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Jet City Amplification Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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Looking for killer overdrive in a durable, long-lasting pedal? Look no further, because Jet City has got you covered with the Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal. This true-bypass, two-stage o... Click To Read More About This Product

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Looking for killer overdrive in a durable, long-lasting pedal? Look no further, because Jet City has got you covered with the Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal. This true-bypass, two-stage overdrive pedal features incredible-sounding distorted tones for mean rhythms and screaming solos. The first stage is a straight-up overdrive for adding gain to the front-end of a tube amp. The second stage is a "clean" boost to increase volume for solos, etc.

The pedal features independent control of overdrive and "afterburner" boost stage. The volume controls the overall output level, and the tone controls the tone definition. The overdrive knob controls the amount of OD for 1st stage. The boosts engage and control the level for the second stage.

The pedal is built with boutique-quality materials, under the strict specifications of Jet City Amplification. The tone is superb for a multitude of genres”from blues, to funk, to rock, the Afterburner will take your guitar tone to new heights.

FEATURES

Independent control of overdrive and "afterburner" boost stage
True bypass
Volume - overall output level
Tone - overall tone
Overdrive - amount of OD for 1st stage
Boost - Level control for 2nd stage
On/Off Switch - bypass or engage the pedal
Boost - 2nd stage On/Off
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Jet City AmplificationAfterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great dual-stage overdrive pedal...incredible value

By Jeff W

from Chattanooga TN

Comments about Jet City Amplification Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Afterburner is a dual-stage overdrive pedal designed by Mike Soldano, and as such, it's exactly what you would expect: a dual-stage Tube Screamer on steroids. The tonality is similar to that of a classic Tube Screamer, and it has that same type of upper-midrange snarl. However, whereas many Tube Screamer-type pedals tend to cut the low frequencies, the Afterburner leaves it more or less intact, allowing you to add a mid-boost without losing anything on the bottom end. At lower gain settings, it's more of a clean boost, with relatively little coloring of the sound. As you turn up the "Overdrive" knob, it takes on more of a Marshall/Soldano mid-boost character...so you can get anywhere from a slightly pushed clean to a downright raunchy snarl. The "Boost" knob is very similar to the Overdrive knob, both in function and tonality....so when you have the Overdrive on, engaging the boost simply adds that much more gain, whether you're just adding a bit more hair, or going to full-on shred. It's worth mentioning that engaging the boost feature will increase the amount of gain, but the effect on the overall volume level is relatively minimal......so if you're hoping for a noticeable jump in volume by just hitting the boost button for solos, you may be disappointed. The bottom line: like I said, it's a dual-stage Tube Screamer on steroids. It's not the most transparent pedal in the world, and when activated, it does add some of its own character to your sound. If you're looking for a pedal that doesn't color the sound at all...this ain't it. But if you're looking to add anything from a slight push to a wide-open Marshall/Soldano crunch, then you won't find a better pedal anywhere close to this price range.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Overdrive for a great price!

By Dan

from Issaquah, WA

Comments about Jet City Amplification Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Jet City guys have a winner here. I replaced my Tube Screamer (that cost twice as much) and my DS-1 with just this one pedal! True bypass, tough metal construction, this thing is tough enough to survive the giging guitarist. The trick with this pedal is to dial in a lower gain tone. One just to give your sound that little "kick". Then crank the boost knob and kick the boost button to drive you tone over the edge. I use a single channel tube head, and this pedal makes it like a I have a 3 channel amp! I dial in a clean tone on the amp, kick in the pedal for a little grit, then kick the boost for the ROCK tone.

 
4.0

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By Jeff

from undisclosed

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Comments about Jet City Amplification Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Great price,fast shipping.I haven't put it to the test yet.

 
5.0

it pushed my amp to its greatest tone ever!

By aldrin

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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    Comments about Jet City Amplification Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    i just changed my ts9 last night on my pedal board!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic sound

    By Noah

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    Comments about Jet City Amplification Afterburner Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Fantastic pedal, well worth the price and sounds beautiful. Only downside is the size is a little big, but it is worth it to make room on your board.

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