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Rare Buzz Effects

Piccolo Dragon Edition

$199.99$224.99

The Piccolo Falsetto Dragon Edition: Here at Rare Buzz Effects, we have an extensive collection of surplus germanium transistors from around the world. This winter, we tested a number of them in our Piccolo test rig with some surprising results. Higher gain, leaky transistors transformed the Piccolo from a smooth overdrive with gritty edges into a more traditional fuzz. Taking advantage of the MOSFET boost and pickup simulator stages, the Dragon Edition can be positioned anywhere in the signal chain, and the output buffer will drive the next effect or your amplifier. These premium Piccolos are housed in hand etched enclosures, courtesy of Dropping Acid Pedal Etching, and feature matching aluminum knobs.

Select the individual color for information about the transistors used and voicing profile of the different models. Transistor availability dictates supply – the number of total units of each model is listed.

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Description

Controls:

  • TONE: DESIGNED LIKE THE TONE CONTROL ON A GUITAR, ALLOWS THE USER TO FINE TUNE THE TONE OF THE PEDAL.
  • SUSTAIN: CONTROLS THE SIGNAL LEVEL PASSING INTO THE CORE BOOST STAGE.
  • VOICE SWITCH: IN THE DOWN POSITION, THE PEDAL REACTS LIKE SINGLE COIL PICKUPS. IN THE UP POSITION, THE PEDAL REACTS MORE LIKE HUMBUCKERS. ALSO MATCHES THE TONE CAPACITOR TO THE VOICING.
  • BOOST: Controls the volume of the germanium boost stage at the core of the Piccolo Falsetto. Indirectly acts as the final volume.
  • FILTER: SELECT FROM FOUR FILTER SETTINGS (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT): FULL BAND, LOW-MID THROUGH TREBLE, MID AND TREBLE, TREBLE.
  • PRESSURE: (internal) CHANGES THE INPUT STAGE FROM A SIMPLE BUFFER (COUNTER-CLOCKWISE) TO A BOOST. SET TO ROUGHLY NOON ON MOST UNITS DURING ASSEMBLY.
  • BIAS: (internal) ESTABLISHES THE BIAS POINT ON THE GERMANIUM TRANSISTOR. SET DURING ASSEMBLY AND SHOULD NOT NEED ADJUSTMENT DURING REGULAR USE.

SIGNAL CHAIN: TRUE BYPASS SWITCHING WITH MONO INPUT AND OUTPUT. LUMBERG AUDIO AND DC POWER JACKS.

Additional information

Dimensions

2.6″ X 5.0″ X 2.3″

Weight

Input

1/4" Instrument (Mono)

Output

1/4" Instrument (Mono)

Input Impedance

Power

9V; 2.1mm DC Jack

Consumption

< 100mA

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