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Dwarfcraft Hax Ring Modulator Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    Glitch out like a maniac and get kind of fuzzy and generally disagreeable tone with Hax.

    The Dwarfcraft Hax guitar pedal is part ring mod, part synthesizer, and part guitar-mutator-injector machine that belts out fuzzy, fuzzy noise. The Hax pedal creates a squarewave at a predetermined musical distance from your input signal.

    The Hax Pedal's tune dial adjusts the ring modulation. A Moog expression pedal control lets you activate the Hax pedal hands-free, so you can change your rock tones while you're rockin' out (Moog expression pedal not included). The Blend control lets you have full ring modulation, or a clean tone dialed in the other direction. The Hax pedal gives an almost-pitch-shifter effect to your guitar, although the tone you get is not clean by any means.

    Hax has a wide oscillator range, from put-put-put robot farts to demon squeals. The High/Low Stop switch changes the oscillator's range. The Hi/Low switch quick switches between tones. You get a little bit smoother control on the pitch in the high range, but it's much tougher to dial in a tremolo-type effect. The dirty tone you can get in the high range is a mind-bending freq-out that would make Stereolab and Dr. Robert Moog happy.

    Finally, the Crash knob, while not easily controllable, lends some truly insane sonic qualities to Hax ring modulator pedal. The Crash glitches out hard in the best way possible.

    Features
    • Expression pedal control input
    • Ring tune dial
    • Blend control
    • Hi/Low stop switch
    • Bypass switch
    • Crash knob
     
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    DwarfcraftHax Ring Modulator Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    2.3

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    1.0

    Extremely Finicky Pedal

    By moose5891

    from Seattle, Washington

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Home Experimentation

    Comments about Dwarfcraft Hax Ring Modulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I actually bought this pedal 3 times. The first time, I bought it used and it arrived completely dead. The second time, I also bought used, I thought it was broken because of how difficult it was to use and how much noise it made. So, I finally set out to buy a new one and get to the bottom of this, despite my better judgement after receiving 2 broken ones.

    This is a pedal that you will probably need to spend a ton of time with to get any sort of useful sound out of. If you push either of the crash or blend knobs too far, all you get is a constant feedback that drains out the sound of your instrument. And if you have them not far enough up, you get a clean signal. There is a sweet spot, but even on that you have to play really hard on your strings to hear your guitar signal over the noise.

    I'm an experimental guy. So from watching the videos on it, this was the pedal for me. That's why I bought it 3 times. But after finally getting a new fully-functioning one, I was extremely disappointed at how the pedal performed. I play in an experimental band and we like to make noise in between songs. I thought this pedal would be perfect for that, but it turns out that it's not trustworthy enough to bring out in public.

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    2.0

    Boutique Pedal but not Boutique Quality

    By Rockthetele

    from The Woods, North Carolina

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Cheap Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dwarfcraft Hax Ring Modulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I really like this pedal and I always love to support up and coming companies, especially from the U.S. But this dwarfcraft pedal I received was very, very subpar. The pedal housing looks and feels cheap, similar to the XO series by EHX. The LED and yellow decal were poorly placed on the pedal, the sticker being crooked and the LED having a little gap at the right edge. The deal breaker for me was that I was practicing at home and went to turn on the pedal, and the switch went INTO THE PEDAL BODY!!! I wasn't even stepping on the pedal particularly hard. While the pedal was working I did enjoy the zany sounds it produced, so I had a buddy of mine gut the electronics and put them in a sturdier case. So in short I love the concept, hate the execution.

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      4.0

      Weird Boutique Noise Box

      By JAT

      from Atlanta

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Hand-built In Usa
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expression Pedal A Must
      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Dwarfcraft Hax Ring Modulator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      If you are looking to add some analog noise to your rig -- on purpose -- this could be a nifty approach. Basically an endlessly tunable fuzz box. Works best with a clean channel that you want to mud up for quirky contrasting parts. And quirky is the operative word when dealing with this thing. It is NOT a distortion pedal and NOT something you are gonna run all the time. But with an expression pedal (a must I think, figure $30 for a universal one) sweeping the frequencies you can get freaky lo-fi squonks and squeaks as well as some vintage-y sounding fuzz (think Nugent of Amboy Dukes era). As for the knobs, all I can say for certain is the Blend can't be higher than 12 noon or you are running almost full noise. The other two? Play around til you find something you like, see how the exp pedal changes it. Repeat. I can see Fender or Vox guys who play slightly off-kilter, squiggly rock digging this thing, as would retro space jam outfits. In other words, not for everyone

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