Old Blood Noise Endeavors launch the Fault V2 overdrive/distortion

Its all-new slider-EQ section provides a more intuitive approach to tone sculpting

Old Blood noise Endeavors Fault V2

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Old Blood Noise Endeavors has unveiled version two of its Fault overdrive/distortion pedal. This new iteration expands on the pedal’s gain range, EQ controls, as well as clipping options.

The Fault V2 offers two stages of gain, which can be dialled in with two independent gain pots. Gain 1, set all the way down, starts off as a clean boost – slowly sweetening mids and offering subtle drive as its control pot is rolled up. With the second gain stage, the pedal’s high-gain tendencies are fully revealed, and can be shaped in the EQ section that follows.

A new slider-based EQ section replaces the original’s knob-based one, allowing guitarists to more intuitively sculpt low, mid and high frequency bands. There’s a fair range of boost and cut to be found with each slider – as shown in the company’s demo video – which, whether scooping out mids or boosting highs, could bring about some rather extreme sounding tones.

The final section of the Fault V2 is the Crush toggle – a post-EQ clipping stage that interacts heavily with the rest of the pedal’s controls. This section engages hard diode clipping, which can be employed to achieve the pedal’s most crunchy, sputtery and squealy outputs. See the company’s full demo video below:

The Fault V2 lists for $209, learn more about it at oldbloodnoise.com

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