Old school rock fans will be familiar with the classic flanger used liberally throughout Hendrix, The Police and Pink Floyd tracks of the time. Foxgear have faithfully recreated that iconic effect in the sleek, colourful sounding Maitresse.
The super affordable Maitresse stompbox borrows its analogue NOS chip from the legendary Electric Mistress. This allows the flanger to react dynamically to your playing and adjustments you make to its simple three control layout. You can use the Maitresse delicately for a low key background swirling, or push the feedback to its max, oscillating the effect wildly.
A clever internal layout reduces the footprint of Foxgear pedals. You'll be able to fit four of these stompboxes onto a pedalboard when there's only space for three standard-sized pedals. Top mounted jacks make it easy to hook up into your signal chain. An acrylic faceplate lights up when the pedal is turned on so you'll see it on the darkest of stages.
Foxgear were launched in 2017 by renowned Italian brands Gurus and Baroni-Lab. These pedals showcase the best construction respected engineers could have only achieved by working together. Designer Ugo Baroni and manager Chicco Bellini are constantly involved with researching, developing and working with professional musicians to ensure quality standards.
The Italian company are endorsed by some huge names. The likes of Steve Lukather from Toto, Adrian Belew formerly of King Crimson and Motorhead's Phil Campbell joined this new project to deliver exciting effects pedals.