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Beautiful Noise Effects



Regular price $230.00 USD
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Length 4.72"
Width 2.76"
Height 2.36


9V DC Center Negative

From "When the Sun Explodes"

"EXPLODER" by Beautiful Noise Effects is a highly expanded and modified version of the gain circuit from the WHEN THE SUN EXPLODES. A full-range distortion device with wildly more tone customisation options, and in a standalone pedalboard-friendly enclosure.

The gain circuit is a 3-way switchable hard-clipping pre-amplifier with 1000x gain amplification, running into an active 3-band EQ post-amplifier which can shape and sculpt your signal across the whole frequency spectrum, anything from gritty amp-like overdrives, to massively destructive fuzz tones.

An envelope controlled white noise generator (commonly used in analog synthesizers) can be blended into your signal which turns on and off with your instrument signal, which can add lo-fi sounds of cassette tape hiss, broken radio broadcasts, rainfall, or over-encumbering harsh washes of noise!


WARNING… this pedal is LOUD.

Turn up for distortion.

Output volume control.

Even hard-clipping, which gets very compressed and fuzzy at high gain levels.

Diode clipping is removed, the distortion heard is the op-amps overloading far beyond its limits. (Warning: will produce buzzing, noise, and potentially harmful amp exploding levels of gain).

Uneven hard-clipping, harsh and nasally, a mixture between symmetrical and no clipping.

Low, Mid, Hi
Clean 3 band active EQ - mid point is unity. BOOST or CUT the frequency, (fully-cut is zero and no audio passes between this frequency band).

Volume of white noise generator.

 Hi-pass filter tone control for white noise generator.

Envelope amount for the white noise generator, the higher the knob is set the more sensitive the white noise will turn on while you play.
(If all EQ knobs are at zero, the white noise generator can be the only outputted signal, cutting your instrument completely out of the mix).

Buffered bypass, effect ON/OFF.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Another winner from Beautiful Noise

When the Sun Explodes is one of my favorite in the "dirty reverb" genre of pedals, and the Exploder is another really fun entry to their lineup. The main draw of the pedal for me is the ability to blend in an envelope-controlled white noise generator that creates some interesting textures. Like other Beautiful Noise pedals, this pedal is not for getting getting a vintage OD/distortion sound--this is for shoe-gazey wall-of-sound textures. If that's what you're in to, make sure to check this one out!

Oh It Explodes

This pedal was everything I had hoped. The shipping was fast. I even put the wrong shipping address and when I sent the correction email they responded in minutes.

Mohammed Fredericks
This is exactly what you want

amazing pedal, very versatile. it can be a nice clear crunch or a nasty fuzz, anything you need.

J Martin
A Really Good Pedal

I love Beautiful Noise pedals. Their WTSE pedal is one of my favorites, but it's big. Was hoping to use the Exploder in tandem with another of my reverb pedals to get a similar sound. But this doesn't scratch that same itch. The overall distortion, drive, fuzz tone is just killer. So good. But the white noise doesn't seem super useful or useable I found. Wish they had made the WTSE minus the boost and feedback in smaller enclosure.