For sale at…

I LOVE small independent music shops. The staff are generally more knowledgeable and helpful and mostly they carry an equally good range of product compared to the big boys on the block. They are generally no more expensive, and often can be cheaper. They genuinely want to sell you the best product for you, your playing style and existing equipment, because they want you to come back, unlike some places … (rant over)

The Mozztronics range of guitar and bass effects pedals are now available for sale at the most excellent Australian online store Peerless music (who ship all over the world), as well as retail stores Pony Music in Hallam (Melbourne), DW Music in Canberra, Guitar Garage in Rose Bay (Sydney), The Bass Centre in South Melbourne, Bass Workshop in Hughesdale (Melbourne), Music At Noosa in Queensland, Black Arrow Guitars in Adelaide and at Captain Cherry’s Guitar Lounge in Castlemaine in rural Victoria.

www.peerlessmusic.com.au

www.ponymusic.com.au

www.dwmusic.com.au/

www.basscentre.com.au/

www.bassworkshop.com.au/

www.musicatnoosa.com

www.ccguitarlounge.com

www.blackarrowguitars.com.au

www.guitargarage.com.au

Pedals are in stock at all shops.

Steve and Peg run Peerless Music. They stock a huge range of pedals, including some absolutely world beating product from Australia, they ship everywhere.

Evan is the main guy at Pony Music in Hallam which is in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Despite being a drummer (!) he is extremely knowledgeable and will recommend the best product for you to get the sound you want. There is an awesome recording studio there as well as several rehearsal rooms with very nice room pa systems.

DW music are in Canberra, and stock a huge range of quality gear. Mozztronics is honoured to be stocked in such esteemed company. Ask James to show you the Mozztronics pedals they have in stock. He might even let you “Turn it up Loud”.

Gentle Folk (and headbangers) of Sydney Town you can now try out Mozztronics pedals at Guitar Garage in Rose Bay. Guitar Garage started in 2002 and is run by Brent who has been there and done that in retail, as a guitar tech for touring bands, and music production. Brent is a man after my own heart, his mantra is “affordable hand selected guitars that play excellent at a reasonable price”. From beginners to pro’s Brent will give you honest advice and wont try to sell you something you don’t need.

If you’re in, or visiting Melbourne, and you’re responsible for the bottom end, you need to check out the Bass Centre in South Melbourne. Guy Palmer & the team will look after whatever it is you require, from picks to strings, pedals to amps, and of course bass guitars of every sort. Mozztronics bass pedals are in stock and ready to be “turned up loud” to rattle some windows and shake some walls.

Pop in and say hi to Jeff , Tim and the team at Music At Noosa. A fantastic shop full of everything you could possibly need and servicing the sunshine coast for over 16 years. Worth the drive up from Brisbane.

Drew & Heejoo run bass workshop in Hughesdale (near Chadstone) in Victoria. They carry a great and everchanging range of basses, including some locally hand crafted beauties. Check out the Polaris basses which are handcrafted in Melbourne & the newer ones feature a Mozztronics onboard preamp designed specifically for Polaris. Pop out the back & visit the “Entwhistle Room” a wonderful, yet eerily spooky experience.

Scott and Liz are the awesome team at Captain Cherry’s Guitar Lounge located right in the heart of Castlemaine in rural Victoria only 90 minutes from Melbourne. If you are in the area, its well worth dropping in for a visit. The stock changes often so you never know what gem you will find there.

IF YOU NEED TUBES

I would also like to highly recommend my tube supplier. Neil at thevalvestore.com.au
Neil is very knowledgeable and helpful, and carries a great range of new and old stock tubes at very reasonable prices. Neil is in Mount Waverley in Melbourne. Check out his website if you need tubes, including hard to get tubes. Neil has digital tube testers and can supply matched sets as well as doing overnight burn ins.

Neil doesn’t stock my pedals, but if you need tubes, he’s the guy to see !

TUBE AMPS MADE IN MELBOURNE

Reuben at Brookfield Tube Audio makes a range of hand-built tube amps. Very nice sounding gear. Based on the marshall 18W and classic Vox circuits. No compromise on quality as Reuben uses only the best parts in his amps.

Check them out at www.brookfieldtubeaudio.com.au

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Passive Direct Box DI-3

Many people have asked me, Mozz, can you make a Motown Passive DI (Wolfbox). I said no, as the “magic” in those DI’s is the triad magnetics transformer. Triad is no longer made in the USA and the people who own Triad now will only make product for large orders, and it is also doubtful if they will be made in the same way, with the same materials as those old USA made transformers were. Even the guy who made the original Motown DI’s wont make more as he cant get the original transformers.

So i am NOT making a Motown DI. Instead, as an addition to my DI range, i made a passive DI with a few tricks up its sleeve. The first two units will have a transformer from the UK, but subsequent units will use a very high quality Cinemag transformer from the USA.

We included the standard earth lift, as well as a variable 20dB to 40dB pad and a phase reverse switch. We have two front mounted 1/4″ guitar sockets (input and through), and one rear mounted output socket for versatility.

We use the industry standard pin 2 hot for the XLR connection.

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Mute-o-Matic Pro MOM-2

Want to MUTE your microphone when it is not is use and don’t want to rely on the sound engineer hitting the MUTE button on the mixing desk?
Want to use your microphone to talk to the fold back engineer but don’t want the sound getting to front of house ?
The Mozztronics MOM-2 Mute-O-Matic PRO is the answer

The Mozztronics MOM-2 Mute-O-Matic PRO is powered from an external 9VDC power supply (not supplied).

Simply connect you microphone to the INPUT XLR socket, and connect the OUTPUT XLR socket to the front of house mixing desk. You can connect the AUX OUT XLR to the talkback monitor desk.
We also included a 20dB pad and an Earth Lift for both the Main and the Auxiliary outputs.

The MAIN OUT footswitch is a latching type, press once to activate the MUTE, and press it again to UN-MUTE.
When MUTE mode is active, the RED “mute” led will be on and no signal will be passed to the output and the mixing desk, when in normal mode, the GREEN “on” led will be on and signal is passed to the output and the mixing desk.

The AUX OUT footswitch is a momentary type, press and hold to route the microphone INPUT to the AUX OUT and MUTE the MAIN OUT at the same time, release it to return to normal operation. This is a “push to talk” function.
Even if the MAIN OUT is set to MUTE, you can still press the AUX OUT footswitch to route the microphone signal to the AUX OUT.
The AUX OUT is muted until the AUX OUT footswitch is pressed.

We also included internal switches to control if the PAD affects both outputs or just the main output, and also to control the main out so it can be muted or not muted when the AUX footswitch is pressed

Phantom power is passed from output to input even when the pad is active and the unit is in MUTE mode.

Mozztronics recommend the use of a regulated supply, with a voltage of 9VDC. We use the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Mark Gable

Mark Gable is the singer & frontman of Australian hard rock band The Choirboys. They started in the early 80’s and have been going strong ever since. Everyone in Australia knows & loves their most famous songs “Run to Paradise” and “Boys will be Boys”. Over the many years there have been many lineup changes in the band, but the one constant has been Mark Gable & bass player Ian Hulme.

Double Platinum albums, Top 10 singles, recording in LA, worldwide sales & tours, Mark has been there and done that.

Check out what the Choirboys are doing these days at https://www.choirboys.net/ and go see them live if you get the chance.

These days, as well as continuing to play live, Mark lives on the NSW central coast, where he recently tried out the Mozztronics VP1 valve guitar preamp in his home studio. This is made to direct record without having to mic an amp, but still get the sound of a big amp straight to “tape” (i know, nobody uses tape anymore, but direct to hard disc just doesn’t have the ring of “direct to tape”). It has a switchable cabsim to get the sound of a quad box, but it can be turned off if you prefer your own cab sim plug in.

Mark has said “The Mozztronics VP-1 for me is about Rock, I am talking Hard Rock and it takes me straight back to the 70s, huge amps that can only be loved loud. Before plugins or even pedal boards, this was the sound. I LOVE IT”

Wow, thanks and welcome to the Mozztronics family Mark!

Check out The Choirboys in the usual online places, and if you get the chance to see them live, grab it, you wont be disappointed.

Support Australian Music, see a live show, buy their merch, buy their music & turn it up loud

https://www.choirboys.net/

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Mute-o-Matic MOM-1

Want to MUTE your microphone when it is not is use and don’t want to rely on the sound engineer hitting the MUTE button on the mixing desk?
The Mozztronics MOM-1 Mute-O-Matic is the answer

The Mozztronics MOM-1 Mute-O-Matic is usually powered from 48VDC phantom power, if phantom power is not available, or is required to be turned off, an external 9VDC power supply should be used.

Simply connect you microphone to the INPUT XLR socket, connect the OUTPUT XLR socket to the mixing desk, and turn Phantom Power on for that channel. We also included a 20dB and 40dB pad. With the switch UP we engage the 20dB pad, with the switch down we engage the 40dB pad, with the switch in the center the pad is disabled.

When MUTE mode is active, the RED “mute” led will be on and no signal will be passed to the output and the mixing desk, when in normal mode, the GREEN “on” led will be on and signal is passed to the output and the mixing desk.

Phantom power is passed from output to input even when the pad is active and the unit is in MUTE mode.

Note that the MOM-1 Mute-O-Matic will work even without any external power supply. The MUTE and PAD are still active, but the two status LED’s will not illuminate.

Mozztronics recommend the use of a regulated supply, with a voltage of 9VDC. We use the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection. 9V DC power is not required if using Phantom Power to power the MOM1 Mute-o-Matic

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Harp Preamp HP-2

The HP-2 Leo Sayer signature Harp Preamp was envisioned and designed in conjunction with the man, Leo Sayer himself !

Ever wanted to get that Chicago Blues Sound for your harmonica, but didn’t have a low wattage valve amp. Unhappy with how a guitar distortion pedal works with a harmonica and microphone. Only got a clean amp but want that dirty overdriven sound. Don’t want to lug an amp to gigs but want “that” harp sound… then read on.

The old blues harp guys used to use small low wattage valve amps for their harps. Often they would replace the first preamp valve with a lower gain type to get smooth creamy distortion. This amplified harp sound has come to be known as the “Chicago Blues Harp” sound. But valve amps need maintenance, and can be heavy to carry around, there has to be a better way.

My original HP-1 harp preamp has proved to be very popular. It has a single tone control, a gain and a volume control. Leo Sayer has been using one for quite a while now, and he doesn’t take his amp to gigs any more, he just plugs his harp through his HP-1 Mozztronics Harp pre, and takes the balanced xlr out to the PA.

A Signature pedal had to retain the sound from the original pedal but offer many more features, so i conjunction with Leo, we sat down & worked out all the things he wanted (and a few more) in this new HP-2 harp preamp.

We still use 3 stages of JFET goodliness, operating in pure Class A, to accurately simulate an entire low wattage valve amp, including the speaker response which is now switchable with the CABsim switch. A JFET is a type of silicon transistor that operates in a similar way to a vacuum tube. There is no diode clipping so all the drive is from the natural compression of the jfet transistors.

There is a 1/4″ input for a microphone, and two outputs. The first is a 1/4″ to allow connection to an amp for monitoring. The second is a fully electronically balanced XLR to allow for direct connection to a stage box or mixer. You can use both outputs at the same time.

GAIN controls the amount of gain from the first stage, BASS controls the amount of bass in the output, TRE controls the amount of treble cut in the output, MID controls the amount of mids in the output, FREQ controls the mid frequency, and VOLUME adjusts the overall volume out of the pedal. LIFT gives an earth lift for the balanced XLR output. The mids are parametric, so by being able to adjust the frequency it is easy to dial in great midrange tone, or cut an annoying feedback frequency.

But that’s not all. We included a mute switch and a green light to tell you when the output is on. Now when you’re not playing, you can just hit the mute switch and your microphone is silent.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Dave Leslie

Do i really need to say anything more than…. Dave Leslie ?

Dave is a founding member of iconic Australian Band the “Baby Animals”.
He is the recipient of 3 Aria awards (Australia’s Grammys) and since picking up the guitar in 1973 has been honing his craft ever since.

Dave continues to play big festival gigs with the “Baby Animals”, as well as small sweaty pub gigs with his band “Truck”

I had the enormous pleasure recently to have Dave visit the Mozztronics Cave, where over several hours he tried out my range of pedals using his Grubisa hand made guitar, and my little solid state test amplifier. We just used the amps clean channel, and man, did Dave make that little amp sing, squawk & rawk. Dave left with an EX1 expandrive, MS1 mehrschall, FZ1 classic fuzz & MF1 “baconizer” mosfet fuzz

Welcome to the Mozztronics family Dave !

If you have never heard Dave’s playing, check out Baby Animals & Truck in the usual online places, and if you get the chance to see Dave live, grab it, you wont be disappointed.

Support Australian Music, see a live show, buy their merch, buy their music & turn it up loud

https://daveleslie.com.au/

https://thebabyanimals.com/

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Mew Drive MD-1

The Mew Drive uses cascaded jfet mu amps to give a totally different sound to the screamer pedals, and all the variants (there are many).

First some background on how i came to do this pedal.
I am in the middle of making a valve mic preamp and in the valve section i use two valves in the main gain stage and a fixed 18dB gain SRPP (or mu amp) in the second gain stage.
My captive audio engineer alerted me to how nice the mu amp sounds when pushed very hard (so much so that I’ve had to add a pad to the output of the valve preamp section, but that’s another story).
It is impractical to build a two valve pedal, so i thought, a jfet operates in a similar way to a valve, i could use those in the mu amp configuration, so that’s what i did.

There is more than enough gain from the two mu amp stages, and while being very smooth & creamy, i wanted a little more bite as you wound the gain up, to make this an even more versatile pedal. I tried several approaches, but i ended up with a level dependent circuit to add some nastiness at higher gain settings.

PURR controls the gain in the first stage, TREBLE, MID and BASS are the classic 3 knob tonestack found in almost every amp under the sun, VOLUME adjusts the overall volume out of the pedal

Start with the gain low around 9 to 10 o’clock, you will get amp like edge of breakup with a nice shimmer & touch of dirt (just like a real amp), crank the gain if you want more drive. Even with the gain cranked there is excellent note definition in chords and sustain that lasts for days.

About the name of the pedal. I am not big on surreal or extreme graphics or weird pedal names, that’s just me, although there are a few exceptions in my range (bonebreaker GD1, baconizer MF1). I prefer cartoon like graphics & plain names. So what to call this pedal…
In the Mozztronics cave resides a 3 legged rescue cat, who loves scratching furniture, rugs and anything she can get her claws into. She oversees QA at mozztronics.
mu sounds like mew, so perfect for the name as this pedal does bite & scratch when the gain is cranked, so this pedal is named for my cat.

As this is based on a standard valve circuit that’s been around for ever, i since found that other people have done this too, not exactly like mine, and there is enough difference in the circuits to make a noticeable difference to the sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCv97gsG880

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Nat Allison

Nat is a guitar slinger, singer and songwriter from Melbourne. When she is not playing her own shows, she is Suzi Quatro’s slinger of choice for many of Suzi’s live shows and has recorded with Suzi in London, as well as playing for Vanessa Amorosi and playing one of the solos for the Screaming Jets for their version of the Stevie Wright song “Guitar Band” and very recently played guitar (and performed two of her own songs) on the “Live at the Orange” performance with Jamie Payet & Jimi Hocking.

“From the studio to the stage, Australian born Nat Allison delivers a pitch-perfect scream, strut antics and evil guitar showboat. A high energy, guitar heavy performance with tough lyrics, powerful vocals and guitar solos to match.   Nat performs on average three to five times per week. To date Nat has played some 6000 gigs including festivals, guitar shows and many other specialty events both Nationally and Internationally.

Music is deep within her soul, an unmistakable passion as you’ll soon discover when you see Nat perform. Her guitar playing and vocal abilities are next to none, not many performers can hold their own and command the audience as Nat can.

When Nat’s not playing her own shows she also lends her guitar playing skills to other artists such as the legendary Suzi Quatro, who paved the way for women in rock, like Nat today! “

Nat often plays shows in her home town of Melbourne, whether electric or acoustic, check her out.

Welcome to the Mozztronics family Nat !

Check out Nat’s website here where you can listen to some of Nat’s music

Headphone Amp HA-2

Ever wanted to practice guitar or bass along with a backing track but didn’t want to set up bucket loads of gear, and do it silently, or at real bedroom sound levels?
The Mozztronics HA-2 Headphone Amplifier is the all in one solution.

We included our MS-1 Mehrschall circuitry on the instrument input to get a great guitar or bass sound without having to use any external effects boxes.

There is a 1/4″ instrument input, a 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input you can plug into your phone, tablet, mp3 player (etc). There is a mono speaker output (8 ohm or higher speaker) from the internal 1W amplifier, and a 1/4″ stereo headphone socket as well as a 3.5mm stereo headphone socket (both headphone outputs are 32 ohm minimum). The speaker output and the headphone sockets can all be used at the same time. There are no crappy little chip amps inside this unit, we built a proper 1W discrete power amp into this baby !
This unit is mono, we mix the stereo auxiliary input to mono & send it to both sides of your headphones, we just couldn’t fit a stereo power amp into this little pedal sized unit.

We included a 3 band eq with switchable filters for BRIGHT and ULTRA LOW (we all know where this “classic” filter comes from). We have a GAIN control for the instrument input, so you can run this clean , or you can turn the gain up to get some realistic drive and dirt to get a nice cranked amp sound for both guitar and bass without having to use any external stompboxes. You can of course plug your pedal board output into this unit if you want delay, reverb etc on your instrument sound. We have an overall output volume control for the instrument and a separate volume control for the auxiliary input.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard 2.1mm socket for the power supply connection. Power is from an external 9VDC 0.5A plugpack.

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Valve Direct Box DI-2

Nothing sexy about a DI box is there ?

This is a little different,    intrigued,   read on.

This is a Valve DI box with a few tricks up its sleeve. It runs from an 15VAC external power supply, as we have a valve heater to power and high voltage to generate after all and you cant power a valve heater from Phantom Power. We included the standard earth lift, as well as a 20dB pad. We have two front mounted 1/4″ guitar sockets (input and through), and one rear mounted output socket for versatility.

We use the industry standard pin 2 hot for the XLR connection.

But wait, there’s more.

We included a 3 band eq with switchable filters for BRIGHT and ULTRA LOW. We have a GAIN control for the valve, so you can run this clean and get the lovely valve goodliness added to your signal, or you can turn the gain up to get some creamy valve drive. We have an overall output volume control.

Some say this is a valve preamp masquerading as a DI, there is after all, more than enough output level to drive an external power amp.

Guillaume in France liked his DI-2 direct box so much, he made a video.
Wow, thanks so much Guillaume.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard 2.1mm socket for the power supply connection. Power is from an external 15VAC 0.4A plugpack.

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High Voltage Tube Driver TD-2

Using a 12AX7 tube, and powered from an external 15VAC to 16VAC supply, this pedal runs the tube at proper amplifier High Voltages, for that real tube sound. We’ve gone old school here, we use circuits that were used to generate high voltage in old time television sets to generate the high voltage for the tube in this pedal.
There is no diode clipping in this unit, just tube compression and overdrive. We use a transistor as an output buffer and apart from that everything else in the signal path is what you would expect in a proper “tube” amplifier.

This pedal does clean to medium/high drive and is great for edge of breakup to heavy crunch and beyond. Its not a high gain metal monster, but use this into a nice loud amp, and you can hear the girth & grit being extended while adding sparkle. Turn the output volume up to slam the front end of your amp and hear it sing.

This pedal responds like an amplifier would, roll the guitar volume back and the pedal responds, dig in hard on the strings and the pedal responds. We here at Mozztronics like to think of this pedal as an extension of your amplifier.

Many pedals on the market have the word “tube” in their name, and while these can be quite good, they don’t use a real tube to get “that sound”. This is the Mozztronics take on a pedal with an actual 12AX7 tube inside. Some products with tubes use the tube for filtering only, in the “tone control” section of the circuit. What a waste of a tube. We here at Mozztronics use the tube where it is meant to be used, in the gain stages, so the drive you hear is tube drive, tube drive, and nothing but tube drive.

GAIN controls the amount of overdrive from a light crunch to a searing screaming overdrive, TONE adjusts the brightness of the signal, VOLUME adjusts the overall output volume of the pedal.

TD2 “first impressions” video from the SuperFunAwesomeHappyTimePedal Show

TD2 video from the SuperFunAwesomeHappyTimePedal Show

Mozztronics uses the industry standard 2.1mm socket for the power supply connection. Power is from an external 15VAC 0.4A plugpack.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for more information

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Green Drive “Bonebreaker” GD-1

Many people regard the “Green Screamer” pedal as a holy grail. Sure SRV used them, but they were heavily modified, and he ran them almost clean, to push his amp (there i said it).
There are many variants of this green screamer pedal around, and i didn’t just want to make a clone, so many people do that already, the world doesn’t need another one. Some manufacturers add one part to this standard pedal, call it a different name, and sell it as a different product. What a crock, I’m not about doing that sort of thing.
But, i thought, why not combine all these variants into one “toolbox” type of pedal…

So this is the Mozztronics take on this style of pedal. We included 5 different clipping modes as standard. We also beefed up the tone control giving it a wider range, and added a “BODY” control to dial in the midrange perfectly.

GAIN controls the gain in the clipping stage, TONE controls the balance between treble and bass in the output, VOLUME adjusts the overall volume out of the pedal, and BODY controls the midrange voicing, from mid scoop with BODY anticlockwise (Muff style), to flat (TS style) with BODY clockwise. No more dreaded MUFF mid scoop getting you lost in the mix.
MODE is a 5 way switch to select the different clipping modes

MODE position 1 will give you classic TS type sounds
position 2 will give you classic OD1 type sounds
position 3 will give you classic ‘ello guvnor type sounds
position 4 will give you classic obsessive compulsive type sounds
position 5 is a Mozztronics special, try it out, we like it and we think you will too (this is the clipping arrangement we use in our DL30 Driveline pedal (AC30 amp sim)

GD1 “first impressions” video from the SuperFunAwesomeHappyTimePedal Show

GD1 video from the SuperFunAwesomeHappyTimePedal Show

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Reamp Receiver RA-1

The RA-1 reamp receiver is used for “reamping” in a studio. Long guitar leads can lead to a loss of tone. Not any more !

Reamping is taking an existing recorded track, and running it out to am amplifier, which is then re-recorded to get the amp sound. Reamping isnt new, its been around since the 60’s

We included a few neat features in our reamp receiver RA-1. There is an inbuilt 48V phantom power supply, to power an external DI (more on this later) and we included an impedance amplifier, so your guitar amplifier sees a real pickup impedance, and responds as if you had plugged your guitar directly into the amp.

There are two ways the reamp receiver can be used.
1. If you have an already recorded guitar track (from a DI etc) run a desk output into the live room and connect it to the reamp receiver RA-1 with a microphone lead. Set the instrument/line switch to line, plug the output of the reamp receiver RA-1 into the guitar amplifier, adjust the tone, volume and pickup ohms and you’re ready to record.
2. You’re in a studio, you want to play the guitar in the control room, but have the amp in the live room. You don’t have a lead long enough to go between the two rooms adn you hate how long leads suck all your tone. Plug the guitar pedalboard output into the DI-1 in the control room, turn cabsim off, use the mic leads already running between the control room and the live room to connect the DI-1 to the RA-1 remap box, plug the RA1 reamp output into the amplifier, turn 48V phantom power on, adjust the tone, volume and pickup ohms and you’re ready to record.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard 2.1mm socket for the power supply connection. Power is from an external 15VAC 0.4A plugpack.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for more information

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Direct Box DI-1

Nothing sexy about a DI box is there ?

This is a little different,    intrigued,   read on.

This is a DI box with a few tricks up its sleeve. It can run from a 9V to 18V external power supply (no room for a battery inside), and it will also run with full functionality and headroom from 48V phantom power. We included the standard earth lift, as well as 20dB and 40dB pads. We have two front mounted 1/4″ guitar sockets, and one rear mounted socket for versatility. These three guitar sockets are all wired in parallel.

We use the industry standard pin 2 hot for the XLR connection.

But wait, there’s more. We included our cabsim circuit. Why would you do that you ask ?

Imagine a few scenarios…
1. You’re at a gig and the backline amp is rubbish, or your amp dies at a gig. Just plug the pedalboard output into the DI-1, connect a microphone lead, turn phantom power on at the mixing desk, adjust the cabsim gain to get the amp sound you like, and play the rest of the gig.
2. You’re in a studio, its late, you dont have time to set up an amp but you need a quick guitar track. Plug the guitar pedalboard output into the DI-1, adjust the cabsim gain to get the sound you want and you’re good to go.
3. You’re in your home studio, you cant have a loud screaming guitar because you will wake the neighbours. Plug the guitar pedalboard output into the DI-1, adjust the cabsim gain to get the sound you want and you’re good to go.
4. You’re in a studio, you want to play the guitar in the control room, but have the amp in the live room. You don’t have a lead long enough to go between the two rooms. Plug the Plug the guitar pedalboard output into the DI-1, turn cabsim off, use the mic leads already running between the control room and the live room to connect the DI-1 to the RA-1 remap box, plug the RA1 reamp output into the amplifier, a few adjustments on the remap box and you’re recording.

The cabsim has low end response as per an 8×10 bass fridge speaker, and is suitable for both guitar & bass.

Ben Wicks did a demo video of my DI, check it out here.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative socket for the power supply connection.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Hannah Findlay (Stonefield)

Stonefield are an Australian rock band comprising the four Findlay sisters: Amy on drums and lead vocals, Hannah on lead guitar, Sarah on keyboards, and Holly on bass guitar. They were formed in 2006 and since 2010 and have released four studio albums, Stonefield (October 2013), As Above, So Below (July 2016) — which peaked at No. 19 on the ARIA Albums Chart — Far from Earth (April 2018) and Bent (June 2019)

Alex Rappel of FasterLouder observed, “[they] certainly know how to rock out in the style of old, and Richie Blackmore and Co would no doubt be impressed by Stonefield’s offerings… [they] do not try to offer social commentary or sage wisdom in their latest EP Bad Reality, but rather a rock record that will melt your face off!”

A 70s inspired mix of hard rock, psychedelic rock & stoner rock, rich in riffs, harmonies and pounding drums, what more can you ask. These four sisters tour the USA and Europe as well as Australia, and if you get the chance, see them live, and have a listen to them in the usual places. Support Australian musicians, if you like the music, buy a cd and some merch.

Welcome to the Mozztronics family Hannah, we know you will turn it up loud !

http://www.stonefieldband.com

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James Southwell

Over the past 11 years James has firmly established his credentials as one of Australia’s leading blues/rock/funk performers, constantly playing at the top of the bill at almost all music and blues festivals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

James Southwell commands the stage like few others, with powering riffs and vocals that bite. James and his incredible band are truly world class and would not be out of place on any stage anywhere. James is not afraid to push his music past all previously existing boundaries and well past what most musicians consider the limits of what is safe. His music comes from a deep love of the blues with heavy inspirational funk and rock & roll influences.

James was a finalist in the 2014 & 2015 Memphis Blues Challenge

Welcome to the family James !

check out James’ website here

Check out James’s music online, and if you like the music, buy it and support Australian musicians. If you get the chance to see him live, we thoroughly, positively, absolutely recommend it.

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Leo Sayer

I have no need to write anything here. Everyone knows the perennial, ageless & effervescent Leo Sayer !   and man, am i jealous of his hair.

check out Leo’s website here

Leo as well as singing and writing songs i can still (mostly) remember the words and sing along with to this day, plays a mean harmonica !!
When playing a clean harp, Leo uses his normal singing microphone, but sometimes a song requires a dirty “chicago style” blues harp sound.

Leo recently added the Mozztronics MS1 Mehrschall and HP1 Harp preamp to his setup. The HP1 harp preamp includes a built in DI, so Leo runs his harp microphone into the MS1 Mehrschall pedal, then into the HP1 harp preamp, then straight into the PA. He uses a small amp, but that is just for on stage monitoring, the sound the audience hears is direct from the pedals, and doesn’t go through an amp.

Leo says “its my favourite pedal (the HP1 harp pre) – just the right amount of breakup and a delicious tone. I’m using a bulletini harp mic which has a Shure crystal element in it…  and i love the Mehrschall pedal too”

I had the great fortune to see Leo recently live, and what a great show. A rocking band of excellent musicians, and Leo is a fantastic showman. If you get the chance to see him live, grab it, buy some merch & see if Leo will sign it after the gig !,  and check out his recent recordings, nice work indeed.

Welcome to the family Leo !

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Mehrschall MS-1

There are a few iconic valve guitar amps that we at Mozztronics adore. Apart from the  AC amp used by the Beatles & Brian May, the American ’59 bass amp loved by guitarists, the amp favoured by Pete Townshend, the other is the iconic 800 series british amp. We have used the 800 version and made our emulation into a solid state footswitchable pedal, which we have named the “Mehrschall” in honour of its parentage. Mehrschall is german for “more sound” which we think is very appropriate. This pedal is not a dirt pedal as such, it’s our emulation of this classic amp.

To do full justice to the original amp, and to get the maximum in tone versatility we included the full 3 knob tone stack in this pedal. A single tone control, or just a bass & treble control wasn’t going to cut it with this pedal. We did tweak the tone stack slightly, as the bass control in these amps is notorious for having little effect, as its frequency is set very low.

GAIN controls the amount of gain from the first stage, BASS, MID and TREBLE are the classic 3 knob tone stack as found in the original amp . VOLUME adjusts the overall volume out of the pedal.

As with the amplifier this pedal replicates, classic 60’s and 70’s rock sounds live here,  turn up the gain for added rawkus-ness.

MS1 video from the SuperFunAwesomeHappyTimePedal Show is here

Leo Sayer recently started using the Mehrschall MS1 and the Harp pre HP1 pedals for his harmonica, when he wants a chicago style harp sound. Leo runs his mic into the MS1 Mehrschall, then the HP1 harp pre, then straight to the PA as the HP1 has a built in DI.
Says Leo “its my favourite pedal (the HP1 harp pre) – just the right amount of breakup and a delicious tone. I’m using a bulletini harp mic which has a Shure crystal element in it…  and i love the Mehrschall pedal too”

Many people have asked me, Moz, why did you choose these five amps to make pedal versions of. Each of these amps is (in my view) a classic amp. Each of these amps has a totally different tone stack design. Each of these amps, while having a push pull power stage uses different phase inverters and power tubes. The ’72 Orange has a bandaxall tone stack, cathodyne phase inverter & EL34 tubes, the Bassman has a fender tone stack, long tail pair phase inverter & 6L6 tubes, the Hiwatt has a hiwatt tone stack, long tail pair phase inverter & EL34 tubes, and the AC30 has a Vox tone stack, long tail pair phase inverter & EL84 tubes and the JCM-800 has a Marshall tone stack, long tail pair phase inverter & EL34 tubes. Each tone stack, phase inverter and tube type will give a different sound, breakup differently and respond to playing style differently.
In my opinion, all other amps can be classified as variants of these five classic amp designs, so if you want a bogner, soldano or boogie type sound (for example), grab a tonemeister or a mehrschall  pedal and turn the gain up.
I know i said my EX1 expandrive does the JCM800 type of sound very well already, but i reserve the right to change my mind, and the MS-1 Mehrschall was born. It sounds different to the EX1 expandrive, and gets the cranked JCM sound, so i have now added this to the existing set of four amp simulator pedals, which is now five.
TM1 Tonemeister, DL30 Driveline, HW1 wHoWatt, OR1 Orange-e and MS-1 Mehrschall.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for pricing and Paypal information

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Optical Compressor CO-2

There are a few revered compressors used in studios. Many of these are the old valve (vacuum tube) units that used an optical element for the compression. These compressors were easy to dial in, and no matter what setting you put the controls at, they never sounded bad, interesting, but never bad.

We here at Mozztronics set ourselves the task of taking the essence of these old vacuum tube compressors, and coming up with a solid state circuit that captured how these old compressors sounded. We had to use an optical element for the compression, the compressor had to be useful for both guitar and bass, and we had to be different from what is already on the market

We think we did it (yay) !

We considered the units with only a few controls, and in the end decided to go with the full range of compressor controls (don’t worry, this is very easy to dial in).

GAIN is the make up gain so you can adjust for the same volume from bypass to effect active, RATIO controls the amount of compression from barely on to super squishy, THReshold adjusts the point at which the compressor starts to operate, ATTack controls the speed at which the compression starts to operate, so as to let through initial dynamics & keep sparkle in the sound (min attack time is anti clockwise), RELease controls the speed at which the compression stops operating (minimum release time is anticlockwise).

But wait, there is a switch and an extra control. You betcha !
The RANGE switch selects the frequency range the compressor sensing uses for its operation. Up is full range. Try both positions to see which works best for your playing and your instrument. DYNamics uses an old studio trick of “parallel compression”, by mixing in a little of the raw uncompressed signal to add back some dynamics, you still get the compression, but keep expression and feeling.
We also added some tricky internal circuits around the release control, we call it “interactive release” and while you can set the release with the potentiometer, we have an internal added release that works in parallel and varies depending on the input signal.

Damien Young (highly regarded Australian studio and FOH engineer) “this is the best pedal compressor ever”.  Thanks Damien, turn it up loud !

Mozztronics CO-2 Opto-Comp Optical Compressor

Chris from Talkbass and compressorpedalreview.com has done an unbiased review of the CO-2 opto comp. You can read the review here.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection. This pedal is 9V only, and has huge headroom already !

Email me at   mozztronics@hotmail.com for more information

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Billie Page (The Billie Page Rebellion)

Billie is the singer and guitar player for the band The Billie Page Rebellion, a four-piece band hailing from the Sunshine Coast Australia. They have a distinctive sound that’s rooted in the blues, with a gritty rockabilly edge, and a pumping live vibe!

Featuring killer blues lead guitar, powerful female vocals, punchy bass, and hard-hitting drums, The Billie Page Rebellion takes no prisoners, and their energetic live performances are undeniably powerful!!

Formed in 2015 by front woman Billie, the band has evolved from their traditional 50’s Chicago blues and rockabilly roots by mixing it up with an original modern twist, to produce a high- energy blues, rock, and rockabilly fusion!! Hot off the back of international shows including ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ with Joe Bonamassa, The Billie Page Rebellion is definitely a band to catch!!

Check out The Billie Page Rebellion on YouTube or catch their electrifying shows at popular Brisbane and coastal venues, and Blues and Rockabilly festivals worldwide!!

Billie has been using the Mozztronics EX1 expandrive for a while now. She has tried other dirt pedals (chasing that elusive tone nirvana), but always goes back to the EX1. Its now a big part of “her sound”

Welcome to the family Billie!

check out the billie page rebellion’s website here

Check out The Billie Page Rebellion online, and if you like the music, buy it and support Australian musicians. If you get the chance to see them live, we thoroughly, positively, absolutely recommend it.

Billie and the band have been busy touring, and word is Billie will be checking out some of the newer Mozztronics pedals, so expect to see a few more orange Mozztronics pedals on Billie’s board soon.

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