Dying Sun FX Citadel

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Dying Sun FX Citadel

159.00

None currently in stock; current build time is one week.

The Citadel is a grinding, full-range overdrive/distortion driven by a NOS silicon transistor (usually NOS Telefunken BC10x). In vague terms, it emulates the response of an amplifier that currently exists only in the Doomscape, having yet to be summoned by the channelers of our plane. To be somewhat more descriptive, however, imagine a tone that borrows elements from a Fender Bassman, Tweed Twin, and one of the larger Supro combos, all fully cranked.

The drive control is fairly obvious in function. The range control widens or narrows the range of frequencies that enter the gain stage. The hi-cut rotary switch progressively diminishes the high-end response, which can be somewhat aggressive when the drive is pushed fully clockwise. Finally, the toggle switch allows for selection of amounts of available headroom, the result of which is somewhat alike to the difference between a 100 watt amp, a 50 watt amp, and a 25 watt amp. The more headroom, the less clipping and saturation. A good rule of thumb is to choose a setting for greater headroom (less clipping) when using the Citadel with an amp that's already dirty when the pedal is bypassed.

Like all Dying Sun pedals, the Citadel features high-quality, low-noise components, all of which are tested for tolerance (by me). Each pedal is hand-built and hand-lettered in Oakland, California.

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