Most guitar overdrive pedals tailor the sound before and after the clipping stage. This results in a loss of bottom end, as too much bass in an overdriven sound can make the sound “flabby”. This loss of bottom end makes these pedals less than ideal for use with bass.
This is the Mozztronics take on a pedal especially for bass players.
Our solution is to take the signal from the bass guitar and split it. One path goes straight to the output via the DRY volume control, the other path goes through a high pass filter (to remove the flab from the overdrive) and then to a fuzz stage (the same fuzz circuit from our Classic Fuzz FZ-1 pedal). This signal then goes to the TONE circuitry and to the WET volume control. By changing the levels of DRY and WET you can easily vary the balance between the two signals. We also added a PHASE switch for the Fuzz signal.
By keeping the original signal, we retain a warm bottom end and we add in as much dirt up top as is desired.
FUZZ controls the amount of Fuzz from barely on to full on gnarly nastiness
DRY controls the amount of normal signal from the bass guitar
WET adjusts the amount of fuzz signal
TONE adjusts the amount of treble in the fuzz signal
PHASE selects whether the Fuzz signal is in phase, or out of phase with the original signal.
Power supply not included - Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.