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Cusack Music Project 34 Pedal

Cusack Music Project 34 Pedal

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Cusack Music Project 34 Pedal

We'd like to introduce you to the Project 34 pedal. 34 just happens to be the atomic number of selenium, and at the heart of this pedal is a selenium rectifier. Selenium rectifiers are an old technology that goes back to pre-germanium times and were first introduced in the early 1930s. They were last used in the guitar world as rectifiers in older amps such as the 1950s tweeds. Later on in the 1960's they were phased out as the industry turned to modern solid state silicon instead of selenium and tube rectifiers.

Cusack Music Project 34 Pedal Review

The Project 34 is the kind of pedal that can't be quickly categorized. It can be used for a boost, pre-amp, a bit of compression, or a light overdrive. But whatever you decide it is best at, it will always be flavored by the unique character of the selenium rectifier. You may hear characteristics similar to a small tube amp rather than a diode and transistor fizzle fade. A unique pedal complete with a beautiful Malbec Red Metallic powder coat Pick one up while you can, once you find how the P-34 works for your tone you'll likely never want to be without one!

Cusack Music Project 34 Pedal History

Enter Cusack Music founder Jon Cusack. Jon had some 60 year old selenium rectifiers left from his days as an amp repairman, and he always wondered about using them in a pedal. We did just that in 2021 when Cusack Music made a very small run of 20 Screamer Fuzz Selenium pedals, which sold out immediately. Jon thought he would never find suitable rectifiers again because today, they are usually relegated to just a few larger industrial and military applications, but after over a year of searching, he finally located the supply we needed to make another pedal. While they are a very expensive component, we think you'll come to agree that they certainly do have a sound of their own.

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