The GEAR 7 has a front end built with germanium transistors selected and tuned by ear. The back end boasts a jfet preamp providing enough gain to really push an amp's front end!
The controls are simple: Volume, Fuzz and Bias. The bias controls voltage to the second (distorting) transistor. Clockwise yields a more compressed tone and counter clockwise sounds brighter and and more dynamic. It sounds killer full up but there are a host of fun tones throughout the range of settings. Rolling back your guitar's volume opens up a 'dirty clean' soundstage that is inspiring to play.
The GEAR 7 is daisy chain friendly with standard boss type power supplies. The enclosures are hand etched, lacquered and buffed to a high gloss.