Mid-range is considered to be the most important area of guitar sound.
As “distortion” created by overloading the amp is used for guitar sound more often and the sound became more widely accepted, the mechanism that emphasizes the mid-range naturally increases as well.
In the 1960s, some of the amps made in the U.K. had built-in mid-boosters. This was passed down as the sound of foot-operated wah-wah pedals.
There are also a number of historic mid-boost effectors as well. The legendary overdrive pedals made in the 70s is also known for their emphasis on the mid-range.
The BJFE Purple Humper was originally developed in response to the request to make a more versatile pedal based on the mid-boost circuit built in to the Stratocaster so that it could be used with different guitars.
It actually provides a supreme British-feeling large output amp tone that has excellent guitar tonal balance instead of a mid-booster that extracts the mid too much and creates a muffled sound.
For example, the Purple Humper changes the not-so-solid sound of a clean transistor amp into a British flavored vintage sound in one spell. An exquisite clean tone that you don’t want to stop playing is the essence of what Purple Humper can offer.
Using the Purple Humper with a distorted amp setting and other distortion effects is an effective way to use it. When used with distortion effects, you can create a real, shiny and smooth guitar sound while maintaining the original distortion feature.
nput impedance: 330K
Output impedance: 1K
Drive voltage: 9V
Current consumption: 3.6mA
S/N ratio: -100dB
Size: 39Wx100Dx31H mm (excluding protruding parts)
47Wx100Dx48H mm (including protruding parts)
Weight: Approx. 160 grams (200 grams with batteries)