Seymour Duncan announce the SFX-05 Lava Box distortion pedal 15/03/07
Seymour Duncanâ€™s latest foot effects release is the SFX-05 Lava Box. The company tell us that the Lava Box is no ordinary Mosfet distortion/overdrive pedal but that it actually reacts more like a great amp than a stompbox, with the depth and dynamics that give well-made amps so much character.
Hereâ€™s what they have to say about it in their own words:
"When you think about the tones that defined so many of the true guitar heroes throughout history, they all really speak. They cut through. They say something. A huge part of that is in the rich midrange frequencies that the amplifiers of the day naturally produced. And, because those amps were typically cranked up to full volume, they were also incredibly dynamic, responding to different picking attacks and even subtle changes to the guitarâ€™s volume control. The Lava Box brings that magic back with its broad array of midrange timbres and its amazing sensitivity to picking intensity and volume changes. One of coolest features is the six-position â€œRumbleâ€� bass roll-off control. This rotary knob changes the sonic character of the Lava Boxâ€™s distortion for a huge range of tones, from bright and spanky to deep and warm. Whether you have the thinnest single-coil in the bridge of your guitar or the woolliest humbucker in the neck, there is a Rumble setting thatâ€™s perfect for it.
Even at the highest gain settings, you can turn down your guitarâ€™s volume control and the Lava Box will clean up beautifully. Onstage, you can set the Lava Box for a loud lead tone and simply use your guitarâ€™s volume control to get your clean and crunch tonesâ€”all without switching channels or kicking in other effects. In the studio, you can explore the huge array of tones that are available with the intuitive controls, creating special-effect thin tones or spooky dark sounds that are perfect for layering and overdubs.
Any distortion box can give you a sound. The Lava Box will give you a voice." Specifications
Gain Range: 33dB â€“ 57dB
Type of Circuitry: 2 Stage Mosfet Input with CMOS Class A Output
Power: DC 9 â€“ 12V; Battery or Regulated DC Adapter
Current Consumption: 4.0 mA Max
Dimensions: 4.62" Wide X 5.10" Deep X 2.20" Tall
Weight: 1.6 Lbs
Chassis Material: 1.6mm Steel
â€œRumbleâ€� Control Low Frequency Roll-offs: 620Hz; 530Hz; 330Hz; 300Hz; 210Hz; 160Hz.