Taking the deep love that SolidGoldFX has for vintage fuzz and futuristic filtered textures, the 76 Plus – Octa-Fuzz and Filter delivers it all in a killer yet compact package.
Sporting a tweaked version of their gnarly 76 octa-fuzz on one side and a custom filter section on the other, the two blocks can be either used individually or stacked together for realms of ripping dirt tones, funky filter sounds or vast worlds of epic synth sounds.
Let’s start with the basics. The 76 Plus takes inspiration from the lauded Univox Super Fuzz, Shin-Ei Companion and Ibanez Standard Fuzz pedals. It’s a powerful, cutting fuzz with a baked-in octave up that’s especially apparent the higher you go up the fretboard. Do you like fuzz? Then you’ll especially like this fuzz. Promise! Featuring a simple control set that consists of a Clip and Color toggle (to adjust the amount of high-frequency content and compression) and a Fuzz, Texture and Volume knob (to set the amount of dirt, output and mid frequency content) you’re always sure to find the right dirt sound for your mix.
But what really makes this pedal special is the inclusion of an independent wah-like filter that’s as tasty as it is useable – yes, this is the elusive Plus part of the pedal. The filter section of the 76 Plus offers a mind-boggling number of ways to add movement to your sound via its Mode and Shape toggles, plus Level and Speed knobs. From smooth and vocal triangle waves, pulsating sawtooths to 2, 3 and 4-step synth-like sequences, it’s all there to take you from tried and true wah tones to synthesized sound excursions.
76 Plus also features an expression input, which gives you hands-free control over the Filter section’s Speed dial. This enables you to either manually sweep the filter, for perfectly timed wah tones or manually increase the speed of the LFOs, seeing you pull unique rising and fall synth sequences out of thin air.
So whether you want to sonically transport yourself back to 1976 with a barrage of classic fuzz and wah sounds, or want to explore a deep suite of synthesized textures and tones, then the 76 Plus is there to keep your creativity firing on all cylinders from the second you plug into it.
- Octa-Fuzz and Wah-like Filter in one pedal – can be used individually or together
- 3 different Clipping and Color modes – for easy and precise tone sculpting
- 9 different Filter types – from classic wah to synthy sequenced filters
- Expression input – for hands-free control over the filter frequency or filter speed
- Internal DIP switches – make the filter more resonant or more round
- Made by hand in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU
(9 V DC, centre -, 2.1 mm, ~31 mA current draw)
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