Monarch Pedals The Third Eye – $249
Monarch Pedals – effects pedals for guitar and bass designed and handmade in Auckland, New Zealand.
“We make original circuit effects pedals that make playing the guitar more fun, more inspiring, and make you want to play that little bit longer, building them by hand one at a time from road-tested components that are built to survive the rigours of the road, or wherever you want them to go. A funky paintjob doesn’t hurt either!”
The Third Eye: Somewhere between the well-travelled roads of vintage fuzz and classic overdrive sits The Third Eye. With the smooth warmth of a timeless overdrive combined with a bit of fuzz around the edges and what you have a is a magic mix effortlessly lending itself to ambient, shoegaze, alternative, pop, grunge, and punk sounds.
There are 3 controls on the face of The Third Eye – Gain, Tone, and Volume.
Volume – this sets the overall output volume of the device. The higher the Volume control is set the louder the signal and the more fullness and sparkle you will hear in the sound. Lower than unity and the signal will become gated and glitchy.
Tone – rotating the control to the left boosts bass and cuts treble frequencies. Rotating to the right cuts the bass and boosts treble.
Gain – this controls the amount of distortion or drive in the signal.
9v centre negative DC input only. No battery capability.
All analogue circuitry, handwired, true bypass.
Price in NZ$ including GST. Courier charge of $8.00 per order ($11.00 for rural delivery).