Roger Mayer


The Rocket Mongoose has been updated with additional features into our standard enclosure that houses our range of guitar effects. This brings to this popular design into a modern player and pedal board friendly package. Additional Features: Fatness Control allows tweaking without destroying units overall tone character. Hard Wire or 2 Buffered Outputs essential for trouble free interfacing for all situations. Easy Battery Access just slide the cover back to reveal the battery. Could not be faster. Standard DC Powering Jack allows the use of commercial powering units. Extra internal filtering ensures low noise performance.

The Mongoose was developed in 1985 for guitarists who demand a guitar effect with lots of fat fuzz and enough bottom end to keep a metal head happy. The Mongoose also sounds as if it has a pre-set type wah voice that gives the distortion distinctive focus. It has proved popular with a wide and varied type of guitar player from Metal through Rock and Jazz. It is more modern sounding and civilised sounding than the Axis or Classic Fuzz and has found a niche with those who want an alternative but not too radically different sound that the current range of mass-produced units from the USA, Japan and Far East produce.

Electronically the Mongooose uses a combination of both discrete and IC analogue design techniques. The clipping circuit primarily comes from a passive diode circuit resulting in smooth compression and harmonic overtones providing a smooth and transparent transition from clean to overload states. Chords sound very good and with the amazing amount of sustain available, feedback is possible at the lowest amplifier volume settings. These features have made the Mongoose popular in the recording studio and similar situations where feedback is desirable at low sound levels. Current users include Bono (U2) and Joe Perry (Aerosmith).