Boogeyman

"High-Gain Dual Rectifier Amp Tone"

 

 

The Boogeyman amp sim rack effect module is based on the popular DIY Dr Boogey high-gain distortion circuit.  It is meant to capture the sound of a Mesa dual rectifier.  It's better for a lead tone.  The lows may be a bit light for the heavy chug metal rhythms.

 

Description

The first Boogie amps started off as Fender Princetons, with a Fender Bassman head and upgraded speaker.  Later, an additional gain stage was added making the Boogie Mk I the first of the high-gain amps.  Keith and Ron of The Rolling Stones and Carlos Santana were early adopters.  Many years later, a group of pedal enthusiasts collaborated across the internet to capture the Boogie Mk I sound in a pedal circuit.  The result was known as Dr Boogey.  With its five JFET stages, it is a high-gain effect with a tube-y sound, a bit spongey, almost like a smooth fuzz at high Gain levels.  The bass is trimmed down a bit to keep the high gain from turning it to mud, so you won't likely get a hard-thumping low end.  Cleans up a good amount with your guitar's volume knob.  Most seem to like this circuit for high-gain metal.

 

Configurations

  • Boogeyman - the one and only.

 

Buffers

No buffers

 

Options

This one does what it does.  We don't presently offer any options for it.  If you have something in mind, let us know.

 

Front Panel

  • Volume
  • Gain
  • Bass
  • Mids
  • Treble
  • Presence

 

Rear Panel

  • Audio In
  • Audio Out
  • On/Off Footswitch
  • On/Off Override
  • DC Power
  • DC Power LED

 

Power Consumption (aprox)

8 - 12mA

 

Base Configurations

Part # Description List Price
MOD-BMAN Boogeyman module $219

 

Options

Part # Description List Price
MOPT-BMAN-CC Component Changes TBD

 

Parts

Part # Description List Price
MPT-BMAN-CA Replacement pot, switch, jack, LED cable assembly $19
MPT-BMAN-KNB Replacement control knob $2
MPT-BMAN-PB Replacement power board $29
MPT-BMAN-SB Replacement switching board $29