Unlike any fuzz on the market, the Aquarius instantly stands out amongst the rest.
Affectionately called "the fuzz for guitarists that hate fuzzes" by many of its users, the Aquarius packs tone by the boatload. All four controls work in harmony providing rich sustaining tones with beautiful ringing harmonics to all out psychedelic goodness.
The Aquarius Fuzz was developed with a specific idea in mind, to provide both a germanium and silicon sounding fuzz in one box but use only silicon based transistors. We began the development of the circuit on a standard fuzz circuit platform and plugged in nearly 100 available transistor combinations in search of "The Tone" but were not completely happy with any single transistor combination.
Some sounded thin and brittle, others fat but not enough gain. Then an idea struck us, why not combine a pair of transistors to achieve the correct tone. So back to drawing board we went and began testing pairs of transistors in parallel to coax the right balance of tone and gain from the circuit. The result is Aquarius which has a nice balance of gain with a versatility of tones.
The FAT control allows you to mix in just right amount of bass and the IMP control allows you to adjust the input impedance to the first gain stage which yields a more germanium sounding fuzz with its control fully counter clockwise or a more biting silicon style fuzz with its control set fully clockwise and many combination in between.
A nice trick we also found was that pushing the input with our Scorpio Super Boost, the fuzz tones available from Aquarius are limitless.
The Aquarius is a true bypass pedal and uses no buffers or tone circuits in its design. It features two pairs of paralleled transistors to achieve its gain. The Aquarius does not take over your tone but enhances it transparently.
There is very little noise filtering in the circuit which allows your guitar's entire signal to come through. The Aquarius is extremely touch sensitive and responds beautifully to every nuance of your guitar playing. The Aquarius also cleans up nicely when you roll back the volume on your guitar.
Built like a tank using the best components available, including an all metal powder coated enclosure, CTS pots and Neutrik jacks. Totally hand built, this pedal will keep you rocking for many years to come.
Celestial Effects recommends the use of a HIGH QUALITY 9 VDC regulated power adapter with the Aquarius Fuzz pedal like the Carl Martin Powerjack 9VDC power supply or similar. This power supply is capable of providing 1000 mA of power and is noise free. The more the capacity of the power supply, the less chance of noise and hum due to a power supply being pushed to its current capability limits.
All Celestial Effects pedals are hand built and individually hand tested in Hudson, MA by a company that cares about quality, durability and value. We back all our products with our stellar 5 YEAR WARRANTY & 30 DAY NO QUESTIONS ASKED MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Listen to tracks recorded with the Aquarius Fuzz >>
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Aquarius Fuzz Demo
Jet City Music
Gear used in demo:
1974 Princeton Reverb
Gear used in demo:
Line 6 Spider Valve MKII
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
DiMarzio PAFs 36th anniversary
• True bypass switching via high grade 3PDT footswitch
• High grade Panasonic ECQ series capacitors
• CTS high grade potentiometers
• Neutrik input and output jacks
• Wide 2oz. copper PC board circuit etch-lines in the signal path
• PC Board ground plane for superior stray noise reduction
• Battery or +9vdc (only) power jack (Boss type - center negative)
• Controls are Volume, Fuzz, Fat and Impedance (Imp)
• Ultra-bright turquoise indicator LED
• Extremely tone transparent, organic and touch sensitive
• Input impedance: 1 Meg Ohms
• Output impedance: 10K Ohms
• Current draw: Approximately 10 mA at full ON
• Max gain: Approximately 17.6 dB of gain
• Dimm: 4.85"d x 3.88"w x 1.98"h (including switches and knobs)
• Weight: 12.1 oz. (Not including battery)
"I just have to tell you guys how amazing this fuzz is. There is a certain tone that I use
on some solos that is a Cream meets Zappa sort of thing using the neck pickup and a wah.
In the past, I used a Big Muff and later an American Woman pedal. The. Aquarius blows them all away!
The sound is everything I want and is so complex. I bought this a while ago (I don't know why
I didn't write sooner) and I'm thinking of buying another for a smaller pedalboard that I'm putting
together for a smaller rig that I'll use if space is a problem (I have huge rig with four cabinets and
two very large pedalboards. I'll be ordering that soon. So, just wanted to say...Great Job!
Love my Aquarius!"
"Mark Bram - Ruby Topaz"
"With the recent boom of boutique pedal
builders, searching to recreate the classic and expand the vocabulary of tone, very few
examples stand out from the vast amount of background noise (pun intended). The
Aquarius Fuzz from Celestial Effects is such a standout box."
"Giordano Da Silva - The Liquid Kitchen"
"I use my Aquarius Fuzz for a lot of my lead work. It is creamy and tonefull!"
"Ryan Kelly - Ryan Brooks Kelly"
"I LOVE my Aquarius Fuzz!"
"Lydia Warren - The Neurotics"
"Tracked a bass solo using Aquarius. Really shows off the transparency of the unit when I play gently and roars when I dig into it.."
"Nick Ayers - Solo Artist"
"With my Aquarius Fuzz, I can nail tones ranging from Early Billy Gibbons, Cream and Jimi Henrix. It's a very soulful creation"
"Gino Caira - GC Sinner"
"Ok so 5 hours and 4 guitars later... the OCD "used" to be my favorite pedal lol. Not sure yet which of these I like the most. The Virgo is
awesome! Full and rich... and the growl and bite is incredible. The Aquarius, hmmm.... sweet and fuzzy, smooth and creamy,
and all at the same time. Awesome pedals!"