well-rounded distortion characteristics and dynamic interaction with tonal flexibility. The tuning and biasing of the MB-71 take into account the component drift and subtle variations found in vintage examples, making the tonal output animated and potent in their delivery.
Construction is a no bells and whistles approach, utilizing only high quality passive and mechanical components presented in a compact and resilient format. The small footprint format and the use of internal shielded wiring also offer a more stable and less erratic device with lower back noise levels than that is provided by vintage equipment. The MB-71 will deliver decades of loyal service both on the road or in professional studio situations whilst conveying an accurate and authentic indulgence in British fuzz tone.
Finish: Polyester powder coat
Power Supply: PP3 battery
Controls: Volume, Fuzz
Transistor selection: Motorola(RS)/Philips BC108
*dealer units* Philips BC109, MEC 209, CDIL BC183L
Units produced to date: 67 [project closed]
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