The Penetrator

The Penetrator is a treble boost pedal kit with enough gain to cut straight through any mix. This pedal adds glistening harmonics that get loud enough to saturate your amp’s front end. Adjust the level knob to vary the output so there’s no mistaking when you kick this pedal in. Great for solos or when you need your guitar front and center.

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Hi! Can you guy's provide us a demo with this pedal behind the ThunderDrive? Also playing rhythm? Treble boosters sound best when they are pushing Overdrives. Thanks!
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MichaelT
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August 2nd, 2018
I'll pass along the suggestion and see what we can do!
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I built this pedal, and it works BUT there's an unpleasant and unwanted squealing that occurs as the effect kicks in and increases along with the level. What should I be looking for to fix that? Thanks!
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Anonymous
May 12th, 2020
Are you using a power supply? Try using a battery. My One Spot daisy chain power supply makes The Penetrator whistle. It's a very quiet pedal when powered by a 9v battery.
On the Instruction cover it shows "To Amp IN" on the left side of the pedal and "From Guitar OUT" on the right, normally the guitar input in "IN" and the pedal to the amp is "OUT". Drawings 1, 2, 3 & 4 at the end of the instructions are looking with pedal turned over (I assume) so the Guitar input is now shown as "Input Jack" and the "Output jack" is to the amp. Is this correct? It's a bit confusing. Also, the Input jack is stereo, does that mean a stereo guitar cable must be used? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Thanks!
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MichaelT
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July 22nd, 2019
Yes that is correct. The guitar plugs into the input jack and the output jack goes to the amp or the next pedal. A stereo cable should not be used. You'll need a standard mono guitar cable. Stereo jacks are used in battery powered pedals so that the battery is only in use when a cable is plugged in. The negative terminal of the battery is tied to the ring lug and when a standard mono cable is plugged in, the ring is then shorted to the grounded sleeve allowing the battery to operate.
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Are you able o post to Australia at all? If not why so, really want to try out this Penetrator treble booster
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MichaelT
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August 12th, 2019
Amplified Parts ships Mod Kits to Australia. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/K-996
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