Platano Verde

Introducing the new VauxFlores Platano Verde – a tropic-inspired fuzz that invokes vintage Latin psychedelia with a modern edge. Featuring a streamlined interface and artwork by Costa Rican artist Paulina Velazquez-Solis, the Platano Verde’s design is derived from schematics taken from Brazilian electronics magazines from the 1970’s, adapted to best reflect it’s psychedelic roots, yet also provide a unique voice that’s surprisingly versatile. Case in point; try using a slide with this guy – in the middle of an industrial metal jam. As a heads up, it also sounds amazing on violin, not to mention contemporary Latin psychedelia.

Ordering

Price is $69, 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.

Media

  • First example of the new VauxFlores Platano Verde tropical fuzz. For this example I’m using an early-80’s Guild Telecaster with EMG single-coil pickups run into a ZT Luchbox, recorded into Logic Pro from the line out. Settings are volume at 75 % and tone centered in the middle.

Video

30 seconds of racket courtesy of the editors of Guitar Player Magazine

Additional Information

  • 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 the Platano Verde 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.

Reviews

Guitar Player Magazine, November 2014

Manual

Platano Verde Manual