COLLISION DEVICES | BLACK HOLE SYMMETRY

Collision has many faces

 Always in the spirit of making high quality products by hand, in France and to help musicians to push the limits of their creativity without compromise.

Born in 2016, their eye for design and material makes for a highly luxurious product that allows musicians to explore new sonic avenues and take their creativity to new heights. 
 

The Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry is a brooding, warbling, black box that will bring you some of the heaviest tones in the universe. Complete with a modulated delay, shimmering echo, and destructive fuzz, the Black Hole Symmetry has all you need to enter the wormhole of ambient, shoegaze, or any genre that calls for heavily effected sound.

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Collision Devices Effects and Pedals / Delay Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry Delay Reverb Fuzz
Collision Devices Effects and Pedals / Delay Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry Delay Reverb Fuzz
Collision Devices Effects and Pedals / Delay Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry Delay Reverb Fuzz

Collision Devices Black Hole Symmetry Delay Reverb Fuzz

$340.00
From Collision Devices:

The Black Hole Symmetry is a Delay Combo / Space Reverb / Destructive Fuzz combo. It has been designed to represent the visual and sonic appearance of a black hole. The Black Hole Symmetry is structured in three distinct parts, activatable together or separately.

"Ergosphere" (modulation delay)
  • Mix 
  • Time 
  • Feedback 
  • Modulation 
  • Speed 
  • Switch Activation

"Event horizon" (Space Reverb)
  • Mix 
  • Echo 
  • Radiancy 
  • Pitch 
  • Activation Switch

"Singularity" (Destructive Fuzz)
  • Disintegrate 
  • Activation Switch

Maximum current consumption: 250 mA
Supply voltage: + 9V DC (center with negative polarity)
Input impedance: 1 MOhm
Output impedance: 1 kOhm
Cut: 189 * 120 * 56 mm
Weight: 800 g
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Collision Devices Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost Collision Devices The Ranch Drive, Dynamic Tremolo, Boost
Collision Devices Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost Collision Devices The Ranch Drive, Dynamic Tremolo, Boost
Collision Devices Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost Collision Devices The Ranch Drive, Dynamic Tremolo, Boost

Collision Devices The Ranch Drive, Dynamic Tremolo, Boost

$290.00
From Collision Devices:

It is our modern vision of a Ranch.

We have built this pedal to be very dependant on the dynamic and on your playing.

We have tried to find some materials alternatives in the aim to be conscient of our ecological impact.

This pedal is made of noble materials. The stompbox is manufactured in US Walnut which grows up in Europe to reduce carbon footprint.The US walnut is very interesting first for its tint composed of black grain. It offers a superb aspect once it is nourished. Its medium density allows an easy machining while staying very resistant.

To create some relief and work with textures and colors, it is covered by a Pinatex slice. To remind leather, but without hurting animals. The Pinatex is made with pineapple leaf fibre. It is an agricultural waste product.

For ecological reasons, each pedal is polished with not chemical treated linseed oil. Cold pressed here in France.

Linseed oil allows to protect the wood. We advise you to pass an extra oil layer each year to preserve your pedal for a long long time. We provide a little can of wax to better protect The Ranch and to make it sparkle. It is made by us in our workshop with beeswax and linseed oil. The beeswax comes from a local beekeeper. We also provide a little pad to apply the wax. These pads are made by hand by the wonderful BCFQ here in Angers. Each pad is GOTS certified (ecology and social responsibility).

Each pedal is shipped in a recycled cardboard box to go on this ecological way. Wrapped with linseed string. The Ranch is protected in the package by forest wood fragments. We wanted to highlight the natural products like wood and our local partner Valdéfis. The wood fragments come from a collect done in our country and are locally crushed. It is the first time that this packaging is used. The little extra is that you can use the wood fragments as mulching for your plants or your garden.

The Drive controls are the 3 on the top of The Ranch.
  • Dust : It’s the drive knob. Nothing to add here. From a very smooth drive to a huge distortion. Very sensitive from your playing and the type of pickup and amplifier you use.
  • Bright : This control adds some high mids and treble to your signal. Without cutting the bass. Here to break through the mix.
  • Strength : Volume knob. Allows you to reduce the volume from the drive or to increase it.

Tremolo settings are inside the pedal. Set them with a screwdriver.

It’s a Dynamic Tremolo. The more you attack your strings, the faster it oscillates.
  • Depth : Controls the presence of the tremolo.
  • Sensitivity : Turn it clockwise to make the tremolo more sensitive to your attack.
You can have a very sensitive tremolo but not that much present or a more gated tremolo with a lot of presence. Turn Depth control to the left and Sensitivity setting to the right to obtain the most present and sensitive tremolo.

The Boost volume is set with a trimmer inside the pedal. Pre set it before playing so that you just have to play it when you want your sound to be louder.
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Exploring the black hole

Hand-made in France by Collision Devices, the Black Hole Symmetry may seem imposing at first glance, but is thoughtfully laid out to provide a welcoming and highly exploratory playing experience.

"Ergosphere" represents the modulated delay, and the outermost set of controls. This effect is set first in the three-effect chain brought by the pedal. Second, as you travel further into the sonic void, is the

"Event Horizon" which represents a shimmering, pitch-shifted reverb/echo and the middle layer of controls.

Finally, the "Singularity," the point of no return, where the universe stops and the Black Hole Symmetry really begins to open up. A highly aggressive, gated fuzz that only needs one knob to crush your sound into oblivion.

The effects chain may seem atypical, delay>reverb>fuzz, but this unique combination all running simultaneously is where the Black Hole Symmetry shows its true colors...or lack thereof. Running the fuzz last in the chain provides a unique, crushed sound that lends itself very well to swells and drop-tuned chords.

COLLISION DEVICES BLACK HOLE SYMMETRY
COLLISION DEVICES BLACK HOLE SYMMETRY
COLLISION DEVICES BLACK HOLE SYMMETRY

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