Finland’s boutique pedal maker Mad Professor has just announced an interesting new pedal that combines singing, cello-like overdrive with a vintage tape delay sound to give you that classic Eric Johnson tone in a single box. Okay, so they don’t (can’t?) say that it’s Eric’s tone in a box, but hey, one listen and you’ll know exactly what they were shooting for. One thing not mentioned in the press release is that there are internal trim pots that give you more control over delay time and sounds, as the front delay knob only let’s you vary the effect level of the delay. The pedal is supposed to be available this Friday the 22nd of June and I know it’s one that I can’t wait to try out.
Following is from the Mad Professor press release and website:
Mad Professor Amplification Introduces the Golden Cello Pedal
Mad Professor, the Finland based Boutique pedal effects manufacturer, in partnership with Guitar Center’s Director of Merchandise, Barry Mitchell, announce the new co-developed Golden Cello pedal available exclusively at Guitar Center stores, Guitar Center online and Musicians Friend online.
The new Mad Professor Golden Cello pedal delivers one of the most sought after lead tones on the planet. Sweet, cello-like singing overdrive combined with the most luscious open ambient tape delay all packed into one small Gold box.
The tone that you used to need: a great overdrive, a vintage tape delay and a loud vintage full-stack at full volume is now one foot stomp away! Very easy to setup – just plug it into any (quality) clean amp and you get “The Tone!” you have been seeking, at any volume level. This inspiring pedal will keep you playing and playing, you simply can’t stop!
Just four knobs for total output: Volume, Delay level, Tone and Drive. You simply cannot get a bad tone out of this pedal. This is a pedal that belongs on every pedalboard, in every gigbag and every studio. Singing lead tone, with the classic Mad Professor dynamics and touch sensitivity.
Retail price $199.99