Als, meaning ‘cliff’ in Cornish.
This is our take on the first guitar effect around, tremolo. Als is an optical based pedal using a PIC chip to control a pure analog signal path. From vintage tube amp warble to intense rage against the machine style bursts. From subte reverse tape effects to wall of pulsing distortion. We feel this tremolo pedal reaches across all genres, music styles, and instruments.
The control PIC chip has access to 16 different wave forms. From sawtooth to square, and sine to random. In addition each wave form can also be tweaked by changing the symmetry point. Tap tempo control is perfect for live use, and an added multiplier control gives you even more control. This changes the tempo from x0.5 to x4. The wet and dry of the effect can also be controlled. From subtle swells to kill-switch style Tom Morello tones with the depth knob. The range control also gives you the ability to set the upper limits of the effect, to broaden the controls even further.
In contrast to other tremolo pedals that use a clean boost, we’ve added a distortion circuit instead. The advantage is that, with your guitar’s volume knob turned down, you have a classic tube amp style effect. In addition you have the added bonus of a volume boost. Turning your guitar up to halfway will bring in a crunchy overdrive. Using the tone control, you can find your amp’s sweet spot, pushing the front end. Heavy rock to blues sounds are found a’plenty here, with the notched wah tone control nailing those creamy rhythms and punchy leads. With the guitar’s volume all the way up we get some extreme gain fuelled sounds, giving you an entirely new character to the pedal.