I was stoked when I opened up the mail and there was a package from SoundBrut. That package traveled from Sweden to Montana – a great journey. And inside that box was the SoundBrut VA, which is a fantastic sounding MOSFET boost featuring the varitone circuit which I’ll mention below.
Now, I had a chance to play SoundBrut DRVA about a year ago, which is a dual function pedal that contains the VA, but also the DR side which features the hard clipping circuit using a NE5534 OpAmp. You can read about that here – “SoundBrut DrVa Overdrive/Varitone Boost”
SoundBrut VA – MOSFET Boost
The SoundBrut Va is a MOSFET boost with a Varitone circuit (seen in old Gibson ES-345 guitars). You can learn more about the Varitone with the ES-345 here. The Varitone is controlled via 6 way selector (little different than a traditional pot) and that selector manages a variety of capacitors giving you multiple EQ filters. Controls also include Boost and 3 way Q selector.
Again, I was super pleased with this pedal. Check this out:
Here are the features for SoundBrut VA:
- MOSFET boost (max 30 dB*)
- True bypass
- Custom Varitone tone circuit
- 112 x 60 (mm) / 4.40 x 2.38 (Inches)
- Silent (popless) 6-way selector
- Runs on 9V DC power
- No battery compartment
If you’re liking what the SoundBrut VA is all about, you can purchase the SoundBrut VA from their Reveb.com store. It’s available for $145. Let me know what you think by commenting below!
Stockholm-based effects pedal company SoundBrut, is founded by Ozum Itez and Hazar Mutgan of the psychedelic rock band Hayvanlar Alemi.
5 years ago
I wish I had thought of this combo. Still, if I can improve upon the idea and implement said improvement(s) in a practical way, this might be the basis for a collection of gear that I canâ€™t purchase for my personal experimentations in tone.Reply