I had been looking around for a quality metal effect pedal until I stumbled upon the Hughes and Kettner Warp effect pedal. Prior to buying the Warp effect pedal, I bought a Zoom GFX-5 multi-effect pedal ($200). While this pedal had an abundance of metal type effects, I was still unable to get the tone I wanted.
I plugged the Warp Factor into a Pignose 40w All-Tube amp and was shocked at the clarity of the pedal. Unlike many pedals that create an overwhelming metal sound, the Hughes and Kettner pedal can produce a clear yet intense sound. A Gain knob, a Warp knob, a Level knob and a unique Sub button assist you in dialing in that perfect sound.
One of the best aspects of this effect pedal is the Sub button. The purpose of this button is to simulate the sound of a 4 by 12 cabinet. Like I said before, I play through a 40w all tube amp with only a single 10 custom speaker. I love the amp, but the bass always seemed to be lacking. With the Sub effect on this petal, my small amp really does sound like a 4-12 cab. Now I can have that great drop-d bass that characterizes most metal.
While this pedal is great, it does have a few flaws. My biggest complaint is that the pedal relies solely on an AC power adaptor (AC adaptor is included). There was no battery power supply option that I would have liked to have seen. This could become an inconvenience if you didnt have an available power supply, like in most gig situations. However, on the upside, you will not rip through battery after battery with this pedal. Another, downside is the on/off switch; it seems a little sensitive to me. While playing, I have often turned it off and on by accident. While this doesnt influence my high marks for this pedal, the on/off switch is a little annoying.
The construction of this pedal seems great. It is constructed of black metal and is very solid. I would expect it to live through many years of hard gigging.
The retail value is $119, however, I bought it at zzounds.com for $50 (including shipping). That is a great price for this very well constructed (no plastic) and sexy looking pedal. Hughes and Kettners states The Warp Factor turns every amp into a merciless Nu Metal monster and I would have to agree. For this reason, I highly recommend this pedal for all metal players looking for that new age sound.
c is a big distortion of metalheads that sounds much cleaner and realistic that a boss mt2
configuration is as simple as explained in Paravant 3 knobs is very intuitive
I used the 7-string with Ibanez RG 7620 and a laney lc 30 and frankly solos stand out sharp and very aggressive and clean riffs and evil can not rate this pedal versatility that it isn t made for it
I've used the 6 years and frankly it still works no problem c is a pedal to the metal which is not made for 15w transistor amp with a ridiculous hp or to rock a billy or blues but on amps tt lamps hp with 12-inch as my laney lc 30 sounds nasty, heavy and cold as the metal
experience with the choice I would do that especially on a key 50 euros for secondhand but I put a more pop rock so I m used more
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padorian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It is a distortion pedals of TRS TRS serious. There are three branches, 3 pottery (warp, level, gain) and chti a button that made me happy: sub.
The shape is original and the trs trs pedals is impressive cot other analog.
The interlock is quite rsistant and snaps perfectly.
Solid level meaningless: the pedals are Fully in metal.
In other words, the manual is not used much, except maybe that the button be prvenir sub is not recommended for some amps ... if not, bah it's all stupid! A few prs same as on other distortion pedals in, there is SETTING THE gain and level. But novelty here is a new pottery called "warp" and allowing rgler a kind of filter that accentuates frquences serious or not.
This is one that is made pedals to produce big sound! It can greatly enhance the bass trs: basically, it is advisable to use a 7-string guitar or Dropped D. Personally, I have a 6 string in Dropped D, and my sense of being under agreement 3 tones when I play with ...
Pti a button named "sub" will increase the bass. Note that some amps do not like this button ...
I use it for 3 weeks and since I feel like I have a 7-string in his hands. I make very heavy and well mtal serious. Its sounds Impeks! on the other hand, its use is limited trs recess in the styles of music is not great for blues, punk, grunge or even the! His grave is trs ... too bad ...
So the price is quite biensur lev for use: but remember that these Hugues & Kettner!
or do as I do: try to nab one occasion, can ngocier 60 euros
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