The Gemini lll is an all-discrete (no IC's) transistor fuzz. It features two different fuzz circuits in parallel, one vintage germanium and the other, modern silicon. The germanium side uses vintage 70's, NOS AC128 transistors, prized for their classic fuzz-tone. The two vastly different fuzzes are blended together via the Ge/Si knob for a layered fuzz tone. Each fuzz has a choice of three gain settings via toggle switch. The Master knob controls the output of the final mix, and has enough gain on tap to cause a supernova.
The unique tone control affects each fuzz independently, yet at the same time. At 12:00 it yields a balanced full range fuzz. Turn clock-wise for a fantastic mid-scoop and counter clock-wise to smooth out the highs. The remaining toggle switch controls the direction of the tone-sweep for the germanium side, allowing for opposite sweep directions. The controls allow for many tone combinations between the two fuzz circuits, for some very unique fuzz blends.
Completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland Oregon, The Gemini III utilizes true-bypass switching via the heaviest-duty mechanical footswitch available. Open one up and you'll see an unparalleled display of craftsmanship. It offers thick, high quality PCB's, along with detailed military-spec wiring using vintage USA made heavy gauge stranded wire. On top of the USA-cast aluminum enclosure sits an engraved vinyl faceplate and custom engraved knobs. This fuzz is built to last a lifetime.
The Gemini III covers a wide range of usable fuzz territory, including lower-gain classic tones, heavy high-gain/scooped-mid tones and so much more. There's plenty of low frequency response on hand to make for an equally awesome bass fuzz (highly recommended for bass). Also great for baritone and synth. The Gemini III also comes with a transferable three year warranty, plus a lifetime discount repair plan.
Each pedal is numbered on the nameplate, boasting it's limited availability, and in addition each is signed and numbered on the inside.
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