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Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal 

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The Rogue Blues Distortion pedal creates a warm overdrive distortion effect reminiscent of classic rock and blues tones of the '60s and '70s. It also...Click To Read More About This Product

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A no-hassle, great-sounding blues pedal.

The Rogue Blues Distortion pedal creates a warm overdrive distortion effect reminiscent of classic rock and blues tones of the '60s and '70s. It also lets you overdrive your favorite tube amp or solid state amp, creating harmonically rich overdrive and sustain.

Three control knobs let you quickly adjust the amount of distortion, high-end bite and overall volume of the effected sound. A true bypass switch engages and disengages the effect. An LED indicator shows you when the effect is engaged and gets dim when it's time to change the battery.

The Rogue Blues Distortion pedal is made of aluminum and built to last.

FEATURES
  • Sturdy, lightweight aluminum case
  • True bypass switching
  • Easy-to-use Gain, Tone and Level controls

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SPECIFICATIONS

Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Input impedance: 500k ohms
    Output load impedance: >10k ohms
    Equivalent input noise: -100dBm
    Power supply: 1x9 volt battery or external 9 volt DC adapter
    Power consumption: 20mA
    Size: 2 3/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/4"
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RogueBlues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Treble Booster

Rogue (or whatever massive entity controls the low-end pedal market and owns Rogue, DeltaLab, etc) named this pedal poorly. They should've called it a treble booster, because that's what it is.I don't...Read complete review

Rogue (or whatever massive entity controls the low-end pedal market and owns Rogue, DeltaLab, etc) named this pedal poorly. They should've called it a treble booster, because that's what it is.I don't know if they cut the bass before or after the OD section, but it works well.Previous reviewers are correct that you need to crank the gain/level much more than on other pedals to compensate for the loss of bass freqs.However, that said, this pedal is GREAT in certain situations - basically the kind where treble boosters work. If you put it in front of an overdriven warm tube amp, you still get the low freqs, but the pedals top end cuts through for lead (or tonality).If you put it into a clean amp, prepare for low-end loss and screaming high freq. To use it in this situation, you need to cut back on the tone quite a bit and follow it with something that'll return a bit of the low end freqs to the signal. I follow it with a Timmy (or Danelectro TOD), which puts that low-end/mids back in and brings out a snappy "pluck". Good for chicken pickin leads.For $50 I wouldn't bother, but I paid $29 or so and it's worth that I think.It's part of my gigging pedal board (I like to use the cheap pedals when I play out - no need to ruin my studio gear with beer spills and bar hoes).

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Rogue Blues Distortion pedal

I've read other reviews that praise the pedal, so there is a niche out there, but I cannot recommend this pedal.
This was part of a package deal (which was a great...Read complete review

I've read other reviews that praise the pedal, so there is a niche out there, but I cannot recommend this pedal.
This was part of a package deal (which was a great bargain), and I thought I would give this Blues pedal a try. It seems to be really well built--metal housing, true bypass, stiff switch--but, for me, it stops right there. You have to turn the gain and the volume on this pedal almost all the way up to even match the volume setting on your amp. I was hoping for more of a clean boost, and then gain a little crunch. This just doesn't do it. It has a very high treble sound that is not pleasing to my ear.

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4.0

Thought it would kinda suck...

By Bill

from Nottingham, NH

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Gigs, jams and practice
    • Performances

    Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Gigs, Jams and practice

     
    5.0

    Excellent Product.

    By BREED

    from Winter Haven, Fl.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Love Musician's Friend

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      no whiz for the price

      By Clint

      from Spokane Washington

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Does Not Do What It Says
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Does not do what it ADVERTISES. Am in process of sending it back!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Underwhelmed

          By JSR Studios

          from Bethlehem, PA

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Limited Selection Of Effects
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I wouldn't have bought this pedal if it hadn't been selling at a great discount. This is a one trick pony. Turn everything up and you get lots of treble for Chicago Blues solo licks. I got nothing good when paired with a CryBaby. The pedal draws down the overall volume of the setup and there is no bottom, even when blown out of an overdriven tube amp. I can get about the same effect by using the treble pickup and setting the tones high on the guitar and amp. I'll be buying the Boss Blues Driver when I find a cheap buy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good pedal for the money.

            By Jsindee

            from Lawton, OK

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Tone
            • Made a sound like Hendrix

            Cons

            • Not a lot of distortion
            • Tone needs more variety

            Best Uses

            • If you want a dirty clean

            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal and the rouge compressor will give you the best sound! You'll get Hendrix's clean sustain. I wish it had a little more distortion though

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great pedal

            By dwhite

            from Nebraska

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not rock distortion

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal makes my setup sound exactly like a live Chicago Blues performance. It isn't anything like the distortion rock and metal players use. I've been attending chicago blues performances at the Zoo Bar since the 70's and THIS is the sound.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Pass on this one

            By mrdon2012

            from Eugene, OR

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comes in a nice box
            • Compact Design

            Cons

            • Limited Selection Of Effects
            • Not Responsive
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Looks kinda cool

            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I'm not really sure why they are calling this a Blues Distortion effect. Very little effect to the thing other than increasing the mid/treble. The effect seemed to be a little added sustain. If you're looking for a really bright sound I guess this might be worth a try. If you're looking for a Blue's distortion/drive this one isn't even close.

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Rogue Blues Distortion pedal

            By Don Severns

            from Midwest

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            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I've read other reviews that praise the pedal, so there is a niche out there, but I cannot recommend this pedal.
            This was part of a package deal (which was a great bargain), and I thought I would give this Blues pedal a try. It seems to be really well built--metal housing, true bypass, stiff switch--but, for me, it stops right there. You have to turn the gain and the volume on this pedal almost all the way up to even match the volume setting on your amp. I was hoping for more of a clean boost, and then gain a little crunch. This just doesn't do it. It has a very high treble sound that is not pleasing to my ear.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Treble Booster

            By srinivassa

            from Huntsville, AL

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            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is a good 3.5 star pedal for one reason. It makes a very good solo booster/treble booster. It's not much of a blues distortion at all. If anything, the distortion on it gives it a bright abrasive edge, not a real breakup at all. I am cool with this because I needed a good treble booster on my board for solos. I knew from other reviews I would at least get that. Still, you should be able to slide the gain knob to 7:00 and get a clean solo treble boost. Then slide it to 2:00 and get a solid bluesy distortion. Turns out that it's pretty much all clean to OD clean boost.
            This thing has good tone control, but does not provide any crunch to speak of.
            Construction is great. Effect is not as advertised.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Treble Booster

            By FrostBottomBoys

            from Knoxville, TN

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Rogue Blues Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Rogue (or whatever massive entity controls the low-end pedal market and owns Rogue, DeltaLab, etc) named this pedal poorly. They should've called it a treble booster, because that's what it is.I don't know if they cut the bass before or after the OD section, but it works well.Previous reviewers are correct that you need to crank the gain/level much more than on other pedals to compensate for the loss of bass freqs.However, that said, this pedal is GREAT in certain situations - basically the kind where treble boosters work. If you put it in front of an overdriven warm tube amp, you still get the low freqs, but the pedals top end cuts through for lead (or tonality).If you put it into a clean amp, prepare for low-end loss and screaming high freq. To use it in this situation, you need to cut back on the tone quite a bit and follow it with something that'll return a bit of the low end freqs to the signal. I follow it with a Timmy (or Danelectro TOD), which puts that low-end/mids back in and brings out a snappy "pluck". Good for chicken pickin leads.For $50 I wouldn't bother, but I paid $29 or so and it's worth that I think.It's part of my gigging pedal board (I like to use the cheap pedals when I play out - no need to ruin my studio gear with beer spills and bar hoes).

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