This highly versatile yet simple pedal is a perfect 2 in 1 Buffer Booster. The buffer is perfect for
fixing any impedance issues created from using long cables and big boards. The buffer will
allow you to save your tone and regain any high end loss that may occur. The good news, it is
fully selectable so if you don’t want it there is an internal slide switch and an LED indicator to let
you know of it is in or out of the circuit. It can also be used whether the boost is engaged or not.
The boost feature provides a clean 20+ Db push to your amps and effects. Whether you need
your solo to have more umph, want to drive your amp that last little bit towards total crunch or
push your other overdrives into high gain mode the Steampunk is your pedal. The side benefit
to the steampunk is that it can take a pefectly clean tones and add a magical sustain and
clarity….this is no Rangemeaster by any stretch but rather a chime machine that keeps your EQ
spectrum in tact!
9 volt Negative tip adaptor and a 5.5mm x 2.1mm jack.
True Bypass Switching
The V3 includes tap tempo, a subdivision toggle switch and an increase of delay time to 1 second in the Modern and Vintage modes.
The Black Fountain reflects back to the days before digital delay, emulating the sounds of the famed and elusive "oil can delay" units. These units emphasized a chorus-like modulation on the repeats of the effect signal as well as a beautiful and warm repeat cycle.
The Modern mode emulates the classic long delay "oil can" units such as the Morley EDL, Tel-Ray Model 10 and Fender Echo-Reverb. The Time and Repeat controls mimic the functions of the vintage units, while the Fluid control introduces modulation based on the characteristic "wobble" of the electrostatic delay platter. The Vintage mode is similar in function to the Modern mode, but has a grittier and gainier feel to the repeats. Both the Modern and Vintage mode have a delay time of 800 milliseconds.
The Organ Tone mode is based on the Tel-Ray Deluxe Organ Tone, Fender Dimension IV and other short-delay "oil can" units. The vintage units had a fixed delay time of approximately 20 milliseconds, which is implemented here, but the Black Fountain goes above and beyond the original units by incorporating variable Rate and Depth controls for the modulation effect. In addition, the Mix control is capable of dialing a 100% wet signal so a vibrato effect may be produced. The Organ Tone mode also features a simple reverb that mimics the single-spring tank in the original Deluxe Organ Tone effect. The Organ Tone mode has a delay time of 211 milliseconds.
The Black Fountain now features an expression out jack and clickless switching. The output level can be tweaked via an internal trimpot for boost, slight drop, or unity gain.