Inspired by Jimi’s sought-after tone, the Manic is a Vintage Fuzz Face, but in an intuitive, very easy-to-use package. Often, guitarists purchase a fuzz pedal and plug it into a clean amp only to realizse that it sound terrible. Not Jimi-like at all. The trick is that a vintage fuzz needs to be placed into a preamp that is already in the edge of saturation. Then the guitarist lowers the guitar’s volume knob to get the perfect sound and fuzz feel.
With the Manic, we wanted to make yourlife easier. The Manic by Foxgear allows you place your fuzz into your pedalboard then directly into a clean amp, yet still reaching the best, touch responsive, organic, dynamic, fuzzy sound you have ever heard.
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.