URUK-HAI DELUXE (VALKYRIE DRIVE & VALHALLA FUZZ)
The Uruk-Hai’s harmonic richness and texture is so much more than your average distortion. Because....it’s actually an overdrive cascading into a fuzz in the same circuit!
The Uruk-Hai Deluxe is a full Valkyrie V4 LM308 and Valhalla V3 (compact deluxe) in the same housing with added order switch so you can drive your fuzz or fuzz your drive.
VALHALLA FUZZ V3
Valhalla fuzz V3 compact deluxe! A compact, guitar pedalboard friendly version of the Valhalla fuzz deluxe. PCB with handwired pots/jack/switches/power and WIMA capacitors. Includes the impedance transformer for placement anywhere in your signal chain. Gain, volume, tone, mids (bypassable with a foot switch) and blend for use with bass or for blending other drive pedals in behind it!
The VALKYRIE has been my been quest for some time now for a tube amp saturated opamp drive pedal with the ability to get both tight and wooly.
Originally a 741 for the initial gain stage, I’ve now switched to the famed LM308 (used in vintage RAT pedals)
The opamp then brutalizes the front end of your amp with an LM386 (the “power amp distortion” chip of choice) for massive volume boost. If you love midrange and cutting through the mix OR thick syrupy sludge, this is the pedal for you. The simple but very effective tone control lets you smooth out the top end and even at the lowest gain setting.
With both preamp and power amp saturation controls the warm tube drive tone possibilities seem endless.
There blend for retaining your original tone, equally effective for guitar (especially when running into a high gain amplifier) and of course retaining the low end of your bass! The previously underwhelming gain control (my own harsh criticism), has been drastically improved for all manner of low to high gain possibilities.
The power section clipping is selected with three way toggle for LED clipping, no clipping (a huge volume boost) and mosfet clipping (more distortion, very organic but quieter), and added a tight/full switch to go from razor articulation to thick and meaty, which can be pushed into fuzz territory.
Available in black powder coat or blackened/etched aluminum
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All BLACKHAWK pedals and preamps are true bypass and standard “one spot style” 9v, Negative tip, 2.1mm barrel.
Please allow 1-2 weeks build time as every BLACKHAWK pedal is made by hand for YOU.
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