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Nady TD-1 Tube Distortion Pedal
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Originally sold in the mid-'80s, the TD-1 guitar pedal combines classic tube overdrive warmth and tonality with the latest advanced EQ and Tone contr...Click To Read More About This Product
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One of the earliest tube distortions is still one of the best.
Originally sold in the mid-'80s, the TD-1 guitar pedal combines classic tube overdrive warmth and tonality with the latest advanced EQ and Tone control options. Advanced EQ section carefully designed for all contemporary styles -- blues, jazz, country, R&B, and all types of rock -- with specially-tailored high and mid-low 3-stage variable shelving and boosting options, plus a variable presence control. The classic tube sound comes from a 12AX7 twin triode tube. Its rich harmonics, huge tonal range, and unequaled definition make any amp sound great.
- Real tube tone from the classic 12AX7A twin triode tube -- each carefully selected for optimum tonality and absence of noise, microphonics, and other artifacts that can detract from your sound
- State-of-the-art 3-stage variable tube drive design for widest range of overdrive options, from mild growl and crunch to singing sustain and controlled feedback
- Advanced EQ section carefully designed for all contemporary styles -- blues, jazz, country, R & B, and all types of rock -- with specially tailored high and mid-low 3-stage variable shelving and boosting options, plus a variable presence control for the ultimate tone-shaping possibilities
- Compact enough for a pedal board
- Rugged 14-gauge steel housing and heavy-duty bypass footswitch for years of trouble-free performance
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I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this unit but when it went on sale I just had to check it out. I'm a sucker for music devices with vacuum tubes in them! I tried the TD-1 out with a variety of tube, solid-state and hybrid amps... Fender, Marshall, GT and Music Man. I also checked it out with a Stratocaster as well as a Les Paul.I was pleasantly surprised to find a very wide range of distortion tones, higher gain than expected at the highest settings, lower noise than expected and a TRUE bypass when switched out.The EQ options are another standout... you can easily go from "creamy" to "buzz saw" with the options available!The case is very heavy duty and the unit should take a lot of abuse as long as you don't step on the slide switches and pots!This unit will not replace my normal tube amp and tube preamp distortion selections, but it is a welcome option for some different tonality and some foot-switchable gain boost with EQ. I have purchased a lot of distortion devices over the years and I have been disappointed in most of them. This one surprised me... it's a keeper!This is a valid tool to add to my toolbox o' tone and the price was right! Thanks MF!
I have been using an old NAdy TO-2 tube overdrive for 15 or so years.I find most transistor only boxes irritating, having grown up with loud easily distortable amps.I was going to get a boutique box but this one is the real deal for the money and even if it was more !With the switches you can make it sound like lot's of different things and I like being able to swtch out the mid hump. The real secret is to start with things fairly flat- most of the eq knobs at 100. the eq sliders at flat and the middle gain option.the squeeze up a little of the eq's and go to town. I might change out thew tube for a better one but it looks like major surgery.A tough and ready box.
I play an ltd ec-1000 deluxe with a fender MH-500, I hooked up the TD-1 put my Metal Head on clean and I loved it. I still have a lot more messin with it to do. But I love it. I bought it caz I wanted a tube sound with a solid state amp and that exactly what I got, the thing is built like a rock.
I've tried them all and this is right up there and for the money can't be beat. It has all kinds of controls for dialing in what I wanted. I also have played a Tonebone which was similar but almost twice the price.
I have been looking for a pedal that takes me from clean to dirty just in how I strike the strings...tube break up is really the only way you get that. I own an early ProCo Rat and a EH Big Muff Pi among other things. The TD-1 is an amazing choice for those looking for subtle break up.
I love the TD-1.It can do anything from SRV like Texas blues to all out thrash and everything in between.Even the most heavy settings retain good note definition and detail.I like it!
I have a Randall Rg75G2 Solid State amp and I was looking for a distortion pedal with more tube harmonics. This is in my opinion one of the best on the market and is as flexible as the Radial Tonebone. While I realize this is not "true tube tone," it can make any solid state amp sound really good and I'm sure would sound great in front of any tube amp. Give this one a try. It has been around for 20 or so years for a reason!
it suks need i say more? its NADY!