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NPD Pharaoh Supreme

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by FirTrader, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. FirTrader

    FirTrader Tele-Meister

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    Jan 8, 2017
    Alberta Canada
    I've been in the mood for some new sounds - I have an old Marshall Shred Master, which was a good distortion pedal in it's day, but it's not real wide-sweeping in sound, you go from sort of heavily crunchy to smooth compressed heavy metal type distortion.

    I wanted a little more tonality and vintage sounds have been more my thing lately, so I looked around and wound up ordering a Pharoah Supreme from Black Arts.

    Started out I wanted a Witch Burner, simply because that has to be the best name for a pedal ever, but the WB didn't look like what I wanted, and the reviews on the Pharaoh Supreme are all 5 star kinda affairs.

    I can see why. This has 6 modes of fuzz/distortion/overdrive, from sort of dirty amp sounds to ear-bleeding super-saturated distortion. On each of the six circuits you further control the pre-circuit boost, a tone control, a post-circuit high frequency boost (fuzz is often muddy and pumping a little clear highs back in really hits the mark). So I'm having lots of fun here with a new toy! The Silicon and MOSFET circuits are really, really nice, like you can dial in herzog-type sounds real easy here. Lots of control.

    Now if only I could play!
     

  2. tedtan

    tedtan TDPRI Member

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    Nov 18, 2015
    Kansas City
    I've never tried a Pharaoh Supreme, but I like my Pharaoh. From your description, it sounds like the Supreme will do the Pharaoh's fuzz plus a lot more. How are the overdrives and distortions?
     

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