This is a smart tiny tuner with the Skyline shape, with fast pitch detection technology and a big bright LED display－a real guarantee for your strings!
Built for a tough and gritty sound, the Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde ZW44 is a pedal that takes your guitar tone into serious overdrive. Featuring just three knobs, tone-crafting is effortless with this Dunlop MXR guitar effect pedal. Boasting an all-metal construction, the Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde ZW44 is very durable. Modeled on the playing style of legendary heavy metal guitarist Wylde, this overdrive guitar pedal delivers a loud, heavy, and rich tone. With this overdrive guitar pedal, your clean amp morphs into a heavy crunch machine. This Dunlop MXR guitar effect pedal can also be placed in front of a dirty channel for screaming solos with tons of sustain.
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In 2011, TC Electronic introduced several stomp boxes that employed its TonePrint technology, which allows users to download new effects programmed by various artists, including well-known players like Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse, Joe Perry and Steve Stevens, from a computer or iPhone/Android smartphone.
Many of these artist downloads proved to be quite popular, so it seemed like only a matter of time before TC combined several of them in one pedal. That’s exactly what the company has done with the John Petrucci Dreamscape Signature TonePrint pedal. The Dreamscape presents six of the Dream Theater guitarist’s custom-tweaked tones in one box. The signature sounds comprise two choruses, two vibratos and two flangers, including Petrucci’s brand-new Vortex Flanger TonePrint. Plus, the pedal has room to store an additional TonePrint download, for a total of seven effects in one compact pedal.
The Fulltone OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Drive-overdrive pedal packs classic OD tones into a compact pedal with simple, no-fuss operation. From heavy crunch rich with overtones and feedback to spanky cleans, the OCD delivers the sounds of a great tube amp, as sell as the same sensitivity and response to your playing style.
Along with standard Volume, Drive, and Tone controls, the OCD’s HP/LP (High Peak/Low Peak) switch takes the pedal from a clean boost to manic, sustain-laden distortion. True bypass switching.
HOTONE pedals are perhaps the smallest pedals we have ever seen but don’t let the size deceive you, These pedals pack a huge punch for their size, just when you thought your pedal board was full you now have space for one more pedal!
The HOTONE FURY pedal serves up smooth and powerful fuzzy tone for both guitarists and bassists, The FURY features a “PUSH” button that squeezes your tone to give it a characterful harsh sound.
Please note the all HOTONE pedals must be powered by 9V DC (not supplied) as they are too small for battery compartments!
The GT-500 Effects Pedal from Fulltone is a discrete FET Hi-Gain Distortion and Overdrive Booster in one box. You could think of them as 2 separate pedals, or think of them as stages to be linked together for endless combinations. The Hi-Gain side has Volume, Distortion knobs, Bass, Mid, and Highs minipots. Its Booster Side has Volume, Overdrive knobs, Bass and Highs minipots.
Hard-clipped distortion-the way most guitar pedals achieve distortion-at one point in a circuit can be cool, but stage after stage of FET (GT-500) is very real, very amplike, and has ridiculous amounts of sustain even at low volume. It does the great chunky low-string rhythm stuff and cleans up incredibly well when you turn down the guitar’s volume. The Fulltone GT500 contains 9 FETs, 2 Mosfets, and 1 Transistor with no opamps or clipping diodes used.
What’s special about the EQ? The Hi-Gain side has a discrete Inductor-Driven Midrange circuit-never been done in a pedal before. There’s a wah-wah inductor inside the pedal that gives the Midrange control its ability to drastically increase or decrease the entire Low Mid, Mid, and Hi-Mid frequencies, to comical proportions. All this is done without any opamps-this has 100% discrete matched FETs.
This Mid control mixed with a strong Bass and Treble control help give the Fulltone GT-500 the ability to dial in more variations than a simple tone control, which can only roll off the Highs.
The Series Select Switch allows you to choose which pedal comes first (allowing you to instantly change the order of the 2 circuits). For example: A clean boost slamming into the front end a Distortion sounds way different than a Distortion followed by the clean boost, and when the EQs of the respective sides come into play, it’s a wide-open canvas. Regardless of which side of the effects pedal is designated as first in line, you can still use each side by itself, completely independent of the other side.