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Black Cat OD-1 Distortion


Black Cat OD-1 Distortion


The Black Cat OD-1 (a.k.a. Freddie Fuzz) is an original design Fred created based on the unique properties of the OP275, a dual operational amplifier chip made by Analog Devices. The OP275 is a high-quality op-amp that gives a distinctive linear output waveform. The Black Cat OD-1 can go from clean, to slightly crunchy, to all-out saturated distortion. It is unique in that it is extremely sensitive to the guitar; it responds to the player’s pick attack, and like a good Fuzz Face, it cleans up well when you roll back the volume on the guitar. The Black Cat OD-1 has been used by Scott Henderson, Steve Luthaker, Beck, Lyle Workman, Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), and many others.

    •    Durable powder-coat “Holographic Sparkle” finish
    •    High-quality OP275 dual op-amp
    •     Professional glass epoxy double-sided PCB
    •    3PDT True Bypass switch and Switchcraft jacks
    •    Uses 2.1 mm Boss style power jack, or internal 9V battery
    •    Hand-wired, boutique quality, made in USA
    •    Wide range of dirt tones from mild to wild
    •    Cleans up as guitar volume is turned down
    •    Responds to pick attack and player dynamics

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