Many pedal connoisseurs and circuit designers debate over whether an overdrive circuit sounds better before or after an EQ section. Redbeard Effects decided to not take a side in that discussion — instead thinking "why not have both?" By combining two gloriously independent overdrive circuits either side of an extremely interactive EQ, the Angry Rhubarb was born. And an obsessive amount of tweaks, modifications and refinements resulted in the mighty MKII model!
This stupendous stompbox brings a surgical approach to sculpting your tone by way of a parametric EQ section — akin to what you'd find on a high-end mixing console. This circuit constantly interacts with both overdrive controls as well as your playing dynamics, allowing you to create some truly world-class dirt sounds. With a low-to-medium drive in the front, and another medium-to-more drive in the back — the Angry Rhubarb MKII has got all of your tonal needs covered!
Like all Redbeard pedals, the Angry Rhubarb MKII Paradynamic Overdrive was dreamt up, designed, engineered, built, tested and packaged in the UK by hand.
Volume: Controls the overall output. Depending on your guitar/signal chain, unity is at around 10 o'clock. Be warned though, this pedal has a lot of headroom!
Pre Drive: Adds gain to the signal before it hits the EQ (or 'Shape') section. The more gain you add, the harder the signal hits the EQ stage, making for increased dynamics and an edgier tone. Think of this as a low-to-medium gain boost, or the 'overdrive before the EQ' control.
Shape: These two knobs work in conjunction with one another to control the parametric EQ section. One picks a frequency, the other cuts or boosts. These two dials allow you to carve inspiring tones that can really cut through, or support a mix.
Freq Gain: This control allows you to cut or boost your selected frequency by 6dB. Turn it all the way up or down and turn the 'Freq' knob to hear the frequency circuit in action!
Freq: Selects the precise frequency that you want to cut or boost. The frequency range goes from 80Hz up to 4kHz, providing plenty of sonic legroom.
Post Drive: The final gain stage, this knob adds dirt to the signal after the 'Shape' section has added unique EQ sculpt to your signal. Use this knob to add more gain to the signal and spice up the overall tone. Think of this as a 'less to more' gain control, or the overdrive after your EQ.
- Two separate drive controls (pre & post)
- Intuitive parametric EQ section
- Wide frequency control range (80Hz to 4kHz)
- Boost or cut any frequency by 6dB
- 100% analogue circuit
- True bypass
- 9V DC (centre negative)
What's in the Box?
- The pedal!
- Redbeard's signature 'Coffee Bag' packaging
- 2x Redbeard Effects Stickers
- Redbeard Effects PCB keyring