The Dynamic Distortion is a sonic hybrid of the two most iconic distortion pedals in Rock 'n Roll history, the Germanium Fuzz of the 60's and the TS Overdrive of the 80's. This legendary combo provides unmatched touch sensitivity and clean-up with your guitar volume knob from sparkley cleans, to overdrive, to fuzz, while providing the mid-range cut of a classic TS pedal and the full-bodied woolliness of a vintage Fuzz. With the Dynamic Distortion, you can dial in legendary sounds or use its ultra-responsive controls to produce your own unique distortion tones. Tune in The Matt's Music crew will share our experiences with you! Matt's Music Blog.
Proco Rat distortion pedal???
Because you didn’t read the manual…. Pro Co Rat 2 | Too Much Gear
If you're playing rock guitar , chances are that at some point you're going to want to use overdrive or distortion effects. Saturated, gnarly guitar tones are synonymous with rock music, and every subgenre - from shoegaze to metal - has ushered in increasingly diverse types of distorted guitar sounds. The reason distorted guitar sounds so good is because extra harmonic content is added to the signal, making it sound louder and more aggressive. From a technical standpoint, the original distortion - that of vacuum tubes running hot until they saturate - is a form of soft limiting, as the waveforms are clipped. Although as guitarists we distinguish between amp distortion or overdrive, and then fuzz pedals , distortion pedals and overdrive pedals, a scientist or engineer would probably class any modification of the signal as technically being 'distortion' — the names we use are more about the timbre that results from manipulating the waveform. What distortion and overdrive pedals have in common is that they're essentially small amplifier circuits.
DIY Rat Clone Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal - the Dead RAT
Many guitar players like to side with one of the clans — overdrive, classic distortion, and fuzz. Each of these distortion types has its own distinctive clipping process, which results in a different type of tone. However, Pro Co Rat sits somewhere close to the distortion, but still not that far from the fuzz territory. We could say that it offers both brightness and chaos of the fuzz effect, while still keeping tightness we can hear with classic distortions. Offering that unique-sounding heavy tone, it eventually became so widespread that guitarists of many different genres began using it.
This ain't no Mickey Mouse distortion pedal! This pedal is a clone of one on my favorite effects pedals from the 80's It's a basic OpAmp distortion pedal using the classic LMN IC chip that is a fairly simple build for those handy with a soldering gun, have a free weekend, and love rock-n-roll. The layout we are using was designed by Francisco Pena who has done an excellent job with this and other pedal designs on Tonepad.