Seymour Duncan has released the Dirty Deed, an analog, 100% true bypass distortion pedal, that has been in development for several years.
A spokesperson told us, "From the light, singing overdrive of classic rock to raunchy, screaming, ear-shattering distortion, the Dirty Deed was created for complete versatility. The tone is very organic and natural sounding; it's designed to capture the character and responsiveness of a classic overdriven tube amplifier with elements of distortion, fuzz and overdrive combined into a single wide-range pedal. With a turn of the gain knob you can go from the sparkling overdrive of your favorite classic rock songs to a rich, powerful hard rock distortion with amp-like saturation. The distortion is thick and beefy with a sweet spot in the mid-range EQ and a strong bass response, while highly responsive Treble, Bass, Gain and Level controls allow you to dial in your ideal sound whether you're using the Dirty Deed as your sole source of grit or you're adding some extra dirt to an already-overdriven amp."
For maximum flexibility the Dirty Deed incorporates an active EQ for 12dB of treble and bass boost/cut. Seymour Duncan says that a pair of MOSFET transistors evoke the tube-like harmonics and lush sustain that only come from dangerously pushed amplifiers. The pedal runs on standard 9v to 18v DC power supplies and, when run at 18v, features enhanced overall saturation and compression.
Pricing and Availability:
Designed and assembled in Santa Barbara, California, the Dirty Deed is available at any Seymour Duncan retailer or online store.
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