Gearphoria Vol 6, No 5

Gearphoria Vol 6, No 5

GEARPHORIA MAY/JUN 2018 73 GEAR REVIEWS u Dusky Electronics Mandorla DUSKY ELECTRONICS MANDORLA Controls: More and Meat knobs Dimensions: L: 4.25” x W: 2.5” x H: 2.2” Price: $160 dition of the MEAT knob. Instead of only pushing up the highs, you can mix back in the lows to your liking, which means more control and more value to the pedal. On the whole, it’s a clean full range boost with enough gain to push your amp into clipping with a distorted focus tone if you want, but I don’t believe that’s what this pedal is about. The Mandorla is about finding your place in the mix. Whether you’re a solo project or in an Arcade Fire cover band, it can be overwhelming to try and resolve mixing issues, especially live. Every room is different and we could spend all day reconfig- uring settings to an infinitesimal level but that’s not what I want; I want to play. But really to me, I think it’s a wonder-maker. We’ve all used countless pedals to shift the sounds that we create but this is something else. The clarity it brings is simply not something strymon.net/ sunset The best of the best classic overdrive circuits, custom voiced for instantly gratifying control over a huge range of sought-after tones. We studied six circuit types found in many truly timeless and iconic overdrive and boost pedals, and put our takes on all six of them into a single two-channel unit. I’ve ever experienced. Everyone wants a boost pedal. For me it’s usually for that ending when you need to bring the DOOM, but I’ve never really considered that a boost pedal could be bring such a heightened voice that I might not want to use it for destruction. This thing is like a saving grace; it’s the pedal that your mates are going to play through and think, “Whoa, this IS different”. It might even make your old Peavey or Line6 sound good. (*insert winky face here*) You should learn a little more about Chris Rossi, the instigator behind Dusky Electronics, and the killer stuff he’s building. Check out our previous issue (Vol. 6, No. 4) where we spent some qual- ity time with the man himself. Oh, and by the way, you can trial- play anything bought through their website just in case you’re not convinced. G

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