The Akai Professional Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal is the flagship of the Analog Custom Shop product line. Deluxe Distortion combines distortion, tone-control and amplifier simulation in hea... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Akai Professional Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal is the flagship of the Analog Custom Shop product line. Deluxe Distortion combines distortion, tone-control and amplifier simulation in heavy-duty polished stainless-steel housing. True-bypass switching, adjustable frequency knobs, amp simulation and tone toggle switches provide precision control.
Deluxe Distortion's EQ mode toggle-switch provides detailed tone control with a choice of Modern, Normal or Classic. The Modern setting provides a scooped-mid tone recognizable as a cornerstone of the hard rock and heavy metal guitar sound. Normal passes the input frequency directly to the distortion effect while the Classic setting boosts mid-tone for an enhanced, warm tone reminiscent of classic rock.
Dir Rec switch provides emulation of amplifier power and speaker perfect for direct input to a mixer, DAW or other amplification or recording device.
Gain is highly adjustable with the Fat, Boost, Warm tone Tri-Mode toggle-switch enabling soaring leads, lush chords and satisfying rhythm tones. Tone may be further adjusted using the six precision knobs and High Cut toggle-switch.
Deluxe Distortion is powered by the included 9-volt battery or 9v AC adapter (sold separately).
As with previous Akai Professional guitar pedals like the E2 Headrush and SB1 Deep Impact Bass Synth, the Analog Custom Shop line is a collection of pedal effects designed to exacting standards, using the highest quality components. Analog Custom Shop pedals provide rich tone, texture and character to immediately enhance and inspire players of any musical style.
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Comments about Akai Professional Analog Custom Shop Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:
Features: Numerous...quite versatile, capable of a broad range of distortions from mild to over the top metal. It's a little noisy, though. You have to adjust out the overtones. I ran it through a 1979 Twin Reverb with a Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe. Quality: I've only played it for a couple of hours, it's too soon to tell. Look & Feel: Pretty and shiny...no slop in the knobs and switches. Reality Check: The Akai a decent pedal; I would describe it as a tweakable Boss DS-1. But it's not a boutique pedal by any stretch of the imagination. If you can pick it up cheap, buy it. It's fun. If not, save your money and get a Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret or a Rat.
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