Stone Heavy Sound has unveiled the Decade pedal, which promises to electronically change the number of winds of wire on a pickup coil and pull new tones out of a guitar.
The pedal employs point-to-point wiring and passive circuitry to alter the frequency response of pickups, essentially 'tripling' the number of available sounds by offering two modes in addition to a pickup's standard output.
Those two modes are: 60s, which - according to the company - “is like taking winds off the pickup,” making humbuckers sounding brighter, and 70s, which takes highs off the top end and adds midrange to single-coil sounds.
The pedal is equipped with a standard 2.1mm DC power jack (for powering LED indicators – otherwise the circuit is passive); Stone Heavy also points out that the Decade does not work with active pickup systems, and needs to be first in a pedal chain in order to interface correctly with a guitar.
To learn more about the Decade, check out Stone Heavy founder Stu Suarez’s demo below, or just pick one up for yourself (opens in new tab) for $299.