Is the Rangemaster a fuzz?

Fuzz Central — Dallas Rangemaster. Big Tone Does Come In Small Packages! The Dallas Rangemaster is one of the most famous treble boosters in musical effects history. It is known for a very sweet sound, not harsh or shrill like other treble boosters.

How does a Dallas Rangemaster work?

The Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster is a booster guitar pedal that especially emphasizes the upper mid and treble frequencies (coloring the signal). The effect became popular because of its sweet coloration, slightly bending the signal and giving a soft compression when maxed out.

Who are the British pedal company?

The Home of Fuzz Since 1965 The concept of The British Pedal Company is to deliver classic British effects to a modern market in a choice of authentic vintage enclosures or compact modern enclosures using the correct transistors and circuit designs of the original iconic effects to the HIGHEST quality possible.

What treble booster does Brian may use?

Treble Booster: Brian May used the OC44 germanium transistor based Dallas ‘Rangemaster’ treble booster pedal from the late 1960s up to the Queen tours in mid/late 1973. Brian bought his first Rangemaster second hand, and he used it to record the first ‘Queen’ album from June to November 1972.

Did Clapton use a Rangemaster?

Despite rumors on the internet about Clapton using a Rangemaster, he says that he never did. This is confirmed by the recording engineer. A Les Paul with ’50s wiring played straight into a Marshall 1962 model amp turned all the way up will deliver what many consider the elusive Clapton tone.

What does a Rangemaster do?

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Did Eric Clapton use a Rangemaster?

What does a Rangemaster pedal do?

The Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster was an effects unit made for guitarists in the 1960s. Its function was two-fold: to increase the signal strength of the guitar going into the amplifier, and to increase tones at the high end of the spectrum (a treble booster).

What is a Tone Bender pedal?

Released in 1965 in London, the Tone Bender was the UK’s answer to the Gibson Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz Tone, the very first mass-produced guitar pedal. The Tone Bender was also one of the first pedals to use true bypass switching. It had just two controls: level and attack, or fuzz.

Does Brian may use top boost?

Brian always uses one of the two input channels on a Vox AC30, namely the “Normal channel”. The bright or “Top Boost” channel is by nature very bright sounding and rather harsh at high volume. At full volume this creates the smooth, rich distorted sound that Brian is renowned for.

Who uses treble booster?

Popularized by guitarists such as Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Rory Gallagher, Brian May, and Marc Bolan, treble boosters were used to overdrive amplifiers (mostly dark sounding, British tube models such as Marshall Bluesbreakers and Vox AC30s) in order to create a more distorted yet focused sound.

What kind of transistor does the Dallas Rangemaster use?

The potentiometer: The original Dallas Rangemaster uses a UK Welwyn 10k ohm (sometimes 20k) unit with two mounting screws. The potentiometer body was made of bakelite and isolated from the chassis, but this feature does not add any benefit for the pedal. The original Germanium transistor was the Mullard OC44, long time ago discontinued.

What is the C1 filter in electrosmash Rangemaster?

C1: creates a high-pass filter with a fc=1/2πC1xZin = 1/ (2 x π x 5nF x 12KΩ) = 2.6KHz The most important filter for the audio response is C1, attenuating the harmonics below 2.6KHz and giving full gain to the treble.

How does the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster circuit work?

Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster Frequency Response. The frequency response is dominated by the high-pass filter created by the C1 and the input impedance of the pedal. But there are 2 more caps (C2 and C3) that also create high-pass filters: C1: creates a high-pass filter with a fc=1/2πC1xZin = 1/ (2 x π x 5nF x 12KΩ) = 2.6KHz

What should the input impedance of a Rangemaster be?

As a rule of thumb, a high input impedance (around 1MΩ) is always desired; it reduces tone sucking, pickups loading and possible interactions/interference between pedals. 12KΩ is a poor input impedance value (Zin), but part of the Rangemaster sound owes its fame due to the way its low Zin interacts with passive pickups.