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TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal

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Overflowing with organic amp-like distortion tones, natural tube compression and a tight but rich tonal character, Grand Magus Distortion IS the sound of Rock N Roll. Now put all of that in a compact metal enclosure with true bypass, and served to you at a price that’ll make your endorphin-levels shoot through the roof, and you got a shiny one-way...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Overflowing with organic amp-like distortion tones, natural tube compression and a tight but rich tonal character, Grand Magus Distortion IS the sound of Rock N Roll. Now put all of that in a compact metal enclosure with true bypass, and served to you at a price that’ll make your endorphin-levels shoot through the roof, and you got a shiny one-way ticket to rock heaven!

Raw Rock Power
Nothing has shaped the musical landscape more than a roaring tube amp set to 11. From the past to the present, it remains the soul of rock! Grand Magus Distortion manages to distill the heavenly rich harmonic content and organic tube sag that defines a great fire-breathing amplifier, making it an inspiring experience to play every single time. So if your riffs need of a whole lotta love, Grand Magus Distortion is sure to deliver the goods.

50 Shades Of Gain
Grand Magus Distortion isn’t just a one-trick tone pony. Its wide gain range and smooth tonal character, mixed with a super-tight low-end response, lets you go from a Hendrix crunch to beefy Blackmore distortion and all the way to super-saturated Slash-like solo tones in seconds flat. From dark vintage distortion to crisp modern drive tones, you’ll find it all here in this super-versatile distortion pedal.

You Shall Pass!
We know that the battle for a place on your pedalboard is fierce, hence we’ve prepped Grand Magus Distortion exceptionally well for the test. A compact but ultra-roadworthy enclosure, mixed with top-mounted jacks and a true bypass design will see you and your pedalboard welcome this pedal into the tone-fold with open arms.

Backstage Pass – All Access
You’re probably well-versed in the controls of super-saturators like Grand Magus Distortion. But just for the fun of it, and because my boss told me to do this (all work and no play makes Homer go something something…), let’s just go through the ins and outs real quick!

Rock Or Bust
You like gain, right? Good, so do we. And luckily Grand Magus packs a punch! Set it low for an edge-of-breakup crunch or max it and revel in its earthshakingly awesome distortion tone.

The Next Level
Okay, we trust you know what this one does. Rock should be loud, so naturally you want this one well past 12 o’clock. Pro-Tip: When the neighbors start to complain, you know you’ve found the sweet spot.

Cut Through
Go left to cut treble, go right to boost it. From dark old-school dirt tones to crisp and modern distortion. You define the era you wanna rock in with this knob.

True Bypass
Grand Magus Distortion is a true tone gentleman. Enhances your tone when on, and leaves it completely alone when off.

Features

  • Natural tube-like distortion
  • Wide gain range – with a rich and tight tonal character
  • True Bypass and Top-mounted jacks
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TC ElectronicGrand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (4)
  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Does not sound good on it's oun (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inspiring Sludge Wizardry

I was looking to expand my distortion tone range and honestly got this pedal on name alone because it was so cheap. I was pleasantly surprised with what I got. The tone is full...Read complete review

I was looking to expand my distortion tone range and honestly got this pedal on name alone because it was so cheap. I was pleasantly surprised with what I got. The tone is full and has that fantastic sagging bottom-end to it, I immediately started writing a new stoner/doom metal piece to take advantage of that sound. Dialed back has a great classic overdrive sound. You may want to look elsewhere if you are looking for really tight high-gain applications like thrash/death metal, but especially for the price I would recommend to anyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

this is not a good distortion pedal

i was hoping to get a nice distortion pedal on the cheap.. sadly this is jump an upgraded boss ds-1 that doesn't sound very good. i should have went with a tc...Read complete review

i was hoping to get a nice distortion pedal on the cheap.. sadly this is jump an upgraded boss ds-1 that doesn't sound very good. i should have went with a tc dark matter or mxr 5150

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Endless possibilities from chunky to all out heavy!

By Justin

from Glen Rose Tx

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Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

I use this pedal in a worship band

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Inspiring Sludge Wizardry

By 3.Wizards

from Atlantqa, GA

Pros

  • full tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Heavy rock
    • performace
    • studio

    Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

    I was looking to expand my distortion tone range and honestly got this pedal on name alone because it was so cheap. I was pleasantly surprised with what I got. The tone is full and has that fantastic sagging bottom-end to it, I immediately started writing a new stoner/doom metal piece to take advantage of that sound. Dialed back has a great classic overdrive sound. You may want to look elsewhere if you are looking for really tight high-gain applications like thrash/death metal, but especially for the price I would recommend to anyone.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    All the distortion you need

    By Justin

    from Glen Rose Tx

    See all my reviews

    Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

    If you like Chunky or classic rock or grunge this pedal has it all

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Not very good

    By Kyle

    from Spartanburg SC

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Does not sound good on it's oun
    • Limited Selection Of Effects
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

      It really only use full for high gain

       
      2.0

      Not very good

      By Kyle

      from Spartanburg SC

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Does not sound good on it's oun
      • Limited Selection Of Effects
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

        It really only use full for high gain

         
        2.0

        Not very good

        By Kyle

        from Spartanburg SC

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Does not sound good on it's oun
        • Limited Selection Of Effects
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

          It really only use full for high gain

           
          5.0

          Great distortion pedal.

          By Dean

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

            I think it's a great pedal, low distortion sounds great for blues. I can go to about 2 o'clock with gai after that it starting to really sound like a pushed tube amp and almost loses clarity. overall its a great pedal though!

             
            5.0

            Yes.

            By Enrique

            from undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

            I like it.

             
            5.0

            this is an amazing pedal because of how good it is with pric

            By krishen

            from dublin,CA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

              for a cheap pedal this is one of the best. people are talking about the boss pedals but this one is never talked about even though it was an amazing pedal beginner friendly as well and very good if you like a little dirtier and a little clean sound.

               
              5.0

              Best pedal I've ever bought

              By Ginger

              from Indianapolis Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

                I use this pedal with my Behringer amp and it sounds absolutely amazing, best pedal I've ever bought. Very versatile and best of all it's cheap. Would definitely recommend this.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                this is not a good distortion pedal

                By alex lumberjack

                from Asheville NC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about TC Electronic Grand Magus Distortion Effect Pedal:

                i was hoping to get a nice distortion pedal on the cheap.. sadly this is jump an upgraded boss ds-1 that doesn't sound very good. i should have went with a tc dark matter or mxr 5150

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