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Four Banger mk2 – RETIRED

Four FourBangersThe FourBanger mk2 is now available DISCONTINUED! This is an exciting 4-in-one boost that gives you a choice of four distinct flavors of boost to suit any occasion or style. Pushbutton switches allow you to choose any combination of the four, which allows for many “stacked” sounds that result in a diverse range of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz tones. This is where it truly stands apart from other boosts… it’s like a dozen pedals in one!

The boosts  are as follows:

  • R – Rangemaster – a modern recreation of the classic Rangemaster treble boost. I have painstakingly replicated the signature vowel-peak slightly dirty boost using modern components for lower noise and higher consistency and reliability.
  • M – MOSFET – my version of a popular boost known for its super hard sound. Not a simple copy, I’ve redesigned the circuit to feature my noise free “non-crackling” gain control and use a lower-noise transistor. The tone is clear and clean at low gain, and loud and fat when turned up.
  • O – Opamp – an original design boost circuit using an opamp. Designed to sound neutral and clean at low gain, but becomes a hot overdrive when turned up. Can be used as a high-quality buffer at minimum gain.
  • J – JFET – this is a hot boost based on the SRPP topology and utilizing Toshiba 2SK117 (now using 2SK880! WAY BETTER!) audio JFETs. The sound is an intense boost with a slightly lean low-end. When overdriven by the other boosts, it has a very tube-like character that makes it ideal in the last position.

The finish is hand-painted acrylic over baked enamel primer with a tough gloss over-coat. Each one is an individual and no two are exactly alike. It is as interesting visually as it is sonically.

You can see friend Paul Trombetta (a great pedal designer himself!) give a nice little demo of it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-rWCCkxvCw