Fredric Effects have announced the Accomplished Badger, an original two stage boost, with an opamp buffer/boost driving a Germanium transistor gain stage.
Tested for optimal gain and low leakage, the Germanium transistors used are individually selected vintage new-old-stock components. Because of the nature of these two gain stages, the Accomplished Badger can be used as a sparkly clean boost, to just push an amp to breakup, or for a grittier saturated sound like a torn speaker or an overloaded recording desk tone. More versatile than straight clean boosts, the Accomplished Badger promises to be a fantastic "always-on" effect.
The Accomplished Badger is available now for £95.