Smaller, better, meaner. The Tarkin mk2 is based on the Green Russian, just like the mk1, great for the bass guitar and thick guitar sounds, but this time it's squeezed into the pedalboard-friendly 1590A enclosure. It'll do the classic, smooth fuzz sound we all know and love, but it will also do a lot more than that.
Increase the Fuzz knob for more sustain and distortion. The Tone knob takes you from deep rumbling wool through to nasty ice-pick fizz. Bass players will likely not venture past the 2 o'clock point without physical abuse from bandmates, but it's there if you need it.
The LPF and HPF switches adjust the corner frequencies of the filters that make up the Tone control, allowing you to add low- and high-mids respectively. These controls help cut through a live mix and give you the option to add more punch to your fuzz sound. As you would expect, these switches interact with the Tone knob, so experimentation is highly encouraged.
Inside you'll find switches to adjust the two clipping stages. In position 1, the clipping is smoother, and in position 2 the clipping has more bite. You can also remove the clipping diodes from either stage using these switches.
Overall, this tiny terror will fit on any pedalboard and is an extremely versatile fuzz box for guitar and bass.
* Fuzz, Tone and Level controls provide a range of fuzz tones
* LPF and HPF allow classic Green Russian tones or more cutting tones
* Internal switches adjust clipping flavour and can remove diodes
* 2.1mm Boss-style 9v DC input (power supply not included)
* True Bypass Switching
* Die-cast Aluminium Hammond 1590A box
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