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    ZANDER CIRCUITRY Cranium Murine Distortion



    About the ZANDER CIRCUITRY Cranium Murine Distortion

    Zander Circuitry's Cranium Murine Distortion is an all-in-one version of the famous Rat circuit, pulling together the best bits from various mods and generational iterations and introducing enhancements such as Zander Circuitry's signature diode selector.

    Key to the Cranium's flexible approach to the Rat circuit is the interplay between Freq and Tone controls, enabling precise dialling in of your sound. The Body control takes this even further, affecting how much bass is produced for a deeper or more sculpted tone.

    The Blast control allows you to set the gain level for the second footswitch for a volume/gain boost when kicked in.

    What's new?

    This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Cranium Murine Distortion features a more compact footprint, knurled steel controls, and eight clipping options:

    • Germanium: A smooth, sweet sounding form of clipping, very ‘amp-like’ in its response.
    • Silicon: Louder, brighter and more aggressive sounding.
    • LED: Even louder, less saturated but very punchy.
    • Asymmetrical germanium: A more aggressive germanium sound.
    • Asymmetrical silicon: Beefing up the aggression of the silicon sound.
    • Asymmetrical LED: A more aggressive version of the LED sound.
    • MOSFET: Similar to the silicon setting but a bit sweeter, crunchier and a touch more saturated.
    • No diodes: Loads of output but not much gain.

    The footswitches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage a channel by holding your foot down on either one of the switches. You can also now engage the second footswitch from bypass, without having to activate the pedal first.

    Cranium Murine Demo

    Cranium Murine Distortion Features

    • Supercharged Rat-based pedal
    • Top-mounted jacks
    • Level, Gain, Tone, Freq, Body, Level, Blast, Diode Selector Controls
    • Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).
    • Current draw: 120mA

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Martin Davies (Poole, GB)
    Rat on Steroids!!!!

    Absolutely brilliant pedal!!! All the most useful clipping mods, with the addition of the Reutz filter mods make this all the Rats you could want in one pedal!!! First class service and communication from Boost Pedals and Zander Circuitry: I can seriously recommend both companies!!! 🤘😁🤘