Bypass switch: the effect is on when the halo indicator is lit.
Volume: The volume control allows the user to determine the output volume of the effect only. It can be used to equalise the volume to the bypassed guitar signal or to dial in as much boost or cut as required. Note that at minimum there is no sound from the effect (always worth checking if the effect is not working). At maximum there is a fair amount of boost so use with caution.
Tone: Tone control fully anti-clockwise gives a fuzz that is creamy (the sound of the original Solaris), tone control fully clockwise gives more treble without losing all the bottom end. The effect is the same for both positions of the Boost switch.
Sustain: Controls the maximum amount of fuzz sustain.
Boost Switch: the halo indicator shows which boost circuit is engaged at all times. If the indicator is off the original diode clipping of the second distortion stage is engaged, this gives a mellower tone with more sustain. If the indicator is on this selects an alternative more aggressive tone by changing some of the feedback components in the second distortion stage, this gives a lift in volume with a harder edge with less sustain.
Note that if the effect is bypassed boost has no effect on the sound.
Hints and Tips: as well as being used as a full on fuzz monster there is another surprising low distortion use as follows. With boost on and sustain fully anti-clockwise the sound is relatively clean as the first distortion stage barely clips and the second distortion stage clipping level has been increased by having boost on.
- The Solaris Pro comes in a 1590BB Enclosure (L x W x D): 119 x 94 x 30 mm (67 x 3.68 x 1.18 inch)
- Standard negative centre, -9v dc tip power supply unit/power brick required
- No internal 9v dc battery function
- 20mm anodised aluminium custom etched control knobs
- Blue halo light rings installed
- The Solaris Pro comes with blue custom etched aluminium foot toppers
- This edition comes in blue flames hydro graphics.
All our pedals are handmade, hand wired, boutique custom guitar and bass pedal effects manufactured in the UK using only the highest quality components ensuring every aspect of our pedal’s build process results in a truly outstanding product.