DOD Carcosa Fuzz Open Box

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Caution!! Use at your own risk. Beware the King in Yellow.  (By Gimel Vav)
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If you use this EXTREMELY DANGEROUS fuzz pedal you might wake up in the future among the rubble of your guitar setup with no memory of how you got there or how to get back home.

The Demhe setting will suck you down into its cloudy depths. The Hali setting will evoke the shimmering of the twin suns setting across the lake.

You can use the Before knob to try to resurrect memories of what things were like before the catastrophe that caused the complete destruction that now surrounds you, but it will probably just make things worse.

You can use the After knob to bring the abject horror of the desolation that surrounds you into better focus, but be prepared to plunge into the depths of sorrow, fear, and torment.

The Output knob can be used to share your torment with those unseen beings with whom you are trying to share your story, and ultimately to free your amplifier of its mortal coils when you finally discover the truth about Carcosa...and YOURSELF.

DO NOT BUY THIS PEDAL!!! You have been warned. (Posted on 4/11/17)

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DOD Carcosa Fuzz

Open box items are customer returns. They may include small cosmetic scratches, dings or dents. All Open Box items are tested before shipment and come with a full manufacturer’s warranty. They are not covered in the PGS Platinum Replacement Policy and are non-refundable. All sales are final and sold as is.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,

Where flap the tatters of the King,

Must die unheard in

Dim Carcosa.

DOD’s Carcosa fuzz began when a cross-country tone quest, that saw Tom Cram, the man behind DOD, traversing the country to explore the lost fuzz annals of the ‘70s—a time when so many brands were producing fuzz pedals that it was tough to keep track. Silicon transistors were relatively new (and cheap), and everyone wanted in on the action.

Maestro’s FZ-1 was a hallmark in fuzz, and though the company produced a ton of fuzzes after it, none gained as much acclaim. Tom Cram thought this was shameful and delved into the catalog. He returned from his pilgrimage with many spoils, among them an FZ-1S, a stout wedge enclosure billed by Maestro itself as a new fuzz sound that stood out from the mire of inferior ‘70s fuzz tones.

This adventure serves as the inspiration for the Carcosa—a dual-mode fuzz that does it all. Two modes—Hali and Demhe—serve as the heart and soul of this homage to vintage fuzz.

Hali mode gives players a lighter fuzz tone for amps that are already running hot, giving a gentle push not unlike a treble booster. This mode strengthens the highs and tightens them up to lend a little juice to darker pickups and amps.

Demhe mode is a raw, unbridled fuzz tone that pounds the front end of a whistle-clean amp. In this mode, the low-mids are accentuated and your guitar tone will stand head-and-shoulders above the mix in all situations.

Once you select the mode, the Carcosa is your oyster. The Before and After knobs work in tandem to coax all kinds of fuzz sounds from the Carcosa, while still staying true to its mode. The Before and After controls work as bias knobs which delivers a wide-reaching palette of tones in either mode. Both knobs are extremely interactive, with a near-infinite number of sweet spots throughout. When the After control is turned up higher than the Before knob, interesting textures leap out of the pedal and into your inspirational bank.

With every vintage-style fuzz, there are concerns of the tone becoming to “ice-picky” and the Carcosa takes care of that with a handy Hi-Cut knob, a powerful tone shaper with a deep and generous filter. This helps run the Carcosa alone without any tonal mismatches or as a makeshift EQ to prepare the signal for any pedals that follow it.

The Carcosa’s Volume control has tons of output on tap, so don’t be afraid to use it to push your amp or other pedals. Don’t be afraid—let the fuzz envelop you.

DOD Carcosa Fuzz features:

  • Based on vintage silicon fuzzes of the ‘70s
  • Two distinct modes with two different frequency responses
  • Unique Before and After controls deliver several different fuzz tones
  • Hi-Cut knob tames any spikes in treble, prepping the signal
  • Loads and loads of output volume
  • Standard 9v center-negative power operation (adapter not included)
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  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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