KMA Machines Minos - Germanium Fuzz
Conquerer of old lands, cursed with the unholy horned bastard son. The king has returned, filled with anger to deliver ancient tones of fuzz-history. Minos is a germanium based fuzz pedal derived from the legendary Tonebender MKII and the unique hard to find Superfuzz.
The boomy sound of this circuit is something you love or hate. With the INPUT control you have the possibility to dial in the perfect amount of pregain and bass input. Counter-clockwise it gives you a gritty and crisp overdriven sound. Perfect for garage and blues sounds. Turn up the INPUT for a thick and whooly fuzz sound. Our attempt of the tonebender-ish style pedal has a broader range of gain structures. Sweep trough any shades of sounds from raunchy low gain distortion to thick angry fuzz sounds. Every combination of amp and instrument behaves different, so we added some tone-shaping controls. Set the bass response at the output with the three-way switch. Choose between lo-fi jangle, punchy low mid or deep and boomy fuzz to tear down everything. To modify the high end we added a tone-cut to tame the brightness on full gain. The overall character of the fuzz can be changed with two internal trim-pots which set the bias of the second and third transistor. Change the bias on your own risk. The Minos is KMA Audio Machines' modern approach of the old fashioned and beloved three stage germanium sound. Its versatility gives you a tool for different style of fuzz sounds and music.
Every pedal is designed, assembled, silkscreened, tested and numbered by hand in our small workshop. We use external manufactured PCBs to guarantee our high quality standard and keep the price of our pedals reasonable. The use of an indestructible powdercoated die-cast enclosure ensures a maximum durability. We trust in our environment and want to keep it clean, that's why none of our pedals have the possibilities to be powered by batteries.