This pedal has a larger-than-normal hole drilled out around the DC power input socket. This makes zero operational difference whatsoever but it looks a little scruffy. It's unlikely you or anyone else will notice once you nail this beauty to your board, and if you play this pedal with sufficient enthusiasm the whole thing ought to look scruffy in short order anyway. We're offering a small discount on this unit to reflect the imperfection, but there's only one so act fast. Also, this happens to be the LAST of the legendary Excalibur pedals we'll be making for the foreseeable future.
Excalibur is a fuzzbox designed with bass-heavy music in mind. It features two switchable levels of gain, two switchable clipping textures, and bass and treble cut controls. It also has double-stacked lo-pass filters to douse the treble in darkness.
Introducing EXCALIBUR. Originally designed for our friend Joe “The Sequel” Sewell, this beast in a box is a dark fuzz wet dream. Or wet nightmare. Is that a thing? It is now. This thing’s like Cthulhu’s own vocoder. Here’s the breakdown:
TREBLE – At the top of the box is a treble cut dial. All the way up = no cut. All the way down = full cut as far as approx 400hz. Dial in the darkness.
BASS – Directly beneath the treble dial is the bass dial. All the way up = zero bass loss. All the way down = full cut as far up as approx 400hz. Strap a girdle on the flab and bring out the midrange for more definition.
GAIN – On the left, the gain section provides a switch to flip between x50 and x1000 modes. Just a tickle or full sonic annihilation. Who needs middle ground? Use the dial to fine tune the chaos.
VOLUME / CLIPPING STYLE – On the right, the master volume dial governs the overall output. Beneath that is a switch to flip between symmetrical clipping with nasty odd-order harmonic overtones and asymmetrical with sweet even-order harmonic overtones. There is a substantial difference in volume between the modes owing to the nature of the diodes. Use the dial to find the sweet spot for each!
INTERNAL TRIMPOTS – Bubbling under the surface you’ll find two internal trimpots:
1. GAIN – The first allows adjustment of the output gain stage. This provides a balance between the two clipping modes and can compensate particularly powerful or weak pickups. Set the pedal to asymmetrical clipping and tune the pot to just below the point feedback starts spilling forth!
2. LO-PASS – There is a second lo-pass filter hidden here. It is tuned to wipe out the very highest frequencies, but can be set to provide a sterner treble cut – anywhere from approx 3.3khz upwards. In tandem with the treble control on the outside of the box, this filter allows double treble cut above it’s threshold frequency for maximum darkness.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"Hands down bar none the best fuzz pedal on the market"
"Better than my old Russian Big Muff. What an amazing product, it was worth the wait!"
"This thing makes my ProCo Rat sound like a mouse. I have never been more pleased with a dirt box!"
"Those thinking about pulling the trigger on this should just do it. 1100/10 on the Doom scale"
"If you haven't bought this yet, what are you waiting for? It's f@*king killer!"
"Buy it and forget everything you know about fuzz"
"Best distortion ever!"
Enclosure: Textured black heavy duty aluminium
Dimensions (W x L x H): 94mm x 120mm x 30mm
Knobs: Black Davis-style pointers
LED: Classic Deiode pink tint
Current Draw (approx.): 4ma
Power: Centre/tip negative 9v DC power supply (not included)