Old Blood Noise Endeavors has given its widely respected Alpha Haunt Fuzz a huge makeover and a new layout for 2021, bringing the pedal into a more compact format and streamlining the workflow.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Alpha Haunt Fuzz 2021
While the new version retains the tone circuit of the original version, the refreshed Alpha Haunt has a more compact form factor and some new artwork. And although it’s subtle, OBNE has refreshed the layout in a way that makes it all a bit more intuitive. With a switchable fuzz range, plus bias and tone controls and a three-band slider EQ, this pedal has more or less the same functionality, just in a more user-friendly layout compared to the original version.
I like the new streamlined layout a lot. In the video below Dan explains that the basic function of the bias control on Alpha Haunt V1 has been condensed into a simpler toggle switch. But you still have variable control over the fuzz gain, compression and overall tone of the pedal. Plus, it has a switchable fuzz distortion range and a low pass filter, so there is lots to play with.
Variable control over fuzz gain, compression, and tone to set the base fuzz sound
Switchable fuzz range, bias, and tone control voices for further options
A parallel Enhance circuit with independent volume to bring in body and clarity
Active three band master EQ to shape the output
Master volume to control the overall output level
The Alpha Haunt Fuzz pedal uses soft-touch relay bypass switching and can run from an external 9-Volt DC negative-centre power supply. Overall, it is a pretty nice update to a great pedal and I think the layout makes a lot more sense.
Check out the demo video below to hear it in action. Shipping starts February 4, 2021 and you can use the link below to order yours.
RRP – USD 229