A Daredevil collaboration with legendary guitarist Earl Slick. Designed for maximum dynamic fuzz and octave control, this 2 in 1 features independent circuits with an optional noise gate control to keep things tight in between playing.
This original design Fuzz keeps the controls simple... Volume and Gain control, with a depth tone stack to boost or attenuate the low end. CCW is vintage and bright with enough texture to cut through. Turn the depth knob to the right and listen to the bottom fatten up, bringing your tone right back to modern fuzz power.
The Octave above circuit is stacked before the fuzz giving you the most the effect has to offer. Double stops turn into swirling, gnashing sonic feq-out. High end harmonic tones that stir up Hendrix-like sustain and singing sweet bite. This is an independent channel... stack it with your other favorite effects or use the Fuzz side on it's own. The options are limitless.
Noise gate control can be increased turning clockwise, cutting out the background hiss in between playing... which can be helpful at high gain settings with the Octave engaged. Bypass the noise gate when using the gain or volume rolled back to keep all the subtleties intact.
Currently this circuit has spent the last year as the main effect on Slick's board including the Experience Bowie tour which is still moving forward. Hit it with a tele (his main axe) or humbuckers, P90's, etc.. they all dial in great with this double edged sword... which is what the Daisho name translates to. Kanji artwork is taken from Earl's tattoo and developed by local legend and artist Casey Von Sass. True Bypass, runs on 9V neg ground external DC source.
"The fuzz is very classic and articulate, though can get nasty with some knob twiddling. The octave up is so great with the fuzz though on its own can create some broken ring mod tones in certain spots on the neck. If you’ve ever reached out to Johnny then you already know you’re buying a high quality hand built product from a super nice guy." -D.G.