Lil Trees Velvet Ant Fuzz Pedal
Original price $ 250.00 - Original price $ 250.00
Original price $ 250.00
$ 250.00 - $ 250.00
Current price $ 250.00
- The Velvet Ant is a Germanium based three transistor topology fuzz using a three-control layout. Constructed using the popular 1590_n1 aluminum enclosure with back mounted jacks for audio and power ensures the Velvet Ant Fuzz fits easily onto any pedal board. The logo, bugs, and lettering are fiber laser-engraved physically into the aluminum and enamel painted so the artwork really pops. This model is named after an insect called the Velvet Ant or Cow-Killer found here in Georgia. The velvet ant is known for dropping cows and just about killing people with a single sting from its almost half inch long stinger. This is the pedal version of that kind of stinging potential. Handmade in Atlanta, Georgia using the highest-quality components available, and designed with sturdy construction, spacious component placement, and a chassis-mounted assembly. Every element of this unit is ruggedly built to provide a lifetime of uninterrupted use.
- The Velvet Ant Fuzz is the Lil Trees take on the hard to come by Burns Buzzaround. Having worked in and around guitar shops for over two decades, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many rare pedals; usually in a non-functioning condition. While familiarizing myself with the circuit, I'm also working to get a unit working again. It was through an experience such as this that I was able to get my hands on an original Buzzaround. I remember the first time I was able to play with the unit, it was a memorable experience, the thing sounded spectacular! It had a lively, intense, cutting fuzz when playing chords. It had a fast tracking low end in addition to its responsive resonant frequency single note quality. When playing lead, it compresses single notes without fizzling out while still having a large amount of sustain. Indeed, unique when compared to other fuzz devices from its time that always seem to sound over the top and unwieldy.
- The sound is a bit like the best Big Muff you've ever heard, without the classic mid-range scoop. This pedal will cut and sustains like a Muff, but is overall much tighter feeling. No scoop or woofiness, just raw, aggressive, loud, rude fuzz. Using the “Color” control you’ll be able to beef it up like crazy or thin it out a ton. When you thin it out with the color knob, you can more than make up the volume using the “Size” knob. All in all, it can sounds "vintage", but it is also surprisingly capable of a modern guitar tone. Modern in an almost surprising way considering the germanium transistors used.