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Effectrode Helios Tube Fuzz Pedal - Very Rare!

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Effectrode Helios Tube Fuzz Pedal - Very Rare!
Our Price $599.99

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The Effectrode Helios Tube Fuzz pedal is a rare find. These pedals were a limited run with a production total of 200. However it does life up to it's reputation. It's great sounding pedal. Below is a description taken from Gilmourish.com. David Gilmour used one of these for his last album. 


"The Helios is based on a vintage, hand-selected space-grade pencil tube and N.O.S. point-contact crystal diodes. This combo produce some incredibly dynamic fuzz tones, with a clarity and warmth that I’ve never heard from any fuzz pedal before. Most fuzz pedals, both germanium and silicon models, are often a tad too harsh, bright, thin or whatever but there’s none of that here.


It’s always hard to describe a tone but the Helios is no doubt a germanium-ish fuzz characterized by its warm and dynamic overdrive tone. At lower fuzz settings the pedal provides a transparent clean boost. With the fuzz slightly above noon the pedal reminds me more about the Tube Driver than a fuzz. Maxing out the fuzz takes you right back to the late 60s, with an incredibly rich and fat tone and a sustain that rings on for ages.


The Helios is not an overly aggressive fuzz but make no mistake – it can do some serious damage. Based on what guitar your employ this single pedal covers a diverse range of tones from early Stones, Hendrix, ZZ Top and Sabbath to Jack White, QotSA and The Black Keys.


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  • Based on a vintage, hand-selected space-grade pencil tube and N.O.S. point-contact crystal diodes
  • Incredibly dynamic with a clarity and warmth
  • Bright led
  • Controls: Volume and Fuzz/Gain
  • True bypass switching
  • Operates on 12v
  • Mini-toggle for switching between normal mode and “Fire” for super saturated fuzz.
  • Condition: Near mint!

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