The Custom Muff is a pedal built on the basis of the most classic Big Muff with silicon clipping, but with variations specifically designed to make its sound rich of mids but without low-frequency rumbling.
The Custom Muff is a reinterpretation of a classic which allows you to exit the mass of sound in any group and under any conditions. It 'a real marvel of rock sound and it can be easily matched to guitars with humbuckers or single coil magnets. It has devastating levels of gain and a super high-definition. Used to solos, the Custom Muff produces a very rich and cutting through the mix sound, playing chords or power chords, it is able to raise up real walls of sound.
In front of a tube amp, maybe with a 4x12 cab, you can experience an unforgettable experience. Despite the considerable levels of gain that you can reach, the pedal keeps very quiet thanks to an excellent selection of components, especially transistors, and to the many arrangements made to the circuit.
The tone control was achieved with a balance circuit , which allows adjustment to always find the most suitable settings in every situation. The Custom Muff is equipped with a mechanical "true bypass" switching system and with an anti-pop filter too. The power supply is 9 volts DC and is connected by means of the classic DC 2.1 mm plug with negative center.
The current draw is less than 20 mA. The unit can also operate with a 9-volt battery. In this case the circuit is on by the input jack. In order to save the battery life it is recommended to remove the input jack from the socket when you stop using it. You can keep the battery inside the pedal even when it is powered through the DC socket, for the external power supply system is able to automatically rule out the battery. The unit is 111x60x32mm not counting the knob and the jacks.
The Custom Muff is entirely hand made in all its parts: the circuit is manually assembled, wired and tested one by one, the die cast aluminum box is hand pierced. When ready, each single model is 24 hours continuously tested in order to identify any defect.
- 24 (6110 Dunlop) jumbo frets.
- 864mm. bass scale (34").
- 400mm fretboard radius (15,75").
- Thin “F resin” fretboard to give a precise attack without dead notes.
- Double way working truss-rod steel bar, allows favorite neck relief adjustment.
- Hardened multi laminated neck, made up with 0,8mm. thick wood plies. Ash sides on fretted basses , Maple sides on acoustibass or fretless.
- Asymmetrical (helicoidal) neck shape for comfortable playing .
- Satin finish on body and satin finish on the neck or hi-gloss finish for the specified models.
- Nickel plated Steel wound MANNE strings.
- Tilted back headstock, one piece with the neck.
- Natural or see-through color available.
- MANNE pickups.
- All wrenches and tools included with instruction notes on basic adjustment.
The kayenta bass model is an asymmetrical body bass. The body shape tends to put the bass in a more upward angled position, appreciated by players who prefer to wear the bass in a higher position.
The body is black korina multi chambered, and this adds to the bass a more midrange complexity, losing a bit of power in favor of a more complex sound range.
The Kayenta will sport all mastergrade tops and a natural uncolored finish, which is a unique look that is so much appreciated and associated with Manne.
We are working now to build the first Kayenta bass with a mastergrade figured walnut top. You will see it next month!
The circuitry, with the two new blade pickups and the Glockenklang circuit offers the best solution to have the original sound of the basses coming directly from the bass itself passively but also an active control element.
This has been always our “bass” approach:
what you hear should be the bass, not EQ’s. Extreme equalization, both on basses and on amps are a main trend that we do not like to follow, as they sound so unnatural and forced, and leave no room to the actual original sound of the bass, without highlighting the features and tone character of the instrument.
So Manne blade pickups with their coil directly wound on the blades instead of on bobbins gives a fast, pure and detailed sound reproduction.
Together with the three-way micro-switch for each pickup (that connect the coils of each pickup in series, parallel, or split) gives you enough sound variations to let you avoid using the active tones.
The Glockenklang circuit is a neutral, passive oriented boost that we like to think of as a function for mostly giving “live” corrections on the stage to match the audience, the room and the global frequency reproduction.
This new series of 100% handmade guitars is the result of the application of Manne's ideas into traditional and classic looking instruments.
The result is a quality update with brand new modern features and unmatched playability and performance. One of the feature that sports the Manne production is the neck/body jointer, a system that allow the neck to be installed very near the body edge without the need of a heel, giving a great access and a solid connection. We applied this system with the result of a unique upper frets access. Manne quality neck provide fast and precise playability, commonly considered one of the best necks on the markets.
The ManneDesign Falcon T is an electric guitar with a cool retro look, retro sound and with an unusual pickup assembly. In the neck and in the middle positions there are Alnico V single coils and in bridge position a P90 for a punchier sound.
Sonically, the Falcon T fits between classic Strat ® - and twangy retro sound. The neck pickup delivers a present, metallic tone without too much bass. For an authentic Strat® sound, also the mid position PU on the 5-way toggle should be activated. This sound presents a harmonious enriched sound by more low mid frequency. In the bass range sound reproduction remains neutral and tidy. Striking strings hard in this pickup combination gives a distinct twang and is the "essence" of the guitar. In conjunction with the vibrato system You can obtain interesting sound "design" possibilities. The guitar responds very sensitively to dynamic playing, which adds a pleasant effect on the sound when using the vibrato. An even hotter tone is experienced when the toggle switch is placed in the middle position. Less presence in more low mids provide a warm and harmonious clean sound .
With the middle pickup and the P90 bridge position enabled together, the sound is a notch sharper compared to when the neck and middle pickup are activated. In contrast to the expected sound of P90 pickups, this pickup produces crisp highs and warm low frequencies. This gives a positive effect when playing with overdrive and distortion pedals. Depending on the position of the 5-way toggle gain levels with the P90 ranges from blues and American punk to classic rock. This guitarmodel has not been designed for hard rock or even harder styles like metal. For these styles ManneDesign offers other models with higher output. With the neck pickup "dirty" crunch and distortion sounds can be accentuated, as they are often used in indie and pop. The pickups here react very sensitively to different playing styles. Stronger ailing chords and power chords can be dialed both clean or chrunchy, single tones and solo runs flow already at gentle playing.
Workmanship, material, quality and playability of the Falcon T are very good. The connection of the neck, made from Canadian Rock Maple, to the Mahogany body with flamed maple top, is designed so that only a small part of the rosewood fretboard engages in the body. Thanks to this unique solution, the guitar can be played comfortably at the highest frets. In addition, the relatively flat neck profile is a benefit for good playability too. The tuners are of closed Mannedesign type and the bridge is a standard Wilkinson vibrato bridge. Strings lower base is "through the body" type.
Cicognani IMPERIUM combines the advantages of digital technology with the purest tradition of tube amplification for electric guitar. With easy to program settings, IMPERIUM allows 127 custom user sounds, which can be memorized and recalled through a midi pedal board. The digital encoding pots and push buttons of the user friendly control board light up automatically when you set your sounds. 6 pre-installed analog sounds are provided as a base to program your own user sounds.
• Clean 1: Pristine Clean: great for arpeggios
• Clean 2: funky rhythms, Nashville country sounds
• Sexy: slight distortion: pop, blues overdrive sounds
• Crunch: rock overdrive: dynamic rhythms, light distortion
• Lead 1: solo overdrive: high gain: rock, hard sounds[gallery]
• Lead 2: heavy rock overdrive: high sustain solo, shredding
The digital interface controls allow the combination of sounds, EQ (tone) settings, volume, effects and power output that can be easily stored as midi presets. The IMPERIUM amps are equipped with TRUE bypass effect loops to allow connection of external effect pedals, and are selectable from the front panel of the amp and can be directly assignable as a preset. The “pre-preamp” mode indicates the effect is inserted between the guitar and the preamp circuitry.
50W Guitar Amp Head
Class AB tube amp guitar head, MOSFET buffered
4 x 12AX7 tubes
Power output: 50WRMS @ 8ohms
6 custom analog sounds with 127 user selectable / programmable & storable presets accessible from the amps control panel or via a midi footswitch
2 pre-preamp effect loops
1 Post-preamp effect loop with series/parallel switch
Slave amp output jack
Two 9V DC power supply jacks: eliminates the need for wall wart power supplies or batteries to power your effect pedals
The EVO(lution) series carries the "genetic" code of the MIA series, which have become Eko’s most successful guitars in recent years. The MIA series changed the perception of EKO from being mainly a "first guitar" to becoming the Ultimate guitar in the hands of great artists and professionals.
EVO series takes a step further by focusing on the close relationship between musician and instrument, with Open Pore finish, so to leave intact the contact and feeling with the wood. Reduced body thickness makes the instrument with a great sound, a perfect, comfortable "fit" when played. The use of 3 different stages of maturation of the wood and open pore finish, make these instruments extremely lightweight and resonant, the sound is warm.
The width of the NUT has been increased to 45 mm, to better support fingerstyle lovers used to fingerboard&rsuqo;s of renowned and historical brands. The length of the DIAPASON is by choice different between the various models. For EVO Gipsy we chose a solid Sitka Spruce top for tonal characteristics matching with the other models of the series.