Lounsberry Pedals

Lounsberry ORGAN GRINDER - OVERDRIVE

 After much work, the printed circuit board version of the Organ Grinder is finally shipping!! "Roger Powell's Organ Grinder" was designed with, and for, Roger Powell of Fossil Poets, and Utopia. Roger describes it as the kind of "flabby" overdrive he normally can only get with a Leslie. He says it sounds "Incredible!" and is far superior to the overdrive built in to his clonewheel organ. This is the clonewheel accessory of choice for Hammond lovers! Electric piano players will love it too....

Update! At Roger's request, the Organ Grinder circuit is now true bypass.

The Organ Grinder is hand built by progressive rock guitarist Greg Lounsberry, (of the bands, Canvas and October Tree) one at a time.

The Organ Grinder is a multi stage overdrive that uses FETs to simulate vacuum tubes, and germanium diodes in the clipping stage. That feeds into the input stage of the final FET amp that gets FAT as it saturates.

The package is finished off with custom Steam Punk Graphics by artist, Mark Hershberger, with Gold Speed Knobs over a candy apple red powder coated enclosure.

If you play organ, electric piano, or synth, and are tired of using guitar pedals with their characteristic mid-range hump, and are looking for an overdrive with wide, flat frequency response designed specifically for keyboards, this is the pedal for you. This one can handle your bass notes.

Includes 9v DC jack.

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Lounsberry Tall & Fat

RONNIE FOSTER says "Quite simply the Lounsberry Tall and Fat is an Amazing pedal....if you're missing that warm round tube sound of a AO-28 preamp on your Clonewheel....this is what you need....It's Magic...it really is Magic...loving it" The new Tall & Fat is a multi stage analog FET preamp for digital keyboards, clonewheels and sample players. It is the missing link between your digital keyboard, and the analog sound you hear in your brain. Jim Alfredson says: "I love it. It's adding a beautiful round glow to the digital Hammond, masking that digital high-end harshness. It even makes the internal Leslie sim sound better somehow. I think you have a winner!"

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Lounsberry WURLY GRINDER "ELECTRIC PIANO OVERDRIVE"

This brother to the Organ Grinder is the Electric Piano Overdrive you've been waiting for. Smooth and tubelike, it was designed to make your Wurly samples sound like the real thing, your Wurlitzer 200 sound like a 100, and make your Rhodes bark like a Suitcase model!

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Lounsberry ORGAN GRINDER FISH PAPER EDITION

This version of the Organ Grinder is point to point wired by hand, using 1950's style Fish Paper circuit boards.

If you play organ, electric piano, or synth, and are tired of using guitar pedals with their characteristic mid-range hump, and are looking for an overdrive with wide, flat frequency response designed specifically for keyboards, this is the pedal for you. This one can handle your bass notes.

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Lounsberry Tall & Fat Fish Paper

This version of the Tall & Fat is point to point wired by hand, using 1950's style Fish Paper circuit boards. It is a multi stage analog FET preamp for digital keyboards, clonewheels and sample players. It is the missing link between your digital keyboard, and the analog sound you hear in your brain. Jim Alfredson says: "I love it. It's adding a beautiful round glow to the digital Hammond, masking that digital high-end harshness. It even makes the internal Leslie sim sound better somehow. I think you have a winner!"

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Lounsberry Wurly Grinder Fish Paper

This hand built, point-to-point wired brother to the Organ Grinder is the Electric Piano Overdrive you've been waiting for. Smooth and tubelike, it was designed to make your Wurly samples sound like the real thing, your Wurlitzer 200 sound like a 100, and make your Rhodes bark like a Suitcase model!

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Lounsberry NIGEL "TOUCH OVERDRIVE"

Lounsberry Pedals endorser Alessandro Bertoni uses the Nigel pedal with his Nord Lead for some impressive synth tones. Watch on the videos page. The Nigel, originally designed for myself as a guitar pedal is a very responsive overdrive that can go from warm semi-clean to full on classic rock crunch. It works well for keyboards too, because at it's heart it is basically a HiFi preamp with overdrive. It retains clarity and works well with complex chord shapes such as Maj7 chords (dime it and play a Maj7 chord and be surprised). The Nigel pedal is hand built, one at a time. using point-to-point wiring and fish paper circuit boards (wiring techniques from 1950's guitar amps). It is a multi stage overdrive that uses FETs to simulate vacuum tubes and both Schottky, and NOS Germanium diodes in the clipping stage, driving a FET output amp that gets Creamy and FAT as it saturates. The package is finished off with custom Steam Punk Graphics by artist, Mark Hershberger, with Gold Speed Knobs over a copper color powder coated enclosure.

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Lounsberry TOY ROBOT "LOW GAIN OVERDRIVE"

 The "Toy Robot" Low Gain Overdrive provides three stages of FET goodness with Germanium diode overdrive. The overall gain structure is moderate providing that "Just ready to break up" dynamic prized by blues and jazz players.

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