900 Pound Violin by DenTone Electronics
New upgraded design, more pedalboard friendly, same classic circuit!
The name speaks for itself. The 900 Pound Violin is without question the most versatile fuzz pedal on the market. Sweet singing sustain, rich organic harmonic overtones and an incredibly wide range of sounds available.
Yes, it can get that "electric kazoo" lead sound. Yes, chords ring and sustain forever, yet don't get muddy and dull. Each note lives within the chord. Yes, it can get buzzy and fuzzy and downright raunchy. Yes, it will cut through the rest of the band in a live soloing situations. Yes, it plays well with other pedals. It loves single coils and humbuckers and sounds amazing through tube amp and solid state as well. It even sounds amazing with an electric bass.
Santana is in there, so is Jimmy Page, so is every garage band that ever dreamed of the big time. It's up to you to twist the dial until you find those sounds. But they're in there!
I made a short youtube demo video so that you can see how it sounds. The video only really scratches the surface of what this pedal is capable of.
Here is a link to Harmony Central review:
Recent email from a 900 Pound Violin owner:Here is a recent comment from a 900 Pound Violin owner:
"The 900 pound violin is definitely every bit of 900 pounds. (That may be a conservative estimate too.) When A/B'ed with a Ramshead BMP on guitar, it has very similar mojo, but definitely clearer, more natural and open sounding. It has a lot more overtones and ring modulations at lower fuzz settings which was a very pleasant surprise.
It also keeps plenty of low end when the tone is turned all the way up. The BMP seems to thin out at the high tone settings.
The 900 pound violin has a bit less gain then the BMP, but becomes a beautiful monster when pushed by an overdrive pedal. The BMP just gets louder and more compressed, but not necessarily more pleasing.
Last night, I tried the 900 pound violin on a bass. Sweet Jesus! Talk about a match made in heaven. The full range of the pedals EQ really shines. I have always loved the BMP for bass fuzz and accepted it's heavy low-mid range sound, but compared to the 900 pound violin it sounds flat and flabby. The 900 pound Violin has an amazing tIght low end attack with plenty of sparkle.
Again, Great job on this pedal. It is kicking the BMP off my pedalboard for good."
Pedal comes standard with unique, relic finish and raw graphics. No two are ever exactly alike. Each pedal is signed, dated and numbered. These pedals are hand built, one at a time in the USA. That does still mean something. There is no Chinese version of this box!
As in all DenTone pedals, only the finest components are used throughout.