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The Maestro Invader Distortion guitar pedal clips your signal from a slight sizzle to over-the-top metal and hard rock tones. There's no conversion to ones and zeros here—the Invader is fully analog. And with intuitive controls, you'll find it easy to dial in the exact amount of distortion at any volume, suitable for bedrooms or big stages. Available now at Guitar Center, the Maestro Invader might just force its way into your pedalboard.

Maestro Invader Distortion

The Maestro Invader Distortion pedal is easy to use

You won't need to take a deep dive into the manual to start making music with the Invader. It has an intuitive, 3-knob layout. Use the Gain knob to increase the distortion for instant crunch and punch. Turn down the Tone for a fatter, darker sound, or rotate it the other way for searing solos. Level sets the overall output. Start at unity gain with your amp, then slowly increase it to find your harmonic sweet spot. 

Maestro Invader Distortion Trim Pots

The Invader pedal has a built-in noise gate

No matter what pickups you play, cranking up the distortion can increase hiss and hum. Engage the noise gate with a simple flick of the switch. An internal trim pot lets you dial in the threshold to fine-tune the gate, letting as much—or as little—signal out. Or, turn the gate off completely for maximum sonic mayhem.  

Maestro Invader Distortion True Bypass

Keep your signal clean with the Maestro Invader

The Invader distortion pedal has a true-bypass switch that doesn't make a sound when you stomp it off and on. Three LEDs light up the Maestro logo when the distortion is engaged, a handy feature on a dark stage. To turn the pedal off completely, just unplug the input. The Maestro Invader runs on a 9V battery, or an optional 9V power supply.

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  • Controls: Gain, Tone, Level; internal Noise Gate Threshold trim pot
  • Switches: True Bypass footswitch, Gate On/Gate Off toggle switch
  • LED Indicators: Red, yellow, and blue bugles in the Maestro logo illuminate when the pedal is active
  • Signal Processing: All-Analog
  • Power Requirements: 9V battery or regulated 9-12*VDC power supply (5.5 x 2.1mm plug, wired
  • center-negative) *Running the pedal at 12V provides increased headroom
  • Current Draw: 35 mA
  • Power On Switch: Incorporated into the input jack. Unplug the input when not in use to prevent battery drain. Remove the battery when the pedal is going to be stored for long periods to prevent leakage and damage.
  • Input Impedance: 100K ohms
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Switching: True Bypass
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 5.04” x 3.45” x 2.5”, including feet, knobs, jacks, etc

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