Embla was the first woman on earth and is also the name of my first daughter. Embla means “elm tree” and the pedal’s woody tonal character fits well with this too. This circuit was my first true invention and it has now gone through dozens of iterations to end up like this. I wanted a fuzz that behaved like an overdrive. I didn't like overdrives. Found them too boring. I couldn't find a fuzz that sounded cool, while staying user-friendly. EMBLA takes care of all of this and more. The gain and volume knobs take you from crisp, beautiful near-clean boost to thick, heavy fuzz and any nuance in between. It cleans up brilliantly and just always works. With any instrument, any amp and in any setting.
The bias knob lets you starve the signal without ever turning the signal fully off. This can come in handy for bassists who don't want to just add to the noise floor of the band while idle or it can help you make the pedal sound more tonebendery when needed.
The thickness control gives you the ability to pair it up with any amp. Turn it down for low wattage setups and back up for huge stage amps.
Only feed it 9VDC centre tip negative and expect it to draw about 150mA of current worst case scenario.