March 23rd, 1965 - Launch Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Command Pilot Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Second Pilot John W. Young are ready for takeoff atop a 103 foot modified Titan II missle.
T-20 seconds and counting.
This will be the first two-pilot American spaceflight, the seventh American spaceflight and 17th manned spaceflight of all time.
T-10 seconds and counting.
This first manned Gemini flight will last 4 hours, 52 minutes and 31 seconds, with three orbits around the earth.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
In honor of this historic spaceflight, we introduce the Gemini III: Dual Fuzz Generator. The word gemini, meaning "the twins" in latin, is a fitting name for this dual fuzz.
The Gemini III is an all-discrete (no IC's) transistor fuzz. It features two different fuzz circuits in parallel, one vintage germanium and the other, modern silicon. The germanium side uses vintage 70’s, NOS AC128 transistors, prized for their classic fuzz-tone.
The two vastly different fuzzes are blended together via the Ge/Si knob for a layered fuzz tone. Each fuzz has a choice of three gain settings via toggle switch. The Master knob controls the output of the final mix, and has enough gain on tap to cause a supernova.
The unique tone control affects each fuzz independently, yet at the same time. 12:00 yields a balanced full range fuzz, turn CW for a fantastic mid-scoop and CCW to smooth out the highs. The remaining toggle switch controls the direction of the tone-sweep for the germanium side, allowing for opposite sweep directions. The controls allow for many tone combinations between the two fuzz circuits, for some very unique fuzz blends.
Completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland Oregon, the Gemini III utilizes true-bypass switching via the heaviest-duty mechanical footswitch available. Open one up and you’ll see an unparalleled display of craftsmanship. Thick, high quality PCB’s, along with detailed military-spec wiring using vintage USA made heavy gauge stranded wire. On top of the USA-cast aluminum enclosure sits an engraved vinyl faceplate and custom engraved knobs. This fuzz is built to last a lifetime.
The Gemini III covers a wide range of usable fuzz territory, including lower-gain classic tones, heavy high-gain/scooped-mid tones and so much more. There's plenty of low frequency response on hand to make for an equally awesome bass fuzz (highly recommended for bass). Also great for baritone and synth.
Each pedal is numbered on the nameplate, showing it's limited availability, and in addition each is signed and numbered on the inside. The Gemini III also comes with a transferable three year warranty, plus a lifetime discount repair plan.