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Funkmatic

FUNKMATIC

with Expression Input (Filter)

bigZed: Funkmatic Filter, Sample & Hold with Expression InPut (Filter) and Soft Touch True ByPass and stomp foot switch for the Filter to Sample ‘n’ Hold switching.

Its really two pedals in one. Using the Soft Touch switch on the Filter you basically have an auto wah effect and on the Sample&Hold side (Standard Foot Stomp Switch) you have a funky rhythmic beat following your input as Frank Zappa used one on Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar. Ship Ahoy. Completely Hand Built using quality components, PCB, Soft Touching from TrueByPass to pedal engagement, standard stomp switch for Sample&Hold.

Your Guitar Volume will need to be cranked up as the effect needs all it can get from your pick ups to drive the effect..this is how it was designed and normal procedure!

Filter: Now with Expression Input (Moog EP-3 Tested)  controls the sensitivity of the envelope follower to picking dynamics as it is turned clockwise and can be adjusted on the fly.

Attack: This controls the intensity of the envelope attack as it is turned clockwise.

Decay: This controls the time decay of the envelope/swept filter as it is turned clockwise.

Res: This controls the filter resonance from dark and full to thin and resonant and has some influence on both Filter and Sample & Hold.

Tempo: The rate of the LFO in Sample/Hold mode ONLY.

Stomp Switch: This switches between the Envelope Filter and Sample/Hold modes.

The Trimpots for Range and Intensity (Sample&Hold ONLY) can easily be accessed by inserting a small insulated screwdriver through two holes on the control panel you can set and forget! However,  please remember these are for fine adjustment so on some settings you’ll find that the effect will stop working, so trial and error is needed on your part.  The trims are for controlling the Range and  Intensity on Sample & Hold ONLY.  On this section of the pedal you hear the steps which is controllable via the trims and is perfectly normal for this effect. When in Filter mode there is no bleed.

Deep space II

Deep Space II Chorus and Delay with Tails has a master Stomp switch which enables to switch to True ByPass when the pedal is not required and 2 bigZed Soft Touch switches one for each effect. Delay has a buffered Soft Touch bypass which enables the echoes to finish and sound more natural. The Chorus has a rich lush 12 string feel with pulse and be switched in or out, the LED will indicate how much pulse you have set even when not in use with the red LED pulsing.

I know True ByPass is mostly the preferred option so the main Stomp switch allows just that, but you do have the option of using the Delay’s buffer which is great for pushing pick up signals through a daisy chained pedal board. So you have basically 3 pedals all in one.

The other feature is the Expression Input. This input is for Passive pedals only and I have set this up using a Moog EP-3 pedal to test.

bigZed’s Classic overdrive coming soon………..

Dating back to when dinosaurs roamed planet Earth and guitarists were just starting to use effects pedals rather than razor slash their amp speakers and in particular  the “Distortion” (probably what really killed off the dino’s!!)

bigZed’s Classic Overdrive is carrying on that tradition being based on a true old fashioned tried and tested design with 3 Mid Boost settings and incredible original NOS transistors (limited number so don’t hang about). With updated PCB, position indicating LED’s, illuminated panel (essential for dark venues) and Soft Touch switching especially designed for getting rid of unwanted clunks!!

So watch this space…