Rainger FX DFST-1 Stealth Fuzz Limited Edition

$229.00 USD

Maker: Rainger FX

Model: DFST-1 Stealth Fuzz

Condition: New



The Rainger FX DFST-1 (Stealth) is the latest incarnation of the company’s legendary Dr. Freakenstein fuzz / distortion circuit, shrunken down to radar-evading mini-pedal size, in a uniquely aerodynamic, sleek black enclosure. ⁣⁣
It features two modes of operation – Envelope, and Step – offering a huge range of otherworldly, extreme fuzz sounds, from larger-than-life modulated chunk, and syrupy, filtered sustain, to step-modulated synth blast. The signature hard gating makes heavy, staccato riffs particularly satisfying. ⁣⁣
Its on-board control set is wide ranging and intuitive, and it has a CV-in socket for external control. All jacks are on the top of the pedal, making it easy to integrate into any pedalboard. The Rainger FX DFST-1 (Stealth) also features a built-in pad so you can use it with synthesizers and other instruments with hot output signals.


Rainger FX have solved the problem of detection by enemy radar, with the launch of the DFST-1 (Stealth) distortion pedal. Based on their Dr Freakenstein full-on distortion circuit, it’s an extreme fuzz pedal with two main modes of working; either with an envelope-shaped overtone, or a variable speed overtone modulation – but in a step cycling configuration. 

The envelope mode reacts to the incoming signal envelope, and gives extremely vocal tone stings that dive down to a Geiger Counter crackle, or sustain in a resonant howl – all with ultra quietness in between from the built-in Freakenstein noise gate.

The step modulation meanwhile takes it into a more techno realm, and - with the cycle re-starting from the beginning of a step with each new phrase that’s played - it’s possible to have the steps in time with the track you’re playing to (once the modulation speed is in the right ballpark).

Housed in another Rainger FX custom enclosure design, based on their minipedal - but this time aerodynamically flared out, and with wings - the DFST-1 (Stealth) has two blue ‘signal present’ LEDs discretely hidden underneath the pedal, shining out under the sides like a pimped-out street racer.

This unique and cute pedal includes...

  • Extreme sounds – venturing into synth-like filter squelches
  • Hi intensity searing fuzz – but totally quiet when you don’t play
  • Distinctive step cycle modulation from fast Leslie-style to slow step-by-step
  • All sockets on the top end panel – no side sockets!
  • Minijack socket for CV control, or Igor pressure pad 
  • Deeply satisfying resonant tone divebombs into radioactive crackle
  • Custom Rainger FX enclosure – with wings!