Old Blood Noise Alpha Haunt 2021 Fuzz Pedal
Overview by GAK
The Alpha Haunt Fuzz has been given a 2021 upgrade, featuring a new chassis and impressive decal that this standout fuzzbox even more enticing!
Old Blood Noise Endeavours have taken their stonker of a fuzz - the Alpha Haunt - and made it even better. Pedalboard users rejoice, as OBNE have pulled off a magic trick and condensed the Alpha Haunt into a more compact form factor. It still features the tactile interface and ripping sound that you know and love. As an added bonus, the OBNE have adorned the Alpha Haunt with a slick new paint job.
If you’re a fuzz user, you may be aware of how limiting the tone shaping options can be and how easy it is for a fuzz to become lost in the mix. That ain’t a problem for the Alpha Fuzz, as OBNE have equipped it with 3-band master EQ slider - which gives you tactile control of the Lows, Mids & Highs.
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There’s also switches for Fuzz Bias, Distortion Range and the Low Pass filter, which can be used in any combination to radically alter the Alpha Fuzz’s character. A world of fuzz tones is at your fingertips! Low-end definition and string-clarity is preserved by the Enhance Knob, which acts as a clean blend. The Gate knob works in tandem with the Bias control to achieve those sweet sputtery fuzz sounds.
OBNE have improved an already superb fuzz, making this seriously versatile stompbox a serious contender in the fuzz market. If you’re after a fuzzbox that sounds killer and can cover a lot of basses, the Alpha Haunt is a great choice.
Overview by Old Blood Noise Endeavours
Streamlined Fuzz with Copious Control
Two years after the pedal’s initial release, OBNE’s highly-regarded Alpha Haunt Fuzz is getting a makeover for 2021! Now in a more pedalboard-friendly package, the Alpha Haunt continues to offer users its uniquely versatile control set and explores the vast variety of sounds you can coax from its fuzz circuit. From open overdrives to squashed sputters, it’s all here and then some!
Alpha Haunt is a Fuzz. That seems simple enough on the surface. Alpha Haunt also has twelve controls. OK, perhaps not then. However, these controls are highly interactive and most of the fuzz buzzwords are here; huge and sustaining, gated and sputtering, mid scooped/boosted, bright, dark, warm, chimey, ultimate clarity, utter lack of clarity, heavy, zippery, chuddy, spitty, [INSERT ANY FUZZ TERM OF YOUR CHOOSING]… - anyway, you get the point.
With variable control over fuzz gain, compression and the overall tone to set your base fuzz sound, Alpha Haunt also comes with switchable fuzz distortion range, bias, low pass filter. These react interactively with the Tone control and a parallel Enhance circuit. Used on its own the Enhance circuit acts as a clean boost, but dialed in alongside the Fuzz Volume, it brings in body and clarity. An active three-band master EQ lets you shape the output signal tonally.
Freely craft your fuzz sounds using the Fuzz (Gain), Fuzz Volume and the massive three-band master EQ slider controls, then adjust the output to your needs with the independent Master volume control.
With the Alpha Haunt, the whole pack of Fuzz tones is at your disposal. You are the alpha now!
- Highly tweakable fuzz pedal - endless worlds of fuzz at your disposal
- Updated circuitry and features with a more compact footprint
- Switchable fuzz range, bias and tone control voices for further options
- 3-band active master EQ sliders - perfect your place in the mix with full control over lows, mids and highs
- Clean blend via Enhance control - retains string clarity and low-end response
- Switchable Low-Pass Filter
- Made in the USA
- Powered by 9V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1mm, ~36mA current draw)