OPIATE- OCTAVE FUZZ
If you think you've already got some heavy tone, you should try this. Opiate is based on the superclassic Univox Superfuzz and has the same gnarly attack and powerful sustain with ringing overtones, but it's tone section is tuned for way more aggressive sound. This is an octave fuzz circuit and it's analog upper-octave presence is not as pronounced and sweet as in Foxx Tone Machine style pedals (like my Prophet), so it works even better for a ripping, sludgy tones.
There are two internal trimpots you can 'set and forget':
- Fuzz (to set your desired amount of dirt and sustain, CCW turn for max fuzz),
- Tone (this control mixes two different tone modes - super deep midscoop with massive low-end and aggressive high-end CCW, or high-midrange boost with extra presence and bite CW; blend these to taste and be aware both modes are tuned for a total sonic abuse).
Fuzz circuit is followed by a mosfet power boost stage for huge output volume to smash your amp savagely and provide some additional tone saturation for extra filth content. So level knob is actually a boost control - when set to zero it doesn't cut off the effect like a volume knob, when maxed it will set any amp into heavy saturation.
Finish is deep red with silver wrinkles powder coat and laser engraving.