Legends always tell of the signs before the end and when otherworldly denizens come to reclaim the earth, you will remember that first moment it felt something in existence shifted. Growling, barking, moaning, screaming, a ragged breath pulled itself through their teeth. The figure opened their mouth, speaking with an otherworldly depth.
“IT IS ALMOST HERE.”
A bellow. An utterance. A resonant and foreboding warning of what would come.
The First Herald is a pedal possessed, the first chapter in an apocalyptic narrative. Not death itself, but a definitive statement reminding you that the end, great and terrible, is on its way.
A fuzz/boost pedal, the First Herald isn’t reinventing the wheel; it is, however, reinforcing it.
The First Herald gives you incredible control over tone via an order reverse switch and a scoop knob. The order reverse allows you to ask yourself questions: should the fuzz effect be more prominent?; do I want the signal to hit the amp harder?; do I need more gain to get the tone I’m after? Giving you the option to either run the boost into the fuzz OR run the fuzz into the boost means you can answer those questions for yourself. Meanwhile, the scoop knob gives you the option to amplify or eliminate mid tones in your signal, adding even more versatility to the option pool.
Controls: Volume: Controls the output level of the fuzz circuit. Tone: Mix of high cut and low cut circuits. Clockwise for more treble, counterclockwise for less. Scoop: Controls the amount of mid scoop. This control is very interactive with tone, and clipping options, giving you complete control over where you sit in a mix. Counterclockwise mids are flat. Clockwise mids are scooped into oblivion. Sustain: Controls the level of fuzz and sustain. Boost: Controls the level of independent boost circuit AB: Order reverse switch. Left runs fuzz into boost - great for lead boosts. Right runs boost into fuzz - great for smashing fuzz input for more saturation. Clip: Left position is a modern and aggressive sounding LED/MOSFET hybrid. The middle position removes diodes from both clipping stages resulting in an EXTREMELY LOUD, unique overdriven sound — great for bass players. Right position is a standard silicon clipping option for a more vintage fuzz feel. Power: •9v DC only. Do not run at higher voltages. Standard 2.1mm center negative power only. •Current Draw: <100mA. •Use an isolated power supply.