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Digitech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Pedal is what you want when you need some grit. The multipurpose Hot Head distortion pedal has flexible controls that let you dial in the right tone for your setup. If... Click To Read More About This Product

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The DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Pedal is what you want when you need some grit. The multipurpose Hot Head distortion pedal has flexible controls that let you dial in the right tone for your setup. If you want just a little dirt or you need your amp to sound like a raging stack, the DigiTech Hot Head Guitar Pedal can do it. Low and High tone controls give you the flexibility to boost or cut the bass and treble frequencies, the Level knob boosts the output level of your signal, and the Gain knob dials up mild to wild distortion. The Amp output runs into the input of your amplifier and the dedicated Mixer output has a cabinet emulation circuit that lets you run direct into a mixer or recorder when you don't want to lug your amp along.

Features
  • High, Low, Level, and Gain controls
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty. 6 year extended warranty for X series if registered by customer.


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by PowerReviews
DigiTechHot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Pedal

This is a great all around distortion pedal. Its built extremely tough and reliable and almost seems impossible to break. Its got great crunch and bite to it and the tone is unbelievable....Read complete review

This is a great all around distortion pedal. Its built extremely tough and reliable and almost seems impossible to break. Its got great crunch and bite to it and the tone is unbelievable. This pedal is great for classic rock to hard rock, and even some metal. This definatly beats the much overrated Boss distortion pedals. Awesome pedal without breaking the bank!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Distortion!!!

This pedal gives you great distortion and also very good features but it breaks very easily and is very delicate and fragile so I would not recommend this distortion pedal. The 9v battery holder...Read complete review

This pedal gives you great distortion and also very good features but it breaks very easily and is very delicate and fragile so I would not recommend this distortion pedal. The 9v battery holder broke once and the pedal blew after about a month. If you buy this item I recommend you buy the warrenty at least.

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(22 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By guitardude13

from iowa

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a great all around distortion pedal. Its built extremely tough and reliable and almost seems impossible to break. Its got great crunch and bite to it and the tone is unbelievable. This pedal is great for classic rock to hard rock, and even some metal. This definatly beats the much overrated Boss distortion pedals. Awesome pedal without breaking the bank!!

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hot Head

By mdawg_14

from San Ramon, CA

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is definitely worth the money. This thing not only durable, but it sounds great. Whether you want light or heavy distortion, the Digitech Hot Head is worth the money.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Distortion for small price

By Angry Box Of Death

from Grantville PA

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This box is the toughest piece of metal I have for the price I paid for it. Its great for things from classic rock to power metal. If you're looking for a distortion box but dont have much money this pedal has the most bang for your buck.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great pedal

By Tiktokz

from Undisclosed

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Good, stable pedal for multi use distortion. Built like a tank and easy to travel with it, if you want good rock and blue distortion, get this pedal and its a great deal for 40 bucks

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Pedal For A Small Price

By CRUE13

from Schaumburg, IL

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal gives you enough dirt to resemble the rough sounds of the 70s. The pedal is perfect for modern British rock and, the settings can be altered to make your guitar have a country blues sound. Someone who plays metal would be disappointed with the Hot Head, but those who play light to hard rock cannot go wrong.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DigiTech

By Seven

from Michigan

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a nice pedaal for the price. The pedal is built like a tank nice hi gain lead sound. The only problem I ran into is I wanted a nice deep sounding pedal this pedal is for hi and mid gain sounds. The price is right I got mine from guitar center as a refurb. for 20 bucks not bad. My vote is a 5/5.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fairly good pedal

By Worshipboyguitar

from San Diego, CA

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I got this pedal for Christmas last year. It is a good distortion pedal. The only problem I have had is that the pedal cannot handle bassy tones from the neck pickup of my Epiphone Les Paul. This is still a good pedal, affordable, and trustworthy. A must buy for a beginning musician. P.S. the batteries die rather quickly so get an adapter.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best pedal for the best price

By seth varner

from conway,AR

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I just got this and it rocks, I have a marshall amp and it sounds great, if you like heavy metal this is the pedal for you.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hot for The Hot Head

By KillWill

from Palm Coast, FL

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is probably the most diverse pedal I own! You can go from country/ southern rock tone to a nice, dirty blues sound. You can go from just a little gritty to heavy rock. I use it to really get an authentic 80's rock tones. It almost has a little bit of a reverb sound in it, too! I mostly use it with my Washburn WI-64 through my Crate GX-15R. It has a really nice, full sound with great mid range. I love it for all of my not-so-heavy music. Great value! Don't wait!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Be Cool With A Hot Head

By Cantaloupe King

from Fresno, CA

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal has got personality! Hot headed people like myself are infamous for their rapid change of moods. This pedal reflects that by providing any type of distortion from mild and cool to raging and near-violent levels. I couldn't love it more. It's so much nicer looking than those plain BOSS pedals and can give you just about any sound you could ask for. For rock, this pedal can't be beat. Heat up your playing style with the Hot Head, and rock with the rest.

 
5.0

Awesome Pedal!

By StratAttack226

from Cary NC

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This is a very durable pedal, a virtual stack in the box. It really rocks and can give you some very cool classic rock tones.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Hot Headed Pedal

By Humbucker2010

from Seymour, CT

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Pedal is one of the best pedals I have ever used with my Behringer amp. Whether you want a mild, contry like distortion or a maximumrock'n out gain you got it. Plus, it has an easy access battery compartment. For this price, you can't go wrong!

 
5.0

Hot Head is HOT

By GibsonKerrigan

from Medford, MA

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

When plugged into an amp, Digitech's Hot Head sounds a lot like a Boss DS-1. However, since it has more EQ, it is a lot easier to dial in a sound with. The cabinet emulation output works okay going direct into a mixer in a pinch, but this pedal sounds much better plugged into a guitar amp. This is one heck of a tool for heavy rock. In terms of distortion, it offers more than what the typical overdrive pedal provides. The distortion is somewhat smoother sounding compared to many other distortion pedals on the market. The Hot Head will probably become an instant classic. My only beef with it is quite minor. Digitech should package it with a power supply, because it will drain a battery fairly quickly. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give this pedal a 10. Considering other distortion pedals can sell for twice its' retail, don't have the features, and don't sound as good, this is quite a bargain.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pedal; Great Price

By Paintballsniper11

from Coventry RI

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Hot Head distortion pedal from Digitech is an excellent distortion pedal for anyone and any style of music. By dialing the gain you can go from a soft fuzz sound to a screaming and heavy distortion perfect for any metal fan. The high and low knobs control the distortion levels at high and low frequencies. Cranking the low knob all the way makes your guitar sound almost like its being heard through a wall and has more of a bass feel to it. The best I can compare cranking the high knob to is hearing your guitar through headphones from a distance. I'm not an expert with this but I believe the guitar in "Crazy Train" has more of high frequency in the distortion (to get that sound you'd crank the high knob on the Hothead). Overall, I?m very satisfied with this pedal and there's a lot you can do with it. I'd recommend this pedal to pretty much anyone regardless of experience and style of music. If you decide to get this pedal (which you should); I'd advise you just spend a while fooling around with the dials and getting used to the way they work. *** I also recommend you get the power cord to go with it because (as someone else said in a review for the Hothead) the battery does drain fairly quickly if you do a lot of playing. By the way I use the Hothead with a Line 6 Spider 112 amp

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Distortion!!!

By Stiffler579

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal gives you great distortion and also very good features but it breaks very easily and is very delicate and fragile so I would not recommend this distortion pedal. The 9v battery holder broke once and the pedal blew after about a month. If you buy this item I recommend you buy the warrenty at least.

 
4.0

Good Deal For The Money

By ownx

from Dallas, TX

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal gives me a nice clear sounding distortion that's perfect for just about any kind of rock 'n' roll. I gave it a 3.0 for features because you don't have as much control of the tone with no mid knob. But it does what it's supposed to do and DigiTech pedals are built to last. You won't be sorry.

 
4.0

Pretty versatile for a "1 trick" pedal

By Link

from Ogden, UT

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is a major surprise. Digitech has 4 recommended settings, and they're all very different for what is supposed to be a single effect pedal. Yes, they're all distortion, but you get totally different settings. Theres good ones for blues, and for metal distortion. Pretty dang good for $40.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it's worth it, if you don't have similar stuff

By linkszal75

from Galena Park, TX

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

i got this for free a while back when i bought a wah pedal, i could never find a setting that gave me a good vibe, i also have a bad monkey and a death metal, i had those for a while before i got this one, and if i go too soft on this pedal it sounds a lot like the bad monkey and if i go too heavy it starts to sound like the death metal(but can't go as heavy), it's a good pedal and i would only use it when i don't feel like bringing out my other two pedals so i don't use it as part of my line up, and i still need to find my own feel/vibe to it :P

 
5.0

just the right amount of crunch

By Dylan6998

from seattle

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

this pedal is a step down from the blues and a step up from the monkey pedal and hat is exactly what you get. for me, this put through my marshall MG 250 gave me the perfect crisp, clear distortion with minimal feedback. perfect for experimentation with other effects without it sounding to mucky. sounds awesome with some light reverb and does wonders with soloing. try the British setting to get a real classic metal vibe before the heavy metal craze, think sabbath, cream and MC5. seriously one of the best digitech distortion pedals that doesn't specify really in any genre, grunge or heavy metal, just pure clean classic distortion

 
5.0

Hot Head Distortion

By Nick

from Delaware

Comments about DigiTech Hot Head Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The hot head is an ok pedal. for the money you spend i thinnk it's woth it but it has somewhat of a fake sound to it.

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