Introducing the new VauxFlores Number 23 – a fuzz-centric buzz-box with just a splash of upper octave cream and heterodyned, atonal artifacts with a sound few compare to. Designed in San José, Costa Rica, each box is hand-built to exacting specifications intended to please critical players and art-jammers alike.
Originally introduced in 2011, this current manifestation boasts a variety of improvements, including:
- Top-mounted jacks and compact enclosure to accommodate even the most-cramped pedalboards.
- A traditional volume control with an added boost to the top end.
- Switched feedback control, and
- Artwork derived from my Bioprinting I piece, making it the first effect pedal to feature artwork created by amplified earthworms.
Price is $179, not including shipping and handling. All orders ship from Baltimore, Md. via Priority Mail. Please contact us prior to ordering for international orders or to make other shipping arrangements. At the moment, we build in small batches and handle all online ordering through Etsy and Reverb. If you’re interested in picking up one of these boxes, we invite you to visit our shops – if it’s there, it’s available. If not, either give us a few days or drop us a line.
- An milder example on guitar. For this example, the tone knob is dialed almost all the way down and the blend knob is at around 75% wet. The guitar used is an early-80’s Guild Telecaster with single-coil EMG pickups, run into a ZT Lunchbox amplifier. The recording was taken from the line out of the amplifier, with no post-processing applied to it other than an aesthetic fade in at the beginning of the recording.
- An heavier example on guitar. For this example, the tone knob is dialed almost all the way up and the blend knob is fully wet.
- An extremely heavy example on guitar. For this example, the tone knob is dialed almost all the way up and the feedback switch is engaged.
- A heavy example on bass. For this example, the tone knob is dialed all the way up and the effect is running 100% wet. I’m using a early-90’s Fender Jazz Bass, run into a GK MicroBass amplifier. The recording was taken from the line out of the amplifier, with no post-processing applied after the fact.
- Another heavy example of VauxFlores Number 23 on bass. For this example, the tone knob is dialed all the way up and the feedback switch is engaged.
- Power is 9v center tip negative and compatible with most guitar pedal power supplies.
- Due to the environmental impact of 9v batteries, there is no battery snap inside the pedal.
- For all that are curious, the status LED for this edition of Number 23 is white.
- Feedback and questions are encouraged. If anything comes up, whether it be a simple question or a request for distribution, please feel free to drop us a line.
- As always, my personal guarantee is that if I can fix it, I will. Not to say that you shouldn’t also do your best to take care of this box as well.
- Finally, if anyone’s interested in checking out the build report for our first manifestation of this effect, please go here.