STEAL OF THE MONTH - Spaceman WOW Signal MINT!
Excellent pedal, but I have way too many and need to abide by my last one in, first one out rule. Reflecting the fact that I need to sell this, I am offering it at $199 shipped CONUS. I bought the thing directly from Spaceman and got it two weeks ago, for $349. That's almost HALF OFF a brand new, mint pedal. As they say, my loss, your gain.
Fuzz tone of this pedal is great. Almost sounds like an overdrive if you keep the gain on the low-ish end, and can get a full out pure fuzz tone if you crank it up. This pedal can create some amazing tones though, ranging from flanger to phaser, each mixed with fuzz or cleaner overdrive tone...very versatile, very musical tones.
There's an internal trim pot that adjusts the speed of the oscillator to create a more mellow or intense effect. Zak, the guy who builds these, is an audiophile and uses only the highest quality components to create his pedals. This one is built around a true vintage 1957 Soviet germanium transistor.
COMES WITH ORIGINAL BOX, TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY, AND ALL SWAG!
The WOW Signal is a unique, all analog modulated fuzz device. At the heart of this machine lies a
UFO-shaped, vintage Soviet germanium transistor. The circuit then adds in modern components, to yield a wide variety of pre and post cold war fuzz tones, from bright and buzzy to thick and fuzzy.
The fuzz tone is effected by an LFO section that provides a range of unique filter modulation from subtle to extreme, with controls for speed and depth. Many of the pedal’s controls interact with each other, allowing for a large palette of sonic possibilities. This pedal is not for the faint of heart.
In addition to the five external control knobs, there is also an internal switch, accessible by removing the bottom cover. The factory setting for this switch is the "normal" position. Flipping it increases the LFO depth greatly, with results that can be extreme, choppy, and noisy.
Completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland, Oregon, the WOW Signal utilizes true-bypass switching via the heaviest duty mechanical footswitch available. Open one up and you’ll see an unparalleled display of craftsmanship. Thick, high-quality PCB along with detailed military-spec wiring, using vintage US made heavy-gauge stranded wire. On top of the cast aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and red jewel indicator light. This fuzz is built to last a lifetime. Each pedal is numbered on the nameplate, boasting its limited availability and in addition each is signed and numbered on the inside. The WOW Signal also comes with a transferable three year warranty, plus a lifetime discount repair plan.
The WOW Signal sounds best with passive pickups and can be used with guitar, bass, baritone, synth or your favorite sonic transmission device.