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DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    Full-spectrum distortion and true bypass.

    The DigiTech SC-2 HardWire valve distortion pedal captures the full spectrum from today to yesterday: from classic rock crunch to modern high-gain sounds, and all the flavors in between. Crunch/Saturated mode switch, level, gain and low and high tone controls allow you to use the SC-2 pedal to further tailor your sound.

    The DigiTech HardWire pedal series represents DigiTech's commitment to quality and attention to subtle details. In addition to technical enhancements like true bypass and high voltage operation, all HardWire pedals feature rugged, all-metal construction, a wide, stage-stable footprint, durable, custom-machined metal knobs for a sure grip, and precision potentiometers that guarantee knob positions will stay intact.

    The rugged, durable construction of Extreme Performance Pedals is just the beginning. Inside each HardWire pedal are technological features that serious players require—all updated and improved to their utmost capacity. True bypass preserves the purity of your original tone as signal passes through the pedal, and high voltage operation further protects your sound by eliminating clipping and other signal degradation caused by power drain.

    With the high-output pickups found on some electric guitars, it's not unusual to hear clipping when playing through an effects pedal. This occurs when the voltage range produced by a guitar's pickup is greater than the operating voltage of the effects pedal—normally limited to the voltage supplied by the effect's battery or power supply. HardWire pedals incorporate circuitry that increases the operating voltage headroom above that of the typical pedal. As such, HardWire pedals benefit a wider range of guitars and are also at home in an amplifier's effects loop.

    HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
    Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
    Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting
    Custom-cut Hook and Loop Pedalboard Pad to attach and lock your pedals to your pedalboard

    Features

    • True Hardwire bypass
    • Constant high-voltage rails
    • 2-position Crunch/Scoop voicing switch
    • 1/4" input and output
    • Level, gain, low, and high tone controls
    • 9V DC battery operation
    • Optional PS200R adapter compatible

    HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:

    • Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
    • Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting

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    DigiTechHardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    4.8

    (based on 22 reviews)

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    5.0

    Versatile, great pedal!

    By Ash

    from Menomonie, WI

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've spent a lot of time and money trying to find good distortion pedals. I'm sure everyone knows just what I mean. Well I've always liked Digitech pedals, have fooled around with some pedals of the HardWire series, and I saw some good video reviews of this pedal so I decided to try it. What a great surprise! This is a very versatile pedal and like all in the HardWire series it's built like a tank and looks really nice. I found this pedal to give quite a bit of distortion, enough for classic rock and punk rock. You can easily get MANY different tones out of this pedal, and they all sound pretty good! But like I said I find it especially good for classic rock and punk rock type tones. It also works good in low gain applications. The sound quality from this pedal is great too, so it's great for recording!

      Just one thing to keep in mind: in my experience with this pedal, I find it doesn't really fit the bill for metal. This does put out quite a bit of distortion really, usually enough for most hard rock and industrial songs I play, but if you need loads of overpowering distortion, you may need to get a second distortion pedal. I really do like this pedal and highly recommend it. But I guess one distortion pedal can't be expected to do it all if you play lots of different types of music.

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      5.0

      Great sound, low price

      By Trassi

      from Iceland

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I have spent alot of time trying to find a distortion pedal that sounds like a cranked tube amp and this is the closest thing so far. I went through alot of boutique pedals but they sounded really fake compared to this thing. It sounds amasing through my Fender 59 Bassman and my Hot Rod Deluxe. Put a OCD infront of it to boost it for solos( noise gate is essential if you do tho). Great job Hardwire.

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        4.0

        First impressions with the Hardwire SC-2

        By constantino batzakis

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought the Digitech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal pedal recently, and immediately started to play around with it. I played it through a 15`` Marshall solid state amp. The guitar used was an Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul. I have to say that the pedal has been a true disappointment. I like the tone, and the distortion variety. The thing that disappointed me was the effect the pedal has on the sustain of my guitar. It seems as if the pedal drained completely the sustain, and makes it impossible to play mellow solos, such as the "November Rain" solo. It feels like it cuts the notes, and doesnt allow them to flow softly. I actually prefer the distortion of my small amp, and I think that is saying a lot. Its a good pedal overall, but you have to have something to compensate that frustrating effect. I played around with the settings as much as I could before I got desperate and disconnected it, playing only through the amp afterwards. I would say that the pedal is perfect for a classic type of distortion, and typical rock solos. But it fails when it comes to play a solo from a ballad. All in all, good pedal, for a very specific type of playing.

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        4.0

        Versatile Distortion

        By CJ Smithey

        from Central IL

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I used to play for a youth worship group, and with no decent amps readily available I had to rely on this for my distortion. It got the job done just fine. Even better than my buddy's Ibanez Tube King. So no complaints there.Then I began to use it with my hardcore band. I had an amp for that, so I just used this to add a little volume when I had a solo. It wasn't bad. Obviously it's not made to be a clean boost, however with the right tweaking it can happen.
        I now use it as an extra grit pedal. I run a Squire Affinity Strat into a Peavey 5150 and use the pedal off and on to add extra insanity to my tone or to just overdrive my amp completely and get nasty feedback.
        I've used this as everything from my only source of distortion (heavy and classic-y), to a gain boost, to even a slight cleanish boost.
        Heavy-duty is an understatement. This thing has survived falling off a moving truck and sitting on the side of the road for a night and my band's wreckless stage behavior.
        For the possibilities you have available, it's pretty sweet.

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        5.0

        Excellent distortion pedal!

        By Oscar Benavides

        from Colombia

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Excellent
        I bought this pedal after watching a lot of videos on youtube, from the first time I used it, I was blown away by the tone quality this thing produced, I have a cheap squier guitar and a small practice amp, my tone improved a lot. The SC-2 has a very balanced distortion, and lots of output, this thing is loud! I like that it has two EQ knobs, low and high, so I can shape my tone more precisely. I also love the construction. The SC-2 is built like a tank and it's true bypass. Another feature I like is that it won't sound weak when the battery is dying (I don't have a power supply) it will always be completely operational.

        I highly recommend this pedal...Buy it now. You won't regret it.

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        4.0

        Average Dirt

        By Tone Obsessed

        from York, PA (nowhere)

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is one of those pedals that you like quite a bit at first but after a while it leaves you wanting more, particularly if you play through a few other distortion pedals and get a taste of something else. This offering from Hardwire is fairly vintage in tone (70's) but overall it's kind of generic sounding. The Crunch setting sounds fairly natural, whereas the Saturated side is a little fizzy and not really all that heavy when stacked up against other quality pedals (the Radial stuff for example). Like all the Hardwires, the build quality is excellent and it looks sweet; and the price is indeed nice for such a solid pedal. As is the case with most (if not all) distortion pedals, the amp you put this in front of decides the fate of you overall tone. This thing favors American tubes and sounds surprisingly good though a cheapo solid state box; British tubes hate it (worst sounding pedal though a Marshall ever). In short, this is good entry level dirt box but nothing to rave about.

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        5.0

        So long Boss.....

        By StratBlues-BFnWg

        from Spokane, WA

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Just got this and Im blown away. It makes my little SS amp sound tub'ish. Its a very organic sounding distortion that throws the classic marshall tone to die for. Its that perfect rock tone.. heres the kicker.. roll back the gain and a strat just purrrrrs through it. This pedal is so versatile.. its moved my OD pedal off the board. Getting ready to get the metal pedal next...the Boss power stack sounds like mashed taters compared to this thing.. one snobs beware. If you over look this because its a Digitech product.. you will miss out!!!!!

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        5.0

        wow i had no idea

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Even tho I havent played Ive heard on youtube videos how good this sounds. Its so good I can honestly compare it to the new Boss Power stack pedal in terms of what it does. From bluesy crunch overdrive to any kind of metal and anything in between. Actually if ur trying to look for a jerry cantrell tone in a box, id recommend u try this or the power stack.

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        5.0

        What I've Been Looking For

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I played rock and roll for a living from 1974 thru 1987. Didn't get rich but got out with my health (though I'm a litte deaf). Now I play 14 or 15 gigs a year--its fun to still get work. I use a Fender Blues Deluxe Re-issue with several different guitars. The Blues Deluxe is a great sounding amp when its wide open but that's way too loud for almost any club. It needs a push at mid volume levels to get what I'm looking for. I've been using an amp modeler into the power amp input thus bypassing the pre-amp. Sounded good but a tad artificial. The Hardwire SC-2 is the real deal. A friend has an old original Ibanez tube screamer and the Hardwire keeps right up. A well made instrument. Works for me.

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        5.0

        Great sounding pedal

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series SC-2 Valve Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought the Hardwire SC-2 a while ago and use it just for bedroom playing as I was looking for a little better distortion sound than what I get out of my 150 Watt solid state amplifier. I have purchased Digitech's effects pedals before and wasn't overwhelmed by anything sounding outstanding but when I saw this pedal, I thought I would give it a try because it looked very cool. I had to make a choice between the Valve Distortion SC-2 and the Tube Overdrive CM-2. I watched some comparisons on the internet and thought the SC-2 was more up my alley than the CM-2. So I bought it and have fallen in love with it ever since. -Solid, heavy, and rugged metal casing. -Good gripping rubber to stomp on.-Distinct noise when engaged and True Bypass to keep your amps tone perfect when the pedal is turned off. The sound is amazing and really gives my non-tube amp the sounds that a tube amp would produce. I would recommend to anyone looking for better distortion sounds.

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