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Just got the HAO Roar pedal off Ebay out of curiosity. Anybody heard of these?
07-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Once you try it let us know what the pedal is about!
Any more info on these? Are they silicon or Ge? How do they sound?
"LIMITED EDITION! ONLY 100 EVER MADE!!! The Roar sounds nothing like the pedals of the past. However, the furious tone of the Roar will surely inspire creative players to find their own voice. The Roar can be used as a booster, vintage-style fuzz, or as a completely new type of distortion for all-new, never before heard effects. As the name implies, with the Roar knob cranked it produces thunderous, destructive crunch while still maintaining sonic integrity. When the Roar knob is set low, it acts as a fat booster with booming low end when gently attacked and light crunch with a hard pick attack. Some components used inside the Roar are very hard to find and constant supplies of these components cannot be expected. These components are then hand-picked for consistency and thus making the Roar is very time-consuming. This is the single biggest reason why a limited number of the Roar will be made. Only 100 pieces of the Roar will be sold in the USA. Destined to be a collector's item - get your Roar before they're gone forever!"
Forgot about this! Plugged it in last night. It's fuzz with a faint octave presence. Cleans up pretty well with volume knob. Tight rather than loose, edgy rather than smooth. At full gain it was a wall of distortion with feedback overtones around the edges.
11-10-2011, 03:36 PM
"Some components used inside the Roar are very hard to find and constant supplies of these components cannot be expected. These components are then hand-picked for consistency and thus making the Roar is very time-consuming."
can only be the transistors, because that other stuff is pretty basic. circuitwise it's a tweaked si fuzz face. should have a tad more bass, cleaner (more overdrivey than fuzzey) and clearer sound.
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