The Gale

Germanium Discrete op-amp Distortion/fuzz


The Gale

 

Description

Almost a year in the making, The Gale is a complex and harmonically rich distortion/fuzz with custom-designed Germanium, discrete operational amplifier architecture that covers a huge range of distortion, drive, and fuzz tones. The unique shape control allows you change the way the clipping circuit behaves with high and low pass filters, making it super-interactive with the tone control. You can get some light-drive edge all the way to blistering fuzz.

  • Switchcraft Jacks
  • True Bypass
  • Enclosure printed and drilled in the USA
  • Hand wired and assembled in California
  • NOS Germanium transistors and diodes
  • High-quality Wima/Kemet/Nichicon capacitors
  • Standard negative ground power 

Controls

  • Top-mounted jacks, input on right, output on left
  • True-bypass stomp switch is on/off, indicated by LED
  • "Volume" controls the amount of output (a lot)
  • "Gain" controls the gain simultaneously in two discrete gain stages in the circuit for a wide sweep from light grit to full-on fuzz
  • "Tone" is a low-pass filter that is interactive with the Shape control
  • "Shape" controls the "high shelf" in the clipping amplifier which can "shape" the distortion characteristics to be more sharp and high passed or wooly and beefy.

Power

We always recommend isolated power supplies. If you daisy chain effects on one supply you may inject noise, ripple, ground loop hum, etc. This effect requires 9v, center negative power. In other words, the industry standard power supply.  

Giganteum Drive

$180.00

  • 1 lb
  • Available
  • Ships within 5-10 days

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