The S.A.S. Tube Distortion pedal from Fryette has an innovative, pentode-driven, variable-bias tube design that can produce anything from a slightly edgy clean boost to full-blown flaming-guitar eupho... Read More
The S.A.S. Tube Distortion pedal from Fryette has an innovative, pentode-driven, variable-bias tube design that can produce anything from a slightly edgy clean boost to full-blown flaming-guitar euphoria. An EF86 tube is used for its balls-out character, exceptional gain, and low noise.
Volume: Controls the output signal and can deliver more than enough level to drive even the most docile of amps into the fourth dimension.
Controls the amount of overdrive applied to the EF86. A moderate amount of gain produces sullied clean sounds with shimmering overtones that breathe life into every pick attack. Maxed-out gain produces thick, undulating swells of distortion and sustain with virtually endless, unholy feedback.
Controls the headroom and harmonic behavior of the tube. In the full counter-clockwise "Bliss" position, the tube is biased normally for sparkling clarity, depth, and headroom. In the full clockwise "Pissed" position the tube is biased practically to cutoff, producing broken, sputtering dysfunction reminiscent of a vintage low-wattage amp on teh verge of meltdown. Between "Bliss' and "Pissed" you'll find a universe of sonic landscapes ranging from gritty blues blasphemy to power-mullet pyrotechnics to gobs of spewing gain exploding into cosmic ecstasy.
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I was at a guitar center today and I had no intention of buying a pedal. I was there to check out some of the guitars and buy a bunch of strings. I saw this and couldn't believe the price. I tried it and there was no way I was going to leave without it. So I walked out with it and the bunch of strings I came for. What a great pedal. It can produce the warm clear tones I like (I play jazz and blues) as well as some nasty harsh distortion. The controls are easy to use and really extend a lot of ground here. If you find one grab it. I have been thinking about getting a real tube distortion or compression pedal for a while now and this does what I was hoping it would do.
I have had this pedal for 2 months now and this is one of the best pedals I own. This delivers on its promise. I have not had any problems with the true bypass either. It seems well made. Just a warning to anyone that try's this pedal, it is very powerful. This pedal really pumps out the sound so don't turn the volume on the pedal up until you adjust the amp and guitar you are trying with this pedal. I ran this pedal through my 200 watt Orange bass head and Orange 4x10 speaker cab. The combination of the three with an electric guitar sounds great! I also picked this up on clearance at a local GC. So to those who are looking for an effects pedal this is worth checking out.
One guy on here had issues with the bypass; I had none. So far it has delivered the promise. If you spend a bit of time adjusting the pedal and your amp you can get a great variety of sounds. Seems well made as well. I just got back into playing in a band and could not afford a tube amp. This pedal makes my Crate S.S. 2x12 sound as close to a tube amp as anyone could ask and without the hefty price tag. It even responds to harder picking like a tube amp. I got this pedal on clearance at a local GC. You may want to check that out before you pay full price on this site.
Supposed true bypass gave no signal. With the pedal on it worked fine but when I hit the foot switch the pedal turned off and there was no signal at all. I thought it was a fluke so I exchanged it for another and got the same results.
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