Dirge x spruce

Hi. Astrolicious v2. it's gross.

Astrolicious v2

Astrolcious. Myth. Legend. Unknown. Okay, sort of known. The Astrotone was a fuzz box made in the late 60's by Sam Ash. It had a couple of different versions. It's not a very interesting circuit. Has a couple of rando silicon transistors, some clipping diodes, and a pretty cruddy tone control and comparatively weak output. There are some decent clones/upgrades out there, but Spruce and Dirge hooked up to turn it into one of the most versatile distort-o-boxes around. V1 was a huge success, but we spruced things up a bit for V2. There is a spicy Germanium gainstage slamming the front or back end of the main circuit with 7 super-powerful controls. Nothing else like it on Earth...that we know of. Each pedal was hand painted and engraved by Dirge and built/assembled by Spruce Effects. #20 is not for sale but will be up for auction at some point in the future to benefit cancer research. 


  • Top-mounted jacks, input on right, output on left.
  • True Bypass. No LED indicator because you don't need one.
  • "Volume" controls the amount of output of the entire circuit. It's loud. 
  • "Clip" gives you two clipping options. One is on the left and one is on the right. We don't remember which is which but we think there's silicon and Germanium clipping things in there. 
  • "Gain" controls the gain level of the Germanium stage. 
  • "Depth" controls the input beef of the Germanium gainstage. Thick or thin, your choice. 
  • "Tone" is an improved tone control that allows you to fine tune the EQ.
  • "Fuzz" controls the amount of fuzz in the main fuzz circuit. It's sick. 
  • Bypass footswitch turns the entire thing on and off.
  • Order footswitch puts the Germanium gainstage before or after the main fuzz circuit. We don't remember which setting is which and there's no way to tell since there aren't any LEDs.
  • Knobs have no indicators because you don't need them. 
  • Higher gain/fuzz settings can get unruly (on purpose). 
  • PCB has inspirational quotes printed on it like "ur strat sucks!" and "fuzz is for babies". 
  • High quality parts like switchcraft jacks and Matsushita/USSR Germanium transistors and USSR Germanium diodes and stuff.


We always recommend isolated power supplies. If you daisy chain effects on one supply or use a low-quality product, you may inject noise, ripple, ground loop hum, etc. This effect requires 9v, center negative power. In other words, the industry standard power supply.  Current draw: really low. 


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