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Roger Mayer Mongoose:
Features and Benefits:
- Developed in 1985 by player demand
- Lotsa Fat Fuzz, with lush & pleasing harmonics
- Smooth and transparent effect-to-guitar transitions
- Rich bass tone
- "Hollow-like" distinctive Wah-like voicing
- Chords are "happy" and sound terrific
- Modern, well mannered fuzz character
- Employs carefully chosen integrated circuits and discrete analog components
- "Sustain City" with guitar-amplifier feedback made possible even at the lowest volume settings
The MONGOOSE FUZZ was developed in 1985 for guitarists who demand an effect with lots of fat fuzz and enough bottom end to keep a metalhead happy. The MONGOOSE FUZZ 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 than 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).
GUITAR PLAYER REVIEW June 1993:
"It produces lot of fat fuzz with enough bottom end to make a metalhead happy. The Mongoose also sounds as if it has a bit of preset wah voice; it gives the distortion a vowel-like focus thatīs pretty cool."
HARMONY CENTRAL USER 10/11/01:
"This is the fattest fuzz I have heard yet. I moved from a proco rat into this and love the difference. For those of you who hear colors, this pedal is pretty damn close to the purple color of the case. It's lush and thick with almost wah sounding harmonics laced in... This is the fuzz I was looking for, for years. I went from Zoom and DOD multi-effect units to a few Boss and Morley fuzz boxes to a proco rat and finally found this one. I would never lose this. If it were stolen, I would have another within days."