stan towelie 11/14/2006

Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes : stan towelie's user review

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Pedal overdrive / distortion has excellent lighting comes with adapter in a wooden box.
it works like the blues driver, ie as a tube preamp, but with real lights.
jack input / output 6.35mm; direct feed 23 v! !!!!( we have here the same system as the EHX Electric Mistress ie a significant direct power transformer (it will take care not to lose as hard to find)) But ATTENTION! NO NOISE INTERFERENCE OF ELECTRIC CURRENT !!!!!!!!!( unlike the electric mistress who do a little BUZZZZZZZ)
we forget the finish 'peinturequitientpasurvernis "as the big muff for example, by painting is attached directly to the metal, so no worry of premature wear of your pedal (like you bought an EHX pedal is barely a week and we say a vintage pedal 30 years of ages) the abscence of varnish gives a little more aggressive look like "mini power station mad max" the most beautiful effet.les lamps light up and that too not bad .

UTILIZATION

Then it is the top:
ease of use child (it works as an amplifier: master / gain / drive / bass / treble, we do saturate the pedal like a classic amp)
two LEDs: the first to see if the pedal is connected, the second for the channel full.
the bass is for me the more difficult as very sensitive (you turn the knobs slightly low and the sound changes at all to all)
the rest is super simple, 100 times more adjustable than a big muff

SOUND QUALITY

WWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW
you see the sound of Jack White on "dead lives and the dirty ground" or during the concert "Blackpool Lights", well .... that's exactly what's to say it most of the pedal in true gros.une disto a lamp, hot, faithful to the nuances of play and terribly bad. we move from the OD of a classic big muff through a Turbo distortion from home boss. sound "general" is comparable to a big crunch to marshall but better qualité.je the board all those who want a versatile big bad (this pedal replaces all my other pedals for distortion (my big muff and my turbo d is a ridiculous side, it is to say!))

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week and I put an hour to find my sound.
the advantage of this pedal is that it is ultra strong (with an aluminum cover plate in a "gun-holes" in addition to protect the lamps)
The second point that I admire is the fact that it is silent for a direct power supply 23v pedal.
the price is 130 euros aproximation, which is not cheap I grant you, but that is well worth. I do it again this choice without hesitation.
is one of the rare pedal that I urge you to get, you'll be far from disappointed ................ a kind of machine back in time to the Doc Brown in "Back to the Future", lol ........