The Fortin Zuul is regarded as one of the very best noise gate pedals available today. Particularly popular with metal players, the Zuul is designed to be used in conjunction with high-gain amps; taming hiss and ensuring an incredibly fast response time. The Zuul can be used into the front end of an amplifier or its effects loop, and is acclaimed for maintaining signal integrity without dulling any harmonic content.
About Fortin Amplification
Fortin Amplification is a familiar name among guitarists that really "know" about tone. Alongside its custom handbuilt amp offerings, the company also produces a number of premium guitar pedals using only the finest components available.
Here's what Fortin Amplification says about the Zuul Blackout Noise Gate Pedal:
The ZUUL’s threshold knob also controls the dynamics of the gate circuit. Perfect for guitar, bass or any signal source as it has studio quality specifications. Use in front of an amplifier or in a series effects loop.
Dual colour LED for visual feedback gating action: Green = Open, Orange = Closed, Off = Bypass. The KEY input signal can be directly from your guitar (ex. split from ROACH or SPLIFF) or other signal source which lets you go from clean to high gain without changing the Threshold knob. This powerful feature lets you control the gate with a different signal than what flows through the input/output jacks of the ZUUL.
Side switch or internal jumper to change the threshold range if you are injecting a large signal into the input and not using the key input. Industry standard true bypass switching. Proudly made in North America.
- Pedal Dimensions (W/D/H): 4.40 in x 2.38 in x 1.06 in (112 mm x 60 mm x 27 mm)
- Shipping Weight: 360g
- Dynamic Range: 120dB
- THD: 0.025%
- Power: Internal battery (not included): 9VDC/40mA (NOTE: Power hungry pedal, recommend using external power)
- Adapter: 9VDC, Center Pin Negative (Fully Regulated)