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Mosquito

A New Effects pedal From Burford Electronics

The Mosquito Octave Up Fuzz

A unique Octave up fuzz, which will give you pure fuzz on one twist of a knob & octave fuzz on one twist of another knob. So you can have your fuzz setting for rich body & add octave fuzz to it or turn the fuzz down & just use the octave fuzz control for cutting lead. There is also a control called Sting, this is a tone filter that alters the voice of the octave from sharp to mellow.

The octave is not over the top, on the lower register it is quite subtle, you can even play power chords and it holds together extremely well. Without that horrible modulation that is associated with some analogue octave up pedals even some of the legendary expensive ones.

Try soloing somewhere from the 8th fret upwards, it is very responsive and particularly so around 12th/15th fret and even higher. Neck and back pick ups give different sounds. Even playing positions will give different responses.

Mosquito features…

  • True bypass.
  • Buzz level - [standard fuzz level control].
  • Octave level - [octave fuzz level control].
  • Sting – [octave tone control]
  • Power input socket, 9 volt negative center [standard] power supply not supplied
Playing tips and techniques are….If you are using neck pick up, play close to it, if using bridge pick up play close to that one, try playing in different areas around each pick up. Also you are probably aware that for best octave sounds, hit the notes accurately and try not to hit adjacent strings as you are playing, this will give a ‘pure’ sound. Power chords usually work best between open strings and down to about the 8th fret, these tips will start you off, but most of all have fun!

Mosquito Pedal
£69.95
       

Britt Boost

This is the culmination of all the booster pedals from the 1960's and is fitted with new old stock premium selected Mullard germanium P.N.P. transistors. Its features are:
True bypass

  • Level control
  • Battery or 9 volt [negative centre] power input socket [compatible with most modern power supplies]
There is a three way rotary selector on the left-hand side of the pedal that gives you:
  • 1 - Treble boost
  • 2 & 3 - pre-selected boost positions with increased mid. [All three give slightly different boost voicing].

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Britt Boost
£65.00
Burford Electronics Britt Boost treble booster
 
     

The Britt Face
by Burford Electronics

After playing the majority of fuzz boxes from the late 60's up to modern day turn outs, I've never been completely satisfied with the fuzz sounds, particularly for live work, so, I decided to design my own using a hybrid circuit, with a negative earth. [Now there's a novelty, but one that should have been done years ago, now, making it compatible with modern day negative centre power supplies.] The hybrid design uses Germanium for the soft clipping and Silicon for the higher gain & stability, giving The Britt Face a fuzz tone with a fuller bass response to mid range, without any of those nasty 'fizzy fuzzy' sounds. It has good stability, so it will run for hours and you will always have the same sound with out any bias adjustment, irrespective of temperature changes [within reason, we would therefore suggest you do NOT put it in the deep freeze or the oven!]

The Britt Face features:

  • Fuzz control - this you can turn back from full fuzz to over drive settings with clarity, unlike it's predecessors which would lack treble, usually sounding quite thick.
  • Voice - This control gives a lush bass response, which the fuzz faces and tone benders tended to lack. Turn clockwise for 'crunch'
  • Level - this is the ratio between bypass and effect [volume control]
  • It has true bypass
  • 9 volt [negative centre] power input socket [compatible with most modern power supplies]

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Britt Face
£65.00
Britt face from Burford Electronics fuzzbox
       

The Burford Sonic Ranger -Treble Booster

Hand-built in the heart of England by Alan Exley for Burford Electronics.

A germanium transistor treble boost - This is a clone of the 1960's Rangemaster, one of the most influential pedals ever produced. This is renowned to be the sweetest treble boost ever made and was used for two reasons - one, to give extra cutting edge for rhythm playing and second, to drive the front end of tube amplifiers. The people who used these type of boosters, such as, Hornby Skewes, Orange, The Dallas Rangemaster, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Ritchie Blackmore, Rory Gallagher, Dave Gilmore, and many other English guitarists to push their tube amplifiers into creamy distortion with overtones. The result of the rangemaster into a good tube amplifier is evident on the Bluesbreakers 'beano' recording [into a JTM45]and the first 2 Black Sabbath albums [into a Laney stack]

Its features are:

  • The use of Germanium transistor circuitry
  • True bypass - will not affect your guitars natural voicing when off
  • Set or level control- to give the correct amount of level between bypass & boost
  • Very low battery drain
  • On the e.q. Boost selector switch [mounted at top of pedal], to the left is the classic Rangemaster sound. To the right is mid and bass boost, this modification was done to the Rangemaster to act as a boost to overdrive tube amps. Tony Iommi in the early Black Sabbath used a modified Rangemaster.

Please note there may be some slight noise on the set or level control, when adjusting between 6 and 10, this is not a fault with the pot or circuit, this is the way the output level is controlled where DC voltage meets AC voltage, this noise is only present when the control is turned and is not present when the control is stationary. Cheers, Alan

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Burford Sonic Ranger
£59.00
treble booster - booster pedal by Burford Electronics, designed by Alan Exley
       

Rangemaestro treble booster

Effects pedal, Clone of the Dallas Arbiter Rangemaster

Controls on front are, Input, set [level] & bypass/boost
On the back, there is output socket & Rangemaster mid
modification,
This was a standard modification,
That was used to give more middle,
Tony Iommi used this mod.
This is the original Rangemaster circuit using
Mullard Germanium Transistor,
The signal to noise ratio is excellent, the transistor is selected, grade A quality, hence the very low noise.
Uses a 9 volt battery with extremely low drain
& is only switched on when the input jack is inserted.
This is an excellent treble booster with the option of
increasing the mid slightly,
The Rangemaster was the one which Rory Gallagher, Tony Iommi, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Dave Gilmore & Jeff Beck just to name a few people, used for it’s legendary sound.

Rangemaestro Treble Booster
£99.00
Rangemaestro treble booster - designed by Alan Exley
       

Burford Electronics Volume Calibrator Unit

Wire this up to your volume control & you will get a perfect linear sweep in volume & in tonality. Perfect for live or studio use. Comes with easy fit instructions [some soldering skills required]

Burford Electronics Volume Calibrator unit
£8.95
       

 

Burford Electronics Mid Frequency Choke

The Burford mid frequency choke will remove a lot of the mid range, giving great rhythm properties and almost acoustic sounds. When wired in. it will be interactive with your tone control & gives great Jazz sounds as well.
Works on all magnetic pick ups[not piezo].

Totally passive, no batteries, easy fit [some soldering skills required].

 
Burford Electronics Mid Frequency Choke
£12.95
 
     

Robot Ring Modulator

Boutique effects pedal from Burford Electronics
Hand built in the heart of England.

Feed your guitar through this device and you will get the guitar sounds mixed with the sum and the difference between the guitar and the oscillator frequencies, producing 'metallic' overtones to your guitar and various strange techno sounds, depending on where the oscillator pitch is set.

What was it used on? If you listen to the guitar solo on the track Paranoid, by Black Sabbath, you will hear pure distortion guitar on one side and ring modulation on the other. In the stereo image this sounds quite weird. I'm quite sure it's been used on many things. Another classic example is on the Doctor Who theme.
This device is great for playing riffs, creating loops, and other weird phrases. The features of this pedal are:

It has two controls, modulation and oscillator. The modulation control adjusts the mix of the dry signal to be effected. The oscillator controls the pitch of the oscillator tone.
It has two switches: one is accent, the other one is range. The accent adds another feature to the oscillation, which gives a slightly different character to the sound. The range switch has three ranges. 1 is the upper band (easier to tune to high frequencies). 2 is upper and lower band. 3 is the sub band. This gives low-fi, tremolo type sounds, (which can be quite "nasty"). Also there tends to be a "click", almost like interference from the oscillator - with the accent on you can get some bizarre type sounds by playing with or against the beats that are going on: all you need is root and octave. It also sounds very different if you play against the bridge.
It has two jack sockets: one in and one out and it has true bypass.


Setting suggestions to get you going.....
With modulation fully anti-clockwise, range on 1, oscillator fully clockwise, tune into higher pitch range and play riffs, chords or lead and adjust modulation to suit. Switch on the accent setting and then generally mess around.....
Try tuning the oscillator to the key you are playing a riff in, adjust modulation accordingly then try going down an octave on the oscillator and see what happens......
Go to 3 on the range switch, about half-way on the oscillator, turn modulation up full, hit an open A and get familiar with the beat then put the accent on and play either with or against the beat with root and octave....
Have FUN!!

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Robot ring modulator
£69.00
     

U.F.O. Repeater Tremolo

This is a new pedal from BURFORD ELECTRONICS,
Designed by Alan Exley

Its Features are:

  • Speed control
  • Proximity control
  • Voice select switch
  • True bypass
  • 9 volt power input [negative centre] and battery
It also features pulsing L.E.D.s that pulse in rhythm with the effect. Speed control goes from a slow pulse to fast.
With the select switch to the square symbol the proximity control will give subtle 'in & out' pulsing all the way to 'repeating machine gun fire'. With the switch flicked to the circle, the proximity control will give soft 'chill out' cool tone pulses to 'rapid underwater rippling & bubbles'
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UFO Repeater Tremolo
£65.00
     

The Reefer Coral Sitar Sound

Boutique effects pedal from Burford Electronics
Hand built in the heart of England.

This makes your lead playing sound like a sitar. For best results single note lines, root note and octave and picking, not suitable for full chords.
As a starter - Try dropping the E string down to D, the A string will then become the fifth, The D string is now the octave. Play on the G-string start on 7th fret, the second octave of D and play a typical minor raga scale.
Its Features Include:

  • True bypass
  • Ring/Zing - This is a mix control between dry signal and sitar effect
  • Less/More - This is the output level control
All you have to do is to play close to the bridge of your guitar, it will work best with the bridge pick up however if two pick ups on together or neck pick up adjust hard and soft control. Humbucking pickups tend to be more favorable, due to the extra mid range frequencies.
This is one thing missing from the psychedelic era of the sixties.
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Reefer Coral Sitar sound pedal
£69.00
     

Techno lo – fi

New effects pedal from Burford Electronics


This is an interactive fuzz, great for techno wild and wacky sounds.
Its features:

  • True bypass
  • Battery or mains [negative centre] power input

Controls left to right are - voice, regurge & level

Voice is a powerful active filter, which gives you, from normal ‘crunch tone’ through mid range ‘honk’ sounds to wah voicing and through ‘thick creamy’ fuzz tones.

Regurge is a powerful voltage controlled filter that gives you straight signal through to synthetic sounds to weird envelope gurgling and is interactive with the voice control.

Last one speaks for itself really, less or more between bypass and effect.

 

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Techno Lo-Fi
£69.00
fuzzbox - Tecno Lo-Fi by Burford Electronics, designed by Alan Exley
     

Burford Solo Master Pedal

This is a new pedal designed by Alan Exley, exclusively for Burford Electronics & hand built in England

No more stopping and fumbling around to set your solo levels on your guitar volume controls or using old graphics and E.Q. pedals to boost your volume! This completely transparent FX pedal will give you the true voice of your guitar and amplifier.

The Solo Master is a solo/rhythm foot pedal. It is completely passive, noiseless, and uses true bypass which does not alter your guitar's natural voicing. It has a red LED which lights up when in the bypass position.
So how does it work?

Switch it to bypass position and adjust your amp setting for your solo sound, (you may require slight boost in middle and treble for the cutting edge). Once you have achieved your sound, switch the pedal on (that is with the LED off) and adjust the mid-range control on the pedal until you feel you have your rhythm sound. You can also adjust the filter to back off some of the treble edge.
Once this is achieved, switch to bypass mode and compare your solo level (LED ON) to your rhythm level (LED OFF). If you still need to reduce your rhythm level use the volume control of the pedal accordingly.

This pedal is completely passive and uses a 9 volt battery ONLY to power the LED light.

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Burford Solo Master
£52.00
     
     

LIVE-WIRE ELECTRONICS
Products Reviewed In "Guitarist" (Oct 2004 issue 255- page 123)

 

     

Tuned Filter System 1

This T.F.S will filter out slightly different mid-range to the T.F.S 2 giving you great funky type sounds on your humbuckers and single coil pick-ups, all the way to electro acoustic type sounds. The bandwidth leans itself over more to the rhythm style of playing than the T.F.S.2. ~ With easy fit instructions

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a modification which fits inside the guitar and is passive

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Tuned Filter 1
£19.95
     

Tuned Filter System 2

The T.F.S will filter out the mid-range and make your humbuckers give great single coil sounds. Single coils will give funky type sounds, even to a slight electro-acoustic edge ~ With easy fit instructions

The system is great for turning these humbuckers into single coil sounds (better than coil-tapping). The bandwidth leans itself over to more of a lead style of playing

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a modification which fits inside the guitar and is passive

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Tuned Filter 2
£19.95
     

NEW PRODUCT Livewire ST- Tone mod for Stratocasters

This new module is completely passive and updates your Stratocaster's tone and volume controls - with easy fit instructions. This will give you linear response, calibrate your volume control - in other words, no more treble loss or uneven volume control. First tone control will act as master treble filter for pitch ups with no "muddy dump" at one end. Tone control 2 will act as a mid-range filter for all pick ups to give extra funky sounds to "acousticy" style voicing. Both of these tone controls will interact for extra tonal variations.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a modification which fits inside the guitar and is passive

Livewire ST Tone Mod
£29.95
 
     
     

SOUNDS CREATIVE

Products Reviewed In "Guitarist" (Oct 2004 issue 255 - page 123)

 

     

Rhythm Master

Pro middle cut includes a push-pull pot - down for band 1, up for band 2. Great for those funky sounds. Turn your humbuckers into simulated single coils. Full wiring diagrams and fitting instructions

PLEASE NOTE: This is a modification which fits inside the guitar and is passive

Rhythm Master
£29.95
 
     

Tone Cube

Fit this to your guitar and it recalibrates tone and volume to give an even response, (usable controls). As reviewed in "Total Guitar". Full wiring diagrams and fitting instructions.

Reviewed In "Total Guitar" (Feb 2003 issue - page 123) - 4 out of 5 stars .

PLEASE NOTE: This is a modification which fits inside the guitar and is passive

Tone Cube
£17.95
 
     

 

 

 
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