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Foxcatcher

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$199.00

A 2-in-1 OD & Boost!

Current lead tyme is 2-5 days.

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SKU: Fox001

The Swiss Army Commander.

Foxcatcher is the result of a six month trial and study. After a variety of breadboard builds and circuit explorations, we finally decided to clear the breadboard and start with a circuit that we loved, the Bluesbreaker. From there, we began changing and adding to the base circuit. The first of which was a slight change to the tone section and the addition of the Nature knob. From there, we added an output buffer and true bypass stylings. From the start, we wanted to have an independent boost section on the pedal. That decision was easy, our Gravity Bomb (you can read more about Gravity Bomb here). Once real world testing was in full swing, we started showing friends, family and local dealers. Taking everyones critiques in to consideration, we added an effect order toggle switch. Lastly, we incorporated a Burr Brown audiophile op amp and made it so that Foxcatcher can receive up to 18 volts. This allows for even more clarity.  John du Pont’s signature pedal.

VOLUME – Controls the overall output volume.

TONE – Controls the overall brightness. Adjust to taste.

NATURE – The “magic” knob! Use in conjunction with Tone and Drive to sculpt a glassier, tube-driven effect.

DRIVE – Controls the amount of overdrive. Get gritty while adding sustain.

FIRST TOGGLE – Determines whether the boost is pre (adds gain) or post (adds volume) to the drive circuit.

BOOST KNOB – Controls the desired boost amount when the right footswitch is engaged.

9V-18V – Standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm center negative power supply. Foxcatcher has internal polarity protection. 18V is recommended for the “always on” player for it’s added clarity.



Description

The Swiss Army Commander.

The Foxcatcher Overdrive & Boost is the result of a six month trial and study. After a variety of breadboard builds and circuit explorations, we finally decided to clear the breadboard and start with a circuit that we loved, the Bluesbreaker. From there, we began changing and adding to the base circuit. The first of which was a slight change to the tone section and the addition of the Nature knob. From there, we added an output buffer and true bypass stylings. From the start, we wanted to have an independent boost section on the pedal. That decision was easy, our Gravity Bomb (you can read more about Gravity Bomb here). Once real world testing was in full swing, we started showing friends, family and local dealers. Taking everyones critiques in to consideration, we added an effect order toggle switch. Lastly, we incorporated a Burr Brown audiophile op amp and made it so that Foxcatcher can receive up to 18 volts. This allows for even more clarity.  John du Pont’s signature pedal.

VOLUME – Controls the overall output volume.

TONE – Controls the overall brightness. Adjust to taste.

NATURE – The “magic” knob! Use in conjunction with Tone and Drive to sculpt a glassier, tube-driven effect.

DRIVE – Controls the amount of overdrive. Get gritty while adding sustain.

FIRST TOGGLE – Determines whether the boost is pre (adds gain) or post (adds volume) to the drive circuit.

BOOST KNOB – Controls the desired boost amount when the right footswitch is engaged.

9V-18V – Standard 5.5mm x 2.1mm center negative power supply. Foxcatcher has internal polarity protection. 18V is recommended for the “always on” player for it’s added clarity.

5 reviews for Foxcatcher

  1. Wow! That’s all I can say! I’ve only had the pedal for about a week or so now, so I cannot tell you as to how the pedal will hold up after a long period of time, though it does seem VERY well built. It is a heavy, tough feeling pedal, with a clean, slick layout. Good looking pedal. I put this pedal on my board replacing a Boss SD-1 Super-Overdrive, I was thoroughly impressed by the tone I first got out of it with everything at 50%. The possibilities and the range of tones you can get is unreal. I love how suttle and mild of a drive you can get out of it, but I also love how big and aggressive the drive can be. I love the built in boost as well!! This is an amazing pedal! Well worth the money. It’s a very versatile pedal. For all of you ambient, cloud tone guys, this is the drive for you. For all of you heavy, hard, aggressive players, this is the drive for you. Excellent pedal. I would recommend it to anyone. By the way, it comes with a gnarly little pocket knife.

  2. I have sworn by my Morning Glory since the day I got it three years ago. The bluesbreaker circuit just gives me the sound I need. I have told everyone who ever asked that I would never replace my Morning Glory with anything at all. However… Coppersound made the Foxcatcher. The first time I heard it, my thought was, “Dang… that’s the sound.” It essentially takes everything that I love about the bluesbreaker sound and expounds upon it simply yet effectively. The ability to throw on the boost gives it diversity enough, but then it gives you a little more gain on tap and the control to completely play around with the voicing. Not to mention that the only complaint I have ever had in a bluesbreaker style circuit is not an issue in this pedal, which is that the breakup seams to just be a little more symmetrical to my ears, like the harmonics are just meshing together so perfectly. I could go on… But basically, if you want an end-all light to mid- gain overdrive that has every bit of hand-built quality oozing out of its sonic goodness, then this is it!

  3. I just received my Foxcatcher pedal a couple of days ago so have not had as much time as I would normally spend before submitting comments. That said, I must agree with much of what previous reviewers have said. This pedal needs to be heard (preferably live rather than by video) to be really appreciated. When I ordered this pedal I was looking for something more subtle than overpowering. It seems to me that many pedals made these days (regardless of quality) are looking to overpower the guitar, the amp and ultimately the player. More gain simply seems to mean less articulation and individual notes are all blended or mixed together and become unrecognizable – at least to my ears. This pedal avoids that and for my music purposes (mostly blues and milder rock) seems to work great with both single coil and humbucker pickups. Like a previous review said, it is a mild-mid level drive pedal but it will deliver enough gain to satisfy most of those kinds of users. What I like as much as anything is the “nature” control. It serves to add/remove the high end somewhat like a presence control but offering more range. As I become more experienced with effects (in particular overdrive type) pedals I am finding that there are great matches available for various guitar and amp combinations. The foxcatcher seems to match extremely well with my single coil Stratocasters and Telecaster – providing that “twang” through subtle overdrive and higher end “chime” that a lot of drive pedals remove or miss altogether. If you are looking for a pedal that will allow you to shape your sound, I would say the Foxcatcher needs to be on your radar. Build is great and so far – absolutely no complaints !

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Purchased Foxcatcher and immediately took it to the gig. Sounded excellent with minimal tweakage, but lots of sound options available! The independent OD and Boost make the Swiss Army aspect 100% valid. Very versatile and useful whether you are running a pedal platform rig or a multi-channel amp. I fall into the latter camp, and Foxcatcher fits my needs to a T whether I use the Boost by itself to make clean notes stand out more in a passage, or to boost my OD channel on my Redplate – it brings out more of your amp, which is what a excellent OD pedal should do. I’ve used Foxcatcher with clean pedal platforms and it delivers a wide range of overdrive, more than enough for the styles I play. I have humbucker guitars, and there is no grainy-ness with the pedal, but you can dial in crunch or smooth sustain. Very happy, and at the price there’s not much that can deliver so much! Very happy with the purchase. Locally made, which is really cool too!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Foxcatcher has become my always on pedal. When I use it on my clean channel it provides just a bit of goodness to fill out the cleans. However, when I switch over to my dirty channel, that bit of Foxcatcher goodness FILLs up the tone so nicely! On top of that, I have the option to click on the boost function for extra goodness. I haven’t found a bad setting on it…I love my Foxie!

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