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Rottweiler Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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The TC Electronic Röttweiler Distortion guitar effects pedal delivers an unparalleled sound that will inspire you to be shredding and riffing for days. In fact, Röttweiler Distortion has been designed... Read More

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The TC Electronic Röttweiler Distortion guitar effects pedal delivers an unparalleled sound that will inspire you to be shredding and riffing for days. In fact, Röttweiler Distortion has been designed specifically to capture the tone and feel of raw power that only a high-gain tube amp used to be able to deliver. The all-analog design features a unique distortion circuit based on soft clipping – just like real tube amps – which gives you an extremely authentic response and tone. Now, you can get that bone-crushing sound through virtually any amp by hooking up a Röttweiler Distortion.

Röttweiler Distortion is voiced to burn through any mix. A classic stompbox problem in this hardcore setting is a tendency to get lost in the mix. Röttweiler Distortion has been designed with live performances in mind – not just for home practicing, so you’ll never get lost in the mix!

Whether your ideal is power metal or tight-chugging thrash, the TC Electronic Röttweiler guitar effects pedal will deliver at the flick of a switch. The ‘Voice’ toggle switch allows you to choose between two midrange voicings that will take you from classic hard rock to full-on death metal instantly. Also, the two tone controls, Treble and Bass, let you fine-tune your guitar tone to whatever you need in a matter of seconds.

  • Extreme high-gain distortion
  • Turn any amp into a cranked metal stack
  • Two-band active EQ with separate bass and treble controls
  • Voice switch
  • True Bypass
  • Unique one-screw battery access for lightning fast battery changes
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Late update


from Sacramento California

So compared to my last review about 2 years ago, my mentality/mindset was not trained to hear good tones let alone the gear i ran it with (Line 6 spider 4 SS and a Dean MLX). Around last year i invested in a whole new set of gear and decided to take the Rottweiler off the shelf and give it another walk. I ran this pedal starting from my guitar, A schecter V1 w/EMG 81/89, GCB95 wah, TC Rottwiler, MXR 10 Band EQ, MXR SmartGate, Randall KH-120 all screaming through a Marshalll 1960B Cab.All I can say is that the pedal itself has an amazingly High gain with that familiar warm open tube amp sound with the hint of a Hot rodded Marshall Fuzz. Responds real well with your pick attack, very articulate, does not get muddy no matter the tuning (Did standard all the way to Drop A) and still kept the articulation. Very simple controls, toggle switch allows you to scoop your mids or open em up, Treble and Bass knobs are really sensitive so you can really fine tune them for that sweet spot. Gain knob on the hand, yeah it does control the gain, but more specifically, the saturation of the distortion.Although being able to turn the knob to 5 0' clock is optional, anything pass 1 is very subtle difference. Like I mentioned earlier, the distortion does have a fuzz to it as if it were a Marshall, and it sounds somewhat like a JCM800. You can also use the MXR 10 band EQ to further fine tune the distortion though because I use mine as a Presence and Resonance control for the pedal which adds more of a crunch and bite to the treble while adding more beef to the bass. Like the review before this, an MXR SmartGate may be needed so you can prevent this from catching any of that ringing feedback, but the pedal itself is surprisingly quiet for how much distortion it puts out. I hope this updated review will help you on deciding to purchase this pedal.

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Nice pedal / Big sound


from Sierra Vista AZ

I have been playing for 20 plus years looking for a certain type of distortion this pedal hit my mark. This pedal did it rather well. The pedal gets a bad wrap just like the MXR Fullbore metal but this is due to setup and amp settings. For this pedal to show its true colors you have to play with it for quite a bit of time, that is why I gave it 4 stars. This pedal is high end quality and just like the rest of TC electronics pedals and effect rack units. One thing I will say if this pedal sucked so bad why would Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch use it to record their albums and use it in a live setting? Jason Hook also uses the G-Major 2 rack effects unit from TC, so does Zoltan Bathory. Features: They are very simplistic and easy to use . Another thing I would highly suggest with this pedal is getting something like the MXR Smart Gate, the pedal tends to go super sonic every once in awhile if you really start to get rough on your strings. TC Electronics does not mention this on their site but I did notice the pedal is reactive to your playing the harder the attack, the harder the distortion. Just my two cents for what it is worth.

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from California

I will be quite honest here, this pedal is not that good for the price. Although it may be high gain, it doesn't have that push to get that modern day distortion. Although, this pedal can get some decent 80's thrash sound, and i mean early thrash such as Metallica's Kill Em' All or Slayer's Show No Mercy albums. Another thing to add is that this pedal is mainly made for rhythm players. I tried doing some solos here and there but to me it sounds too generic or too cheap. I was able to get better sounds (both rhythm and lead) on a digitech Death Metal pedal that i got used for $20. In conclusion, try this pedal before you even consider buying,there are many good dist. pedals out there way less than this.

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perfect name

By Jeff Lucas

from Bakersfield, CA

TC gave this pedal the perfect name, why? Because it"s as noisy as a junkyard dog! enough said.

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