Fake Plastic Trees - Audio Kitchen
Line out of the much loved The Big Trees (TBT)
The Fake Plastic Trees (FPT) is a scrupulously engineered, solid state homage to the array of euphonic joy available on the *‘line out’ of our much loved The Big Trees (TBT).
‘But what’s inside?’, I hear you cry! The following are a few of the elements:
Class A, hand-graded JFETs, a discrete stage modelling the EL84 grid-clipping profile, a custom Mumetal output transformer, TBT speaker load, and a Class A line driver.
The combination of those components, plus the painstaking refinement of each element have crystallised into a pedal which has the ultra-dynamic feel and irresistible playability that have become Audio Kitchen hallmarks.
As I type, there are very few of these out in the wild, but in the same way as TBT has spread its canopy of application further than I could have imagined, I’m eager to see what you all make of this new addition.
Here’s one encouraging first impression:
"Loving it. So musical and flexible. Gives an otherwise flat amp some dimension. And can punch out some fat clean and super squeeze small amp tones too. Especially with the bass cranked. Very expressive. I think the key is a no master volume amp. It really shines there.
i was gonna stop several times but i kept playing to see what else i could get from it—so many sounds—modern and old.” - Joe Barresi
*FPT will NOT drive a speaker!