Roger Mayer

ROGER MAYER Voodoo Axe


The Voodoo-Axe is now housed in our new box and features both Hard Wire and Dual Buffered Outputs plus easy battery access. The Voodoo-Axe has many of the same basic sound qualities of the original Axis but extends and modifies these tones to suit today's music. I have kept this great classic fuzz sound and added a very effective Fatness control which tightens the low end response without becoming woolly and indistinct. The very tight and extended low end was expressly designed to compliment the use of dropped tunings and dynamically responds very well to this new range of modern sounds.It also works well as a power booster. The Voodoo-Axe is our latest fuzz guitar effect pedal and has many of the qualities the Axis Fuzz which I designed for Jimi in 1968. Jimi used the original Axis on the landmark recording 'Axis Bold as Love' and the Voodoo-Axe is an evolution from my original design The original Axis Fuzz is still in production today but the Voodoo-Axe offers an alternative and exciting range of new modern tone colours for those who want to experience the same basic sound qualities of the original but extend and modify the tone to suit today's music.

I have taken this great classic fuzz sound and added a very effective Fatness control which extends and tightens the low end response without becoming woolly and indistinct. The very tight and extended low end was expressly designed to compliment the use of dropped tunings and dynamically responds very well to this new range of modern sounds. The Voodoo-Axe reacts in a human way to the players touch as it uses a significant part of this information to continuously adjust it's operating point. The quality of distortion produced is very musical to the ear and responds well to the use of chords. The Guitar volume control works in perfect harmony with the unit to control the amount of distortion. The background noise is very low and encourages the use of lots of sustain without hiss and the extremely large output swing will drive the front end of any amplifier to its limit. It has the highest output level of any of my distortion or fuzz units and you can use it very effectively as a power booster.

Electronically the Voodoo-Axe shares all the same basic Voodoo Series features with dual output buffering or hard wire output etc. The distortion section use discrete transistors in the same configuration as the Axis but with added passive EQ to give more flexibility.

EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTER / SUPPLY : An external AC adapter (not supplied) can be used and access is through a standard DC power jack ( 2.1mm centre pin ) situated next to the jack sockets. Internal onboard filtering ensures that optimum low noise performance is maintained and diode protection provides peace of mind in case of polarity setting mistakes. Connection protocol:It uses the standard negative centre pin connection protocol used by many leading manufacturers. Specifications: 9 volt DC. Regulated output is recommended. Current rating: 50mA or more.