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Dr Freakenstein Dwarf Bass

£119.00

  • MONSTER DISTORTION FOR BASS GUITAR!
  • HARMONIC OVERTONES CONTROLLED BY KNOB, LFO, OR IGOR – A UNIQUE FOOT-CONTROLLED PRESSURE PAD
  • IGOR ALSO CHANGES MODULATION SPEED
  • VOLUME THUMBWHEEL
  • BUILT-IN NOISE GATE – TOTALLY SILENT BETWEEN NOTES
  • MIX BUTTON FOR BLENDING IN CLEAN SIGNAL
  • 'ACTIVE/PASSIVE' SWITCH
  • LED DISPLAY SHOWS LFO SPEED AND IGOR ACTION
  • CUSTOM-DESIGNED STEEL ENCLOSURE
  • ALL SOCKETS ON TOP END PANEL!!!!
  • TRUE BYPASS FOOTSWITCHING

Product Description

This is a full-on fuzz pedal designed especially for bass guitar, replacing the now-discontinued Dr Freakenstein Bass – but takes the best elements of it and puts them in a convenient, compact – and deeply cute – mini-pedal package! It uses a very similar fuzz circuit to the Dr Freakenstein Fuzz DRFF-3, but with more low-end.

Like the regular Dwarf pedal, the overtone is adjusted by knob or by the Igor pressure pad controller (dual sensitivity), giving great real-time expression. The Dwarf Bass also has an LFO button, which modulates the overtone automatically in a slow spacey way… And when this is happening, Igor instead controls the speed of the modulation, enabling expressive higher speed modulations (like a Leslie cabinet, or a classic dubstep-type of effect).

The speed of the modulation is displayed by LED brightness, which – when there’s no modulation happening – shows the Igor pressure.

As part of how the distortion circuit works, the Dwarf Bass has an impressive fixed-setting noise gate built-in, creating dead silence between notes (which is very unusual for a distortion effect!).

It also has a ‘mix’ button, which changes the sound from all fuzz, to about two thirds fuzz/one third clean, and inside there’s an ‘active/passive’ switch making the Dwarf Bass usable for all kinds of instruments.

With real-time control of tone, and of modulation speed, this is an extremely useful pedal – adaptable to all kinds of bass-playing situations.

Does the modulation affect the clean signal too?
No – the clean is always clean.

Is it possible to change the regular speed of the modulation?
No.

Is it possible to change the mix of clean to fuzz?
No – only to all fuzz.

Will my clean tone be affected by the Dwarf Bass’ ‘clean’ sound?
No – the clean amplifier used is quite transparent, leaving all lows and highs unaffected.

Does the noise gate work on the clean sound too?
No.

Is Igor basically a switch – to switch between slow and fast LFO speeds?
Igor is a tiny expression pedal, and is capable of providing all sorts of oscillation speeds

 

IGOR

Can the same Igor work different Rainger FX pedals? Yes.

Can I use it with my hand? Yes – it has dual sensitivity.

What are the dimensions? 55mm in diameter, 9mm thick.

Does Igor use a battery? No – it’s entirely passive.

I’ve lost my Igor – what can I do? Get in touch…

Can Igor be used in place of an expression pedal for different makes of effects pedal? Quite possibly – though all regular expression pedals vary in resistance, and often with wiring. Of course you’d need a minijack to ¼” adaptor. Igor works pretty good with Electro Harmonix stuff BTW.

What is the resistance of Igor? He goes from about 1M Ohm down to tens of Ohms.

Does it have a mono or stereo minijack plug? It has a stereo one, though the ‘sleeve’ tab is not connected

 

GENERAL

Do you ship internationally? Yes we do. Standard or trackable.

What are the PSU requirements? 9v DC, 200mA (centre earth, sleeve +9v)

What warranty do you give? 3 years. There shouldn’t be, but if there is a problem do get in touch.

How can I pay? Paypal or electronic transfer are the usual methods.

Do you do any stickers or T-shirts etc? Got stickers – just ask. T-shirts – coming soon.

Are Rainger FX pedals true bypass? Yes they all are.

How are your audioclips recorded? Usually with my Gibson SG, and – unless otherwise stated – always plugged straight into the one effect only and then into a mixing desk and onto a computer using Logic, no EQ or other tweaking.

Where are your pedals made? All are made in the UK.

Are you going to be re-making the old pedals like the Compactotron or the Minor Concussion any time soon? In one form of another…