Death By Audio launches Germanium Filter – True Vintage Germanium Distortion

Jan 20, 2022 | Bass Products, Guitar Products, News

Germanium Filter
True Vintage Germanium Distortion

The Germanium Filter is Death By Audio’s love letter to sticking a pencil in your speaker. Start with a console-style drive circuit, add in a dash of obsolete germanium transistors and finish it off with a super intense DBA-style filter – BLAMO! You’ve got a sound heavy enough to crush on and sharp enough to slice a tomato.

Main Features:

  • Filtered Germanium Distortion Pedal
  • Based on a console-style drive circuit
  • Uses vintage Germanium transistors
  • Huge Gain range – Sweeps from mild overdrive to blasted-out fuzz
  • Filter section for detailed control of the drives frequency response – for huge low end, scooped mids, and sharp, piercing highs
  • Controls interact with the guitar’s volume control
  • Internal Volume trimpot – for set-and-forget control of overall output level
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Compact footprint and top-mounted jacks for easy pedalboard mounting
  • Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU
    (centre -, 2.1 mm, ~5mA current draw)

Available: Now



The Filter control is extremely unconventional – it’ll take you from bottomless, sub-woofered out lows to super searing and brittle highs, with a universe of tone in between. The Germanium Filter will help you find the sweet spot for your instrument in any situation – at a show, in the studio, or even stranded on the side of the highway after your tour van catches fire – hey, it happens!



The Gain knob starts with a dirty boost that then spans through saturated drive, spitting distortion, and a blistering fuzz tone. Get ready for your sound to be cranked up to infinity-and-a-half and captured on tape by the most incredible recording engineer you’ve ever heard – only there’s no engineer and no studio. Just you, your guitar, your amp and the Germanium Filter.


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