Blower Box Bass Distortion
At first the Blower Box was my attempt to capture the classic Voivod Blacky sound on the Nothing Face album. They are my favorite band of all time and Blacky is my favorite bass player of all time. I was lucky enough to get Away to do the graphics for it and even got the whole band to sign the first VERY limited run of 15!
But it turned out to not just be a pigeon holed "specific" tone pedal, but a KILLER bass overdrive/distortion beast!
One of my main goals was to make it sound great no matter what setup was used. Small thin practice amp to monster rig.
Controls are Top Left - Volume, Bottom Left - Distortion, Top Right - High cut/boost, Bottom Right - Low cut/boost.
The low boost brings tons of beef and the high boost adds the snap. This thing KILLS on guitar and synths also!
All feedback on this sucker is 100% positive and I couldn't be more stoked!!!
***The smaller green and black version is the same circuit as the Demo videos but now has a smaller enclosure and all knobs up top. The original had the volume knob on the top edge by the output jack.***
Smaller 4.7" x 2.6" x 1.5" 125B sized enclosure, true bypass switching, common 9-18vdc "CENTER NEGATIVE" 2.1mm BOSS style power input and battery snap. Current draw 5mA. Power supply not included.
"It's been on my board since I got it! It's always on, sounds awesome!" -Jeff Matz (High On Fire)
"I don’t ever write thank you letters like this so for me to actually do this is proof of how much I love your pedal. I’ve played bass for over 30 years (still suck) but In that time I have played just about every kind of overdrive and distortion pedal out there. I’m the guy that has 3-4 different overdrives on my board, one for every degree of aggression I want to convey depending on the song, my mood, whatever. Your Blower box pedal is a completely unique and spectacular thing and is in a league of its own. Hands down the best sounding pedal I’ve ever played. I love it, and I want you to know how much I appreciate what you did with this thing. Thank you." -Doug C. (California)
"It sounds killer. I had the cops here after 10 minutes of playing. Even the cops though it sounded great lol." -Brian C. (New York)
"I love the pedal! Noiseless, rich high and mids, tight lows. It sounds exactly as I hoped for and I do get Blacky's blower sound especially on my 1975 Rickenbacker." -Mathias T. (Netherlands)
"You make a great product! May very well be the quietest high-gain pedal that I've ever used." -Ryan K. (Ohio)
"Man, I wanted to tell you how much I love my Blower Box.... most wicked bass distortion this side of hell dude." -Joe K. (Michigan)
"Played it on my bass rig and it's beautiful 😭😭😭
Blower Bass Hellions Rise!!" -Noelia G. (Texas)
"Totally fucking love it. I've even owned an MXR Blow Torch fuzz pedal before, but this Blower Box is way better than that thing." -Jason C. (Florida)
"I got to spend a little time with it....it is fucking AWESOME!!! Better than expected on bass! Can't wait to try it on guitar and keys!" -Chad P. (Illinois)
"Gave the pedal a good test run with my Orange Terror bass head and Markbass cab. Man, this is the best distortion pedal I've ever played." -Steve C. (UK)
"Man, you created a KILLER pedal. Best distortion pedal that I've tried/owned. It's very easy to dial in a good sound, from a subtle distortion to full blown chaos." -Thomas B. (Texas)
"Holy crap, this thing rules! Can't wait to peel some paint off the walls. Thanks for making such an awesome device!" -Bryan H. (Washington)
"It really is as awesome as I was hoping it would be. You did a great job with Blacky's tone emulation...the individual note retention and clarity are not compromised. Once I got the tone dialed in, it's almost like I channeled the power and confidence of Blacky himself...LOL :) Great work!" -Kelly C. (Wyoming)
"The sounds out of this thing are just perfect. Been messing around in the house with it and it just roars, then finally got our first practice since getting it yesterday and it's god damn perfect, the tone fits so well and is just amazing." -David S. (UK)
"I wanted to let you know how awesome the pedal is (like I imagine every other one of your customers!) We played a gig a couple of weekends ago...it sounded killer and had loads of compliments on it. Keep up the good work and rock on." Joe F. (London)
"I think your Blower Box is the most perfect high/gain/fuzz pedal for guitar. A very versatile pedal that can even work with the gain way back. You've designed a real gem." -Eddie N. (Ohio)
"Hi guys, just had to drop you a note about your Blower Box bass pedal. It is just flat out amazing. Took me a little while to get the settings right, but now I leave it on all the time. It somehow makes my smallish SWR 1x15 sound like the SVT rig I used to lug around years ago. Anyway, much thanks for a killer pedal. It has been a genuine inspiration." -Dave B. (Minnesota)
"I'm stacking this Blower Box (Old School Big Box), with my Darkglass X7 and BK7. Yes, it is overkill, yes, they are always on, and yes the blower Box gives it just the right amount of fuzzy grit that was missing on my board. I'm using a 900 watt Microtubes head with a 15" cab, and a 8 x 10" Ampeg cab. This just fucking Crushes it. I highly suggest you buy this pedal if you are a bass player that cares about heavy tone." -Cary N. (Nevada)
"I can't tell you how much I love this pedal. I love all kinds of fuzzes, but I find fuzzes are mostly champs at being themselves--mean and gnarly and huge. And that's what I wanted out of the Blower. Cuz while I know you call it a distortion, it seems damn fuzzy at extreme settings. And it does that in spades. But fuck man, it also cleans up so nice. Articulate while still being heavy." -Michael S. (Maryland)
"Dude, this pedal RIPS! I've had it for over a month now and I think I've played it every day since. Everything about this pedal is excellent: the build, the functions, and the artwork. As a big Voivod fan, this pedal has most definitely met - and even exceeded - my very high expectations for a pedal that was build to capture Blacky's sound. Mission accomplishated! \m/" -Marc K. (Oklahoma)
"An absolute gem of a pedal that reinvigorated my love for playing bass. Pure nastiness, pure joy!" -Jason M. (Pennsylvania)
"Bro sorry but what the actual fuck??!! It is as if this thing suddenly woke up my cab speaker. It is unreal! I have dozens of rare drive pedals etc. but this is some kind of sorcery...Best distortion ive heard in my life period." -Nikolas W. (New York)
"The fucking Blower Box sounds like a gauntleted fist full of spikes like the cover of Rollerball." -Ilias I. (Seattle)
"Holy cow! This thing is a beast! There is so much fuzzy goodness in this little box. I haven’t even tried it on guitar yet, because the amount of bass fuzz I’m finding by twisting knobs is too compelling right now. Another total winner by the Insane IdiotBox Intellectual!" -Justin K. (Nevada)
"I ordered a blower box I think when they were initially released, and it's the only pedal I've ever used with the band since. I love it! It's on all our releases and at every show since I obtained it. My friend commented on the bass tone so I thought I should send my appreciation for many years of extreme satisfaction while I was thinking of it. Your pedal is the very best!!" -Dayan (Dipygus)