A very flexible distortion box that can go from low to high gain with the twist of your guitar knob. Three
selectable compression and gain levels really add to the amount of options you have. Run it into a high
headroom clean amp like its endorser and play all of your guitar instrumentals or favorite grease hits.
- Volume – Controls the overall output
- Drive – Controls the amount of gain in the circuit
- EQ – Brighten your sound by turning it to the right and darken to the left
- Air – This is like an amplifiers presence knob, it handles the high frequencies. This can get really bright
when turned all the way to the right.
- Headroom (Toggle) – Toggles between three different “wattage” settings (25W, 50W, 100W)
The toggle switch changes the compression and therefore affects the gain. In the middle
position it is wide open and very natural sounding. In the up position it is highly compressed and the
volume will need to be compensated as such. In the down position it is a middle ground between the
two and is great for tighter rhythms.
- Designed for a 125B enclosure with top-mounted jacks
Matthew Poirier (verified owner) –
Sounds fantastic. Great crunch box type sound with a twist.
metalrules1967 (verified owner) –
Great Pcb .
very easy to solder.
great sound(like it more than the crunch box)
Thank you !
Stephan Gilberg (verified owner) –
Great distortion, easy straight forward build, great pcb layout.
ftura (verified owner) –
Great pedal, good for crunch, overdrive and a little fuzzy distortion. Really Easy to solder.
pgodfrin (verified owner) –
I totally love this pedal. The EQ give a nice range of control, but the real gem is the ‘headroom’ switch. Simulating 100, 50 & 25 watts and the relative saturation is fantastic.
kcaliva01 (verified owner) –
This pedal is a Beast!! I have been playing this pedal for 6 months. In the 2 diode modes — BAT41 (25W) and LED (50W) — It has all of the high gain compressed crunchy goodness that can be found in a MIAB pedal. Where this pedal excels is in the diode lifted mode (100W). The response of this mode is fat and punchy. It cuts through a mix, responds well to pick attack and cleans up nicely with the guitar volume knob. It has plenty of gain on tap, but I keep it dialed back to 10 o’clock or so, as that seems to be a sweet spot (with my rig) for aggressive 70s classic rock-type tones that still have a sweet sustaining quality for leads. The PCB is easy to work with and the build is not beyond the reach of someone new to this craft (obsession).