For those who desire a fluid & harmonically complex late 1960’s style octave fuzz! The Purple Stardust will whisk you away to the land of of electric ladies!
Purple Stardust Controls:
Output: Maximizing this control increases output, sustain, punch, clarity and treble EQ. The sweet spot is adjusting in comparison to the Intensity Control. An optimal Output setting is usually between 3/4s and maximum.
Intensity: Special circuit tunings allows a full range of fluid, over-driven Hi-Octave Fuzz tones. Lower counter-clockwise settings allow cleaner, warmer Octave sounds. Higher clockwise settings gradually increase saturation and treble EQ.
It don't get any easier than that!
So here's the real question: how does the Purple Stardust compare to the Vintage/Boutique Tychobrahe Octavia units?
The Tychobrahe Octavia circuit is a mess with an incorrectly wired Intensity pot, an incorrectly installed Q1 Transistor, and is mis-biased (spec’d for 24volts yet runs on 9volts.) If you are tired of the overly gain-y, noisy and treble-y TychoBrahe Octavia clones on the boutique market, well then Chase Tone created the Purple Stardust for you.
The Purple Stardust has negative feedback stages, accurately biased new production, low noise BC549B and NOS Vintage 1970s Motorola PNP transistors, an optimally wired Intensity Control as well as a custom spec taper, larger transformer, altered circuit values and matched output diodes for a superior sounding fine-tuned version with amazing touch sensitivity that satisfies and expands a musician’s horizons.
This next-level octave fuzz is lightly used and will ship the next day with the original box. It has been tested here at EMS and works great!