To commemorate Free the Tones' 15th anniversary the Integrated Series is here. The Fire Mist is the best in British Overdrive Tones based on the fabled Plexi's, from clean Boost, subtle harmonic clip, to tight aggressive overdrive. Best thing about this pedal is its realistic amp feel, No fight, all Feel and Pure Joy!!
What Free the Tone has to say:
In order to achieve our concept of ideal sound, we began by restructuring all of the components in an effects unit based on our expertise and extensive experience cultivated and accumulated over the years, and our innate sense of tone, and ultimately arrived at our Integrated Series which was started as FREE THE TONE’s 15th anniversary project. The first release in this series is a pair of overdrive pedals.
We sought extended dynamic range, brilliant overtones, long sustain, quick but fat tone, and of course, the most important thing, pure and clean overdrive sound. In order to realize all of these things, we thoroughly investigated various electronic circuits and parts and all of the factors related to sound such as materials and weight of the case and knobs, magnetic fields, etc. After a few years and many prototypes, we finally completed the STRING SLINGER and FIRE MIST.
New HTS (Holistic Tonal Solution) Circuit: The Integrated Series device implements our renewed HTS (Holistic Tonal Solution) circuit. Unlike conventional buffer circuits, this newly designed circuit brings out individual sound characteristics of your guitar and amplifier to the utmost while providing impedance conversion and establishing both the ideal sound and low noise.
FREE THE TONE Custom Knobs: We developed a custom turned brass knob to reduce vibrations in the shaft and wiper of the semi-fixed resistor used for each control and to suppress harmonic components that adversely affect sound. Its diameter and weight were chosen after many repeated listening tests to obtain our ideal sound, “distorted but clean” overdrive.
Sound Casing Design: All of the parameters of a case – width, depth, and height, and plate thickness of the case – affect overdrive sound. When deciding the case size for our Integrated Series, we calculated all of the dimensions to provide the ideal sound. Its weight has also been optimized to deliver the best sound.
FREE THE TONE’s Unique IC Tone Plate: This metal plate for damping and shielding covers the top of an IC chip to make the most of the characteristics of the IC and to prevent noise contamination to the utmost.
Passive Tone Circuit: We adopted a passive tone circuit that minimizes the phase shift in guitar signals.
Input impedance: min. 1MΩ
Output load impedance: min. 10kΩ
Controls: LEVEL, TONE, DRIVE
Terminals: 2× 1/4" phone jacks (for input and output), 1× DC9V input jack (for AC adapter)
Power supply: 9-volt battery (PP3/006P), AC adapter
Current consumption: approx. 10 mA
Dimensions: 98W × 120D × 51H mm (incl. protuberances such as footswitches, jacks, etc.)
Weight: approx. 640 g (excl. battery)
Accessories: warranty card, manual, battery (PP3/006P), 4x rubber feet
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