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T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    Classic-rock tone in a compact pedal.

    The T-Rex Tonebug Distortion is a phenomenal-sounding pedal that delivers gobs of rich, tubey-sounding distortion you'll recognise instantly as a fundamental ingredient of classic guitar rock. And it couldn't be easier to use.

    A simple Gain knob lets you choose how dirty you want to get, while a Tone knob lets you tune the timbre of your distortion – from a muted bluesy crunch to a searing wail that'll slice through anything in its way.

    Like the Tonebug Reverb and Overdrive pedals, Tonebug Distortion delivers the same legendary T-Rex tone that's made our top-end products a fixture on the pedal boards of guitar greats around the world that, combined with cool retro design and rugged constrution, makes Tonebug Distortion a pedal you just won't want to play without.

    • Gain, Tone and Level controls
    • Battery or DC powered

    Tonebug Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

    • Input Impedance@1KHz: Higher than 1M Ohm
    • Output Impedance@1KHZ: Lower than 1K Ohm
    • Power supply: 9V DC
    • Minimum Power supply Voltage: 8V DC
    • Maximum Power supply Voltage: 12,5V DC
    • Current Draw @ 9V DC: 75 mA
    • Maximum Input signal Vp/p: 3,2Vp/p
    • Battery Type: 9V battery 6F22 Alkaline
    • Battery Life: 12 to 16 Hours
    • External connectors: Input Jack. Output Jack, 9V DC Jack (center pin negative)
    • Controls: On/Off, Level, Gain, Tone
    • Size Box: Depth 120 mm, Width 78 mm, Height 60 mm
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    T-Rex Tonebug Distortion Pedal

    By The Ravin'

    from Northern California

    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Great value in a distortion pedal--nice sound, good reputation for quality, great price!
    I've had this pedal about a month now. Previous distortion pedals included a Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive with Kealy mods and a Boss distortion pedal. I find the Tonebug is superior to the Sparkle Drive in distortion level, and I think it has a sweeter, more singing distortion than the Boss pedal. I play mostly blues (through a Blues Deluxe Reissue amp), and I already have a Duncan pickpup booster in my train. I love the simplicity (and the price!) of this T-Rex pedal, and between the pup booster and the distortion pedal, I can get just about any tone I want, from fat crunch to metallic thrash (well, almost!). The online price for the Tonebug is only about $70, and, given T-Rex's reputation for quality and durability, I'm looking forward to many month (years...?) of great tone.

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    perfect for any rock

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I completely disagree with above review.. Having been thru almost all ods and dist's out there I can safely say that this is all I need. I think what many get wrong when trying a dirt pedal is the amp settings they put it in front of... Any dirt pedal sounds best on an amp that is just around break-up point, and this pedal is no exception. VERY good feeling pedal that has jsut the right amount of compression for tight attack, but yet easy and fluent playing.. Add digital delay for super fusion tones. Nothing better out there, with the carl martin plexi-drive a close second.

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    Sweet build, mediocre tone

    By Tone Obsessed

    from York, PA (nowhere)

    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Tonebug Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I've got three of these tonebugs: reverb, overdrive, and distortion. While the other two are pretty good (I like the reverb quite a bit), this distortion pedal doesn't make the grade. It has a more modern sound, gainer and less bluesy, but doesn't really do the metal thing well and doesn't really handle heavier rock tones very well either. The tone is somewhere in between and the harmonics aren't really there when cranked. All and all a disappointing pedal. Cool retro style with nothing special under the hood.

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