Electro Harmonix Hot Tubes Distortion Pedal, EHXNHOT
A classic, revitalised. The Electro Harmonix Hot Tubes Distortion is a loving homage to the much sought-after 1970s original, made famous by Sonic Youth. Despite now being housed in a much smaller shell, the same three knob format is still preferred, along with an authentic replication of the original CMOS circuitry. One clever addition is the tone stack switch which lets you choose whether to engage the tone altering part of the circuit, or not. If you're seeking a warm, vintage overdrive sound reminiscent of the breakup of an old valve amplfiier, the Electro Harmonix Hot Tubes Distortion provides that in abundance.
The new version contains the exact same design, but has undergone the nano treatment, so it's kinder to your pedalboard but with the same classic sound that's made the original so sought after. It's easy to understand the hype when you plug the Hot Tubes in, it gives your tone that crunchy, natural breakup that only vintage combos can normally achieve. With the tone stock bypassed, the pedal brings out a darker, fuzzier texture perfect for garage-y applications where a touch more gain is preferred. Engaging the tone stack cuts the low-end response slightly, adds brightness and generally tightens the sound. Personal preference is key here, different settings will work better with different pickup types, and other pedals. Get hands-on, experiment, and find out what works for you best.
- Pedal Type: Overdrive Pedal
- Controls: Overdrive knob, Tone knob, Volume knob, Tone switch, Footswitch
- LED: Yes
- Input: 1/4" audio input jack
- Power: 9V battery or optional 9VDC AC Adaptor
- Dimensions: 70 (W) x 115 (H) x 54 (D)
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