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The Brass Knuckle uses an all-tube signal path to create the harmonically rich overdrive tones only tubes can. Although based on the much-revered British amps from the late 60s to early 80s, the circuit has been modified to create everything from classic-styled crunch to searing saturated lead tones, all dripping with pleasing harmonics. This pedal does not “clean up” in the traditional sense, rather it is “driven” from the get go and responds beautifully to the player’s touch on low to mid gain settings whilst retaining harmonic content. You could say it’s always just a little angry, but can be tamed by anyone willing to explore different guitar volume settings.
An internal voltage multiplier provides 290 VDC allowing the tubes to be biased as they would in a typical guitar preamp section. In fact, apart from special circuit design aimed at making the output suitable for pedal boards, that’s precisely what the Brass Knuckle is – an all-tube preamp. The Brass Knuckle makes a great addition to any ampless rig as well, so there’s no need to sacrifice any of that wonderful tube amp feel just because you’re going direct.
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