The Wazinator Classic KSB319 stomp box is a beautiful instrument to play. The deep woody tone is what first jumps out at you, due to the unique compressed air activation system. As you stomp on the timber surface this compresses the air in the cavity, forcing it into the diaphram of the pickup. This makes a low and pleasing tone with harmonics similar to an acoustic bass drum.
SKU: KSB319 | UPC: -
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Wazinator Classic KSB319 Stompbox
The Classic KSB319 stomp box is a beautiful instrument to play. The deep woody tone is what first jumps out at you. This is due to the unique compressed air activation system. As you stomp on the timber surface, this compresses air in the cavity. This air is forced into the diaphram of the pickup. This makes a low and pleasing tone with harmonics similar to an acoustic bass drum.
Gorgeous deep timber tone - complements the acoustic guitar
Pickup is activated via compressed air when timber pad is stomped
Perfect for live performance - large foot size for standing or sitting
Resistant to feedback and movement - grippy rubber underside
Size - 14.5 x 14 x 3/4 inches, 36 x 35 x 2.4 cm Weight - 2.8 lbs, 1.3Kg
WAZINATOR CLASSIC KSB319 - TIMBER TONE WITH BASS PUNCH
The Classic is resistant to feedback and has no interference or buzzing problems on large stages. The Classic is a nice comfortable size to have on stage, right under your foot. The large timber pad suits playing with heel or toe, and can be played sitting or standing. The rubber backing prevents the unit from moving around as you stomp. The Classic makes a perfect companion to your acoustic guitar or percussion rig. Of course the timber can handle the full weight of an adult, and some of the heaviest stomping ever.
How does it sound?
It's huge and most importantly musical. The Classic KSB319 has a hefty low end with a round and woody tone. The frequency response fits perfectly below an acoustic guitar making it the ultimate companion for a solo artist. OR if you're a percussionist this is a very portable acoustic kick drum.
The Classic KSB319 is hand made and tested for build quality and sound quality. Made from plantation grown renewable pine and worked into an acoustic resonant shape. The electronic components are imported and assembled in Australia.
The tough foam backing is designed to give you the ultimate grip whether on a timber, carpet or concrete stage.
Pick Up System
The pick up system is an original design owned by Wazinator Australia. It is a pump action unit that is akin to having your foot directly connected to the woofers in the PA system or your bass amp. The unit is also sensitive to acoustic sounds made by your foot on the timber pad.
Feedback is a common problem with homemade stomp boxes. The microphone in the box can pick up vibrations in timber stages and transfer the rumbling sound to the speakers causing a low end feedback loop. The main cause of this feedback is from boosting the low frequencies very high. The Wazinator generates it's bottom end using a patent pending pump action design and requires little low frequency boosting. The KSB319 is also inherently resistant to feedback at high volumes.
Built in safely valve
The Wazinator KSB319 is equipped with a safety valve that lets excess air out when you kick hard. This safely feature is designed to prevent you from blowing your speakers with an all mighty stomp. The valve acts like a gain compressor and in no way effects the sound quality at lower pressure stomps, it only affects very heavy stomping.
Passive pickup design
The pickup on the KSB319 is entirely passive. The main advantage of a passive design is that it needs no power supply. Also there are no flat batteries to worry about during a live performance. An average stomp produces about -8 dB of gain which is about the same as an electric guitar with humbucking pickups. This means it is suitable for direct input into a bass amp, but may need a preamp boost into a mixing desk.