The Red Witch Famulus Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal is a distortion/overdrive pedal with two totally separate, parallel circuits inside. Each circuit has it's own distinct voicing, so you are able t... Read More
The Red Witch Famulus Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal is a distortion/overdrive pedal with two totally separate, parallel circuits inside. Each circuit has it's own distinct voicing, so you are able to blend between the two effects for any conceivable combination.
Volume controls the overall output of the Red Witch Famulus pedal. The output of both circuits are controlled in parallel by this control. The Tone is more like a presence control than a tone control. Like the volume dial both circuits run through it, offering parallel tone control. Gain A sets the distortion/overdrive level of the first circuit. It's a really biting, crunchy sound with masses of dynamic scope. Set the effect pedal really low and the guitar sounds almost clean, wind it fully clockwise and you're suddenly moved to uncontrollable head-banging, power-chording, 8th note-chugging, metal. Gain B sets the distortion/overdrive level of the second circuit. This one is bitey too but it has a fat mid-range punch and spank. Like it's brother, Gain B can clean up and then get down and dirty when turned clockwise.
The Alchemy control on the Red Witch distortion/overdrive pedal is where things get rather interesting. It enables you to blend between to the two separate circuits. Fully counterclockwise gives you only Gain A, fully clockwise gives you only Gain B. Set it anywhere in between and you create your own unique combination. Dial up any variation of the two channels and their respective gain levels for an almost limitless palate with which to create your own unique sound. Bring the overdrive/distortion effect into the signal path by clicking the shiny chrome footswitch, which offers true bypass switching.
The Red Witch Famulus distortion/overdrive pedal can be powered from either a 9v battery or an external 9v adapter (Not included).
"Alchemy is a bridge between Earth and Heaven, matter and spirit, the solid and the fluid, the visible and the invisible, bringing the horizontal and the vertical together." - J. Ramsay
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Over the past week i have tried them all.. The Lovepedal Eternity, Kangi, Kilamanzoo, fulltone OCD and Plimsoul, Mad Professor Honey Overdrive, Voodoo Labs to name a few. Several others not even worth mentioning. I bought MANY pedals to A/B and absolutely NOTHING came close to the smooth sound and overall build quality of the Red Witch. So much so, that im selling all my pedals and only going to have these on my board. I also have the deluxe moon phaser - the most versatile and warm sounding phaser + tremolo i have ever used. These pedals are worth their weight in gold. Im an audiophile i my review is based on sound quality and build quality regardless of price. All comparisons were done with a PRS Custom 24 and a vintage Fender amp. So, stop messing around - this is the real deal. Thank you Red Witch!
This is a good guitar pedal. All around. It has a very solid construction. In league with the indestructibility of boss pedals. Tonally it is the most diverse distortion unit I have ever used. It have two gain stages, a blend, a tone, and a volume knob. Between the two gain stages you can encompass any tone you could want. IT can easily do crunch and metal all the way to sweet singing overdrive. This pedal is pricey, but you are paying for a dreamy distortion unit.