Distortion, Overdrive, Fuzz

  • Price: $269.99
  • Big Joe Stomp Box Company Classic Tube B-402 Pedal
    Big Joe Stomp Box Company Classic Tube B-402 Pedal
    The Big Joe B-402 Classic Tube Pedal is a high-gain tube-style overdrive in a small, nondescript package. It has a two-position cab sim toggle that lets you engage a large driver speaker box model and more gain than vintage tube-powered stompboxes for that classic Texas Flood-style dirty and gritty sound. The Big Joe B-402 Classic Tube has a mid-range sweet spot that lets your tone tear through the mix and features true bypass switching for quickly clearing up your signal.
    Regular Price: $229.95
    Guaranteed Best Price: $189.95
  • Bones London Dual-Mode Distortion Pedal by Radial *USED*
    Bones London Dual-Mode Distortion Pedal by Radial *USED*
    The London is a solid-state version of the popular Tonebone Hot British distortion pedal. The ‘magic’ inside is a multi-stage drive circuit that produces rich, fat tones reminiscent of the latest high-gain Plexi-style tube amplifiers. Yet, when driven to extremes, the unique circuitry retains note clarity even at maximum distortion.
    Regular Price: $159.99
    Guaranteed Best Price: $89.00
  • Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
    Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
    THE PERFECT TONE FOR BLUES
    The BD-2 Blues Driver delivers the creamy, yet crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar. This popular pedal provides instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30-year-old tube amps.

    Features:
    • Classic "blues" guitar tones with tube amp simulation
    • Warm distortion and overdrive
    • Responds to nuance and volume changes
    • AC adaptor or 9V battery operation
    • BOSS five-year warranty
    Price: $113.99
  • Boss JHS JB-2 Angry Driver
    Boss JHS JB-2 Angry Driver

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of BOSS compact pedals, BOSS and JHS Pedals have come together in a historic creative collaboration between the two industry leaders. Housed in the classic BOSS compact design, the JB-2 Angry Driver pairs the tones of the iconic BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver with JHS Pedals’ popular Angry Charlie. Working closely together, the two pedal innovators have developed an all-new combined circuit with refined sound and performance perfectly tuned for dual-mode drive operation.

    The JB-2 Angry Driver features three dual-concentric knobs that provide independent drive, tone, and level control for each overdrive type. Via a six-position mode selector, you can use each overdrive independently, or combine them together in series and parallel configurations. With the ability to blend the Blues Driver’s famously expressive low-to-mid gain tones with the Angry Charlie’s aggressive rock voice in any combination, the JB-2 Angry Driver delivers unmatched range and versatility from a single overdrive pedal.

    Price: $213.99
  • Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Overdrive
    Boss SD-1W Waza Craft Overdrive
    THE SWEET OVERDRIVE TONE HAS A PRIME REDESIGN

    Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft SD-1W Super Overdrive delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customized pedal tone will love. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the SD-1W hot rods the famous BOSS overdrive with all-discrete analog circuitry. Standard mode captures the classic SD-1 sound while Custom mode offers new tonal range and gain.

    • Special edition Waza Craft pedal delivers the ultimate BOSS tone experience
    • Premium sound based on the legendary SD-1 Super Overdrive
    • Newly revised, all-analog discrete amplifier circuit
    • Standard and Custom sound modes
    • Highly responsive to picking dynamics and volume changes
    • BOSS five-year warranty

    Regular Price: $207.20
    Guaranteed Best Price: $164.99
  • Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Pedal
    Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Pedal
    When people talk about wah-wah pedals, they’re talking about the Cry Baby Wahs. This is the one that created some of the most timeless sounds in rock. The pedal that would eventually become the Cry Baby was first created in 1966 by engineers at the Thomas Organ Company. This new and expressive effect was an instant hit with players like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, who have contributed to the Cry Baby Wah’s huge popularity to this day. While other effects have come and gone, the Cry Baby Wah just keeps getting better with age.
    Regular Price: $142.84
    Guaranteed Best Price: $99.99
  • Earthquaker Devices Hizumitas Fuzz
    Earthquaker Devices Hizumitas Fuzz


    The Hizumitas was designed for the one and only guitar sorceress, Wata, from the legendary band, Boris! We could not be more excited to have the honor of working with such an iconic legend known for her crushing riffs and mind-melting leads. The Hizumitas is a faithful sonic recreation of her go-to distortion which has been a staple of her tone for many years: the Elk BM Sustainar.

    The Elk Sustainar is a Japanese variant of the more well-known “Triangle” BMP. During development, we used several vintage models of the BMP, as well as a few different versions of the Elk, and quickly realized all of them were wildly different. The only way we were going to truly capture the magic was to get our hands on her original pedal. Wata was kind enough to send her beloved pedal halfway across the world so we could see what made it tick. Right away, we realized it had something special that none of the others had - heavy saturation with a gritty edge and a massive bottom while still maintaining a clear and dynamic tone with enough mids and top end to cut through the sludge. We set out to faithfully recreate all these characteristics in the Hizumitas!

    The Hizumitas has loads of heavy distortion and smooth sustain with an underlying grit to it that sounds like the speakers are on the verge of ripping apart, all while still delivering amazing clarity that you wouldn’t expect from something this aggressive sounding. The Sustain control has a wide range of saturation, even small changes will have a great effect on the overall tone. The Hizumitas has excellent response to different pickup types and playing dynamics. Power chords sound huge and heavy, open chords are dynamic with fantastic note separation, and single-note leads are smooth and powerful, especially when using the neck pickup.

    The Tone control is atypical for this type of distortion and can drastically change the distortion’s character in conjunction with the Sustain setting. Bass frequencies are boosted clockwise while treble frequencies are boosted when turned counterclockwise. The treble side can go from piercing highs to an aggressive mid-range grind. As the Tone is turned clockwise, the mids become less present, highs are tamed, and a massive, thundering low-end comes to the forefront.

    As you might expect, there is plenty of output gain on tap, so be careful. Unity is around 9-10 o’clock and everything above that is set to destroy.
    Price: $149.00
  • Earthquaker Devices Palisades Mega Ultimate Overdrive
    Earthquaker Devices Palisades Mega Ultimate Overdrive

    Mega Ultimate Overdrive

    The Palisades is something we said we would never do… an overdrive based on the legendary TS808! Gasp! The horror! Another tubes creamer?? In 2014?? Really?? After loads of requests we finally buckled. We ran tests with every popular clone on the market as well as several vintage originals, compared, contrasted and took loads of notes. It was exhausting but informative. In the end, we threw it all away, used our ears and came up with what we feel is the most versatile relative of the 808 available today.

    With 6 different clipping voices, 5 bandwidth settings and 2 gain channels you will be hard-pressed to not find a setting that will wipe every mid-boosting overdrive off your board. The clipping voices determine how transparent and open or tight and crunchy the distortion is. They will vary drastically depending on where the gain is set, what channel is active and how much bandwidth is being used. The bandwidth sets the frequency response of the distortion and goes from thin, light and clean through fat heavy and crunchy. It may very well be the single most important control the palisades has and what really sets it apart.

    Gain A is a lower gain channel with a wider range of grit that is great for strumming open chords. Gain B is a higher gain channel with a tighter range that is great for palm muting and/or shredding solos. The Palisades also has a foot switchable volume boost with adjustable level to take it over the top when you want to throw your foot up on the monitor and rip your sweet leads… or maybe just push the front end of you amp a little harder. Not enough? How about a normal/bright switch to mix and match the overall tone to different amps and guitars. Still not enough? OK then, how about a buffer on/off switch to tighten up the tone and make it sparkle when set to “ON” or warm it up and make it sag when set to “OFF”.

    The Palisades is a versatile dude that will give you years of loving companionship. Each Palisades is hand made one at a time in the tiny tree house community of Akron, Ohio.

    Price: $249.00
  • Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive
    Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive
    The Special Cranker is an all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device designed to give your signal some extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone and retaining all of the natural nuances and character of your amp. Think of it as sticking an extra preamp tube in your amplifier for more saturation. Single notes will blossom and bloom with rich harmonics and singing sustain with responsive, tube-like sag. Power chords will sound thicker and crunchier, a little more ragged around the edges. Complex chords will remain distinct and complex, as the Special Cranker is designed to preserve your tone’s integrity without muddying up the low-end or smearing the midrange.

    The Special Cranker picks up where the beloved Speaker Cranker left off. It has the same spongy, dynamic, and touch-sensitive character of the original but with more gain, double the output volume (now with a user-friendly Level control), an added Tone control to shape your signal, and a diode selector switch featuring the original asymmetrical Silicon diodes as well as a hot, new Germanium diode option.

    The More control goes from nearly clean to a medium gain overdrive when at maximum. This control adjusts the bias of the transistor, so you may hear a little noise as you turn the control. Don’t freak out; it’s totally fine. The gain characteristics are dependent on which diodes are chosen. When the Germanium diodes are selected, the Special Cranker delivers a softer, more rounded response with tamed highs and lower output, while the Silicon diodes add a brighter, more modern edge and higher output. Both are exceptionally responsive to playing dynamics and have excellent clarity. The Tone control gives the user full command over treble frequencies, cutting the highs when counterclockwise and adding a slight high frequency boost when turned clockwise. The Level control adjusts the output from nothing to nearly double at maximum.

    Features
    • Gives your signal extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone and retains all of the natural nuances and character of your amplifier
    • Two distinct clipping modes that are both exceptionally responsive to playing dynamics: Germanium and Silicon
    • Germanium mode delivers a softer, more rounded response with tamed highs and lower output
    • Silicon mode delivers a brighter, more modern response with higher output
    • At maximum gain, the Special Cranker can achieve explosive overbiased tones depending on the output of your pickups
    • Flexible Tone control to give the user full command over the treble frequencies for excellent tone shaping and clarity
    • All-analog signal path
    • True bypass
    • Silent relay-based switching with Flexi-Switch® Technology
    • Lifetime warranty
    • Current Draw: 15 mA
    • Input Impedance: ≈5 MΩ
    • Output Impedance: <25 kΩ
    • Boxed dimensions: 5.75 x 3.25 x 3.25 in.
    • Out of Box Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (121 x 64 x 57 mm) with knobs
    • Weight:15 oz (425 g)
    Price: $99.00
  • Earthquaker Hoof Fuzz Pedal
    Earthquaker Hoof Fuzz Pedal
    What to say about the Hoof that hasn’t already been said? Our flagship fuzz pedal can be found on thousands on pedaboards around the world and has rocked countless stages from stinky suburban basements to Madison Square Garden. Twice.

    The Hoof is loosely based on the classic green Russian muff-style fuzz circuit, and features a hybrid Germanium / Silicon design, pairing maximum tone with maximum temperature stability not found in finicky and expensive vintage units. We hand-match our NOS Germanium transistors to exacting specifications for pedal-to-pedal consistency, taking the guesswork out of your fuzz purchase, and guaranteeing that your Hoof delivers the same smooth, natural, and harmonically rich sustain as all your friends’ Hoofs.  All your friends have Hoof fuzzes, right?

    The Hoof has a wide gain range, providing everything from dirty and organic amp-like overdrive, to monstrous fuzz madness. This, paired with the “Shift” control allows you total tonal access, as the “Shift” knob works with the “Tone” control to alter the overall frequency response of the Hoof.

    Use the “Shift” to boost the highs for a glassy, cutting top-end; use it to cut out some low-mid mud; use it to add some thick stoner rock sludge; use it on bass; use it to combat the muff-style fuzz’s notorious “mid scoop;” use it however you’d like, just use it! The Hoof’s distinctive, fuzzy character is tight and controlled without sacrificing any “guts,” so to speak, so even the gnarliest fuzz tones will sit well in the mix.

    The Hoof fuzz is all-analog, true bypass, and built one-at-a-time by real life human beans with four fingers and a thumb waiting in line for the horsey rides at the rustic frontierland amusement park of Akron, Ohio, USA.
    Price: $179.00
  • Earthquaker Hoof Reaper Dual Fuzz V2
    Earthquaker Hoof Reaper Dual Fuzz V2
    The Hoof Reaper features our popular Hoof® and Tone Reaper™ fuzz pedals in one handy enclosure with the added bonus of an old school analog octave up. It was originally released as a special limited run item back in 2010 and demand was so high that we decided to reintroduce it back into our line. Capable of creating everything from subtle octave-up overtones through crushing octave squalls that simulate exploding stacks of amps.

    Each effect can be used individually as well as in series but the order of effects is preset for optimum performance.Use the individual switches to activate the level of mayhem you wish to unleash.

    Hoof

    Our flagship device! The Hoof is a no-fuss, easy-to-use device capable of sounds from warm, gritty overdrive to a huge, sustaining fuzz. It’s a germanium/silicon hybrid Muff-style fuzz (based on the old green Russian muff) with massive amounts of volume on tap and smooth amp-like sustain. It has a tighter, cleaner sound than most Muff’s which makes it more cutting and discernible in a band setting. The shift control is the key to the Hoof’s character, it alters the frequency response of the tone control. Clockwise scoops the mids and counterclockwise enhances the mids. The Hoof has become the go-to fuzz for many well-known fuzz connoisseurs.

    Tone Reaper

    The Tone Reaper is a vintage style fuzz device based on the “3 knob” bender. It’s a silicon/germanium hybrid capable of producing a wide range of tones from every bender era with careful tweaking of the Tone and Fuzz controls. From thin and spitty, to thick, growling sustain; it’s all here.

    Octave

    This is a classic monophonic octave up that will add a swelling octave to the fuzz tone! Since it is monophonic, the effect will be more pronounced when using the neck pickup and playing above the 12th fret.

    Available Switching Options

    • Hoof Alone
    • Reaper Alone
    • Octave Alone
    • Reaper + Octave
    • Hoof + Octave
    • Hoof + Reaper
    • Hoof + Reaper + Octave


    Flexi-Switch® Technology

    This device features Flexi-Switch Technology! This electronic switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.

    • For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.
    • For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch, the effect will be bypassed.
    Price: $299.00
  • Earthquaker Plumes Small Signal Shredder
    Earthquaker Plumes Small Signal Shredder
    Plumes® is a unique, all-analog approach to a classic tube-like overdrive circuit offering 3 different clipping voices, loads of headroom and almost three-dimensional clarity that will push your amp over the edge. The reimagined tone control is finely tuned to sculpt low end, clear top end, and focus midrange with blooming sustain.

    Flexi-Switch® Technology

    This device features Flexi-Switch Technology! This electronic switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.

    • For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.
    • For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch, the effect will be bypassed.
    Price: $99.00
  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi Classic Big Box
    Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi Classic Big Box
    The NYC original. Hendrix and Santana were among the first to get a piece of the Pi, and for over 40 years the EHX Big Muff Pi has been defining the sound of rock guitar.

    Revered by contemporary guitarists and rock legends for its rich, creamy, violin-like sustain, from Pink Floyd to The White Stripes, everyone still wants a piece of the Pi!
    Regular Price: $128.70
    Guaranteed Best Price: $96.80
  • Electro Harmonix Russian Big Muff
    Electro Harmonix Russian Big Muff
    Reviving one of the company's cult favorites in a modern, compact pedal, the Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff gets you devastating low end and sludgy, searing fuzz with three knobs and a stomp switch.

    Controls: Volume, Sustain, Tone knobs, stomp switch

    Other Features: Iconic green chassis, Russian font graphic, true bypass
    Regular Price: $137.90
    Guaranteed Best Price: $103.70
  • Electro-Harmonix Bass Bigg Muff
    Electro-Harmonix Bass Bigg Muff
    The Prodigy reborn with underworld instincts comes to life wielding the drive of the original classic Big Muff Pi and the earthy support of a bass tailored design with no loss of low end. This is the pedal that bass players who loved the Big Muff sound have been waiting for.

    Features:

    - True bypass
    - Tailor your drive/distortion sound with sustain, tone and volume knobs
    - A dry switch that mixes your dry bass with the Bass Big Muff Pi's distortion
    - A bass boost EQ switch that reintroduces your low frequencies when tone is set for high frequencies
    - Based on the Russian Big Muff
    - Tough and compact die-cast chassis
    - 9-volt battery included
    - Optional 96DC-200BI power supply available

    Hear it in action with this video from Electro-Harmonix:
    Regular Price: $124.10
    Guaranteed Best Price: $93.30
  • Electro-Harmonix Bass Deluxe Big Muff Pi
    Electro-Harmonix Bass Deluxe Big Muff Pi

    The new Deluxe Bass Big Muff is the latest in the line of EHX bass specific effects. It delivers enhancements to the classic Bass Big Muff Pi that are specifically tailored to the needs of the modern bass player and gives you more tone shaping options than ever before.

    Quick Specs:

    - Pad on the input that's switchable between 0dB and -10dB ensures the pedal is optimized for use with both passive and active pickups
    - Blend allows a player to mix to taste the direct and distorted signals
    - Three outputs: a 1/4″ effect out, 1/4″ direct (buffered dry) out and XLR DI out give complete control of your output signal and sound
    - Foot-switchable crossover section with a variable low pass filter on the dry signal and a variable high pass filter on the distorted signal give bassists the ability to sculpt their sound
    - Crossover circuit, in conjunction with the Blend control, lets you keep the low-end clear and focused and the high-end bright and cutting
    - Built-in noise gate with an adjust threshold eliminates unwanted noise at any level
    - Tough and compact die-cast chassis
    - 9-Volt battery included
    - Optional 9.6DC-2000BI power supply available
    - Dimensions in inches: 4.75 (w) x 5.75 (l) x 2.5 (h)
    - Dimensions in mm: 146 (w) x 121 (l) x 64 (h)

     

    Regular Price: $190.70
    Guaranteed Best Price: $143.40
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Distortion/Sustrainer
    Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Distortion/Sustrainer
    Everyone knows through the annals of rock history how many great tracks have been written with a Big Muff. However, some guitarists wish they could have a more portable way to squeeze one onto their pedalboard or to slog with them on a train ride. This Nano Reissue of the 1969 classic Muff Fuzz in a die-cast aluminum box handles those issues. While adding just a touch of funky dirt for something unique.
    Price: $82.90
  • Electro-Harmonix Soulfood Distortion/Fuzz/Overdrive
    Electro-Harmonix Soulfood Distortion/Fuzz/Overdrive
    Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR. A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up. The SOUL FOOD delivers transparent overdrive with great touch and response. Its circuitry features boosted power rails to provide abundant headroom and increased definition. Best of all, you don’t have to be a rock star to own one!

    Quick Specs:
    - Transparent overdrive
    - Boosted power rails for extended headroom and definition
    - Super responsive
    - Compact, rugged design
    - Selectable true bypass or buffered bypass modes
    - 9.6DC-200 power supply included. Also runs on 9 Volt battery
    - Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
    - Dimensions in mm: 70 (w) x 115 (l) x 54 (h)

    Heres a great video from EHX:

     

    Regular Price: $128.70
    Guaranteed Best Price: $96.80
  • Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff
    Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff

    Electro-Harmonix has reissued the original Version 1 Big Muff and it’s dripping with vintage Electro-Harmonix DNA and tone. Dubbed the Triangle Big Muff because of the layout of its Volume, Sustain and Tone controls, this is the one that started it all. The new Triangle Big Muff is a faithful re-creation of the original circa 1969 circuit now housed in a pedalboard friendly, die-cast chassis.



    Electro-Harmonix founder, Mike Matthews, says: “The Big Muff Pi is the pedal we are best known for so I wanted to commemorate EHX’s 50th Anniversary (1968-2018) by re-releasing V1, the very first Big Muff. Original pedals are now selling for hundreds of dollars and this reissue absolutely nails that creamy, violin-like sustain and musical tone at a price a working musician can afford.”



    The Triangle Big Muff features the following nods to convenience: an LED to indicate effect status, true bypass switching and the option of being powered by a 9-volt AC adapter.

    Regular Price: $142.40
    Guaranteed Best Price: $107.10