Fresh out of Ground Control Audio’s corner is the Tsukuyomi Midrange Booster. The pedal is modelled after the brand’s popular Amaterasu Bright Pre-amp, and features a dedicated midrange boost that shapes tone in a unique way.
Like how a samurai slices through enemies with a katana, this stompbox is designed to cut straight through the mix. It borrows two elements from the Amaterasu pedal: a JFET frontend and a 20dB gain amplifier stage.
With the “Mids” switch to the right position, the pedal acts as a volume boost. But flick the switch over to the left, and the 880Hz to 1kHz frequency band gets a 12dB boost. This gives your lead tones the right amount of push to stand out in the mix. The overall effect is governed by a “Gain” knob.
As you would expect, the Tsukuyomi reacts differently to various pickups. Ground Control Audio recommends a single-coil and trebly amp setup for some “velvety fullness”, or, if you’re partial to humbuckers, a “crunchy sweetness”.
Retails at $159. More information at groundcontrolaudio.com.