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Bear in blue

315  inc.VAT

Bear in blue is back in production!

We are in process of running down our webshop and providing our products through dealers. So no direct orders anymore.

At the moment you can get your own at
Tornion musiikki or Kitarapaja – Oulu.

For any questions, drop us a line at .

Bear in blue is an electric signal distortion unit with a full-bodied sound, highly controllable state variable filter and dry mixing output stage.

It can be used with guitar, bass and synthesizers.




If you are dreaming of slow doomy powerchord passages or thunderous bass lines or synth-filter-wah-lazers, Bear in blue is the answer. With the bass retaining clipping characteristic and a sculpting multi mode filter, it makes even the most esoteric indie pawnshop guitar roar!



The gain structure draws inspiration from legendary op-amp fuzzes like Maestro MFZ-1 and IC Big Muff where a cleanish gainstage is slammed to a soft clipped one. Perfect for slow fuzz action where the texture of a sound is as important as the size of it. After the gain structure, signal goes to the filter-stage for final frequency shaping (and a bit hard clipping), to achieve it’s own signature sound.

The frequency response of the Bear in blue is tailored to maintain bass frequencies so the bass and synth players can get their piece of action.


Invigorate your performance with a external control to shake things up. Bear in blues filter cutoff frequency is controllable with an experssion pedal and/or control voltages up to 5 volts. Ride those squelchy filter oscillations in pursuit of the arcane knowledge of subtractive synthesis!


The filter design is an adaptation of a Steiner-Parker filter known for it’s guttural charcteristics and hardly ever seen in a pedal form. The mode switch changes between three different filter types, with self oscillating low-pass and high-pass, giving you the ultimate tool to craft your sound. Or destroy it beautifully.


And it doesn’t end there. The dry mixing stage enables you to blend in the input signal. Feed your favorite overdrive for stacked gain madness. Use it to fade in the effect with your sampler. Or layer the dirt behind your clean bass sound.



Bear in blue can be used with all electric instruments. In a studio situations a new horizons can be found using it at effect inserts or re-amp situations. The Bear in blue is also capable to drive a dynamic microphone to the gainy filter heaven. A handy tool to have in sound design!

>> Download << and print some old-school analog-style patch sheets to keep track of the different sound discoveries.


Wrapped in Hammond aluminum enclosure and screen printed by humans in >> Primeval vision << Oulu, Finland, to last a vigorous use.

For more detailed information, check out the >> quick start guide << .



Weight 0,5 kg
Dimensions 19 × 13 × 9 cm

Patch sheet