|The Rocket Mongoose Fuzz has been
updated with additional features into our standard enclosure that
houses our range of guitar effects. This brings this popular design
into a modern player and pedal board friendly package.
* * * * *ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
FRONT END BUFFERING:
This buffer allows the fuzz circuitry to interface better with standard wah pedals and the high input impedance allows the full tone capabilities of the pickups to be heard without the loss of detail produced by a low impedance input. The buffer can be activated on or off by moving two jumpers on the pc card so you can hear the difference easily.
allows tweaking without destroying units overall tone character.
HARD WIRE(TRUE BYPASS) OR TWO BUFFERED OUTPUTS
essential for trouble free interfacing for all situations.
EASY BATTERY ACCESS
just slide the cover back to reveal the battery. Could not be faster
STANDARD DC POWERING JACK
allows the use of commercial powering units. Extra internal filtering ensures low noise performance and the standard polarity convention is also maintained.
* * * * *Mongoose History:
The Mongoose was developed in 1985 for guitarists who demand a guitar effect with lots of fat fuzz and enough bottom end to keep a metal head happy. The Mongoose also sounds as if it has a pre-set type wah voice that gives the distortion distinctive focus. It has proved popular with a wide and varied type of guitar player from Metal through Rock and Jazz. It is more modern sounding and civilised sounding than the Axis or Classic Fuzz and has found a niche with those who want an alternative but not too radically different sound that the current range of mass-produced units from the USA, Japan and Far East produce.
Electronically the Mongooose uses a combination of both discrete and IC analogue design techniques. The clipping circuit primarily comes from a passive diode circuit resulting in smooth compression and harmonic overtones providing a smooth and transparent transition from clean to overload states. Chords sound very good and with the amazing amount of sustain available, feedback is possible at the lowest amplifier volume settings. These features have made the Mongoose popular in the recording studio and similar situations where feedback is desirable at low sound levels.
Current users include Bono (U2) and Joe Perry (Aerosmith).
Mongoose X Features
MULTI-MODE OUTPUTS with HARD WIRE BYPASS or TWO BUFFERED OUTPUTS
The Mogoose X has three outputs, a true hard wire output plus two buffered outputs that can drive long cable lengths with no high frequency loss. These two buffered outputs are identical and are disconnected when the hard wire output is being used. This means that you have a choice for all possible performance or equipment situations whether you feel a true hard wire output or buffered outputs will perform best. In general the low output impedance of the buffer gives a lower noise floor and a more punchy sound but now it's so easy to hear the difference and make a real decision that is based on fact not hype.
LED : An LED shows the status of the effect. The LED also shows a low battery condition and will fail to light in either status thus showing that battery replacement is required.
RAPID BATTERY CHANGE : No more screws to loose!.. Slide the front panel back and there is the battery. It could not be simpler or faster. See picture below.
LONG BATTERY LIFE : Exceptionally low current consumption: Bypass Mode=1.18mA. Effect Mode=1.50mA ensures an expected battery life of more than 150Hrs with alkaline type batteries.
EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTER / SUPPLY : An external AC adapter (not supplied) can be used and access is through a standard DC power jack ( 2.1mm centre pin ) situated next to the jack sockets. Internal onboard filtering ensures that optimum low noise performance is maintained and diode protection provides peace of mind in case of polarity setting mistakes.
Connection protocol:It uses the standard negative centre pin connection protocol used by many leading manufacturers.
Specifications: 9 volt DC. Regulated output is recommended.
Current rating: 50mA or more.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN / PEDAL BOARD FRIENDLY : The position of the jack sockets and DC power jack are all on the same side of the enclosure and face away from you thus enabling the effect to be optimally positioned in pedal board set-ups.
DIMENSIONS: Width 170 x Depth 112 x Height 57mm. Weight : 618g with battery.