JDM “Elektrika – Silicon Edition” introductory sale:
The JDM “Elektrika” has been a player favorite for a long time, but we often get requests for:
- A slightly smaller footprint (1590B size instead of 125B)
- A simplified control set
- A silicon version, for those high-temperature situations where the germanium transistors aren’t functioning optimally.
So we decided to take all these points into account and create a more compact pedal that sounds absolutely SMOKING in all possible situations:
Enter the “Elektrika Silicon Edition”. Using low gain, metal can transistors, we were able to come close to the response of the germanium Elektrika, while still offering something unique in that silicon sound. The silicon edition is snappier in response with that typical bright silicon “splash” of fuzz, and can still use our mellow “Tone” control to hone the edge to fit your rig. Unlike the germanium big brother, the smaller “silicon edition” forgoes the “fat/tight” (aka “Mk1/Zonk”) switch and gate control, which are set internally for optimal performance. This pedal is set for full-range “fat” sound, and with the “Gate” set to just “crumble off” at the end of sustain, as otherwise the silicon transistors can fall into oscillation. Germanium can indeed be more forgiving!
Thanks to Richie from Fret Junkies on YouTube for the review: