New Choke/Strangle toggle. This activates a new mode, which I’d call HAB mode, for Harmful Algal Bloom, if that wouldn’t create confusion. A complete revision on the concept Choke Toggle, it boosts and strangles at the same time. More effective and more extreme than the original choke, letting you dial in whiplash, crunch, crud, crust, dying, and dead.
New 3-way Voice toggle.
This selects between:
1) The unfiltered Algal Bloom you know.
2) Slightly smoothed highs, removing a bit of clipping and fizz activity from the highs.
3) Smoothed and dampened.
The Algal Bloom is a harmonically rich, wide-range fuzz! From mellow to gritty overdrives, to “just right” thickness, to mind-altering harmonic fuzz tones! An open tone with a full body…fantastic definition and note-separation. Unique interactive controls allow you to alter the response and texture of the fuzz. Surging fuzz textures, all the way up to a throaty roar!
The pedal has a unique sound and circuit, but also expands on some classic tones that fuzz enthusiasts will love. Excellent note separation and definition even on high gain settings. The controls interact with each other, allowing for more subtle adjustments in texture and response. There’s a lot of ground to cover in this pedal!
Gain: Gain adjustment and clean-up! As you back it off, it cleans up your fuzz, also adding a hint of sputter and fizzle. Hard right is full-on!
Bloom (Fuzz): Expands and pushes your fuzz tone, adding gain, sustain, and definition. Hard right is maxed out…a unique, throaty, brash-yet-full tone! 12 o’clock is its “home setting,” for thick fuzz tone!
Starve (Texture): Limits the amount of power that reaches the circuit, creating some beautifully sick fuzz textures that mimic a dying battery (slight scratch as circuit rebiases).
Hand-wired in the US.
9v negative tip adapter power. (No batteries.)
Rugged aluminum enclosure. (4.7″ x 3.7″)