Standard Black Sparkle Eros are in-stock and ready to ship! We have some colors also ready, including: flat black, pink, purple, slime green, white, and blue. We have some custom finish experiments also ready, and these will be posted as a separate product offering.
NOTE — Power Supply Not Included! Here’s a compatible (9V, center negative, 500 mA) power supply for the Eros / Ceres:
Note we also decided to change the name to Eros to save any phonetic confusion with the Ares, and other products out there…
Orders shipped in order received. Balance request will occur when unit is ready to ship. If not received in 2 days, slot moves to next order in queue. Once paid your unit will ship next.
COVID-19 — we’re doing everything in our power to maintain production during this pandemic. Your patience is appreciated. Our worker’s health is of primary concern, and we’re maintaining physical distance rules and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces several times per day. Parts availability has been hit-or-miss, and a cause for delays. Again, your patience is appreciated.
It’s not your typical boost. It will boost clean without overdrive, add a little grit, or add distortion. It has a 3-band active EQ for precision sculpting.
Use it in front to add volume or grit to a clean or crunch channel. Or, sculpt your amp’s distortion response, as you would with a typical boost. However, you’re no longer limited to a narrow frequency range dictated by a single tone control found on a lot of classic boosts.
Similarly, use it before or after the Ceres for even more control over its tones, and in order to get the most out of it based on your power amp situation.
This is not “just another TS style boost,” therefore it should not be setup in that way. e.g. don’t crank the Level and cut the Gain. Start with both at noon and go from there. The Feel (tight/fat/thick) and Mode (clean/clip/dirt) switches will lose effectiveness the lower the Gain control is set.
Further, the higher Level is cranked the more internal distortion can be generated in the last gain stage, and therefore it will add distortion within the Eros coupled with a higher Gain setting. With a lower Gain setting the last stage will remain unclipped, but a huge signal will slam the front end of any amp. This can be too large a signal to achieve your desired sound. e.g. too much saturation due to lack of headroom in the amp’s first stage.
In short, all the controls will interact, and there are countless ways you can run this pedal. Please experiment and share your results!!
Controls: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Level
Switches: Mode (clean/dirt/clip), Feel (tight/fat/thick)
Power: DC 9V with internal booster, >= 100 mA
Size: 4.37″ x 2.37″ x 1.22″