MAE – Cascader
A second collaboration between Mask Audio Electronics and Collector//Emitter: Cascader
Cascader has its roots in the same time period as Part Garden. When we started collaborating, we had multiple ideas running at the same time. Eventually, Part Garden was released into the world and the other ideas went into the MAE archives. Earlier in 2021, we decided to revisit one of the earliest designs and breathe new life into it.
Cascader is not an updated or mini Part Garden. It is a whole new design favoring simplicity and classic tones.
As a one knob fuzz, Cascader is meant to be loud and aggressive. Inspired by Devi Ever and EHX fuzzes, we combined a smooth fuzz with a low gain gated fuzz to create a really tight mix of fuzz and distortion. Pressing the left footswitch brings in an additional fuzz at the beginning of the chain, overloading the other stages for an extremely saturated signal.
Note: Cascader has a lot of gain and is meant to be noisy. We have minimized this, especially when using humbuckers, but certain settings will hum. Embrace it. Turn it up. C A S C A D E
- Loud – Overall output volume of the fuzz
- Yuh – Changes the amount of compression, selecting between open and gated voices
- Cascade – Adds an additional fuzz at the beginning of the signal chain for more saturation and sustain
Uses standard Boss style power supply (9VDC 2.1mm center negative) and top-mounted jacks.
Enclosures are Hand Screen Printed by Pinebox Customs. Art By Taylor C Adams