MARQUESAN STOMP™ DRIVE - OD & Distortion
MARQUESAN STOMP™ DRIVE. aka Ubangi Stomp
formerly UBANGI STOMP™
This one is simple.. take a late 70's White Label bud box R*t pedal & tweak its values and components so when you turn up your old fullerton era amp or vintage brit plexi, you can keep the inherent twang and jangle of your guitar but harness that grindy tube clip at a decent volume. I love how RJ in this video above takes this pedal to new sonic textures I'd not even considered when I built it.
The STEEZ control is new and boosts or cuts the upper mids and works in tandem w the reverse tapered TONE filter to give you much more versatility from dirty cleans, to sweet mids blues crunch, to snarling grind and way over the top corpulent distortion and malty fuzz.
There's even a SQUISH position switch on the SIDE the box, so you can chose Symmetric or Asymmetric position! :)
Symmetric loves plank guitars & is classic compressed clipping,almost creamy when gain is dimed and tone is rolled. In low gain modes its tight and killer for single coils.< push in position >
Asymmetric loves hollow and semi hollow guitars and is unconventionally open and uncompressed more attack and so perfect for Filtertrons and PAFs. < out position >
Anyway you get the point.. Its got a cleaner response w a sweeter EQ, chords hang like over ripe fruit or chubby pinecones (depending on your amp settings) from the tree ..or something like that when you keep the gain down and the output up. You can crank the gain and use the tone filter for full gnar weeze tones or smash your pumpkin too but you can sculpt more than 80s & 90s here. The Variables are many with the controls onboard and personally I love the low gain textures of this pedal in front of my Mystery Brain BS-301 Tape Echo pedal
To be forthright Got to mention Gretsch, Guild and Gibson hollowboy players.. I have to tell you that if you are an old school Rockabilly Str@yc@ts fan, this pedal will set you and your gretsch square in that early 80s Rockpalast Euro sound when the Straycats were playing in Europe back in 81' at Rockpalast and Setzer (mentioned for educational purposes only, I have no affiliation w Setzer, STP, Vox, Boss, EH, or Straycats both are registered trademarks) had to use an EH Memory man delay instead of his then boss analog delay w his blonde bassman amp w an unorthodox vox 212 cab instead of his bassman cab he normally played through and still does. Anyway it changed his sound in a cool way, it was very punk rock but still twangy clean w dirty edges. What a sound!
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video linked from Vimeo for educational references only.
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