Gently used Effectrode Helios Vacuum Tube Fuzz just in!
#79 of a limited run of 200, the sought after Helio aims to bring tonal bliss by expanding what a typical fuzz pedal is capable of. The goal? Clarity, warmth, increased headroom, balance, and versatility. To do this, the folks at Effectrode employ hand-selected space-grade "pencil tubes" and NOS point-contact crystal diodes, powered by a 12-volt adaptor (included).
Plugged in, we were blown away by the range, clarity, and overall warmth of this pedal. Anything from Chandler Tube Driver-like breakup through Big Muff saturation is available with a twist of the Fuzz knob and/or engaging the "Fire" mini toggle switch located by the power jack. Paired with a Strat? Instant Gilmour tones (we've heard the Helios is currently on his pedalboard) all the way to Eric Johnson approved "violin tones". The range of saturation is really astounding - and - it never gets brittle, harsh, or hard to control like your typical fuzz pedal.
The Helios cleans up well and retains a lot of your low-end which is a welcome feature (most fuzz pedals will loose some bass response as you roll your guitar's volume knob down). Simply a killer pedal that nails some classic fuzz tones and much, much more. We're sold!
**Pedal only, no box or literature. Does come with 12 volt power supply.