Pedal distortion - overdrive "standard", sturdy metal case, also quite bulky compared to many equivalent models. Inside there are half a dozen transistors, a handful of passive components and a true bypass switch then we have the traditional analog architecture. Like the input jacks and output, the 9V battery etc. ... nothing short of experienced and proven. For once this is not a clone Tube Screamer or Fuzz Face, it changes a little ...
This has been done quite well despite its exotic origins: the box is manufactured in Singapore and made in China (like 95% of this kind of stuff regardless of the brand.Undo edits
With 3 buttons with obvious functions (gain - volume - tone) you connect, play and adjust to taste. In the extreme positions tone plays on the volume that require adjustment, but it's not very annoying and with the design it is inevitable. The volume has a lot of "reserve", useful if one has a whole bunch of effects behind it.
The box is big and heavy enough that it stays put and does not slide in all directions.
The battery access is easy without screwdriver, using a thumb screw, which btw is not captive, so be careful in the dark and precipitation.
The sound is very distinctive blues - rock, see Popa Chubby, Clapton and others.
With a alot of delay behind it ;the fans of David Gilmour should not be disappointed either.
Playing more with the saturation of the amplifier itself, it;starts sounding; way more hard rock; like Led Zeppelin 'or Guns & Roses, but still very musical. Sounds of Slash's solo in "Knocking on Heaven's Door; Attention, I did not say "like", but "in the spirit of ...".
Unlike many others it does not produce a jumble of high harmonics which twist the ears, even to the cleat. Cleat that is not far either, but good enough for the genre in question.
Breath, parasites and switching noise of the switch remain discreet.
Or almost unknown brand, but right now they are growing like mushrooms after rain, with products ranging from very cheap to outrageously expensive considering what's inside ... Here it is reasonable, the quality / price ratio is right. Since this one is secondhand and has already served a lot reliability looks correct, and inside there are only current component, so easy repair "ocazou" ...
It's really good, even very good ... only lovers sounds bizarre or extreme will be disappointed. For those out there it should be avoided, it is for others to find and bear comparison with more famous material.
Pros: beautiful saturations "vintage" value - price.
Cons: a little bulky, not very versatile.Undo edits