Something wicked this way comes... The Dream Reaper
is a fuzzy feedback modulation machine guaranteed to disrupt your circadian rhythm.
"Because even Ghandi had bad dreams sometimes." - Knobs Demos
Our buddy Adam over at Acid Splash Designs etched a couple of these pups. They are super limited so grab em’ while you can!
“Duuuuuude, this thing is a beast! There’s so many different sounds you can get out of it. Almost endless possibilities when it comes to oscillation and fuzz. I have only found a handful of fuzz pedals I like and the sis definitely up there. The expression pedal input is a nice touch but it would be cool if it controlled more than just the frequency.”
“The magic, of course, is when you click on the Dream mode. This mode really brings the filter (which does have some effect w/o Dreaming) to life. Dream mode is where the screaming filter comes into play, and where some strange crossfades between active playing and squealing feedback are achieved.”
The Force switch engages a built in "pick up emulator" controlled by the Sense knob, which emulates the the tone knob(s) on your guitar. We found that by putting this pedal in the middle of your chain, the tone knob on the guitar didn't seem to adjust the feedback frequency when in Dream mode. This built-in "pick up emulator" takes care of that. Rub that tone knob and squeal this pupper all the way to tonetown.
Note: In the MANUAL PDF at the top states that everything on the left side works while Dream mode is engaged. That should be corrected to the only the Reap Knob is engaged or not when Dream mode is engaged.
Another Note: There is a handful of early bird Dream Reapers out there with the Reap and Filter knob labels switched. oops!
9VDC CENTER NEGATIVE 2.1mm JACK
NO BATTERY CLIP
1590BB ENCLOSURE SIZE
- Dream - Self Oscillation Mode
- Reap - Only active in Dream mode. It controls the strength of your input as it tussles with the oscillations for dominance. It's kind of a "tug of war" between the feedback oscillations and the distorted input signal.
- Range - Low range cutoff filter capacitor selector.
- Bias - How much voltage is applied to the pedal. Also known as a starve control. Think of this as the amount of non-linearity, of the effect regardless of which mode.
- Filter - similar to how a filter works on a big muff. Generally more low end and defined midrange towards the left. More defined highs and less low end towards the right.
- Cutoff - LPF Controls where the high end of the filter is rolling off. This knob interacts a lot with the Filter knob.
- Sense - Only engaged when the Force toggle is switched up
- Force - switch engages a built-in "pick up emulator" controlled by the Sense knob
- EXP - Overrides Filter knob. We recommend using a 100K ohm potentiometer expression pedal because the filter is designed around a 100K linear pot. Any other pot value may create an undesirable result. This EXP input cannot receive any type of control voltage. Only a passive expression pedal is recommended.
- Volume - C'mon.... do I have to explain this one?
- Bypass - True as can be