This pedal is a modified version of our Box of Rock’s Distortron Engine. The improvements include a gain boost switch for added sizzle and a sub control switch with 3 levels. The amounts were carefully selected to reduce “flubbiness” that occurs when using amps with heavy low-end response. It would be immodest of me to suggest that this ZVEX effect is the greatest distortion pedal of all time, but it probably is. Try it last in your chain, and beat it up with your other effects… it stacks like a dream.
ZVEX Effects Distortron
2 in stock
2 in stock
The Distortron™ is the gifted little sister to the Z.Vex Box of
Rock™. It is highly specialized to simulate the “everything on
10” sound of a classic Marshall® JTM45 non-master-volume
amplifier. You may use the Distortron™ effectively with many
different amplifiers, but to get the sound I heard when I de-
signed it, try it through an old-school non-master volume Mar-
shall at least once. You may use your guitar’s volume control to
adjust for the exact amount of distortion you need, all the way
down to very clean and clear with most drive settings when the
gain switch is set to Lo.