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    The baddest times two!

    The V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive is Visual Sound's interpretation of the TS-808 with bass boost and lots more volume, times 2! Use either overdrive by itself or combine them. For each overdrive, Double Trouble includes level knobs for Drive, Tone and Volume; plus wide and sturdy stomp switches. Bass boost can be switched on or off separately for each overdrive. 1/4" jacks in and out.

    Everyone loves the overdrive channel in Visual Sound's Jekyll & Hyde and Route 66 pedals. Over the years, Visual Sound has had many requests to put two of these overdrives into one pedal, allowing for two different settings and the ability to use them together. Now you can have that great sound and all the advantages of V2 Series construction, plus the addition of an innovative noise reduction system, in the Double Trouble…only from Visual Sound!

    The Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal features a die-cast aluminum housing, ultra-reliable 10-million cycle switching, easy battery access and circuit protection from AC adapters.

    Features
    • Two overdrives - operate together or separately
    • Controls for each overdrive:
    • Drive level
    • Tone level
    • Volume level
    • Bass boost switch
    • Noise reduction system
    • Diecast aluminum housing
    • 10 million cycle switching
    • Easy battery access

    "Give out trouble, it comes back double." Now it's a good thing. Order today and find out how.

     

    V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

    • Dimensions: 5" x 6" (126 x 153mm);
    • Current Draw: 21-24mA
    • Note: All dimensions are approximate maximum dimensions. Current draw is shown from bypass to channel(s) on.
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    Visual SoundV2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound quality (5)
    • Responsive (5)
    • Versatile (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (5)
      • Home studio (4)
      • Professional recording (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Visual Sound Double Trouble

      Great pedal. Extreemly versatile. I play an Epi 335 pro with coil tapped p'ups and a MIM Fender ash fat-strat through a Peavey Delta Blues 115 and a late model Peavey Bandit. I...Read complete review

      Great pedal. Extreemly versatile. I play an Epi 335 pro with coil tapped p'ups and a MIM Fender ash fat-strat through a Peavey Delta Blues 115 and a late model Peavey Bandit. I use this pedal (both sides) more or less as a clean boost. For OD-1 I set the drive at about 8 o'clock, tone at 12 o'clock and volume at 1 o'clock bass boost OFF; and that is important for the bass boost provides a surprising bump in gain as well as bass frequencies to your signal. This gives me a nice round, warm, "right on the verge of breakup" boost on my amps' clean channels and provides a volume, gain and top end boost for solos when using it with the OD-2 side of the pedal. The OD-2 side of the pedal I use for a medium gain rythym tone on my amp's drive channel and for a warm, gritty mild breakup tone on the clean channel. I have OD-2 set like this: drive at 7 o'clock, tone at 3 o'clock and volume at 11 o'clock, bass boost ON. I keep the pre-gain on my amps' drive channels down fairly low, about three or four, depending on the amp and that too is important if you're going use both sides of the pedal at once on the gain channel of an amp. I've found that it's very easy to over-do it and muddy up your tone if you set the gain too high on your amp or on either side of the pedal. For killer classic rock tones I start out on the gain channel on my amp and the OD-2 side of the pedal. I roll off the volume on my guitar ever so slightly and get a nice creamy rythym tone and for solos I roll the volume back up on my guitar and hit the OD-1 side of the pedal for a boost. I run both sides of the pedal on when I use the coil taps on my 335 and get get nice thick, overdriven single coil tones then go back into full humbucker mode on the guitar for solos. I don't think that there's a single pedal on the market that would add this much more versatility to such an already versatile guitar. It's a little more finicky with my fat-strat but I think that has to do with the ceramic pickups on that guitar. We'll see how she does with a new set of DiMarzio area p'ups. For lower gain/cleanish stuff like blues, country, etc. I normally only use one side of the pedal at a time on the clean channel switching to my amps' drive channels if I need more dirt. This pedal doesn't do very high gain tones very well but I've been able to cop a pretty decent early Sabbath tone by running both sides of the pedal with the bass boost ON into the drive channel on my amps. If you want more gain than that I would suggest you look at the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde pedal instead. I knew that this pedal had great potential when I got it but it took me a while to figure out how to make it work the way I wanted it to. If you get it make sure you understand that it's not the same as any other 808 clone out there; it's a unique creature. Remember, the bass boost function makes a significant difference in the bottom end of your tone AND the amount of gain available on either channel. The volume sweep on this thing is also huge compared to some other pedals I've owned. Bottom line: If you take the time to learn the ins and outs of the pedal and how it works with your gear your rewards will be great.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Stay Away!

      I asked for this sound-unheard for Christmas of last year to go with my newly purchased Blues Jr., and after developing my playing more and beginning to play with dynamics, this pedal is...Read complete review

      I asked for this sound-unheard for Christmas of last year to go with my newly purchased Blues Jr., and after developing my playing more and beginning to play with dynamics, this pedal is absolutely horrid.My set-up: Ibanez AS73 -> Vox Wah -> Double Trouble -> ROSS Comp -> BOSS DD7 Delay -> Blues Jr. So I use my volume knob to control the overdrive more so than I do the amp or messing with the pedals over and over.There's where the problem lies. As soon as you turn your guitar down, the pedal just stays the same. That is to say, when your guitar's volume knob is at 1 out of 10, you will hear the pedal working the signal to overdrive it (even if you have the drive on 0 and are using one of the channels [or both] as a boost). It's extremely annoying and very limiting as to what volumes and tone ranges you have to choose from via your guitar volume knob.I would NOT suggest this pedal to anyone unless you absolutely do not care about your tone beyond getting it sounding good at points A, B, and Y. I however, prefer points A-Z, everything in between. This pedal however, does sound pretty dang good when your guitar is turned up; it's just not that great.If you want the versatility of using two tubescreamers, which is what I was going for, bite the bullet. Buy two TScreamers. And don't buy Visual Sound pedals.

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      5.0

      awesome

      By arawn

      from Southeast MO

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • It Wasn't Free

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      such an amazing re-imagination of a classic. It sounds better, has a broader range of sounds and the dual circuit just pushes it right over the top

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      5.0

      Visual Sound Double Trouble

      By Stulanger

      from Kentucky

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great pedal. Extreemly versatile. I play an Epi 335 pro with coil tapped p'ups and a MIM Fender ash fat-strat through a Peavey Delta Blues 115 and a late model Peavey Bandit. I use this pedal (both sides) more or less as a clean boost. For OD-1 I set the drive at about 8 o'clock, tone at 12 o'clock and volume at 1 o'clock bass boost OFF; and that is important for the bass boost provides a surprising bump in gain as well as bass frequencies to your signal. This gives me a nice round, warm, "right on the verge of breakup" boost on my amps' clean channels and provides a volume, gain and top end boost for solos when using it with the OD-2 side of the pedal. The OD-2 side of the pedal I use for a medium gain rythym tone on my amp's drive channel and for a warm, gritty mild breakup tone on the clean channel. I have OD-2 set like this: drive at 7 o'clock, tone at 3 o'clock and volume at 11 o'clock, bass boost ON. I keep the pre-gain on my amps' drive channels down fairly low, about three or four, depending on the amp and that too is important if you're going use both sides of the pedal at once on the gain channel of an amp. I've found that it's very easy to over-do it and muddy up your tone if you set the gain too high on your amp or on either side of the pedal. For killer classic rock tones I start out on the gain channel on my amp and the OD-2 side of the pedal. I roll off the volume on my guitar ever so slightly and get a nice creamy rythym tone and for solos I roll the volume back up on my guitar and hit the OD-1 side of the pedal for a boost. I run both sides of the pedal on when I use the coil taps on my 335 and get get nice thick, overdriven single coil tones then go back into full humbucker mode on the guitar for solos. I don't think that there's a single pedal on the market that would add this much more versatility to such an already versatile guitar. It's a little more finicky with my fat-strat but I think that has to do with the ceramic pickups on that guitar. We'll see how she does with a new set of DiMarzio area p'ups. For lower gain/cleanish stuff like blues, country, etc. I normally only use one side of the pedal at a time on the clean channel switching to my amps' drive channels if I need more dirt. This pedal doesn't do very high gain tones very well but I've been able to cop a pretty decent early Sabbath tone by running both sides of the pedal with the bass boost ON into the drive channel on my amps. If you want more gain than that I would suggest you look at the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde pedal instead. I knew that this pedal had great potential when I got it but it took me a while to figure out how to make it work the way I wanted it to. If you get it make sure you understand that it's not the same as any other 808 clone out there; it's a unique creature. Remember, the bass boost function makes a significant difference in the bottom end of your tone AND the amount of gain available on either channel. The volume sweep on this thing is also huge compared to some other pedals I've owned. Bottom line: If you take the time to learn the ins and outs of the pedal and how it works with your gear your rewards will be great.

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        5.0

        Throw away your Tube Screamer!

        By Nate

        from South Dakota

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        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

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          Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I have used a TS808 for 2 years for my strat gritty blues/SRV tones. TS users know that the tend to be very trebly. I have had the Double Trouble for 2 days now and my TS808 is now for sale on ebay. First, it sounds very similar the the TS (it is afterall, modelled after it). The tone control is much more versatile plus each channel has a bass boost function. So that thin sounding strat is a thing of the past. Second, it is essentially 2 boost pedals in one. I set the right side for a nice gritty blues rhythm sound and then engage the left side for lead. You can use that second channel as just a volume boost or utilize the drive and tone settings to add even more volume and gain to the tone for leads. The range of tones and gain are infinite, whereas the TS808 is a bit more limited. For those who argue that you could just use the boost on your amps footswitch (if you have one), it is not the same. By adding the second side to this pedal, you can completely reshape your lead tone via drive and tone controls. Not just volume. Finally, it has a built in, adjustable noise gate.I have never been as immediately sold on a pedal as with this one. Watch the videos on youtube. They are accurate.

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          5.0

          Awesome pedal!

          By Rancid Rumpboogie

          from Lacey, WA

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No Cons At All

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I play primarily blues. This is an absolutely awesome pedal for blues! My TS808 and TS9DX Tube Screamer pedals are now permanently retired ... this one pedal easily replaces them both! This pedal has more natural sounding distortion than either of those, has far more volume available, plus it has the bass boost. Its tone control is far more responsive than my old Tube Screamers. It is absolutely quiet (no noise) even when the gain is cranked. It is built like a tank and looks really cool to boot. It can also be used as a pure clean boost without coloring my sound at all. I cannot recommend this pedal highly enough!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "I'm Loving It"

          By JMBW Vintage

          from MN

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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 Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I had a couple of other pedals in mind-the Fulltone FD2-terrible customer service-DO NOT BUY!The other was VS J&H. The DT won because I am a tone purist and the DT pedal was more suitable for my style of playing. The top notes sing with crystal clarity-the bottom notes,just beautiful-rich and full. Sounds great on a Les Paul and a Strat. Amazing blues pedal. Great buy. You get what you pay for. Just amazing! I love it!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet Tone!!

            By Phillip Baggett

            from Mississippi

            Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            In summary, this pedal is kick butt. I've made the mistake of removing it from my pedalboard due to space issues during a gig. I will never make that mistake again. I've used this pedal for blues, jam, punk, indie, and rock purposes and it has exceeded my expectations. I primarily use one side as my main drive and I kick in the other side as a boost for solos and what not. This pedal is very versatile and I am not one bit disappointed. Don't listen to the other reviews that say it can only do blues. If you have an ear and you take time to play with it, you can get nice heavy rock tones. Excellent pedal with Sweet Tone!
            I personally love this pedal. The pedal sounds like a high dollar overdrive, but hit the bass boost and it out shines any pedal in it's price range. Add another pedal to the unit, and this is one of the best pedals ever. There's also an adjustable noise gate inside the pedal. Very versatile.
            I've had mine since 08, and it's still goin strong. The pedal has good solid weight to it, and the stomp triggers supposedly last a lifetime. The leds are super bright and the bass boost switches are tough. No problems so far.
            Value, definately a 10. Two overdrive pedals, two bass boosts, and a noise gate in one pedal. And when you combine the two overdrives, you can get some rich distortion.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Pedal; Great for Boosting and Amp

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I bought this pedal to boost my Marshal MA 100. This pedal works much better that a stock TS-808 at boosting an amp. To stark out with, it has way more volume than a Tubescreamer. It also doen't have the bass loss a a TS-808 was. This pedal also happen to cost less than one TS-808, let alone two of them, and it is a two-for-one type of deal. The internal noise gate works great and is really a nice feature. The buffered bypass als sounds great, and might actually sound better that true bypass. All-in-all, a great pedal!

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            5.0

            great pedal

            By tonequest-T70rc

            from nashvegas

            Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is a great sounding pedal. I would advise anyone to test one an a local and a/b with some other pedals out there. I use a mesa rectoverb and purchased this to use like a thrid channel with a more vintage less aggressive sound. I am very happy it has a fantastic old school rock sound. think ac/dc . not as warm and rich as a good tube amp but still very good. I like to you one side as a lead boost and the other for just hard blues and vintage rock. the bass boost really makes the pedal sound much thicker than any other pedal I have used.

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            5.0

            Better than TS9 reissue!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal is a must have for anyone wanting a killer blues tone. I use it with my Ash bodied american stratocaster w/ texas special pickups into a Vox AD30Vt amp. It gives a good mellow boost if you turn on one side of the pedal and use the neck pickups, or put it to the bridge pickup and turn on both sides of the pedal and let the one drive the other-its my favorite setting and by turning on the bass boost switches you can help eliminate some of the twang. It really is a must have for strat owners who cant afford 600$ for a vintage pedal.

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            (2 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Stay Away!

            Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2DT Double Trouble Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I asked for this sound-unheard for Christmas of last year to go with my newly purchased Blues Jr., and after developing my playing more and beginning to play with dynamics, this pedal is absolutely horrid.My set-up: Ibanez AS73 -> Vox Wah -> Double Trouble -> ROSS Comp -> BOSS DD7 Delay -> Blues Jr. So I use my volume knob to control the overdrive more so than I do the amp or messing with the pedals over and over.There's where the problem lies. As soon as you turn your guitar down, the pedal just stays the same. That is to say, when your guitar's volume knob is at 1 out of 10, you will hear the pedal working the signal to overdrive it (even if you have the drive on 0 and are using one of the channels [or both] as a boost). It's extremely annoying and very limiting as to what volumes and tone ranges you have to choose from via your guitar volume knob.I would NOT suggest this pedal to anyone unless you absolutely do not care about your tone beyond getting it sounding good at points A, B, and Y. I however, prefer points A-Z, everything in between. This pedal however, does sound pretty dang good when your guitar is turned up; it's just not that great.If you want the versatility of using two tubescreamers, which is what I was going for, bite the bullet. Buy two TScreamers. And don't buy Visual Sound pedals.

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