The Ra’s Pharaoh has roots in the all-time classic big muff Pharaoh Fuzz by Black arts toneworks, with some interesting modifications to produce the thickest, warm, doomy sounds.
If you love your guitar and amp’s tone, this is your pedal. Wake up this ancient absolute monarch and feel the power of his classic fuzz with some unique twists.
Your needs for heavy riffin’ will be satisfied with the strength of the Ra’s Pharao. Not for nothing, the Pharaoh Fuzz, in which it is inspired, gained a vast following among stoner rock and doom metal players. But that’s not all; this pedal is highly versatile and offers a wide array of fuzz tones. The controls let you rule the fuzz to the exact muffy you need, whether heavy and aggressive or more fat and relaxed.
This board is ready to be wired as True Bypass. The diode switch, choose between the silicon diodes for a raspy distorted sound, diodes out for more volume /headroom, and minor clipping. Asymmetrical germanium clipping diodes give a warm, tubey old-school sound. The H/L switch, select in between to different input-gain presets. It comes in a tight design, ready to fit in a 125B Enclosure with pots and switches on board.
Maybe this pharaoh has been waiting asleep for a long time, but once you wake him up, his fuzz will be ready to conquer once more.
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