I have to say the worst part of this blog for me, is looking at all of these pedals that are available, listening to different sound clips and talking to all of you about gear. It’s like a crackhead, sampling and talking about crack. Not a good situation. Well, I probably shouldn’t compare it like that, but you know what the hell I’m talking about.
I like to play guitar, I like to fiddle with the knobs on my amp, throw different pedals in line to see what comes of it just like the next guy. As you’ve been probably figuring out, I’ve been interested in a few fuzz pedals.. keeping a eye on a few analog delays, but the item that blew my mind currently was the Analog Man Sun Lion pedal that I say on J. Mascis’ board. That led me to the Analog Man Sun Face, and finally to the Analog Man Beano Boost. The Sun Lion was a combination the Beano Boost and Sun Face and is no longer in production.
Here is the official pedal description:
The Analog Man Beano Boost Pedal is a boost pedal based on the 1960s British Dallas Rangemaster, which was needed at the time to give a treble boost to the dark British amps. This allowed them to get a sound more in tune with the time, as guitars were starting to become a loud, bold, lead instrument. This effect pedal is a type of BOOSTER, not really a distortion pedal nor a clean boost- it does modify your sound quite a bit. It excites certain frequencies and pushes your amp to allow it to create rich tube distortion. The pedal colors your tone, with a crunchy overdrive, boosting certain frequencies, and warming the tone with NOS germanium transistors. It does not have a lot of compression and sustain like most OD pedals, but a more raw, open sound. This pedal has three tone settings from the tone switch- Center is a treble boost, the same as the original Dallas Rangemaster. UP is a fuller-frequency mid range boost (MID setting). Down is a LOW range, also quite a full frequency sound. The Beano Boost is spectacular into an amp that is already cranked up pretty well. It will also work well into a clean amp, but you probably need to turn the volume on the pedal up, to make the tone thicker by hitting the amp harder and making it work more.
Of course, I had to look to my favorite demo channel which of course is gearmandude. I really feel like we’re into the same style of tone, so when I found the Beano Boost vs. Sun Lion Beano Boost I was all over it. I absolutely love the ‘low’ switch clicked and vol dimed. Love it.
Anyway, after the drool ceased, I reached into my wallet, pulled out a credit card, and headed over to Fat Tone Guitars where you can pick up the Analog Man Beano Boost for $175.00. I’ll be sure to get a review of this pedal after I run it threw the circuit a bit.
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