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Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Rogue Blues Distortion pedal creates a warm overdrive distortion effect reminiscent of classic rock and blues tones of the '60s and '70s. It also lets you overdrive your favorite tube amp or solid... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Rogue Blues Distortion pedal creates a warm overdrive distortion effect reminiscent of classic rock and blues tones of the '60s and '70s. It also lets you overdrive your favorite tube amp or solid state amp, creating harmonically rich overdrive and sustain.

Three control knobs let you quickly adjust the amount of distortion, high-end bite and overall volume of the effected sound. A true bypass switch engages and disengages the effect. An LED indicator shows you when the effect is engaged and gets dim when it's time to change the battery.

The Rogue Blues Distortion pedal is made of aluminum and built to last.

Features
  • Sturdy, lightweight aluminum case
  • True bypass switching
  • Easy-to-use Gain, Tone and Level controls
Specifications
  • Input impedance: 500k ohms
    Output load impedance: >10k ohms
    Equivalent input noise: -100dBm
    Power supply: 1x9 volt battery or external 9 volt DC adapter
    Power consumption: 20mA
    Size: 2 3/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/4"
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RogueBlues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Treble Booster

Rogue (or whatever massive entity controls the low-end pedal market and owns Rogue, DeltaLab, etc) named this pedal poorly. They should've called it a treble booster, because that's what it is.I don't...Read complete review

Rogue (or whatever massive entity controls the low-end pedal market and owns Rogue, DeltaLab, etc) named this pedal poorly. They should've called it a treble booster, because that's what it is.I don't know if they cut the bass before or after the OD section, but it works well.Previous reviewers are correct that you need to crank the gain/level much more than on other pedals to compensate for the loss of bass freqs.However, that said, this pedal is GREAT in certain situations - basically the kind where treble boosters work. If you put it in front of an overdriven warm tube amp, you still get the low freqs, but the pedals top end cuts through for lead (or tonality).If you put it into a clean amp, prepare for low-end loss and screaming high freq. To use it in this situation, you need to cut back on the tone quite a bit and follow it with something that'll return a bit of the low end freqs to the signal. I follow it with a Timmy (or Danelectro TOD), which puts that low-end/mids back in and brings out a snappy "pluck". Good for chicken pickin leads.For $50 I wouldn't bother, but I paid $29 or so and it's worth that I think.It's part of my gigging pedal board (I like to use the cheap pedals when I play out - no need to ruin my studio gear with beer spills and bar hoes).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lil Tone Killer

Well, I've got my Rogue Blues Distortion pedal yesterday, and had all evening to test it out.
The pros go first:Build quality seems to be very good: fit &...Read complete review

Well, I've got my Rogue Blues Distortion pedal yesterday, and had all evening to test it out.
The pros go first:Build quality seems to be very good: fit & finish are flawless;Packaging is cool too - a great looking gift;Comes with the 9V battery pre-installed.That's about it. Performance-wise, however, it is largely a lost cause, and here is why:Main con for me is the fact that it just butchers the frequency range, especially the lows. I get the bandwidth of a telephone line, if not worse. Thus there is no 'bite' to it, no blues 'girth' - if you'd use a Strat it will get yet thinner and squeaky (and not in a musical way), if you had a semi-hollow, it'll turn it into a thin and squeaky SC.My semi-hollow (given, with some decent custom-wound HB's) sounds just way 'bluesier' plugged in straight into a clean channel than through this pedal.In addition to killing the tone, it also kills sustain - I have no idea how, but it does. And the signal break-up is non-musical, just crappy and flat. Basically what this pedal does is chops the tops of the sine wave without any attempt at sophistication.Just not enough gain, seriously. The best shot at known sounds would be Eric Clapton's version of the Crossroads Blues, although the sound is also unsatisfying as it gets quite muddy and fast picked notes are not resolved.There is no chance to squeeze some soul stuff like BB King or Johnny Lee... just no way. No tone range, plus no sustain. And I have quite nicely sustaining instruments (heavily moded Strat-o-clone and ES-355 clone both with excellent quality parts) that I am very much satisfied with.
On the shelf it goes. Oh - it could get useful for punk sometimes... maybe. Sorry for my frankness, but this is how it all plays out. Rogue could not do any good to the distortion in their amps, and logically they can't do it in pedals as well - consistent enough. $30-$40 is better saved for a nicer 5W tube amp and / or upgraded pick-ups that'll naturally drive it - it'll provide way more blues feel any day.

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2.0

a little disapointed

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

a little disappointed in the sound

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

So-so.

By Griff76

from Visalia, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I would call it mediocre at best. With all three knobs cranked, you can get a bit of boost and some crunch. Low end is essentials gone once you turn it on. And it does make the high end very twangy. Good for a very specific sound, but that sound sure isn't Chicago style blues. I grew up in the Windy City, and it is by no means a Chicago Blues sound comi,g out of this thing.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    no whiz for the price

    By Clint

    from Spokane Washington

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Does Not Do What It Says
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Does not do what it ADVERTISES. Am in process of sending it back!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Underwhelmed

        By JSR Studios

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Limited Selection Of Effects
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I wouldn't have bought this pedal if it hadn't been selling at a great discount. This is a one trick pony. Turn everything up and you get lots of treble for Chicago Blues solo licks. I got nothing good when paired with a CryBaby. The pedal draws down the overall volume of the setup and there is no bottom, even when blown out of an overdriven tube amp. I can get about the same effect by using the treble pickup and setting the tones high on the guitar and amp. I'll be buying the Boss Blues Driver when I find a cheap buy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very good pedal for the money.

          By Jsindee

          from Lawton, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Tone
          • Made a sound like Hendrix

          Cons

          • Not a lot of distortion
          • Tone needs more variety

          Best Uses

          • If you want a dirty clean

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal and the rouge compressor will give you the best sound! You'll get Hendrix's clean sustain. I wish it had a little more distortion though

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great pedal

          By dwhite

          from Nebraska

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not rock distortion

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal makes my setup sound exactly like a live Chicago Blues performance. It isn't anything like the distortion rock and metal players use. I've been attending chicago blues performances at the Zoo Bar since the 70's and THIS is the sound.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Pass on this one

          By mrdon2012

          from Eugene, OR

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comes in a nice box
          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects
          • Not Responsive
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Looks kinda cool

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I'm not really sure why they are calling this a Blues Distortion effect. Very little effect to the thing other than increasing the mid/treble. The effect seemed to be a little added sustain. If you're looking for a really bright sound I guess this might be worth a try. If you're looking for a Blue's distortion/drive this one isn't even close.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Rogue Blues Distortion pedal

          By Don Severns

          from Midwest

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I've read other reviews that praise the pedal, so there is a niche out there, but I cannot recommend this pedal.
          This was part of a package deal (which was a great bargain), and I thought I would give this Blues pedal a try. It seems to be really well built--metal housing, true bypass, stiff switch--but, for me, it stops right there. You have to turn the gain and the volume on this pedal almost all the way up to even match the volume setting on your amp. I was hoping for more of a clean boost, and then gain a little crunch. This just doesn't do it. It has a very high treble sound that is not pleasing to my ear.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Treble Booster

          By srinivassa

          from Huntsville, AL

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a good 3.5 star pedal for one reason. It makes a very good solo booster/treble booster. It's not much of a blues distortion at all. If anything, the distortion on it gives it a bright abrasive edge, not a real breakup at all. I am cool with this because I needed a good treble booster on my board for solos. I knew from other reviews I would at least get that. Still, you should be able to slide the gain knob to 7:00 and get a clean solo treble boost. Then slide it to 2:00 and get a solid bluesy distortion. Turns out that it's pretty much all clean to OD clean boost.
          This thing has good tone control, but does not provide any crunch to speak of.
          Construction is great. Effect is not as advertised.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Treble Booster

          By FrostBottomBoys

          from Knoxville, TN

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Rogue (or whatever massive entity controls the low-end pedal market and owns Rogue, DeltaLab, etc) named this pedal poorly. They should've called it a treble booster, because that's what it is.I don't know if they cut the bass before or after the OD section, but it works well.Previous reviewers are correct that you need to crank the gain/level much more than on other pedals to compensate for the loss of bass freqs.However, that said, this pedal is GREAT in certain situations - basically the kind where treble boosters work. If you put it in front of an overdriven warm tube amp, you still get the low freqs, but the pedals top end cuts through for lead (or tonality).If you put it into a clean amp, prepare for low-end loss and screaming high freq. To use it in this situation, you need to cut back on the tone quite a bit and follow it with something that'll return a bit of the low end freqs to the signal. I follow it with a Timmy (or Danelectro TOD), which puts that low-end/mids back in and brings out a snappy "pluck". Good for chicken pickin leads.For $50 I wouldn't bother, but I paid $29 or so and it's worth that I think.It's part of my gigging pedal board (I like to use the cheap pedals when I play out - no need to ruin my studio gear with beer spills and bar hoes).

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