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KMA Machines Chief Disruptor Fundamental Fuzz/Distortion KMA-CDISRUPT 651650249013 KMA Machines

KMA Machines Chief Disruptor Fundamental Fuzz/Distortion


KMA Machines Chief Disruptor Fundamental Fuzz/Distortion

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The KMA Machines Chief Disruptor is a Fundamental Fuzz/Distortion pedal, made in Germany to exacting standards. It comes with three different Gain Modes, a pre- or post-EQ Clean Blend, active Bass and Treble controls, a foot-switchable and expression-controllable parametric Mid-EQ as well as a switchable top-boost for even more raspy, grinding bite.

The KMA Machines Chief Disruptor is now available from Merchant City Music - Glasgow’s longest established guitar specialist. Visit us in the shop, where a member of staff will be happy to talk you through its features. Alternatively, buy online for fast delivery to the UK, Europe and beyond.

KMA Machines Chief Disruptor Fundamental Fuzz/Distortion

Over the years, different muff drives had different levels of gain, so for the Chief Disruptor, KMA derived three major distinctive gain structures all based on what they consider to be the best versions. The Vintage Mode (VTG) will give you every shade of discrete overdrive, while the Tight Mode will give a more focused and modern tone with less bass and super crisp harmonics. Heavy Mode is the essence of what we all love about muffs. Heavy, sustaining and crazy thick fuzzy distortion, with bone-shaking lows and chewy mids. Just crank the Disruption (Gain) Control and you'll know exactly what we’re talking about here.

Tonal shaping was one of the true weak points of classic muff pedals and something KMA Machines set out to remedy with the Chief Disruptor. More modern tonal flexibility is available through active Bass and Treble controls, which let you boost or cut highs and lows with up to 15 dB, while our parametric Mid-EQ with adjustable centre-frequency and level boost/cut allows you to fine tune the mids with extreme precision, for everything from classic scooped fuzz tones, modern mid-focused dirt tones and all the way to cocked-wah saturation.

You can take complete hands-free control of the Mid-EQ frequency via an expression-pedal. This lets you make instant tone changes on the fly, as well as unleash fast and quacky wah-like sounds or slow and enveloping phaser-like sweeps. If you feel like the filter needs to be more resonant for screaming synth-like sweeps or needs to be subtler, then you can adjust the Q of the Mid-EQ via an internal trimpot. The mids can also be turned on and off via the relay-based soft-switch, allowing you to kick in the mids for soaring solos, cutting chords or when you want to get filter freaky.

Having super saturated mids and lows can sometimes result in a perceived loss of highs. To fix this, just engage the Top-Boost to give your high-mids a big push for more crunchy harmonics and bite to cut through any band mix. You can also adjust the Top Boost Level via an internal trimpot.

The gain control has been carefully balanced to achieve total control of even the slightest harmonic nuances. So, whether you’re looking for low gain drive, crunchy medium gain rhythm tones, singing or saturated lead sounds or skull-crushing doom tones, the Disruption control can and cover all of them!

A lot of gain rules! But gain also means compression, and the more we compress our sound, the more our instrument will lose definition. To preserve your precious core tone the CHIEF DISRUPTOR sports a clean blend control and a toggle switch to define the insert position. Insert your dry signal before the EQ section for a more cohesive sound or place it post-EQ to keep your dry signal completely unaffected.

Finally stacked headroom topology keeps the EQs from getting saggy when cranked, all which results in what could be the tightest, most punchy and LOUDEST muff-style tone on the market. Go forth and empower your creative side, with tone that has true vision to inspire. If you are ready for a change in distortion history, then it’s time to follow the CHIEF DISRUPTOR!

Product Details

  • 3 distinctive gain structures: Vintage (dynamic); Tight (more focussed); Heavy (sustaining and thick)
  • Blend: Pre or Post Clean Blend, for a tight low end
  • EQ: Active Bass and Treble EQ; Separate Mid EQ, with footswitch and frequency control
  • Top-Boost: for more crunchy harmonics
  • Expression: External Expression control, allows for filter or pseudo-phase tones
  • Internal controls: Mid Q and Top Boost Level
  • Switching: Relay-based soft-switching
  • Country of Manufacture: Made in Berlin, Germany
  • Power: 9 V PSU (Not supplied, 9 V DC, centre negative, 2.1 mm, >160 mA max. current draw)