The Diezel Zerrer is a 2-channel preamp in a pedal that can be utilized in front of an amp as a distortion, as a practice amp, and a studio direct amp with aggressive tones and features that are synon... Click To Read More About This Product
The Diezel Zerrer is a 2-channel preamp in a pedal that can be utilized in front of an amp as a distortion, as a practice amp, and a studio direct amp with aggressive tones and features that are synonymous with Diezel. There is a stereo headphone jack, which allows the use of the Zerrer as a practice amp. In addition a stereo aux input providing the ability to plug in external backing tracks. The versatility of the Zerrer is second to none like having a Diezel head in a box that can be taken on the road for practicing, recording and playing live in front of any clean amp.
Front of the Pedal Controls
Channel 1 Clean/ Dirty: This channel features independent EQ with a separate gain control to adjust the level of distortion for either crunchy rhythms or crystal cleans.
Channel 2 Heavy/ Lead: This channel features more gain than Channel one. Making it ideal for aggressive modern rhythms and soaring leads.
Master Volume: Like the Diezel amps, there is a master volume to control the overall level of both channels.
Presence Control: This controls the amount of sparkle or cut for both channels adding brilliant highs for killer clean tones as well as adding that extra bit of shimmer to your leads.
Deep Control: This control adds girth to your tone. This is very effective when using the Zerrer in front of a clean amp that might be thin sounding.
Back of the Pedal Controls
Guitar Input: 1/4 in. jack for plugging in your guitar
Amp output: 1/4 in. output into the amp
FX loop: This allows you to plug any FX processor or FX pedal into the back of the Zerrer making the unit completely self sufficient for both live and studio use.
Direct Stereo out: This output contains a high quality speaker emulator that allows you to record direct from the unit itself giving you all the tones offered in a Diezel amp.
Stereo Headphone Input: 1/4 in. input for any stereo headphones allowing for quiet practice or recording without the need for external speakers.
External switcher input: The Zerrer also offers an external switch input that can be used with any toggle switch to turn on and off the unit. This allows the user to keep the unit in a rack or near the amp and still be able to switch on and off.
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Comments about Diezel Zerrer Dual Channel Preamp Pedal:
There are hundreds of various distortion pedals/preamps and how much we like or dislike them is a highly subjective issue dependent on our sonic preferences. My top 2 categories when subjectively assessing any pedal is its "sound quality" and "versatility". In the group of higher-gain distortion pedals (and I've tried any that I could put my hands on, which's most of them), there are 5 pedals that I own, because I immediately purchased them after trying them. Zerrer is one of them. Its sonic quality is the same category as the original Diezel amp, whose sounds it mimics. It literally instantaneously transforms the iconic sounds of the Fender '57 Custom Deluxe combo into completely different iconic sounds of the Diezel VH4 amp. The other 4 pedals mentioned above are G2D Morpheus, Gunshot, Diezel VH4-2 2-channel Distortion and Friedman Motor City Drive (although Friedman's generic 12AX7 doesn't sound very inspiring and must be replaced by a better tube to make it sound really good). These 5 higher-gain distortion pedals are sonically quite different, but their unique sounds through various great-sounding clean amps (e.g., Fender '57 Deluxe, PRS 2-Channel "H", Hughes & Kettner Deluxe 40) are absolutely superb and flawless. And in my mind, it's beyond any doubt that the Zerrer is the most versatile one of these five...