Hand-wired in the USA in our little shop in rural Indiana. One volume knob and a three-way gain switch provide you all the dirty goodness most folks need. There is no gain knob. The switch selects one of three preset flavors of drive. It's great for studio use, giving you quick access to three great basic sounds that are very flexible with a low noise floor.
The three position rotary switch offers simple choices for the dirt connoisseur The first gain stage is a low to medium-gain smooth overdrive-style fuzz. The second is a meaty fuzz/distortion hybrid--like a meaty ZZ Top-style fuzz driving a Marshall stack tone. The third stage is pretty over-the top and gritty square wave goodness for those moments that require an out-of-control vibe. No matter what stage you use, your tones will clean up nicely by decreasing the volume on your guitar.
ALL THREE of the gain stages will react differently when run into a crunchy amp or a clean amp. The pedal works great with either, but will be a bit more rowdy sounding going into a crunchy amp and more well-behaved going into a clean one.
Uses 9v 200 mA power supply (not included). This pedal does not use batteries.