Electro-Harmonix debuts the Flatiron Fuzz, Nano Battalion
Alongside the release of the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi, Electro-Harmonix has announced two other dirt boxes: the Flatiron Fuzz and the Nano Battalion. The former takes after the iconic RAT2 pedal while the latter is a bass preamp/OD with a few tricks up its sleeve.
The Flatiron Fuzz is EHX’s take on the iconic RAT2 distortion pedal. It’s a pedalboard-friendly op-amp powered fuzz/distortion unit that boasts vintage appointments, including a late-70s style drive circuit and symmetrical hard clipping.
In terms of sound, the Flatiron shines in both low- and high-gain settings. The former dials in mild distortion, while the latter delivers thick, saturated drive tones.
Control-wise, the pedal retains a simple three-knob layout comprising “Volume”, “Drive” and “Filter” controls. The latter functions as a low-pass filter that can be configured for a specific cut-off frequency. This allows you to dial in the desired amount of high end.
Retails for $72.70.
The Nano Battalion is an analogue bass preamp/OD pedal. Designed with the popular MOSFET drive circuit, this compact unit can serve up a wide range of grinding bass tones.
A standout feature of the Nano Battalion is the inclusion of a three-band EQ with three EQ positions for added customisability. The EQ controls are as follows:
Boosts or cuts above 1kH
Boosts or cuts below 200Hz
Selects between a nine dB boost or 500Hz cut
The three-way “EQ Position” switch, however, allows you to dictate where the EQ is applied:
Places EQ after the distorted signal
Shapes distortion tone while preserving clean sound
Places EQ before entire signal path
Shapes both clean and distorted sound
EQ shapes clean signal while distortion is preserved
Apart from the above, the pedal also features “Volume”, “Drive”, “Blend” and “Tone” controls.
Check it out in action here:
Retails for $117.50. More information at ehx.com.
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