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ZVex Vexter Series Fuzz Probe Fuzz pedal
ZVex Vexter Series Fuzz Probe Fuzz pedal


 

Our Price: $239.00



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Product Code: ZVEXVEXTERFUZZPROBE

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US 120V 9vDC $15 [Add $15.00]- This is a normal 9V Boss type external power supply/adaptor for USA use with 120V AC wall power.

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Euro 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adaptor for use with 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

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UK 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adapter for use with UK (3 prong) 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

 
Description
 
Analog Man carries the ZVex Fuzz Probe. The big brother to the fuzz factory, this pedal incorporates a theremin-like square antenna mounted on a thick bent acrylic footpedal to adjust one of the knobs on the fuzz, the stability control. Vexter series is not hand painted so price is lower!
Features
Vexter Fuzz Probe

OVERVIEW
The Fuzz Probe is a kind of cross between a theremin and a fuzz factory. There is a 3 5/8” antenna plate mounted on a chunk of 3/8” clear acrylic that passes over the top of the pedal housing, angles down to sharp turn, and goes back to the pedal. Under the whole mess is a 3 5/8” by 7” sheet of aluminum that provides shielding from annoying ground effects and wires under the stage. It also serves to protect the knobs from being knocked off if you drop it on them... and it makes a nice toe chopper if you are barefoot, so (legal disclaimer:) DO NOT DROP THIS PEDAL ON YOUR FOOT! IT IS HEAVY AND HAS VERY POINTY CORNERS THAT COULD DAMAGE LIVING CREATURES AND FINE HARDWOOD FLOORING. ALSO, YOU COULD BREAK SOMETHING. Like your dog.

WHAT DOES THIS PEDAL DO?
Already, it should be apparent that this is the most dangerous pedal I have ever made. Ow! The antenna plate projects a field of RF energy that is affected by your foot (or other appendage), altering the circuit that generates it, and in so doing, increasing the brightness of that LED on the top of the pedal and also controlling the STABILITY (STAB) knob on the back. I could have made it just control that LED, I mean, that’s enough for some people, but nooo, I went and connected it to the stability knob too. This lets you select your favorite squealy Fuzz Factory™ setting (doesn’t the band love that?) and then mess around with the STAB knob with your foot and create little melodies and interference modulations with your guitar (doesn’t the band love that even more?).

HOW DOES ONE GET IT TO DO SOMETHING INTERESTING?
Well now. That’s a fine question. Let’s say you set the knobs (face them straight on to do this) to vol=9 o’clock, gate=7 o’clock, comp=10 o’clock, drive=noon, and stab=7 o’clock. By the way, to get the widest range for the probe control, be sure to leave the stab knob on 7 o’clock. THE PROBE ADJUSTS THE STAB KNOB FROM WHEREVER IT IS SET, UPWARDS TOWARD THE MOST CLOCKWISE POSITION AS YOU GET CLOSER TO THE ANTENNA. It you set the stab knob more clockwise, say, to select a favorite pitch to start from, the probe will let you raise that pitch up to the top as you get closer. If you put the stab knob at the top, at 5 o’clock, all the way up, the probe will do NOTHING. That’s cause it is made to adjust that knob from WHEREVER IT IS SET to the TOP, and if it is already at the top, then no adjustment takes place. Get it? No? Well, just set the STAB somewhere lower than all the way up, preferably all the way down, and don’t bug me about it.

BATTERY & POWER SUPPLY
The Fuzz Probe can be powered with a 9V battery or any standard filtered/regulated musical 9VDC power supply with a Boss-style connector (negative-tip barrel connector). To change the battery, take out the screws on the bottom of the painted part of the pedal. The entire bottom plate will lift away. Look at the way the battery is placed... the clip goes toward the stomp switch. Take out the old one and put in an ALKALINE. Because, it sounds just as good as that cheap offshore battery I gave you with the unit, and will last a lot longer with the LED thingie eating it alive. By the way, when your foot is off the pedal, if the led is off, the battery will last a long, long time. Most of the battery life is lost when the LED is BRIGHT. The Fuzz Factory™ draws very little power.

WARRANTY & SERVICE
Your Vexter Fuzz Probe™ is warranted for 1 year from date of purchase, or 2 years if you send in your warranty card. Please visit http://zvex.com/website/repairs.html for any repair questions or more information.

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