ALASTOR simulates TUBE-amp overdrive. Its gain can vary from low, mild overdrive up-to high-gain, distortion levels. It is very responsive to the dynamics of your pick attack and the gain is easily adjustable even through your guitar volume pot. It also features BASS and TREBLE knobs giving you a wide range of sound colors, suitable for a lot of different music genres, from classic garage rock to heavy doom and stoner and even thrash metal. The DISTORTION knob is activated separately through a toggle switch.
DRIVE: adjust the amount of overdrive. In the lowest positions it offers more clean sound with less bass. As it is turned clockwise it offers more fat overdrive with a nice tube-amp character with a very pleasant harmonic spectrum.
TOGGLE switch: Engage or turn-off the extra Distortion control knob
DISTORTION: ALASTOR was a demon (see nomenclature) and his ways were pretty twisted, strange and evil So is this knob. To push your overdrive up-to high-gain distortion levels you have to turn this knob counter-clockwise.
BASS:Increasing the BASS offers you a more fat sound, up-to ultra-fat-bass levels.
TREBLE: Increasing the TREBLE results in a more crunchy, bright sound. Decreasing it results in a more dark sound.
Power Supply Polarity
- Voltage Required: DC 9 Volt [Do not exceed recommended voltage! It may damage the circuit.] - Max Current draw: 25mA
ALASTOR (photo from 'Dictionnaire Infernal')
'ALASTOR' (Greek: Αλάστωρ) refers to a numerous people and concepts throughout the centuries. It was one of Zeus' many names (the avenger of evil deeds) in Ancient Greece. Later It represented the evil demon that possessed and manipulated humans to do evil things and to cause calamity. Also, in religious demonology, Alastor came to be considered a kind of possessing entity, likened to Nemesis. The name Alastor was also used as a generic term for a class of evil spirits.