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Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Visual Sound GarageTone Chainsaw Distortion pedal belies its name with very musical distortion that's nothing like a chainsaw. Sounding more lik...Read More

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Customize your sound with bright boost, dynamic crunch, full stack, and other massive tone settings

The Visual Sound GarageTone Chainsaw Distortion pedal belies its name with very musical distortion that's nothing like a chainsaw. Sounding more like an expensive boutique distortion, the GarageTone Chainsaw pedal is shockingly affordable. With big low-end and just the right amount of mids and highs, the creamy Chainsaw Distortion box will inspire you. Combine it with the GarageTone Drivetrain or V2 Route 808 pedals to get massive lead tones.

FEATURES
  • Drive knob
  • Tone knob
  • Volume knob
  • Footswitch

SPECIFICATIONS

GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Dimensions: 3-1/4"W x 4.75"D x 3"H
  • Current Draw: 5-13mA
  • Note: All dimensions are approximate maximum dimensions. Current draw is shown from bypass to effect on.
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Visual SoundGarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Refined Power Tool

        By David R. Brown

        from El Paso, Texas

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I do not wish to dismiss any experiences which others have had with the Chainsaw Distortion Pedal, but simply to express my own. I find it to be exceptionally musical, belying its garage-themed name. Use of this pedal will neither cover up nor alter your guitar's tone; rather, it will enhance it. This "power tool" is a good option for blues, Americana rock, jazz, or even country music. It isn't the best choice for the nu-metal guitarist, though, for it won't do extreme, noise-infused distortion. However, if a player (such as myself) wants a pleasant overdrive, a mild crunch, or even a moderately gritty distortion, this is one to consider. The "Chainsaw" may be inexpensive, but it certainly is not "cheap." For its price, durability, and artistic sound quality, I recommend it highly; and I thank the Musician's Friend service rep who introduced me to the brand name.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Great tone- but absolutely no distortion

          By PwrChrdGrrl

          from San Jose, CA

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          Pros

          • Buffered Bypass
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great Tone
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • "drive" Knob Does Nothing
          • No Crunch
          • No Perceptible Distortion

          Best Uses

          • As A Clean Boost

          Comments about Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Talk about "transparent"! This goes way beyond "subtle." Maybe mine is broken, but so far as I can tell the volume knob provides a nice clean boost and the tone knob can really brighten up a dark sounding rig, but the "drive" knob doesn't seem to be connected to anything... I mean- I seriously can't tell when this pedal is on except for the tone change (which is really nice, actually!)

          I do like the buffer, it doesn't suck any tone. I actually like the effect of the tone knob a lot, but I don't need a whole pedal for that, especially since I was looking for a little light distortion. I really *REALLY* want to like this pedal...

          But- long story short- I am returning it, but I would totally buy another Sonic Vision product again.

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          4.0

          Far smoother than the name would suggest

          By Donny Danger

          from Austin, TX y'all

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          Pros

          • Great value
          • Smooth organic overdrive

          Cons

          • No high gain sounds

          Best Uses

          • Americana alternative

          Comments about Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Don't let the name fool you... this is not a "metal" sounding overdrive, nor is it some run of the mill "tubescreamer" clone like so many other out there & it does NOT do British "stack-in-a-box" type sounds. This is a very smooth and subtle overdrive that will preserve your fundamental guitar tone and overlay a grainy/gravelly "pushed" tone on top. Very organic and open sounding, works well with open chords and strumming, so I would think it would be great for Americana or Alternative music where you are looking to add some grit to your jangle. Works best in conjunction with a quality tube amp. This probably won't work as your only or "go to" overdrive on your pedal board, but if you are into using a variety of distortion colors this one gives you something that is unique compared to everything else out there in the market... and for the price, you're crazy to not buy one.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Chainsaw Distortion Review

          By Cameron

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a fantastic distortion to have on your pedalboard. It's more of a mild distortion that will really fatten up your sound. But you can also get some sick distortion sounds out of this pedal. I also have the Fulltone OCD on my board and I use this pedal more than I use my OCD because of the wide range of different sounds you can get out of it and I normally want a more mild distortion. But the price is great for any pedal and this would def. be a great buy for someone looking for a great distortion pedal that will get you all the sounds you need for a low price. I really love this pedal and it will def. stay on my board for years to come.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion

          By Anonymous

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          Comments about Visual Sound GarageTone Series Chainsaw Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          For the price, this pedal can't be beat. It kicks butt over a $50 boss, digitech, or any other major company pedal that I've ever played. It is a permanent addition to my pedal board. Be warned though, it doesn't get a whole range of sounds like some pedals. This pedal works VERY well for grunge or other alternative rock (which is what I play) but your probably not going to get a proper heavy metal sound out of it.

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