European Musical Imports
is proud to announce its recent appointment as exclusive North American
distributor for the Crazy Tube Circuits line of guitar effects pedals. Widely
available in Europe for some time now, CTC prides itself on producing unique circuits
(not clones or variations of yesteryear’s pedals), which are carefully tweaked
for use by today’s discerning guitarists. Designed and manufactured in Greece,
the line currently consists of:
Ziggy – Allows the
player access to two highly revered mid-sixties British amp tones. In addition,
the Ziggy’s unique circuitry tracks pick attack, allowing
guitarists to control response from their pick attack alone.
Starlight – A
discrete jfet/mofset clipping design coupled with distinctive tonal shaping,
the Starlight easily produces great sounding 60’s/70’s fuzz tones while
generating lots of harmonic overtones and endless sustain. All this with a
remarkably “mud-free” tone.
Vyagra Boost – This
high headroom clean boost circuit (based on a mofset
quad op-amp from TI) is ideal for boosting volume and/or shaping tonal
characteristics for solos. The VB
is also an outstanding choice for acoustic instruments as a
buffer/preamp due to its outstanding transparency and full frequency response.
Time – This
exceptional delay unit’s sound is warm and pure with harmonics like a vintage
tube driven tape echo. Using separate analog and digital paths, the analog
signal path runs parallel to a digital recording device that yields the most
transparent pedal echo unit you have ever heard. A “Mood” knob controls the frequency response of cascading
repeats from almost flat to dark, just like an old tape delay.
Black Magic – Utilizing discrete hand selected jfet cascaded gain stages,
this pedal is an incredibly articulate
overdrive unit that is capable of tube-like high gain distortion and even fuzz
at it’s more extreme settings. The signal is amplified first and then clipped
many times before it hits a power amp emulation circuit. A mini toggle switch
activates a post gain upper-mid boost while a post distortion 3 band passive EQ
and presence control help match the pedal to any amplifier.
All Crazy Tube
Circuits pedals are built by hand on high quality pcbs one at a time. Wima/Panasonic
capacitors, precision metal film resistors, Alpha pots, Neutrik/Cliff jacks,
high quality 3PDT switches, hand selected transistors and high quality Burr
Brown / Texas Instruments op-amps as well as a five year warranty are features
that set them apart.
For details visit: www.europeanmusical.com or www.crazytubecircuits.com
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