Innovative boutique pedals, created by two Nerds in Italy
Maccheroni Bros – A dual overdrive
Maccheroni Bros is a dual overdrive consisting of two distinct circuits, designed to create a wide variety of modern versatile new sounds. The two channels are called Fred and Mike, both Italo-American bricklayers with very different personalities.
- Fred is lanky and placid, the ‘good’ brother. This channel is based on the proprietary PCN circuit finely calibrated to this role. It gives a creamy sound and dynamic overdrive with sweet midrange sustain that favors a Legato technique.
- Mike, stout and short-tempered, the ‘indomitable’ brother, produces the rock sound obtainable from a tube amp pulled at full throttle. This channel provides good sustain and presence with clear attack of every note played. Its circuit is based on a J-Fet stadium, combined with other circuits designed to obtain the best overall sonic performance.
TEFI Vintage Lab created this dual overdrive for musicians that need a wide variety of modern overdrive sounds. You can adjust Fred for delicate distortions and Mike for the more aggressive kind, but their roles can also be switched for maximum versatility.
|Input impedance||700 kOhm|
|Output impedance||470 Ohm|
|Max Gain "FRED" channel||+50dB|
|Max Gain "MIKE" channel||+66dB|
|Supply voltage/Current absorption||9VDC/26mA|
|Power connection/ground type||Negative tip/negative ground|
|Battery supply||+9V (6LF22)|
|Enclosure material||Hammond enclosure, aluminium die-cast|