Special Germanium Distortion For Extreme Tapping Techniques

« GOTTYBOY allows you to solve any sustain issue, so that you can finally concentrate on your notes only. An expressive timbre that enhances the player’s personality »

Daniele Gottardo

Thought to have a great attack and to facilitate two-handed tapping and modern hammering techniques.
The timbric is deliberately old-style, to counterbalance the definition of the notes even at very high gains. Four germanium stages and a highly sensitive passive equalizer circuit have been chosen for emphasizing the warmth of the sound. The result is pure versatility, ranging from blues, old fusion, up to modern shredding.
Strengths of this effect include: incredible signal to noise ratio, clean during the transition between notes, warmth of the sound for beautiful lead sounds without compromises. Easy to adapt to any amp through an exclusive equalizer system.

GOTTYBOY has been developed following Daniele Gottardo’s specific requirements.

Technical Specifications

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30Hz – 7.5kHz
Adjustable from 1dB to 105dB via the GAIN knob
6V RMS over 1kΩ
Three-band passive by original Eleven Electrix circuit
True Bypass
External power supply 9V-15V DC (not included)
Battery 9V (not included)
100mA max at 15V when switched on
20mA at 9V when switched on
4mA at 9V while in bypass
Against overvoltage up to 60V RMS on input
Against reverse polarity
Stainless steel AISI430, thickness 1.5mm
900g, 2lbs
188mm x 117mm x 46mm, 7.4 x 4.6 x 1.8 inches

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