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Building on the success of the original Karma Suture Germanium, we wanted to make something that was louder, punchier, and more aggressive while still keeping the sweet even-order harmonic character of the original. The result is the new Karma Suture Silicon which employs an all-silicon recipe. Both transistors are silicon but still retaining the PNP/NPN architecture.
Whether you’re using the Karma Suture as your standalone dirt box into your amp or you’re using it to boost, overdrive, and enhance your existing dirt pedals, you’ll be greeted with harmonic distortion laden with even-order harmonics - sweet and musical, even with complex chord voicings. Both models provide you with amazing even-order harmonic distortion with distinct personalities. If you’re familiar with the difference between a germanium and silicon fuzz face, then those qualities apply to the Karma Suture as well - germanium gives you a thick, sweet response with a softer picking attack. Silicon provides a more immediate picking attack with a more aggressive tone. Karma Suture Germanium cleans up amazingly from the guitar’s volume knob, while the Karma Suture Silicon cleans up to a great light crunch - perfect for rock riffing.