Pearl DS-06 Distortion
Pearl DS-06 Distortion

DS-06 Distortion, Distortion from Pearl.

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moosers's review

Pearl DS-06 Distortion
The Pearl DS-06 is a distortion pedal for electric guitar, coming from an unlikely source.<span> </span>While most use this with an electric guitar, it can definitely be used with any electronic instrument as it has standard 1/4 inch connections.<span> </span>I believe it can be powered by a battery, but I’ve only used it with a standard nine volt power supply.<span> </span>This isn’t rack mountable in any way, as it is a stomp box.


<p class="MsoNormal">The make up of the Pearl DS-06 is pretty self explanatory and easy to follow.<span> </span>You’ve got four straight forward parameters in the form of knobs, including mode, level, out level, and distortion.<span> </span>I’m not sure how many different modes there are exactly, but there are at least five or six (bringing up a specs page on this will give you more information about it’s exact make up).<span> </span>I expected there to be a bit more versatility between the different settings, but a lot of them come off sounding the same.<span> </span>Since the DS-06 doesn’t have any features or parameters out of the ordinary, I don’t think a manual is necessary and it would probably be pretty hard to find one even if you did want one.


<p class="MsoNormal">The sound of the Pearl DS-06 isn’t anything too impressive in my opinion.<span> </span>I was surprised about its limitations after trying it, as I guess I expected to be able to get a number of versatile different tones from the modes alone.<span> </span>The sounds that you can get are a bit bland in my opinion, and I think I’m getting a good read on the sound considering that I have used it with a Fender Strat and a ’76 Fender Twin Reverb.<span> </span>While it will get the job done in terms of distorting, I usually look for a distortion or overdrive tone that will cut through well and not be too muddy, and I just wasn’t able to get that type of sound from this pedal.<span> </span>Perhaps others will have better luck getting the sound that they want from this pedal…


I don’t know all too much about the DS-06 other than what I know from using it a few times for a recording sessions for someone else.<span> </span>I can’t say much that I haven’t already said, and while I can’t say this would be a pedal that I recommend, I won’t say never to try it out as you never know what someone else could do with it, but I wasn’t a fan of this one.