Sparkling CleanIts well known that this is based on a vintage 808 tubescreamer. What is different about the Sparkle drive is how it attempts to save you a few thousand (insert your currency here). You see clean blends were normally reserved for bass players and have appeared on bass pedals for AGES but if a guitarist wanted this type of effect ... well we'd need to buy a splitter and a separate second amp which we'd have dedicated to that wet/dry set-up. The Sparkle drive attempts this by allowing you to dial in that clean amp tone to your own taste. You even have the option of having the clean dialled all the way in and simply using the Sparkle Drive as a clean boost.
Its An Experience Octavia style effects aren't everyone's cup of tea, they are often harsh sounding and can be unintuitive to those unfamiliar with the effect. If you can get over these hurdles a whole lotta fun is yours to be had!Top Tips:-Play it in a mix, the upper octave becomes your friend by cutting through without deafening everyone.-Play above the 7th fret on the highest two strings! This is where octave effects really come alive.The Proctavia by Voodoo Lab is a replication of the Tycobrahe Sound Companyâs Octavia, one of the rarest and most sought after octavia pedals of all time. What's really cool is Voodoo Lab haven't simply made a similar sounding pedal, they're sourced the exact same components as the original ... Can't get better than that!
Sparkle By Name Sparkle By Nature Lets get the obvious out of the way, this is based on a vintage 808 tubescreamer. What is different about the Sparkle drive is how it attempts to save you a few thousand (insert your currency here). You see clean blends were normally reserved for bass players and have appeared on bass pedals for AGES but if a guitarist wanted this type of effect ... well we'd need to buy a splitter and a separate second amp which we'd have dedicated to that wet/dry set-up. The Sparkle drive attempts this by allowing you to dial in that clean amp tone to your own taste. You even have the option of having the clean dialled all the way in and simply using the Sparkle Drive as a clean boost. So where did the "MOD" come into things, well the original was so popular that all of those tones are still onboard and in addition we have 3 extra modes called ... wait for it ... 1, 2 and 3.1. Is described as the Lead Circuit, 2. Is Rhythm and 3. is for high gain so go check it all out and see if you agree with those descriptions.
Giggity, Giggity, Goo! Voodoo lab's pedal names are either very straight forward such as the "Tremolo" or as funny as can be. The Giggity's name does nothing to explain what this pedal is/does yet it instant makes us want one. One of our favourite types of pedals are those which allow you to shape your tone in interesting ways and though most players understand how different EQ frequencies can add/subtract elements of "airiness", "boxyness" and so on, most players don't know which frequencies are specifically responsible for those sounds.The Giggity overcomes this by simplifying the choices for us! On this impressive pre-amp boost we have "Body" which covers the bass to lower mids, "Air" which is normally around 8Khz> and makes things feel lightly brighter. The we have a bright to dark 4 way selector ... all very straight forward. Increasing the loudness control pushes more signal through the aforementioned tone controls causing them to react quicker all the way upto break up giving a customisable overdrive tone. This is one extremely usable pedal capable of improving anyone's tone or creating the perfect lead boost channel.
Does Exactly What It Says On The Box If awards were given for most straight forward pedal names, the Voodoo Lab Tremolo would have to be the winner. If awards were given for most relevant tremolo a decade after release then the Voodoo labs award shelf would start to become a little crowded. Emulating vintage tremolo circuits found in classic Fender amps, this pedal nails it by using optical circuitry. The addition of a slope control to change the front end of the waves shape allows for delicate ramping all up of the signal all the way up to pure on/off trem. The intensity blends in the effect with the dry signal, using these two controls allows much greater control of the tone than available on the original amps. Use the volume control to make up and perceived volume drop and even to push your amp like a boost at the same time. Built in the USA these pedals are still as great today as the day they were built!
This Superfuzz is The Boss Voodoo Labs love their vintage pedals and make some of the best up to date versions of unobtainable gear found anywhere. The Superfuzz follows on this tradition, based upon the Jordon Electronics Bosstone from around 1968 the Superfuzz grants us more control over the circuit courtesy of tone and resonance controls.This allows the player to recover bottom end frequencies normally swallowed up by fuzz pedals. The result is a fuzz which sounds massive running into any amp and stays out of the way when switched off as of course its true bypass.