A new Death By Audio pedal launched today. The Germanium Filter is full of vintage dirt tonnes with plenty of weight, and certainly not for the faint hearted. This balls-to-the-wall box of gain is sure to put a smile on your face.
Death By Audio Germanium Filter
This new Death By Audio Germanium Filter is a simple two knob affair, with controls that go from Heavy to High (filter) and Clean to Dirty (gain). The pedal is a filter, which the company describes as a “console-style boost, fuzz, distortion and overdrive”.
“I’m so psyched about the Germanium Filter. It sounds so good on everything all the time. I think everyone needs one on their pedalboard to give your tone that classic shine or to blast out the windows.” – Death By Audio’s Oliver Ackerman
If you want a down and dirty vintage tone that can fatten your guitar sound and make it righteous, plus you like a bit of vintage dirt, then I think you’ll enjoy this germanium based stompbox. According to Death By Audio, the gain side of the pedal is a “dirty boost that then spans through saturated drive, spitting distortion, and a blistering fuzz tone.”
The company sourced and used old obsolete 1960s Russian transistors in the Germanium Filter. These were hand-paired, according to the Death By Audio’s somewhat unconventional specifications, with the desire to coax a bold and lively distortion sound.
When you sweep through the Filter control, the Germanium Filter presents you with its full range of sounds, all the way from bottomless sub-bass to a “biting dog-whistle treble”! Check out the official demo video with Oliver below. It isn’t subtle, but if you are looking at this pedal then you probably don’t want subtle anyway.
RRP – USD 225
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