Based on the original Range Master Treble Booster, this little box was the secret ingredient of many of the 1960's guitarists from the UK. It's sound is heard at its absolute best on early Eric Clapton recordings, most notably the Bluesbreaker album with John Mayall. Set your tube amp to the edge of breaking-up, just at that sweet spot, and dial in the The Ranger. The Ranger kicks the amp into tube heaven, highlighting the upper mids, giving all those Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton tones we love. Dirty, raw and fiery but with that shimmer and sweet tone that also cleans up amazingly well with the guitar volume control.
The OC44 Ranger is fitted with a switch that lets you choose between the normal, sweet sounding, upper mid boosted Range Master tone to a similar tone but with a bit more body and add lower mid tones mixed back in. This is a super useful switch that as well as offering a whole bigger range of tones from the pedal, also allows you to quickly and easily match the pedal with different amps and / or guitars. A really great addition to what I think is one of the best sounding pedals currently available.
|The Williams Ranger features an original Mullard OC44, not an equivalent transistor as usually found on most other modern Range Master pedals. I also use 1960's Erie and Mullard capacitor's.|
This is a short demo of the old style Ranger before the new tone switching option was added. This video nicely demonstrates the difference between the pure amp tone and the Ranger being used. Coming soon will be a new video including the tone switch.
Original Mullard OC44 Transistors, carefully selected for the circuit
A selection of the finest vintage capacitors from manufactures such as Hunts and Mullard.
Highest quality electrolytic capacitors
Carbon Comp resistors throughout.
Neutrik Sockets, Alpha pots, quality Stomp Switch
Strip board soldered board, like the original
Tough Grey Hammerite painted Eddystone / Hammond box
Individually numbered / signed Pedal
Life-time warranty on all Williams Audio parts and work
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