Dr. Freakenstein Bass
RAINGERFX Dr. Freakenstein Bass (and IGOR) - € 249,00 NEW
This is an extreme tone-mangling distortion, very similar to the circuit in the regular Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DrFF-3 - but with the low end boosted. It also has a 'mix' knob to blend the right amount of distorted sound in the output signal.
This pedal produces an incredibly flexible palette of sounds, specially designed to appeal to bassists. Please see the FAQ page for more information.
OVERTONES AND INTENSITIES
The knifeswitch on the top panel offers two handy overtone frequencies and intensities. If required, the frequencies can be adjusted by a trimpot inside the enclosure, accessible through a baseplate port. Also inside is a 'bass type' switch; switch this to 'active' or 'passive' according to what kind of instrument you're using.
There's an LFO option to modulate the overtone - with speed adjustable from a slow spacey sweep to a fast intense wobble. Using Igor - Dr Freakenstein's assistant - this speed can be tweaked while you're playing, bring intense dubstep-like throbs to particular notes, or glitchy speed-twitches, or end-of-song speed slow-downs... It's an incredibly exciting new facility! Or alternatively just use Igor to add wah wah-like expression to your playing!
GATE AND ENVELOPE
As part of how the distortion circuit works, the Dr Freakenstein Bass has an impressive fixed-setting noise gate built in, creating dead silence between notes (which is very strange for a distortion). This is especially noticeable on the 'Hard' envelope setting; there's a synth-like intensity - no decay at all - to a note with a hard shut-down to silence at its end.
Switch to 'Soft' envelope however, and the hard shut-down becomes a gentle volume roll-off, with the distortion volume matching the dynamics of your playing in a more natural way.
- - Monster distortion for bass guitar.
- - Harmonic overtones controlled by knob, LFO, or unique foot-controlled pressure pad.
- - Built-in noise gate.
- - Mix knob for blending with clean signal.
- - Hi/Lo intensity switch...