The Surfy Brownfacer pedal emulates the special "fat effect" that is obtained by pushing the tubes, and the volume, of a brownface Fender Showman amp, up to just before distortion starts. It finds that "sweet spot" of maximum tube compression that changes the entire sound! It changes not only the overall power of your sound, but also the sustain of the guitar and the reverb.
The Surfy Brownfacer is perfect for the gigging artist who appreciates that famous vintage sound, or is used to playing through one of those old brownface Fender Showman amplifiers. Using the Brownfacer pedal instead, can save you money, and maybe your back too! With the Brownfacer, you know that you can get the sound you need out of most any amplifier, even the coldest ones, with affordable ease and portability.
Unlike other stompboxes, the Brownfacer sound enhancer pedal does not even have an on/off button. Simply place it before the input of your amp, and it will do its magic!
Attenuator: Some guitars have very hot pickups, and that signal level can bring the compression stage of the circuit to the point of distortion. Use the Attenuator control knob to lower the input volume, just enough to suit the sound, and find your sweet spot.
Presence: One of the ways that brownface amps are unique, is their adjustable "presence" control, which later became the "bright" switch, when the blackface series came out in 1964. This Presence control knob gently increases the high and mid-range frequencies, allowing the sound to be wider, fuller, and crisper, while shaping the tone in a very particular way.
The Brownfacer also features a treasure jewel-shaped red LED, which adds to its vintage look and feel. It glows a warm, but not too bright, ruby red, whenever the pedal is plugged in.
NO TRUE BYPASS
Is a vintage amp true bypass? Changing the tone a little bit is part of the game here and we wanted to keep it so. We did not invent a new effect, our purpose is to allow everybody to enjoy that sound without carrying around a heavy and expensive instrument.
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