Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight

Pocket rocket to fuzz pedal heaven

CCT says that, with a combination of cascaded JFET and MOSFET gain stages to create its sound, the Starlight is made for soloing.

Sounds

"There's all the top-end presence you need without harshness or fizz"

Advancing the gain knob starts off with an edgy overdrive that morphs into a thick and liquid-smooth fuzzy distortion. Flick the toggle switch for more gain and to boost the upper-mid frequencies.

Soloing? Sure, but it's great on chords, too (dirty but with definition), and cleans up nicely with guitar volume. There's all the top-end presence you need without harshness or fizz; roll off the tone knob for languid notes.

MusicRadar Rating

4.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Bucketloads of gain. Sustain. Rocket ship graphics.

Cons

Four-screw battery access.

Verdict

Responsive distortion with loads of sustain - just lovely!

Dimensions

70 x 53 x 113

Available Outputs

1/4 Inch Jack

Available Inputs

1/4 Inch Jack

Unit Power Source

9 Volt Batteries Mains

Features

True bypass

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