Artec TWH-1 Twinhead

Artec TWH-1 Twinhead

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TWH-1 Twinhead, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Artec in the Custom series.

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Artec TWH-1 Twinhead tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Artec
  • Model: TWH-1 Twinhead
  • Series: Custom
  • Category: Guitar Amp Simulation Pedals
  • Added in our database on: 12/28/2006

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Artec TWH-1 Twinhead user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %

gregzerozero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Its a white-hot"

Artec TWH-1 Twinhead
Pedal distortion / overdrive preamp with his lamp.
9v power supply or battery (included)

Has two types of saturation, or rather American English rather


No need for manual but not specifically the setting is not particularly simple because the potentiometer saturation is not really progressive. Genre is rotated with hair and it is already fairly saturated overdrive. Similarly when in neutral, it is already overdrive, its really not clear when pressed. Basically we PEDAL NON-CLIC-OVERDRIVE Once initiated, turning the drive-DISTORTION

However with a knob of output levels, a gain, a bass and treble adjustment, although there are ways to adjust the sound distortionné.
Note that the trap for the 9v battery is very cheap


The lack of clear sound is caught by the sound quality lamp. The sounds are really hot, fluid and very responsive. We really feel like a fender or head lamps are pushed in their last trenches. it's just all good.


A real lack of progressivity in saturation but a real oldschool his lamp.
I have another distortion pedal (Boss, EHX, Ibanez) but it's really the only one I bluffing in its sounds and eventually a song

cachalotblanc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Artec TWH-1 Twinhead
Overdrive pedal sensible simulate two types of amplifier, "US" and British crunch up the sound of a saturated tube type.
Easy connection, IN / OUT and external 9V power supply

Put into operation and a true "bypass" (real!)


Configuration quite simple but original design, however.
LEVEL 1 (output)
1 knob to drive with a focus on the one hand the "grain" Us and the other sound "British", the more turns in one direction or the other or saturates gradually.
1 knob "bass"
Knob 1 "treble"

The operation is quite simple, four knobs, one quickly finds the desired sound.


The sound is really bleuffant (as his colleague "COOL DRIVE"), excellent quality, the sound of red-hot tubes.

One annoying point (maybe this is about my hardware config): it happens very quickly (too) fast in sounds already saturated, the margin of play to "crunch" is very low, it is clear that we can hardly be used to boost a signal.

For example, if you visit the site, you can hear slight crunch (first sample) ... personally can not get there, perplexed ...


I use it for two weeks, I love the sound quality, emulation lamp is excellent regardless of the guitar (Telecaster, Stratocaster, Humbucker ...) in an all-tube amp.

What I was a little disappointed this lack of progressivity in the knob to drive.

I already have the "cool drive" and I bought this model to complete my range of sounds (ie, by the way, they are a gross similarity in the grain, both feature the same electronic circuit! )

Unbeatable value for money.

Repeat this choice, I do not know. But I do not regret it either.

All in all the "Cool Drive" is malleable.

These overdrive pedals deliver a high quality, beautiful grain really "hit".

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Artec TWH-1 Twinhead
Pedal unbelievable quality and realism, very effective.
9v battery or power supply (reversed on my foot, not practical).
No rack or twelve o'clock, let alone internet, just 4 buttons effectively.
True bypass, mechanical, even without a battery or power supply passes through the sound.


As mentioned earlier, the flexibility of the gain is ridiculously close, no slight crunch of the british side. Kesako? The gain knob is special, with a notch in the middle: neutral, no amp simulation or distortion, then it can serve as a clean boost.
Going from the middle to the left you move the American circuit, typed fender, with a lot of success. Light crunch well rested drooling here.
And from the middle to the right you move the British circuit, typed marshall with very great success! Light crunch not the program ...

Equalizer bass treble very effective music.
It's very simple to use, intuitive.


I have the GT2, the triode and the triac ... Ben rings the Twinhead both pretty much, but is very quick to adjust.
Its main strength Tech21 product is that it does not have speaker simulation that makes it sounds less tampered with on an amp that already has more hp ... And in the end account.
Of course it's either fender or marshall, no mix possible (fortunately, you can imagine making cabbage ...).
The freshness of the signal and its punch leaves most of the pedal saturax there, no problemo.
I also used the law in guitar amplifiers, and its super bingo (the cleat volume for a signal too low).


I made a mistake, I paid a friend who did not want me to make it as she is well on its deluxe reverb (amp very difficult for the pedals, like the twin reverb) ...
This is a great pedal, I can only highly recommend it (especially if you play on a fender, these amps are painful).
Attention, it has absolutely nothing to do with CoolDrive artec not an amp simulation but flexible enough overdrive. As a result, but boy but of course the thing to do is: guitar-CoolDrive-Twinhead.
Given the ridiculous price of these pedals, the idea is far from ridiculous.
Be careful, the jacks are fragile, and special type print. I broke mine while walking on it, and good morning to repair the galley. With taking DC9V upside is no joy in the connector ...

petreskovitch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Artec TWH-1 Twinhead
Pedal feel reproduce the sound of a Fender amp distortion (knob Crunch) or the sound of a Marshall amp distortion (knob Classic).
It is an analog pedal I believe, in metal box (very strong).
4 knobs
- Level
- Amp Gain
- Bass
- Treble (Treble + presence)

True Bypass.


Despite an interface that looks simple, I had a little trouble correctly rgler gear to beginners.
I will return, but the presence knob is treble that of Li and AC was a bit drang for a good ten minute (I'll grant it's not huge!)

The manual is well done, it has the technical features, user manual and even a few examples of figuration.


I could not open the package that same evening of the Reception of the package. Press the essay I plugged in my Blackheart BH5-112. Black Point, he was so late, and living in buildings I could not turn up the volume. My first impression was very bad to the point where I wanted to change the DS tomorrow.

Well I did try to re-amp with more volume and level of pedal!
This pedal offers a lot of dynamism, the signal line has a fairly specific on her.
I play a Start and an SG. The strata, the cluck Fender sounds much better. excellent for the funky crunchy! With the SG is gnial in both simulations. In Classic mode, the sound goes from AC / DC (with a little more gain) of the Hard 80s.
As stated on the opinions Previous, it is unfortunate that no more progressiveness in the gain.
The treble and bass knobs rglages are very effective. However, the treble volume pot is also one of presence. It was printed below a certain point with a veil on his or Plutt of decline compared to the Tone DCAL rglage wish. Nevertheless have, once the location for its rglages DSIR more worries!

Finally in use, the pedal is rather silent, no hum or whistle signal unless AC is voluntary on the part of the guitarist.


It's been 3 weeks since I bought the Twinhead.
At the very beginning of (time to find the right rglages qualisations), I am really very happy today.
I wanted a pedal that reproduces a distortion amp, and it matches my expectations on this point.
It also allows some flexibility on the type of sought-distortion (rather marshall or fender Plutt). Any good for not too expensive!
We may regret all the same distribution of the product very Ingal! Indeed difficult to find product in stores! and difficult shot to try it before!

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