Hey fellas in this upload we look at What makes these Kind of Pedals so SPECIAL? Why the huge Attraction and just how DYNAMIC they really are, all controlled at your guitar volume pot!
This Circuit has been a particular favourite of mine long before the huge Blow up for the aftermarket boutique builders.
The Circuit these are based on come From the MIGHTY CESAR DIAZ Texas Ranger and those pedals are just STUNNING, made huge by the likes of Philip Sayce and those Chasing Certain Clean tones. In the past i have owned a few originals and they do definitely carry a little something extra ? almost spooky overtones with some of the units but with that extra come A big EXTRA price tag! I personally have seen the originals go for Silly money based on the scarcity and people chasing the famed sig inside the box!
With that background in mind you can see clearly why modern builders have started to clone this circuit much like the way a tube screamer or klon has been cloned, personally i think that's a good thing as it makes the units more accessible to most ! WE all want that TONE right?
So having tried many of these aftermarket clones i was very happy to test out this R WEAVER FX Lone Star STRANGER . This particular unit is the Germanium Version with a Trash Can NTE 103 inside and i LOVE that Transistor [ my favourite originals all had these inside] to my ears it retains a better thickness than some others i have tried but still retains a Crystal clean Quality - Almost like a GRAVEL Clean tone and it so addictive to play !
It has three settings that are all very usable and if you have a hum bucker guitar try using the high setting in the neck position !! Its straight magic tones and sounds just like old records! The Middle and low settings Pair with a strat Like Fish and Chips - Meant to Be!
It plays fantastic with other pedals - and is fantastic alone!
This really is a FANTASTIC BUILD.
Make sure to check Ricks Details below - He also offers a Silicone Version which i'm sure is outstanding also.
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