but what do you know of Alcmene?
According to Greek mythology, Zeus and Alcmene had an affair from which Heracles, the slayer of centaurs was born.
We introduce to you Alcmene, a mini pedal, fully loaded with authentic Klon style features, such as Germanium clipping diodes, Gold plated circuit board, active Treble control, Charge Pump, Buffered Bypass and more!
Staying true to form, we used only NOS (New Old Stock) 1N34A Germanium Clipping diodes in the circuit. Turn up the Gain and you turn up
True Germanium Distortion!
LEGENDARY TONE • Made in USA
1. MOSFET POWER PROTECTION: so you can feel safe if you have multiple power supplies, and accidentally plug in the wrong polarity. *** Above 9V is NOT protected. ***
2. Passive Volume Control: Dial down volume to roll off the full frequency range.
3. Active Treble Control: Turn up the top end.
4. Charge Pump and Germanium Diodes inside.
5. Buffered Bypass stomp switch circuitry. As long as Alcmene pedal is in the the signal chain, you’re getting a buffered signal OUT.
This ‘Bad Girl’ comes loaded with an Asymmetrical Charge Pump in the circuit, delivering 24.5V. This Rail Voltage to the Op Amp gives you more Clean Headroom!
For the sound of John Mayer, Nels Cline or Joe Perry, the Alcmene is sure to deliver.
All Polyester Film Capacitors in the Audio path.
Input Z (impedance): 280K (measured, as opposed to theoretical)
Power Requirement: 9VDC/20mA • NO INTERNAL BATTERY.
Powder Adapter Not Included. Requires a 9VDC Center Pin Negative (Fully Regulated power supply, such as the TrueTone 1 SPOT, or any other Power Adapter that will supply 9VDC and AT LEAST 20mA current.)
I love this pedal, my one quip is the whilte on the gold dials, I can never see the line, going to have to mark it in black and it would be nice to have a few pre-sets or different settings published on your page or in a manual.
I heard about the slamurai through a friend who recommended it to me because I’m the kind of guy that tunes low and plays djent and death metal. His exact words were “dude this pedal is gonna take your tone to the next level. You’re gonna love it” So immediately off the bat I was expecting that at least because my friend knows my taste and has never let me down. So I buy a slamurai. I plugged it straight into my highest gain amp. And within about 20 seconds had my pulverizing death metal tone and then I was lost in this pedal for the next few hours. The EQ is very nice and easy to work with. You have 5 knobs to dial in which I love because I like having options. The artwork is awesome. But that’s not even the impressive part. The slamurai gets along with any other pedal in my chain. Even some of my high gain distortions. Typically I have a hard time getting an overdrive to get along with a distortion. But because of the awesome EQ on the slamurai I can dial in whatever I need to. So not only can you make your high gain amp sound like an absolute monster by itself but if you have a distortion pedal and wish it had just a little more punch to it, your covered. So that’s awesome. Also threw it on with my delay and reverb and dialed in a nice warm ambient tone then got lost in that for another few hours and came up with some really beautiful stuff. But wait, there’s more. I know I said I play low tuned metal music. And if that’s not your thing, your covered. Here’s where the real magic comes in. Dial in your slamurai EQ to ANY OVERDRIVEN TONE YOU CAN THINK OF. It does dirty blues, it does classic rock, it does punk rock, it does speed metal, metal core, death metal. It really does it all. This pedal is for any player. But my favorite thing about it personally is how it handles low tuning. All in all, this pedal is amazing and I’m still finding uses for this pedal and my friend was right. It took everything I was doing already, and just made it sound better. And not just in 1 way. This isn’t an overdrive, this is a magical tone box. I don’t understand how they did it but I don’t need to. I’m just very happy with it and you will be too! (quick note: if your gonna use it to boost a distortion pedal then put the slamurai first in the chain of gain. Meaning closer to the guitar cable. Not saying it has to go very first. Wherever you have your distortion in the chain, put the slamurai right before it so that the signal goes through the slamurai FIRST. That’s how you’ll get the best outcome. Think of it like your using the slamurai to boost the distortion. Have fun!)
it's a smile machine to brighten your playing time, instant groove tone in just one pedal. one of a kind, they got this one right.
The time and care spent making this thing is just jaw dropping. From the moment I opened it up and saw the sacrificial back plate so you don't muck up the painted one with Velcro I was astonished. I've never seen that before. Changing the back plate also cleverly gives you a chance to see the internals, and oh my, it's not like any other pedal I've seen, you really have to see it and hear it for yourself. It's truly a beast. It's super versatile, and can give you everything from crazy to subtle and everywhere in between.
Received quickly and well packaged. Fun pedal with a lot to explore. Sounds great with my Jazz Bass. Guitar and Keys up next.
Amazing pedal!! Thank you for the fast shipping! Great packaging. Beautiful. Take care, Anthony
Amazing pedal, top of the line quality, amazing company, no complaints. I will recommend this pedal and manufacture to all of my musician friends. Definitely worth it.
I don't believe I'm using profanity here when I say "holy manure" batman, this may be my favorite pedal of all time. Four words sum it up: deep, lush, sweet & interesting. I know, you just bought the latest ________ (like I did, and I don't know these guys or get paid for endorsements). Just break out your electronic wallet and get it. I don't believe you'll regret it. I'm going to make a little video I'll try to add later as it took me about 5 minutes to grok the layout. Thank you!!!!!
Great, great pedal- fast shipping! Excellent transaction.
Great freaking pedal! I just scratched the surface of coolness. Hours of fun!
Amazing Pedal, takes a minute to familiarize myself with all the modes but once you've got a nice setting its great.
Love this pedal, and I have hardly moved any knobs since day one.