Classic guitar distortion and the most versatile bass tool? Here you go. Tremond begins as distortion based on a classic rat pedal. Actually it is a mix of early bix box tone knob and whiteface specifications, made to sound really good with true vintage tone quality. Obviously it's equipped with the iconic LM308n integrated circuit. Additional feature is clipping mode switch to replace stock silicon diodes (classic, high gain, tough sound) with asymmetrical LED + germanium combo (for more crunchy, kinda clear breakup feel, great for lower gain settings or additional boost at high gain), or to omit clipping diodes (to provide huge load of pure op-amp distorted sound).
Magic starts with Tremond's blending possibilities. Mix in any amount of your dry signal with the blend knob. Need to roll in only low-end from the guitar tone? No problem, there's a DRY LPF knob which rolls off treble content from clean signal and boosts what's left - so basically it is a bass boost knob. Moreover, the DRY channel is not really a true dry - it is a mosfet booster to deliver lot of gain to spend. This boost is also not 100% clean and sparkle sounding as most mosfet boost pedals on the market. It warms up the tone and rolls off some of the high end, also adding bit of breakup with hot pickups or heavy playing - all to match well with distortion side. There's a trimpot inside to set gain of the boost, what makes it a warm, massive-sounding overdrive. So you get two differently voiced pedals in one box with the blend knob. Fancy, isn't it?
With this device you can do anything you'd expect from a dist box. Simple boost? Check. Tone enhncer, simple EQ? Check. Generic retro drive with lot of mids? Check. Modern midscooped and sparkling distortion? Device turning a toneless guitar into an kickass tone ripper? That's right. Anything else? You name it, Tremond makes it for you.
NO BATTERY OPERATION POSSIBLE WITH THIS PEDAL. Feed it only with standard 9V DC negative center power supply.
DISTORTION - yeah, you know
TONE - rolls off treble content when turned CCW
M. VOLUME - master volume for both DRY and WET channels
BLEND - blends DRY (mosfet booster/overdrive) and WET (distortion) channels
LPF DRY - sets cut-off frequency and bass boost level of DRY channel
AS/off/SI - switches different clipping options (SI - stock RAT-style silicone diodes, off - no diodes, AS - asymmetric array of LED and germanium diodes)
trimmer - sets gain of booster/overdrive section (CW turn for more dirt and output volume)