One of the most important effects that created the distinctive sound of the guitar in the 80’s was without a doubt, the Chorus. The ability to make a basic clean sound become beautiful, lush, and ethereal was a milestone in the history of music. At that time the equipment was noisy analog, signal reducing pedals. Even if they sounded good.
Starting with an idea to hold true to the sound made famous by great units like the Boss CE-1 and CE-2, we kept the circuit totally analog and worked to design the unit to be super quiet, to not reduce signal in any frequency, and to have a better response in the Low frequency range making it exceptional for bass also.
As with all other Foxgear pedals, the Ballade has Standard Audio-grade components in the audio path, (no SMD) and it is equipped with our own anti-pop relay assisted true bypass circuitry.
Designer Ugo Baroni and manager Chicco Bellini are constantly involved with researching, developing and working with professional musicians to ensure quality standards.
The Italian company are endorsed by some huge names. The likes of Steve Lukather from Toto, Adrian Belew formerly of King Crimson and Motorhead's Phil Campbell joined this new project to deliver exciting effects pedals.
Most cheaper pedals are constructed using SMD components, making it easy to install by machines. But all Foxgear pedals are carefully hand-built with non-SMD, true bypass circuitry and analogue design, ensuring completely transparent effects. All covered by a five-year warranty.