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What is Distortion Tone

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What is Distortion Tone - Distortion Guitar Pedal tone is basically a more aggressive tone to Overdriven Guitar Tone which simulates a Overdriven amp. If you took a Marshall in 1975 and turned it up you would get the sound of Overdrive from driven tubes. Great classic rock sound, classic tone that has been emulated 1000s of times, but in 1975 MXR, Boss, ProCo Rats arrived that gave us the distorted tone. This was new, amps didn't produce this tone on their own, this aggressive biting distortion for hard rock, metal, lead tones etc. 

If you really follow these pedals introductions, you will find a parallel to the music of the day. The pedals arrive and New British Metal arrives pretty much a few years later with this balls out aggressive distorted bar chord thunder ! This is what gear and guitar pedals do, as new tones arrived players took them and created new forms of music and expression with them. Now we could argue that the Big Muff was before this but that is really a overdrive fuzz, all though a fat killer aggressive tone it is not the tight, articulate distortion starting in the mid 70s. 

Chase Bliss Condor Pedal Is HERE !

Chase Bliss Condor Pedal Is HERE ! - Condor™ is an analog multi-effect that allows sophisticated control over a wide range of effects including EQ, overdrive, boost, tremolo and filter tones. The pedal has a powerful parametric mids control that ranges from 150Hz to 4kHz along with a three separate low pass filter or bass boost/cut [...]

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MXR Sugar Drive the pedal you will love

MXR Sugar Drive the pedal you will love - The new MXR Sugar Drive might be a pedal you leave on all the time. I could actually see having 2 or 3 on a board one as a clean one as mild overdrive one as a hard overdrive that is good and small and affordable [...]

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Way Huge Aqua Puss Smalls Version IS HERE !

Way Huge Aqua Puss Smalls Version IS HERE ! -The Way Huge Analog Delay has been one of the most desirable delay pedals since it first appeared in the late 90s. Most delay pedal had switch to the digital format but not the Aqua Puss, Jeorge Tripps stood firm in the Analog world. Even as [...]

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Suhr Mini Riot Distortion Pedal

Suhr Mini Riot Distortion Pedal - Suhr Mini Riot Pedal is here ready to ship, killer pedal and now in the Mini size. If you want a killer gain pedal but don't want to give up much room the board Mini Riot ! Suhr makes great products, from pedals to pickups to amps to guitars, and [...]

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MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal IN STOCK

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal IN STOCK - We got the first shipments of Deluxes in Months ago and they sold out in a few hours, and the wait to get more in was painful. But finally they have arrived and are ready to ship to delay heads all over the world. What [...]

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Analog vs Digital Delay Guitar Pedal

Analog vs Digital Delay Guitar Pedal - There are two different guitar delay pedals available the original Analog Delay from early 70s on and the Digital Delay pedal from the early 80s moving foward. Both use different technology and offer different tone and sound but they both create an echo and delay for your guitar. Both [...]

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BUGGFX Daydream Guitar Delay

BUGGFX Daydream Guitar Delay - What a GREAT pedal this is delay is !!! I heard it on a board, and had to call them ASAP. So musical, so unique, so trippy, and beautiful The BuGGFX Daydream is a unique multi-band filtered delay. The signal is split into multiple parallel paths, individually delayed and filtered, then [...]

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Suhr Alexa ALL Analog Chorus and Vibrato

Suhr Alexa ALL Analog Chorus and Vibrato - to me the finest chorus guitar pedal ever made was the Big Boss CE-1 from 1976 just so fat and lush. Well if you want that sound you need to go Analog and that is what the Suhr Alexa has done here with old school bucket brigade [...]

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JHS VCR Ryan Adams Guitar Pedal IS BACK

JHS VCR Ryan Adams Guitar Pedal IS BACK - JHS has shipped the 2nd Batch of the VCR pedal that was co-designed by Ryan Adams, JHS, and Keeley. Great pedal with Reverb, Chorus, and Boost three tones palettes that you can mix to get GREAT rock n roll guitar pedal tones.  JHS and Ryan Adam team [...]

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