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The Big Muff is probably one of the most sought after, and heavily replicated pedals on the planet. Even though it is still made by the original manufacturer, it's long and varied history has made it's way into many other pedal manufacturer's fold. When Catalinbread set out to create the Manx Loaghtan fuzz, their goal wasn't to brush off an obscure build to recreate. Rather than looking back over that pedals heritage, we wanted to try and push it forward. One of the more common traits among fuzzes of that ilk is the tone control. However, they felt that such a tone stack was rather limiting. Often you would follow the sweep looking for the one spot that sounded right. The one spot where it didn't sound too boomy or constricted and thin. Where the pedal finally finds its harmony. Catalinbread wanted it to not be a compromise between too bright and too bassy, but also be capable of doing either or both with a nice mid range scoop in order to sound HEAVY for chunky chords. So rather than using the traditional tone control they incorporated the Baxandall.
However, their goals included more than just including a more effective tone control. They wanted sustain that wouldn't wolf out with the neck pickup. They wanted a flute like sing with nice upper harmonics ringing through. They wanted to be able to use this into a hot amp if you wish to, so when you lower the bass nice mid range content can cut through. They also wanted the SUSTAIN range to be usable all the way throughout the dial. Some of the tones referenced range from Gilmour to Black Keys to J Mascis to Dead Meadow to Thurston Moore to Adrian Belew.
The Manx Loaghtan Fuzz... Chunky, flutey singing sustain. Powerful Baxandall tone controls offer independent control over the bass and treble frequencies so that there is never a balancing act compromise!
Sustaining fuzzbox with heavy low end and a ripping high end. Powerful Baxandall EQ for numerous tones. Great lower gain crunch sound without being hashed, spitty, and under biased Get classic mid scoop or mid boost and anything inbetween.
2.34" x 4.39" pedal Battery operation or 9v-18v Negative Tip DC Power 4 mA draw