The DVK Technologies GoldTop is a dual function pedal featuring our take on a classic fuzz and vibe.
The circuits can be engaged separately or used together for some great modulated fuzz tones. Additionally, DVK has provided a toggle switch that lets you change the stacking order of these effects - fuzz before vibe or visa versa. Some people prefer their fuzz before their vibe and others prefer it after so DVK thought they might as well give you the option to use whatever configuration you prefer.
DVK Technologies GoldTop Fuzz Vibe Pedal Features
- The circuits can be engaged separately or used together for some great modulated fuzz tones
- Toggle switch lets you change the stacking order of the effects, fuzz before vibe or visa versa
- The Shape lets you dial in more mids which will help your leads cut through the stage mix
- Ability to control the Vibe via an expression pedal
- Compact, rugged, and stylish housing
DVK's fuzz is loosely based on the 'Big M' type. However, they have tweaked it to their preference to offer you a wider tonal pallet. It can be manipulated to give scooped tones and with the help of the 'Shape' knob you'll be able to dial in more mids which will help your leads cut through the stage mix. Of course, the amount of fuzz it generates will depend largely on the pickups in your guitar. For instance, low output single coil pickups will yield les fuzz than high output humbuckers.
The GoldTop's vibe side has its roots based in the classic vibes of yore but DVK has modified the original considerably to enable it to be rate controlled via an expression pedal and also to fit it into the same case as their great fuzz, thereby offering you a highly useful combination in a small package. It wasn't easy and the months long process of perfecting the circuit nearly cost The Doc his sanity. The vibe in the GoldTop has been specifically voiced for the GoldTop. You may be aware of the GoldTop’s sister pedal, the SilverTop. The SilverTop's vibe has been specifically voiced for it, as well. While similar, both have been optimized to compliment their respective accompanying distortion circuits.
Because the GoldTop features two circuits (fuzz and vibe) you can combine the two, in any order, at your whim. Doing so will avail you a huge array of sonic possibilities that stretches from Woodstock to Wollongong (Google it). You've just got to experiment and have fun!