Last Summer I introduced a limited edition “Summer Cyan” version of the Black Spiral Fuzz that was based upon a personal spare parts pedal that just happened to come together just right. During the C19 lockdown I decided it would be fun to make it an annual summer offering. I taught myself to powder-coat earlier this year, and I thought it would be a good challenge to do a powder-coated version of the Summer Cyan. After a bit of experimentation I’m happy to introduce the 2020 Summer Cyan!
The 2020 Summer Cyan features a candy cyan over brushed aluminum with green accents and copper chicken-head knobs. Due to the brushed aluminum the candy cyan color-shift naturally from bright blues to green. It was meant to represent the color of a becalmed ocean.
The Summer Cyan also has a new selection on the Texture Toggle I’m calling “ADN,” it stands for Asymmetrical Diode Network. I’ve been experimenting with various asymmetrical diode configurations on a few of the Spiral Incubator Customs. It usually consists of a mix of both Silicon and Germanium diodes. On the Summer Cyan it is a mix of the Nanolog N2 and Germanium 1N34A. This gives the ADN setting a little Germanium flavor, but with far less volume loss than the stock Ge setting. I like this setting A LOT for single-note leads. It also sounds good on crunchy bridge pickup riffing. It doesn’t clean up as well as the other two settings, but super-smooth lead tone is what the ADN is all about.
The Summer Cyan is limited to 10 pieces and will go on sale Saturday August 15th at 10:00 AM MST for $249 USD.