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Lunastone Pedals Wise Guy

Wise Guy

£209.00

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Highlights

  • High quality modern rock tones
  • TrueOverDrive™ for amp like cascading gain
  • Warm touch sensitive, natural tube like overdrive
  • A wide gain range from soft rhythm crunch to soaring leads
  • Mid focussed crunch
  • Two independent gain channels
  • Huge sustain and power
  • Cleans up nicely with guitar volume control
  • Independent +15 dB level boost
  • High quality components
  • Red sparkle finish
  • Unique and stylish large LED to indicate power on and off
  • True bypass switching
  • Space saving top mounted jacks and DC plug
  • Manufacturer's two year warranty

Description

The Wise Guy is Lunastone Pedals classic overdrive pedal that gives you a cutting, mid focused crunch, coupled with the transparency and sweet responsiveness you would expect from a great vintage amp.

This overdrive pedal delivers unrivaled sustain and cleans up nicely when you back off on your guitar’s volume knob.

Unlike most other overdrives and distortions, the Wise Guy achieves its incredible warm, tube like overdrive purely from cascading gain stages much like in a real tube amp, giving you a musical tone that truly inspires the creation of great music.

Further, the Wise Guy lets you kick in an independent level booster, adding up to 15 dB, which helps drive your tube amp into saturation and to cut through the band mix on the stage.

With two drives you have a vast gain range right at your feet.  Use OD1 and a gentle gain setting for subtle yet crunchy tone perfect for rhythm parts and bluesy riffs.  Flick the toggle switch to OD2 when you need more gain and sustain for your latest licks and tricks.

You also get a dedicated tone control to tailor the high frequencies to perfection, and True Bypass switching makes sure your tone is passed on as purely as possible when the Wise Guy is bypassed.

What is TrueOverDrive™?

There are basically three terminologies that are used to describe distorting guitar effects pedals: distortion, fuzz, and overdrive.  Over the years, these names have been mixed.

For most manufacturers, categorizing is more a matter of taste and what they think a particular pedal sounds like rather than the actual physical differences in the electronic circuits.  Essentially, ‘distortion’ covers everything that distorts a signal, whereas ‘overdrive’ relates to overdriving amp circuits, pushing a signal on the input of the amp that is hotter than what the amp is designed to cope with.

Today, most distortion and overdrive guitar effects pedals on the market use clipping diodes to create the distorting effect of the guitar signal.  Lunastone Pedals TrueOverDrive™ effects pedals, Wise Guy, Big Fella and Three Stage Rocket, use a technique that have no clipping diodes in the signal chain at all.  The overdrive comes exclusively from cascading gain stages, much like in a real tube amplifier.  The result is a very transparent and tube like sound with lots of sustain and body.  The reactions Lunastone Pedals have received from many guitar players, who have tried their pedals, is that they sound like a hot rodded Fender amp or a Marshall Plexi Head driven hard.

Review – Tone Report

“Essentially, the Wise Guy’s circuitry more accurately mimics the circuitry of a real tube amp.  The result: an extremely tube-like overdrive, complete with fantastic breakup, rich harmonics, and signature equalization.  Most people will never know the difference between the tone of a Wise Guy and a tube amp.

Review – Guitar Interactive

“The dynamic control available and the real cascading amp-like transparency of Steen Grøntved’s design is a very genuine and notable feature.What’s interesting is that there are plenty of actual tube drive pedals out there to own and buy, and I have tried most of them, and yet to me, LunaStone simply simply seems to have done it better without the aid of any onboard tubes at all.”

Review – benedo.de

“From Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary Moore, you are right there, and the pedal doesn’t even need a tweaked amp to create an authentic and tube like drive.  Whether with subtle or extreme settings, the sound is very well balanced.  This is the ideal all round drive pedal for tone connoisseurs and sound fetishists.

PROS: Balanced distortion structure, perfect processing, super versatile. CONS: None!”

Controls

  • Boost: Controls +15dB of boost
  • Tone: Frequency adjustment
  • Volume: Adjusts the output signal
  • OD1 and OD2: Two overdrive tonal options
  • Gain: Adjusts saturation and clipping level
  • Boost footswitch: Engages boost on and off
  • Bypass: Engages pedal features or true bypass

Component Listing and Tech Spec

  • Neutrik Jack Connectors.
  • True Bypass Switching.
  • Battery type: 9V
  • Adaptor type (not included): Standard 9V DC (center negative)

Enclosure Dimensions

  • Depth: 93.5 mm / 3.7 in
  • Width: 119 mm / 3.7 in
  • Height: 34 mm / 1.3 in

Weight

  • 375 g

Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 

The Lunastone Boost 18 is a high quality clean boost pedal, definitely not just a neutral active volume pedalLunastone Pedals founder and Head Engineer, Steen Grøntved, has deliberately tweaked it to add flavor to your guitar tone, and as a result, Lunastone Pedals have seen many players who actually use the Boost 18 as an always on preamp pedal, simply because they love the natural tube like sound of it.  Now you can continue to do so with Lunastone Pedals Boost 18, but also get an additional kick upwards when using it for boosting. 

Whether you want to push your tube amp into natural overdrive, or just need to lift your solos above the band, the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 always delivers that truly sought after clean goodness! 

Where other boost pedals just make you louder, the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 takes a more refined approach to boosting by enhancing and focusing the tonal spectrum right where your guitar lives.  Turn it on and instantly hear your tone stand out with renewed clarity, definition and punch as if you were pushing the tubes of a high headroom amp, making it perfect for beefing up clean rhythm parts or making melody lines stand out. 

But hey, if you just want to use it as an always on tone enhancer we definitely won’t blame you! 

Drive Your Drive Pedals Even Harder 

However, if you want to get dirty though (and we know you do!) the Lunastone Pedals Boost 18 is the obvious choice for taking your tone from driven to blissfully wild.  Crank it and slam it in front of your favorite overdrive pedals, or feed it straight into your already overdriven amp and get ready to hit the crowd with everything plus the kitchen sink.  From crunchy blues rhythms to hard hitting power chords and sizzling solos, Boost 18 will give you exactly what you bargained for. 

Now add True Bypass switching to the mix, so your core tone never gets corrupted, and you’ve stepped onto your new favorite sonic tool and secret gem. 

Boost 18 Component Listing and Tech Specs  

  • High quality components  
  • 9V centre negative power  
  • Current consumption*  
    • >9 mA bypass  
    • >17 mA engaged  
  • Battery: no 

*Current consumption checked with a Truetone mA meter reader  

Boost 18 Enclosure Dimensions 

  • Length: 92 mm / 3.6 in 
  • Width: 37 mm / 1.4 in 
  • Height : 31 mm / 1.2 in 

Boost 18 Weight  

  • 139 g 

FX Pedal Planet Limited and FX Pedal Planet Online Store are proud to be UK dealers for Lunastone Pedals.  If we do not have the Lunastone Pedals effects pedal required, please message us via the contacts page and we will do our best to get the product in that you want at the very best price and service.

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