KNOBS Germanium Gain, Plexi Gain, Volume
SOUNDS Sporting vintage NOS Valvo OC141 germanium
transistors, the hand-built Black Mamba is
touted as being Jacques Charbit’s “masterpiece,” and
it may well be. Despite the fact that its three unlabeled
controls—Plexi Gain, Germanium Gain, and
Volume—behave eccentrically, dial in the right combinations
and you’ll get everything from a slightly
dirty overdrive to classic Marshall-like crunchiness
to massively wooly fuzz with tons of sustain and
bottom end (which is retained even at low volume
levels). The Black Mamba is surprisingly responsive
to playing dynamics, and also relatively quiet
considering the crazy amount of gain it is capable
of. It also may be the loudest box of the bunch.
WHO’S IT FOR? The adventurous player who
craves quirky pedals capable of producing familiar
and unfamiliar sounds.
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