The DOD Carcosa Fuzz is a doorway into an alternate fuzz universe, where classic tones of legend coexist with splattered and shattered Pollock abstractions. Combining the Carcosa’s wide-ranging AFTER bias control with two toggle positions creates tones that range from porcine fatness to dessicated shards. This versatility makes the Carcosa Fuzz a good companion for dirty or clean amps. True bypass, tons of output, and the visage of the King in Yellow sets the stage for fuzzy madness.
The DOD Carcosa Fuzz has an exaggerated mid-range and treble character that help it stand out in a mix. It has been designed to cut through a dense and heavy band but still have great note articulation with chords. However, when extreme bias (AFTER) ranges are selected many wild and over-the-top sounds are possible
BEFORE – Increases/Decreases the amount of fuzz.
OUTPUT – Increases/Decreases the overall output level, there is a lot of level here so this can be used as a boost.
AFTER – Bias Control changes the texture of the fuzz. Counter-clockwise attains loud and woody fuzz tones that clean up with the guitar volume knob, and full clockwise attains splatty and broken fuzz tones and horn-like vowel sounds and sustain. Middle-ranges go from familiar classic to more modern wall-of-sound fuzz voicings.
HI-CUT – Reduces the amount of high-frequency detail. Start at the 9:00 position and adjust counter-clockwise for brighter pickups, and clockwise for darker pickups. Don’t be afraid to use the extreme ranges of this control since changes to the AFTER bias control also change the tone of the fuzz. You may find higher volume boost settings or stage levels will also require high-frequency adjustment.
DEMHE/HALI – Use the DEMHE voicing (Up Toggle Position) for a bass and low-mid boost which works great for clean channel usage. Use the HALI voicing (Down Toggle Position) for a bass cut that works great for dirty channel usage.