PURE ROCK Distortion
As a guitar player a have used tons of drive pedals. I have always felt that, even the good ones, they always sound like ... a patch in front of your amp. It is kind of a different timbre compared with amp's original voice. With PURE ROCK Distortion I wanted to create a pedal which behaves like a dirty channel of your amp. The same voice, the same frequency print as your clean sound beneath.
Another black mark of the high gain pedals which I have tried is that they put a mask on your guitar. The higher the gain, the denser the mask on the guitar. Even if it sounds good, you cannot recognize your guitar character. My PURE ROCK Distortion is a medium to high gain pedal which retains its transperancy through all the gain range. Even with the gain knob maxed, Les Paul sounds like a Les Paul and Tele sounds like a Tele.
One more black mark of the drive pedals in general is that they do have a sweet spot. They sound good in certain settings but they sound flat/thin/cold with the gain knob at minimum and over-compressed/fizzy/unnatural with the gain maxed. My PURE ROCK Distortion sounds equaly good throughout all its gain range.
The idea of PURE ROCK Distortion in summary:
- - medium to high gain distortion which fully coalesces into your rig without changing your frequency print
- - keeps your guitar character unchanged/recognizable in every setting
- - sounds equaly good through the entire gain range
- Controls: Level, Drive
- It works with 9V battery or 9V boss-type DC adaptor ( negative pin )
- It consumes only 6 mA of power when ON
- Dimensions: 111 x 60 x 32 mm
Each pedal is built using high quality components as follows:
- Real Hammond TM enclosure ( powder coated and laser engraved )
- Alpha TM Potentiometers
- Lumberg TM Connectors
- Wima TM Film Capacitors
- Panasonic TM Electrolytic Capacitors
Listening to the VIDEOS below you can get the idea of the Tweed Deluxe's clean tone beneath. The timbre remains unchanged no matter of gain settings.
These were all the goals which I tried to get over and I am extremely happy with the results!
Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster Reissue
Amplifier: 5e3 Tweed Deluxe 1x12 Combo
Speaker: Celestion G12M Greenback
Mic: Sennheiser E609
* Special thanks to the glorious guitar player Nikolay Karageorgiev for the video presentation made especially for Namika effects. His gear in the video:
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Standard
Amplifier: Peavey Classic 50