The Misanthrope is based on the preamp found in the legendary Ampeg VH140c amplifier from the 1990s. This amplifier helped define an entire genre of music and was used by bands like Dying Fetus, Suffocation, and many others.
As of November 1, 2021 we have refreshed the design of the Misanthrope. We listened to all of the feedback from the last 12 months and incorporated them. The circuit remains unchanged. The only thing that has changed is that we managed to fit it into a a smaller 125B enclosure with top-mounted jacks. Same brutal tone in a smaller more pedalboard friendly package!
The pedal uses a standard boss-style 9V power supply. There is internal circuitry to generate a ±15V power supply, just like the original amplifiers used. Note that this pedal is intended to be used in front of a guitar amplifier and that using it direct into a power amp or FX loop return may not yield intended results.
Controls include: Volume, Gain, Low, (Ultra) Mid and High.
Each pedal uses a professionally assembled PCB and is proudly assembled by hand in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Other features include:
- Soft-touch relay true bypass for improved reliability
- Alpha 16mm potentiometers
- Lumberg power connector
- Neutrik jacks
- Professional high quality FR4 PCB
- Powdercoated enclosure
- UV Printed artwork
The end result is high quality pedals that sound amazing, are consistent from pedal-to-pedal.
Each pedal comes with a 1 year warranty on parts and labour. Note that the warranty does not cover damage due to using an improper power supply or other misuse.
The price is $199US + shipping.
Shipping within Canada and the US is $20US. Shipping to the UK, Western Europe, Australia, and Japan is approximately $60US. For other regions, please inquire for shipping rates.
For US customers, you will not have to pay any import duties or tariffs. USPS will delivery the pedal to you once it passes through customs.
For customers outside of North America, please note that you will be responsible for any customs/import/VAT charges that your country levies on the pedal.
Thank you and stay safe!