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Barber Electronics Compact Burn Unit Pedal

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Dial In A Wide Range Of Tones With Dynamic Ease - The Barber Electronics Compact Burn Unit

The Compact Burn Unit is a very wide range overdrive which uses a simple control-set meant to quickly guide you between sounds. There are 2 three-way toggles, one for midrange and another for dynamics. The dynamics control sets the point where the distortion starts to compress and breaks up. You can dial in anything from barely there edge of breakup, to vintage tweed, 60s-70s rock, and a very serious mega dollar fusion amp sound. The midrange control gives you levels between neutral to mid-forward. Made in USA.


The 3-way toggle on the upper left controls midrange, set to the left is lightly enhanced mids, to the middle is thick mids, and to the right is a more neutral setting. Depending on your pickups, and associated electronics any of these three setting might be perfect for you.

The 3-way toggle on the upper right is for dynamics, this allows you to set how the Burn Unit will respond to pick attack, and how it breaks into overdrive. Set to the left the dynamics are moderate with a slight sweet sag when you dig in, to the middle, you get a louder, stiffer dynamic sound like you would expect from a high power tube amp with solid state rectifier. Pick hard, and the Burn Unit gets louder, pick softer and the output drops. The right setting is compressed like a nice old smaller Tweed era amp but turns to into explosive pick attack with every touch of the strings when using higher gain settings.

The volume control sets your output level. You will need to adjust when changing toggles. The Tone control is somewhat subtle and is great for dialing in the exact amount of detail you need for your guitar to sound lively or silky smooth. Think of it as a way to soften the top or add definition.

The Burn control sets the sustain and distortion levels. Lots of range, it's all good from off to max.

  • Please use a 9-18 volt DC negative tip adaptor to power the Burn Unit.
  • There is a bass trim pot inside, but only adjust it if you really like having this feature. Remember where it was set before you start.

Manufacturer: Barber Electronics
SKU: I659034-N-0-WHXA

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