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Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal   

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With the price of vintage Hot Tubes soaring, countless guitarists have requested that EHX re-issue their 1970s CMOS Hot Tubes. EHX heard the requests...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

An authentic re-creation of the original 1978 CMOS overdrive.

With the price of vintage Hot Tubes soaring, countless guitarists have requested that EHX re-issue their 1970s CMOS Hot Tubes. EHX heard the requests loud and clear. They used the exact same design and miniaturized it too so you'll get all of the best aspects of the original with a little more room on your pedal board.

Volume and Overdrive let you go from a gentle rasp that caresses your notes to a full-blown gain monster with a powerhouse punch. Sculpt your sound with the Tone control, or take a detour around the tone circuit with the Tone On/Off switch. True bypass for a pristine signal chain.

The Hot Tubes' unique design makes it superbly sensitive to every nuance of your pick attack and your guitar's volume settings. Hot Tubes delivers great sound at an eye popping price.

FEATURES
  • CMOS overdrive
  • Built from the same specs as the 1970s original
  • Smaller, more compact design
  • Sensitive to your touch and guitar's volume
  • Tone bypass switch completely removes tone circuit

Capture a wide range of overdirve tones. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

  • True Bypass
    9 Volt battery included
    Optional 9.6DC-200 power supply available
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Electro-HarmonixHot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Good selection of effects (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Edhercules

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The sound of this pedal is different then my other overdrive pedals which was what I was looking for. It really creates a fat sound especially for a strat.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cannot replace this pedal

    By Danny

    from Lafayette Louisiana

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have been looking to replace this Hot Tubes pedal. My thought was, it was so cheap that surely there was something more appealing out there. I tried at least ten top of the line overdrive pedals and sent them ALL back. I don't know how to explain it. This pedal just makes it happen. It cuts yet at the same time it's smooth and has the versatility to go all the way to FUZZ! Now that's just crazy. No other pedal out there can match what this pedal does for the price, and even regardless of the price.

      I use this as an always on pedal. I set it at about 11 o'clock and use it as my default sound. It slightly compresses the sound and makes it more musical as it creates the beginnings of tube amp breakup. When you crank it up you can play a ridiculous variety of music.
      Suffice to say, that I have given up my search for the perfect overdrive. I had it all along.
      The Hot Tubes does it all. Really. I still can't believe the price. Good on you EHX. Well done.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you're looking for an overdrive pedal this one is it!

      By Frankie C.

      from Radisson NY

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Made in the good ol' USA
      • Responsive

      Cons

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          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is one great overdrive pedal and you can't beat the price.
          I have 4 Strats and 2 Teles, play through a Fender Princeton 65
          and a Fender Stage 1000 and used this pedal with all the combinations.
          It sounds great and will fatten up yout tone!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Paul

          from Missouri

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Not A Thing

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Jammin
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Very nice distortion.
          Not to much and not a heavy metal type.
          The pedal will also warm the sound to produce a more clear and better tone on a low sitting.
          I would buy another if I had to.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Paul

          from Missouri

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Nice Tone

          Cons

          • Not A Thing

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is awesome. The sound you get is just like playing threw a big tube amp.
          The grit you get when you turn up the gain is from a light noticeable fuzz at 1 and to a dirt grinding overdrive at 10.
          Thanks Musicians Friend for helping me get this pedal. Its great and would NOT! trade it for any other pedal on the market.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Key in the chain~!

          By Jak

          from Ames, IA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Serious Sound Addition
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal brings some serious life to all other drive and distortion pedals in the chain that precede it. It gives solid "body" back to the gutting that distortion pedals naturally wage on the overall sound. It's an absolute necessary tweak within the chain. On its own, it is killer as well - with plenty of room for particular adjustments. I find this nano pedal a thing of awe as it brings out the beauty in my other pedals. Really nice creation. As with all things, there is a sweet setting that works for person A and a different sweet setting that works for person AA. Pleasantly puts the thick warm meat back on the anorexic distortion skelly. E.g., when preceded by other distortion pedals, you aren't struggling to feel where your guitar evaporated off to anymore... when you want that body back, the Hot Tubes recreates it; huge difference - when you want that "body" back in your chain.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Tone - Great Value

            By Ern

            from Bakersfield, CA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              The Nano offers great tone and bite for the money. I've enjoyed Electro-Harmonix products for years. If you are looking for a cutting / beefy over-drive, the HOT TUBES NANO OVERDRIVE GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL fits the bill.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best I ever had

              By Danofan

              from Anytown, Tx

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Very transparent, cleans up nice with guitar volume. Not fizzy or brittle. Classic rock and blues...or todays country guitar sound is what you can expect. Tone control does more than just roll off the highs, it can actually add useful tone. Like most of us, I have a bunch of dist/OD pedals, always searching for that holy grail tone. Of course it is different for each of us, but after 30+ years, this is as close as I have come....so far.

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