The Spitfire has been deliberately designed to produce the classic triode tube type distortion that is particularly rich in harmonics that are very musical and pleasing to the ears. This basically means that chords can be used at high levels of distortion without sounding raucous or just plain nasty, as would be the case with other types of fuzz boxes.
The Spitfire maintains the guitars original tone characteristics with the open sound, detail and sonic heritage that have their roots in Roger’s association with the making of Jimi’s recordings. Roger Mayer added a few new design twists and coupled with his extensive knowledge from the retro fuzz and distortion boxes, they have come up with a new sounding modern distortion/ fuzz sound that does indeed sound fresh and distinctive and not just another boring reissue or clone of a 30year old design.
Roger Mayer Spitfire- X Features:
- Small Size: 115mm x 70mm x 55mm, (4.53″ x 2.75″ x 2.16″)
- Hard Wire – True Bypass bypass switching function
- Output FX Signal is from a low impedance buffer driver
- LED status of unit
- Weight: 255g