The Valveslapper… is a rugged, hand-built distortion pedal that comes complete with 12V DC adaptor needed to power the two onboard valves, which shape its sonic character, up to high voltage.
Great range of distortion; EQ; build.
If sticking a couple of overdriven valves and a righteous amount of boost in front of your amp to get it screaming appeals, then this is the pedal to do it.
24th December 2006, 02:27 PM
honestly.. you guys have to hear the coopersonic… it’ll kick all your other pedals into touch!!
its my secret weapon…. actually, i don’t mind keeping it secret 🙂
happy holidays to you all
[The Coopersonic Germaniac] is a killer fuzz pedal. There’s no flashy design, but you plug it in and you can play it for hours. It’s mad. Can’t really go wrong if you want something a bit different. It’s a really, really cool pedal.
While many valve overdrive pedals are designed to act as a low- to medium-gain preamp, the Valveslapper is most definitely a distortion device. Sharing the same taste for edgy, aggressive distortion as the rest of the Coopersonic range, this is most definitely not a smooth blues machine! Classic rock, punk and even metal, however, are on the menu, but the Valveslapper is not just about top-end bite and break-up. The sounds on offer are full-bodied and solid in the low end too. For anyone with a good-quality single-channel valve amp who wants to instantly add a distortion channel, this could be the ideal solution.
The gain on offer [from The Tubecleaner] might be clean, but there’s more than enough of it to push a good valve amp into overdrive. It’s also highly effective when placed in front of other overdrive and distortion pedals — applying a moderate boost here can create some wonderful additional sustain and break-up.