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Overview: Deciding on the right guitar gear to buy in search of the perfect tone is a life-long process, and, honestly, crafting your own unique sound is part of the fun in playing guitar. But, most of us do not have an unlimited income and amount of free time, so I've laid down some tried-and-true guitar, amp, and effects combos for hard rock and metal (sorry, I'm not going to cover other genres as they are not in my area of experience).

Guitars

High-End Guitars: Price is no object.

Charvel EVH Art Series Guitar Red, White & Black Chrome Hardware

Charvel EVH Art Series Guitar Red, White & Black Chrome Hardware

The Charvel EVH Art Series Guitar is based on Eddie Van Halen's original Frankenstein guitar. Designed by the master himself for mind-blowing neck-tapping solos. Custom-striped basswood body outfitted with a special-wound EVH humbucker and Floyd Rose Original locking vibrato. Single tone knob and Van Halen-favored compound-radius bolt-on maple fretboard/neck give this Art Series Guitar unparalleled playability.Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard on the Charvel EVH guitar curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording, and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!


Ibanez JEM77 Steve Vai Bad Horsie Signature Electric Guitar Rock Mirror

Ibanez JEM77 Steve Vai Bad Horsie Signature Electric Guitar Rock Mirror

Named Bad Horsie after Vai's song of the same name (off the Alien Love Secrets album), the Ibanez JEM77 Steve Vai Bad Horsie Signature Electric Guitar features a super-flash rock mirror finish with matching mirror pickguard. It also has the signature Monkey Grip handle carved into the basswood body, a scooped tremolo cavity, 5-piece maple/walnut JEM Prestige neck, 25-1/2" scale, Edge Pro bridge/tremolo, and DiMarzio Breed pickups. Comes with pearl dot inlays and chrome hardware.Basswood bodyBasswood is a comparatively lightweight wood, which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. With a good balance of highs and lows, basswood is right in between alder and mahogany in sound character.Rosewood fingerboardRosewood offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.DiMarzio Breed neck humbuckerAlnico magnet humbucker designed for Steve Vai. Classic '50s smooth and fluid humbucking tone. Hotter than a PAF-Pro, but not as hot as an Evolution.DiMarzio Breed bridge humbuckerAlnico magnet humbucker designed for Steve Vai. Classic '50s smooth and fluid humbucking tone. Hotter than a PAF-Pro, but not as hot as an Evolution.


Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome

Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome

The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series. Cutting-yet-rich tone- the hallmark of the LP- pours out of the 490R and 498T alnico magnet humbucker pickups, which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays makes for great looks while dual volume and tone controls provide complete command of your sound. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case.


Parker Fly Mojo Electric Guitar Natural Mahogany

Parker Fly Mojo Electric Guitar Natural Mahogany

The Parker Fly Mojo Electric Guitar is light, fast, and amazingly versatile. A solid mahogany body and neck provide warm resonance to the thick, bold tone generated by genuine Seymour Duncan Jazz and JB pickups. It's light in weight but far from a lightweight, churning out creamy, luscious sounds with enhanced lower mids. Famous Fly playability and comfort are combined with simpler knobs and a more ergonomic control layout, easier-to-use vibrato, improved electronics, carbon-glass fretboard, Fishman 6-element piezo system, and Sperzel locking tuners. Includes hardshell case.


Steinberger Synapse ST-2FPA TranScale Custom Electric Guitar Transparent Blue

Steinberger Synapse ST-2FPA TranScale Custom Electric Guitar Transparent Blue

The Steinberger Synapse ST-2FPA TranScale Custom Electric Guitar has a flamed maple top for killer looks. Play it open and it's a baritone, roll the built-in capo up a couple of frets and it's a normal 25-1/2" guitar. Add to this Steinberger's brilliant design features such as the tune-it-once direct-drive double-ball bridge, fold-down leg rest, and graphite-reinforced neck with ultrafast phenolic fingerboard and you've got a truly advanced and infinitely playable instrument.Low-impedance EMG USA humbuckers offer a broader bandwidth for unique and robust tone and are mounted on stabilizers that keep them from tilting.Improved intonation from a zero fret. Unique Steinberger Combo headpiece improves balance, ease of tuning, and tuning stability while the patented Direct-Drive double-ball bridge lets you change strings in seconds then tune up once and not have to tune again until you change strings.


High-End Guitars: Under $1000 bucks.

Hamer Californian Quilt Top Transparent Red

Hamer Californian Quilt Top Transparent Red

The Californian Quilt starts with a maple body and neck topped off with Ivoroid and abalone bindings then adds in 2 Duncan Designed humbuckers and a modern, Floyd Rose-style tremolo. Single boomerang inlay on the 12th fret.


Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar Bright Blue

Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar Bright Blue

The Ibanez RGR42DXFM Electric Guitar has a mahogany body and gorgeous flamed maple top. Featuring a flat, fast 5-piece maple/walnut neck and an Edge III tremolo bridge, this RG sounds great whether you're crunching a heavy chord progression or divebombing your way through a killer solo.


Dean Dime-O-Flame Electric Guitar

Dean Dime-O-Flame Electric Guitar

The Dean Dime-O-Flame Electric Guitar has sizzling looks and puts out hot licks. A super-snug set neck joint joins the mahogany neck and body for supreme resonance that works with the Dimebucker at the bridge to produce astounding sustain with knife-edge bite. Killer flame graphics are complemented by a bound rosewood fretboard and black hardware, including a Floyd Rose-licensed trem.


B.C. Rich Exotic Classic Bich Electric Guitar Natural

B.C. Rich Exotic Classic Bich Electric Guitar Natural

The B.C. Rich Exotic Classic Bich features neck through design, Nato body and contrasting wood stringers. In addition to their eye appeal, these electric guitars are designed for function. The neck is a comfortable 25-5/8" scale, with a 24 jumbo fret ebony fingerboard and special Rockfield humbucker pickups. These very exceptional Bich guitars will be available in koa with maple stringers and spalted maple with ebony stringers.Rockfield Mafia Pickups: The Rockfield Mafia pickup is the perfect choice for that warm, overdriven tone that has made some of the world's leading guitarists famous. These custom high output pickups cut through any mix with loud and proud authority, all the while maintaining an extreme balance and note definition. The overall tone is clear and rings true in any format with booming low ends and crisp mids and highs that are what timeless music is made from.


Peavey V-Type NTB Electric Guitar with Tremolo Transparent Purple

Peavey V-Type NTB Electric Guitar with Tremolo Transparent Purple

Staggering looks from a unique reverse-headstock design, flamed maple top, and gorgeous abalone binding on the body, neck, and headstock. Testosterone-soaked tone comes from a pair of dual-blade humbuckers and locking Floyd Rose licensed trem.


Value Priced Guitars: Under $500.

Ibanez S320 Electric Guitar Weathered Black

Ibanez S320 Electric Guitar Weathered Black

The Ibanez S320 Electric Guitar has a mahogany body that's thin around the sides for comfort and thick around the pickups for tone. The finish is a unique, open-pore, weathered black. It sports a super strong 3-piece maple neck that's a dream to play. The ZR tremolo bridge uses ball bearings for frictionless arming and fast return. Pickups are rocking Ibanez INF humbuckers.


Jackson KVX10 X King V Electric Guitar Black

Jackson KVX10 X King V Electric Guitar Black

The X Series Jackson KVX10 electric guitar is built with a high-quality alder body and a pair of Duncan Design humbuckers. The HB103 is a high-output ceramic bridge humbucker based on the Duncan Distortion. The HB102N is a hot Alnico neck pickup based on the Duncan Jazz. King V features include a string-thru-body, JT390 adjustable bridge, 24 jumbo frets, a bolt-on rock maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and chrome hardware. Controls include master volume, master tone, and 3-way pickup switch. Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!


Bargain Guitars that Rock: Under $300

Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar Candy Apple Red

Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar Candy Apple Red

This is your guitar. Nothing but the bare essentials you need to wreak aural havoc. Features a 25-1/2" scale; Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo; 2 humbuckers with 2-way selector switch, volume, and tone controls; sealed die-cast tuners; and bound body.


Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Black

Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Black

The Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio oozes dark vibes. Black chrome hardware. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and XII inlay at the 12th fret. The body and set neck are mahogany, and it comes armed with 2 Alnico V humbuckers. Satin black finish. Limited lifetime warranty.


Ibanez GRG170DX Electric Guitar Black Night

Ibanez GRG170DX Electric Guitar Black Night

Take classic Ibanez playability, combine it with 3 Powersound pickups, and throw in a seriously stable tremolo system and you've got the Ibanez GRG170DX Electric Guitar - an axe made to rock. The GRG-shape maple neck meets up with a basswood body housing a humbucker at the neck and bridge, and a single-coil in the middle position, plus a FAT 10 bridge. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard features edgy sharktooth inlays. Chrome hardware.


Metal ( Hardcore, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, etc. )
In my opinion, this rig entirely blows away a Mesa anything. It is because of the 6L6 power tubes in the amp matched with the sonic maximizer. Try this one out; you won't be disappointed.

Peavey 6505 120W Guitar Amp Head

Peavey 6505 120W Guitar Amp Head

The Peavey 6505 120W Guitar Amp Head serves up 120W of pile-driving power for muscular crunch and soaring sustain. Equipped with 5 - 12AX7s in the preamp and 4 - 6L6s in the power amp. Includes footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select, effects loop, 3-band EQ, plus resonance and presence controls on each channel. Rhythm channel includes pre/post gain controls and bright/crunch switches. Lead channel includes pre/post gain controls only. Preamp output. Footswitch included. 4, 8, or 16 ohms.The 6505 Series guitar amplifiers are named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, (1965-2005.) While known as the 5150 Series, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore, and metal bands because of their raw tone, relentless power, and road-proven reliability.


Peavey 6505 212 Combo 2x12 Guitar Amp

Peavey 6505 212 Combo 2x12 Guitar Amp

The 2x12 Peavey 6505 212 Combo Guitar Amp pours out a punishing 60W through 2 Sheffield 1200 speakers in a closed-back cabinet for aggressive tone with plenty of low end. The Peavey 6505 Amp features a footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select and reverb defeat. Master controls include 3-band EQ, resonance, and presence. Rhythm channel uses pre/post gain controls and bright/crunch switches. Lead channel has pre/post gain controls only. Footswitch included.The 6505 Series guitar amplifiers are named in celebration of Peavey's first 40 years, (1965-2005). While known as the 5150 Series, these amps became the undisputed go-to guitar amps for scores of rock, hardcore, and metal bands because of their raw tone, relentless power, and road-proven reliability.


Peavey 6505 4x12 300W Guitar Cabinet Straight

Peavey 6505 4x12 300W Guitar Cabinet Straight

The Peavey 6505 4x12 300W Guitar Cabinet has 4 - 12" Sheffield 1200 speakers loaded in a biplanar-aligned, infinite baffle, 300W closed-back cab. A perfect match for a 6505 or 6505 Plus head.This Peavey speaker is constructed from high-density plywood. It has recessed handles and heavy-duty casters. 1/4" and XLR jacks. 16 ohms.



Hard Rock / Heavy Metal ( Pantera, Guns N Roses, etc. )
This is the amp that I use. I couple it with a sonic maximizer, and it is the perfect sound for me. This is the first amp that I've ever had to back off the gain because it was too much for me. This amp is a monster and can be found in the studios of many top engineers. You get a lot of sonic control with the tone shift buttons. Great for everything from classic rock to extreme metal.

Marshall JCM 2000 Triple Super Lead 100 and 1960A Package

Marshall JCM 2000 Triple Super Lead 100 and 1960A Package

Includes the Marshall TSL100 head and 1960A cab. With 3 independent channels (Clean, Crunch, and Lead) the TSL100 puts amazing control, flexibility, and tone variations at your fingertips. From sparkling clean to full-blown Marshall roar, the all-valve 100W head delivers it all. Each channel features its own volume, gain, and EQ. Master controls include tone shift for beefing up tone at low volumes, Accutronics spring reverb, an effects loop mix control, a speaker emulation DI circuit for silent recording, and virtual power reduction that gives you a glorious, saturated power amp feel without cranking it up to 10. Comes loaded with 4 ECC83 preamp valves and 4 EL34 power amp valves and also features 2 effects loops, loudspeaker outputs, a 5-way LED foot controller, and more.The 1960A produces a loud, well-focused, and uncluttered sound with a tight, full low end and a crisp, bright top. Excellent for players who use effects as it won't muddy up. Features 4 - 12" speakers, slant front, 4- or 16-ohm mono, or 8-ohm stereo operation. Handles 300W power. 100 lbs.


Everything ( Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, & Everything Else )
I hate to admit that I was against the "amp modeling" movement for years. But, after trying the PODXT, I am completely sold on the technology. Run it through a tube power amp, and it is eerily, and sometimes frustratingly perfectly, close to the original amplifier. Plus, it gives you awesome recording possibilities.

Line 6 PODXT Amp Modeler with Effects

Line 6 PODXT Amp Modeler with Effects

The Line 6 PODxt Amp Modeler with Effects raises the bar in the world of amp modeling. Line 6 incorporates award-winning Vetta technology to give you 32 updated amp models plus 35 classic stompboxes and studio effects. Not only that, you also get A.I.R. II-based mic models plus amp and cab mix 'n' matching. 64 presets, tap tempo, and full MIDI control, plus all the knobs you need for on-the-fly tonal tweaking. USB I/O enables direct computer recording and gives you access to more downloadable models and effects. Classic effects and authentic reverb sounds plus full-time compression are always at your fingertips. The tap tempo features support for modulation and delay effects with note divisions.


Line 6 POD Mounting Bracket

Line 6 POD Mounting Bracket

Heavy metal construction. Rubber rods fit right in the holes on the back of your POD to hold it securely. Screwmountable. Slide under the handle of your amp or mount on mic stand.


Randall RT2-50 50w/50w Stereo Tube Power Amplifier

Randall RT2-50 50w/50w Stereo Tube Power Amplifier

It's a 50W/50W 2-channel stereo amp. It can switched via MIDI or is footswitchable with RF4 foot controller. Comes with 6L6s in Channel 1, and EL34s in Channel 2. Each channel has master volume, presence, and density controls; MIDI in/thru; and 4-, 8-, or 16-ohm switch. Paired with RM4 preamps, the switchable channels with different tube arrays let you create classic amp sounds with even greater realism.


Effects
In compiling this site, I noticed several pieces of equipment popping up again and again in different players' rigs. Here are the most popular effects overall.


BBE Sonic Maximizer If I had to live with only one effect for the rest of my life, this would be it. It is hard to describe how much this device cleans up your sound without sacrificing any of your gain, tone, or presence. IT NEEDS TO BE RUN THROUGH AN EFFECTS LOOP--EVEN THE FLOOR PEDAL MODEL. This unit reconnects broken sound waves after the input (preamp) stage of your amplifier--so, if it's not placed in your effects loop, it is doing absolutely nothing. Try this one out--I was amazed.

BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer

BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer

The BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer gives your sound the clarity and volume you've been searching for. Unbalanced 1/4" ins and outs. Dual channel with ganged process and low contour controls. Threshold control. Bypass switch for comparison of processed and unprocessed signals. +16dBu headroom. The BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer is ideal for use in pro and semi-pro sound reinforcement, mobile DJ systems, discos, and making cassette copies.The BBE Process "What it Is"Loudspeakers have difficulty working with the electronic signals supplied by an amplifier. These difficulties cause such major phase and amplitude distortion that the sound reproduced by the speaker differs significantly from the sound produced by the original source.In the past, these problems proved unsolvable and were thus relegated to a position of secondary importance in audio system design. However, phase and amplitude integrity is essential to accurate sound reproduction. Research shows that the information which the listener translates into the recognizable characteristics of a live performance are intimately tied into complex time and amplitude relationships between the fundamental and harmonic components of a given musical note or sound. These relationships define a sound's sound".When these complex relationships pass through a speaker, the proper order is lost. The higher frequencies are delayed. A lower frequency may reach the listener's ear first...



Harmonizer Many of our favorite players use a Harmonizer, which was probably originally popularized by Eddie Van Halen in the late 70s. I run one through my effects loop, and it really adds power and depth to my amp's sound without changing it's general feel and attitude. If you can afford one, get it.

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer Effects Processor

The Eventide H7600 Harmonizer Effects Processor provides nearly 1100 programs, a 174-second sampler, and sorting capabilities for unprecedented stereo effects processing prowess. It has more power than its predecessor (the DSP7000 series), has a new operating system, and a new search function that provides instant access to a deep catalog of professional effects. Every preset on the H7600 Harmonizer is its own unique algorithm made up of a combination of effects from 230 stereo effects modules. Eventide's exclusive Building Block Architecture lets you create your own unique preset-algorithms as well. The H7600 comes with PC and Mac preset development software. It comes with AES/EBU, S/PDIF, word clock digital I/O, and two analog I/O channels with XLR and hi-Z jacks.



Octave Nearly all of the players on this site who use an octave pedal use the Boss model. I use it too.

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

The Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal is the world's first compact pedal with true polyphonic octave effects! With Polyphonic Octave mode, drive mode with distortion, and the original OC-2 mode, this is the most versatile octave stomp box ever.



Flanger The most commonly used flanger pedal is the MXR. The basic model and the EVH sound the same except for a push button on the EVH that dials in the "Unchained" sound. I use the EVH model. Sounds great on a clean channel.

MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger

MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger

Dunlop and Edward Van Halen have collaborated to bring back the classic tone of the MXR Flanger that powered timeless Van Halen tunes like "Unchained" and "And the Cradle Will Rock." The result of their effort is the MXR EVH 117 Flanger, a stompbox with the same bucket-brigade technology that provided the sweeping, whooshing magic of the original. This updated model comes with the EVH Switch, which instantly calls up Eddie's "Unchained" sound with the exact settings used to get the original guitar tone. On top of that, it comes painted with the cool striped graphics Eddie used to customize his guitars.


MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal Metallic Grey

MXR M-117R Flanger Effects Pedal Metallic Grey

Back by popular demand, the MXR M-117R Flanger creates a variety of wild sounds from dynamic jet plane or cool space effects to short delay, chorus, and vibrato. You have complete control of the filter so you can sculpt the sound you want. Back off the Width setting to zero to disengage auto-sweep, then use the Manual knob to physically place the effect anywhere along the frequency spectrum! Use with guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals.The M-117R effects pedal has 4 knobs and a footswitch. The footswitch toggles the flanger effect on/bypass (red LED indicates on). The Manual knob selects the frequency center of the effect when auto-sweep is disengaged. The Width knob at zero disengages auto-sweep, but when you rotate it clockwise, it increases the total phase sweep of the effect. The Speed knob modulates rate of effect. The Regen knob feeds the effect back onto itself at adjustable intensity, increasing the total phase effect. Powered by battery or Dunlop ECB-004 AC adapter.



Phaser Once again, the most popular pedal by far is the original MXR model, either the EVH version or the classic orange. I use the EVH which has a script logo button that changes its characteristics.

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

The MXR EVH Phase 90 Shifter is a limited-edition version of the legendary MXR Phase 90. The Phase 90 was instrumental in creating the guitar tones on the early Van Halen records; the swirling, spacey sound on such songs as "Eruption," "Atomic Punk," and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love." The EVH 90 captures the warm, hypnotic tone of the vintage "script logo" Phase 90, and with the flip of a switch also delivers an intense, edgier phase tone. It features rock-solid internal construction and an indestructible enclosure to ensure years of flawless performance. Add to this the Van Halen-approved striped graphics from the guitar that changed the world and you have a truly unique piece of rock history.


MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal

The MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal gives you classic phasing with variable speed control. Add shimmer to lead passages or jet-plane resonance to muted strumming. Not just for guitars; it works well with bass, keyboards, and even vocals. Vary the speed from a subtle, long cycle to a fast, watery warble with endless vintage vibrations in between. The MXR M-101 is powered by single 9V battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC Adapter



Overdrive There is a split on this one: Ibanez Tube Screamer and Boss DS-1 (which is labeled as a distortion but provides a similar effect as the Tube Screamer). I was honestly surprised to see how many of my favorite players use the Boss pedal. I knew the Tube Screamer was a classic, but the Boss was a bit of a shock.

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

The Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue is back. This is the incomparable overdrive pedal that vintage gear hounds are always hoping to find. The 2004 TS808 reissue features the same famous square footswitch and the warm tones of the JRC4558 chip used in most of the original TS808s. Ignore look-alikes. If your tone is suffering from a lack of real warmth, the TS808 is the real, nongeneric prescription.


Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

From screaming loud to whisper soft, the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal can faithfully reproduce the dynamics of your playing style. Level and distortion controls give you complete command of the amount of signal processing. Tone knob lets you tailor EQ right on the unit. The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal is a tough stomp box that can take whatever your boot can dish out. Includes 5-year warranty.



Distortion For Metal tones, the Metal Zone has been considered the holy grail, but also check out the new, all-tube Demonizer that also works as a DI. For clasic rock distortion, the Big Muff and the Rat are standard, but also take a look at the Womanizer which is also a DI.

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal

The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal offers precision control over tone. Dual-gain circuits scream with super-long sustain and seething distortion. A 3-band EQ includes High/Low shelving knobs plus a midband parametric EQ. The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal has separate Level and Distortion knobs to put just the right amount of edge on your signal.


Damage Control Demonizer Tube Distortion Preamp Pedal

Damage Control Demonizer Tube Distortion Preamp Pedal

Built around a dual 12AX7 preamp design, the Damage Control Demonizer Distortion Preamp Pedal reacts like a full-blown stack to deliver thick, chunky, high-gain tube tones. With knobs that shape amplitude and frequency, the special Bionic EQ allows massive tone shaping in both the pre- and post-tube stages. The Demonizer also features a revolutionary magic-eye biofeedback meter that organically reacts to your performance levels. Direct recording into your console for state-of-the -art, all tube amp sound and feel. Use it in front of an amp, and add an additional hot-rodded amp channel!


Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer Pedal

Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer Pedal

Like the legendary Big Muff Pi of the '70s, the reissue Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff Pi Distortion/Sustainer Pedal has 3 controls that let you dial in the finest harmonic distortion/sustain ever produced. The Volume control adjusts the output level. The Sustain control optimizes the long sustain with just the right amount of harmonic distortion. The Tone control provides a range of sounds, from warm bass to crisp treble.


Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal

The Pro Co RAT2 Distortion Pedal is different from any you've ever heard, with sounds ranging from a mellow twin to a raging English stack. Its smooth distortion puts extra punch in rhythm work and makes solos cut through with authority and power. The Rat2 has glow-in-the-dark luminescent control graphics and new LED status indicator for easy use on dark stages. Steel enclosure has a "no tools" battery compartment. True bypass mode utilizes passive switching of both input and output to eliminate the loss of power and clarity caused by other devices.


Damage Control Womanizer Tube Distortion Preamp Pedal

Damage Control Womanizer Tube Distortion Preamp Pedal

The Damage Control Womanizer Tube Distortion Preamp Pedal delivers tones coveted by generations of rock guitarists. The pure Class A preamp with dual 12AX7 tubes in a cascading gain-stage circuit bursts at the seams with unbridled sonic juice. The overdrive section cries out with all the beautiful and emotive tonal character that any guitarist could desire, while its multiple sonic moods can speak softly from a delicate and subtle whisper to a fat and frenzied scream of emotion. The Womanizer is also equipped with analog opto-compression, pre/post EQ, and biofeedback meter. This is a great unit for direct recording into your console with state-of-the -art, all tube amp sound and feel. Use it in front of an amp and for an additional hot-rodded amp channel!


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