The Coal Dust is a true bypass Class A boost based around the classic JFET Mu-amp design. This version has the bias adjusted to be "on the verge of breakup" so that with normal playing the boost is very clean and powerful, but when you really dig in with your pick, you start to get a hint of grit similar to how a tube amp would react. You can make this a completely clean boost, or a gritty boost by adjusting the internal trim pot that controls the bias of one of the transistors. This makes it a perfect match for a variety of applications. With +20dB of boost, there is plenty of gain for boosting solos or pushing the front end of an amp or pedal for more drive. As an "always on" pedal, it eliminates high end roll off that occurs from long cable runs or multiple pedals. The Coal Dust Boost does a great job of adding strength, clarity and sustain.
- 9V center negative power required (No internal battery connections)
- Less than 5mA current draw
- Internal bias control for clarity - Also capable of handling 18V for higher headroom - Hand wired using through hole construction, no SMD parts - In-house powder coated and screen printed enclosures - 1590B enclosure 4.43 in x 2.38 in x 1.22 in (113 mm x 60 mm x 31 mm) - True bypass 3PDT switching - Quality Neutrik input and output jacks - Real Alpha pots with dust seals - Free shipping anywhere in the USA