The Warmonger is the signature Gord Olson pedal. It incorporates two different switchable boost circuits to give "classic" and "modern" boosts to any amplifier.
The Warmonger is a dual boost pedal that takes inspiration from two classic and infamous boost pedals: The TC Electronics Integrated Preamplifier and the Ibanez/Maxon Tubescreamer.
The top channel is based on the TC Electronics Integrated Preamplifier. Using a standard boss-style 9V power supply, the internal circuitry boosts the voltage to 33V to give incredible headroom and boost levels. The treble and bass controls are an active Baxandall tone stack and we used half of a standard TL072 dual opamp instead of the traditional TL071 single channel opamp for the audio portion of the pedal and then used the other half of the TL072 as a low impedance buffer for the bias voltages. This means a constant bias voltage to audio signal that won't change if there is a heavy load on the circuit. We also used modern equivalents of the original transistors as well as modern SMD resistors and capacitors.
The bottom channel is based on the transitional TS-9/808 Tube Screamer. Again, we took the classic tubescreamer circuit and updated it. We added the option to switch between silicon and LED clipping diodes and again used modern SMD equivalents of all of the classic components.
The Warmonger is a true bypass pedal and there are indicator LEDs to show which of the two halves is active.
Each pedal uses a professionally assembled PCB and is proudly assembled by hand in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Other features include:
- True bypass
- Alpha 16mm potentiometers
- Lumberg power connector
- Professional high quality FR4 PCB
- Powdercoated enclosure
- UV Printed artwork
The end result is high quality pedals that sound amazing and 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 $219US + 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, note that you do not have to pay any import duties or tariffs.
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.
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