Gnomeratron

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Gnomeratron

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Important information: The guts of these pedals are pre-made, but they still have to be put in their enclosures with graphics and such. I try to get pedals out weekly, but sometimes it take a little longer.

This is the Gnomeratron. It's a two-stage fuzz with a clean blend. It can oscillate. It has an octave-up circuit. It's firmly in the "not for everyone" category, which makes it perfect for you. Or not. I'm not trying to tell you how to live your life.

I recommend checking out the instructions if you want a better idea of the controls available, but here's a bit of a rundown of what the pedal can do:

There is a fuzz and "clean blend." Clean blend in quotes because it can get dirty. The fuzz has two clipping stages, and you can swap out, remove, or reconfigure the diodes from either stage and control the gain of both stages individually, in addition to the main gain control. There's an octave-up circuit that can be put between the two clipping stages as well. There's a feedback switch that feeds signal between the clipping stages to cause oscillations and other weirdness, and a gate control to gate those oscillations off. Then, there's a fairly standard tone control with a scoop/flat filter switch. There's also a starve switch the emulates a dying battery. All of these controls let you build a bunch of different fuzz sounds. It can sound normal, or... very much not normal. Synthy or doomy. You can turn it into an overdrive if you really want. I don't know why you'd want that, but you can.

The clean blend has a tone control to remove highs, a gain control, and switchable clipping diodes. It can be used as a parallel distortion or just a way to get clean low end with the fuzz. If you don't like clean blends, the Magic switch uses it as a boost for the fuzz.

All Gnomeratrons come with brightly colored graphics covered in scratch-resistant and basically unbreakable (not a challenge) polycarbonate faceplates. They also have a "even if you bought it used and broke a switch because you were drunk" warranty.

They run on standard 9V, center-negative power supplies. The same as basically every other dirt pedal. I know someone on Talkbass convinced you to try to run everything at 18 volts for "headroom" or something. Don't. For the love of whoever you worship/pray to/text "you up?" to, don't.