Monarch Pedals Saint Mantis – $249
Monarch Pedals – effects pedals for guitar and bass designed and handmade in Auckland, New Zealand.
“We make original circuit effects pedals that make playing the guitar more fun, more inspiring, and make you want to play that little bit longer, building them by hand one at a time from road-tested components that are built to survive the rigours of the road, or wherever you want them to go. A funky paintjob doesn’t hurt either!”
Saint Mantis: More mild-mannered than the rest of the range, Saint Mantis lends itself to being a first stage gain pedal or a dynamic always-on overdrive pedal where using the volume control on your guitar takes you from clean to mean and back again. Great for fattening up a single coil and kicking back, or rolling up the gain and volume for a stadium-ready lead tone.
There are 3 controls on the face of unit – Gain, Tone, and Volume.
Volume – this sets the overall output volume of the device. The higher the Volume control is set the louder the signal and the more fullness and sparkle you will hear in the sound. Lower volumes can sound muffled.
Tone – The tone control here acts like a slight bass cut. Full everything is to the left, full right is bass cut and treble boosted.
Gain – this controls the amount of distortion or drive in the signal. As the gain control is turned up you will notice sustain and body in your playing
9v centre negative DC input only. No battery capability.
All analogue circuitry, handwired, true bypass.
Price in NZ$ including GST. Courier charge of $8.00 per order ($11.00 for rural delivery).