Packing more metal than Pittsburgh.
The Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series U.S. Steel Distortion pedal just keeps delivering blistering distortion and searing lead tones. Every nu-metal chunk, every modern rock slab—it's all in the Tech 21 U.S. Steel pedal. Back off for smoky blues or use the SansAmp U.S. Steel to ignite the rage of an uber-gain rectifier. Emulating the massive Celestion-powered chunk of a closed-back cab, the muscle-bound Tech 21 U.S. Steel distortion pedal is here to raise hell and steal your girl.
The U.S. Steel pedal's level and drive controls work like a traditional, well-equipped amp. Low, Mid and High are active controls, providing a wide array of tonal possibilities. Then there's the unique Character knob. This continuously-variable control moves seamlessly between different model voicings, covering vintage, high-gain and face-melting lead tones. The Character and Mid controls, and the speaker emulations, are all engineered to personify the specific amplifier traits and speakers associated with each amplifier type.
Tech 21 SansAmp technology captures the warm, rich, natural tones of the most sought-after tube amplifiers. Within the parameters of each model's particular design, the controls provide you with access to specific tone shaping characteristics within the tube amplifier sound spectrum.
SansAmp effects pedals are designed to work seamlessly in both recording and stage environments. They can be used with almost any instrument, for any music style, and for multiple applications. Record directly to tape and disc or enhance previously recorded tracks. For live performances, they can drive a power amp and speakers, augment your existing amplifier set-up, or run directly into the mixer of a PA system.