Death By Audio's description of the Death By Audio Germanium Filter distortion pedal
TRUE VINTAGE DISTORTION.
The Germanium Filter is our love letter to sticking a pencil through your speaker. Start with a console-style drive circuit, made from obsolete germanium transistors, and finish it off with a super intense DBA-style filter, and BLAMO! You’ve got a sound heavy enough to crush and sharp enough to slice.
The Filter control is extremely versatile - it’ll take you from bottomless, sub-woofered out lows to super searing and brittle highs, with a universe of tone in between. The Germanium Filter will help you find the sweet spot for your instrument in any situation—at a show, in the studio, or even on the side of the highway!
The Gain control starts with a dirty boost that then spans through saturated drive, spitting distortion, and a blistering fuzz tone. Get ready for your sound to be Germaniumized!
Filter: Controls the frequency response of the pedal, featuring huge low end, scooped mids, and sharp, piercing highs.
Gain: Sweeps from mild overdrive to blasted-out fuzz. Very interactive with your guitar’s volume control.
Volume (internal): Controls the overall output level of the pedal.
Dimensions: 5" x 2.5" x 2.25" (including hardware).
Weight: 10.6 oz.
Power: 9V (runs on standard 2.1mm negative center 9V adapter or included 9V battery).
Current Draw: 5 mA.