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DigiTech Artist Series Scott Ian Black-13 Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

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If you're looking for bone-crushing rhythm sounds and scorching riff tones only the Scott Ian Black-13 will satisfy. This stompbox gives you access t...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Black-13 is your ticket to the most damaged and distinctive metal tones ever created.

If you're looking for bone-crushing rhythm sounds and scorching riff tones only the Scott Ian Black-13 will satisfy. This stompbox gives you access to 7 of Ian's most celebrated distortion tones, from "I Am the Law" to "Finale." Using Production Modeling, DigiTech accurately analyzed Ian's guitar sounds, including effects and other processing. They modeled every aspect of the signal chain from the microphone and speaker cabinet to pre and post effects. Level, Cntrl 1, Cntrl 2, and Model knobs give you control over all the parameters. Amp and mixer outputs give you routing flexibility.

FEATURES
  • 7 signature sounds
  • Level, Cntrl 1, Cntrl 2, and Model knobs
  • Separate amp and mixer outputs
  • Custom pedal bag and pick
  • Power supply included

Heavier than you can imagine, the Black-13 is ready to rip your ears off. Buy it now!

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4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best little distortion pedal ever.

This is it. Better than the others I've used which include the MT-2 Metal Zone, fx57 American Metal, Digitech RP80, and others. Still better than those even in conjuction with various...Read complete review

This is it. Better than the others I've used which include the MT-2 Metal Zone, fx57 American Metal, Digitech RP80, and others. Still better than those even in conjuction with various pedal chain configurations with compression/sustain, equalizer, chorus, delay, noise suppression pedals. The tone is great and really easy to dial in. You can get just about any kind of heavy distortion sound out of this you want. I got what I wanted right away. I plugged in, set the control knobs to 5, set distortion to "I Am The Law", set all my amp setting to 5, and that was it. Exactly what I wanted. No frustration at all. Don't bother with other pedals unless your a noise freak. The only reason I'm giving this a 4.5 is because it is slightly noisy and slow to get those noise gates going. If you hit a string and mute it lightning quick you can hear the noise dropping off pretty well at practice volume levels. Turned up really loud, it can be almost unnoticeable. In a loud mix, fuhget about it. You'll never notice. With this much distortion, and the sweet motherload of sustain, it's normal to have oodles of noise. This one handles it pretty well. I'm very impressed. And I'm darned near a noise freak myself. Even if you already have a good pedal setup, this puppy will make the perfect backup too! Can't be beat. Totally worth the money. The sound clip here is good, but it sounds even better than that!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

scott ian pedal

It's like 5 distortions and one weird octave effect. I gave a 3 for value because if you think 5 distortion sounds and one octave effect is a good deal for what this pedal...Read complete review

It's like 5 distortions and one weird octave effect. I gave a 3 for value because if you think 5 distortion sounds and one octave effect is a good deal for what this pedal costs, you don't understand value. The only effect that the knobs on this thing even do anything to is the octave effect. Turn the knobs down and you can hardly hear the effect, turn them up for the full effect. Unless your a super anthrax fan don't get this if all your lookin for is 5 distortion stompboxes that sound almost the same and one weird effect thats novelty is short lived. Get a digitech rp 250 and get 40 times your money worth and still get 5 distortions and an octave effect.

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5.0

Best little distortion pedal ever.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is it. Better than the others I've used which include the MT-2 Metal Zone, fx57 American Metal, Digitech RP80, and others. Still better than those even in conjuction with various pedal chain configurations with compression/sustain, equalizer, chorus, delay, noise suppression pedals. The tone is great and really easy to dial in. You can get just about any kind of heavy distortion sound out of this you want. I got what I wanted right away. I plugged in, set the control knobs to 5, set distortion to "I Am The Law", set all my amp setting to 5, and that was it. Exactly what I wanted. No frustration at all. Don't bother with other pedals unless your a noise freak. The only reason I'm giving this a 4.5 is because it is slightly noisy and slow to get those noise gates going. If you hit a string and mute it lightning quick you can hear the noise dropping off pretty well at practice volume levels. Turned up really loud, it can be almost unnoticeable. In a loud mix, fuhget about it. You'll never notice. With this much distortion, and the sweet motherload of sustain, it's normal to have oodles of noise. This one handles it pretty well. I'm very impressed. And I'm darned near a noise freak myself. Even if you already have a good pedal setup, this puppy will make the perfect backup too! Can't be beat. Totally worth the money. The sound clip here is good, but it sounds even better than that!

 
5.0

The search is over

By osxgp

from Cantral coast

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I cannot believe how great this pedal sounds. The tone, crunch, and sustain are terrific; not to mention the lack of noise when compaired to other distortion pedals. As far as value goes, it is worth every penny; considering you get a case for the pedal as well as a power supply. After playing through this pedal, I had to retire my Boss Metal Zone pedal. Yes, it's that good. NOTE: This is NOT an overdrive pedal. If you want a warm tube overdive/ distortion, look elsewhere. However,if your into heavy distortion, forget the other brands because nothing comes close to the Black-13 in terms of sound and value.

 
5.0

Hell Yeah!

By Xx_Cradle-of-Fear_xX

from Hamilton, On

I just got this pedal for my birthday, and at first I thought most of them sounded the same.. mainly the 'I am the law' and the 'Madhouse' settings.. but i messed around a little bit and HOLY SH*T! It was earbleeding f*****g hardcore distortion!! I was amazed, I love it. If you are looking brutal distortion, look no further. The Scott Ian Black 13 is well worth it and I reccomend it for any metalhead who is looking to get the right distortion for them. this will satisfy no matter what!!

 
5.0

Awesome pedal when used smartly

By RRRandy

from Germany

I got this pedal recently and am extrememly happy with it. The range of sounds is nice to have (I agree with the world that 7 is restrictive and won't be used often). I can get great deep chugging sounds as well as squealing harmonics that are totally satisfying. Due to the lack of a gain control, though, you'll want a boost or eq pedal before this to give your signal a bump for the ultimate metal lead tone. It will also help with the sharp cutoff the built in noise gate tends to have otherwise, which is also fortunately unadjustable. Overall a great pedal paired with an eq pedal before it.

 
2.0

scott ian pedal

By sunburst jackson

from Las Vegas, NV

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It's like 5 distortions and one weird octave effect. I gave a 3 for value because if you think 5 distortion sounds and one octave effect is a good deal for what this pedal costs, you don't understand value. The only effect that the knobs on this thing even do anything to is the octave effect. Turn the knobs down and you can hardly hear the effect, turn them up for the full effect. Unless your a super anthrax fan don't get this if all your lookin for is 5 distortion stompboxes that sound almost the same and one weird effect thats novelty is short lived. Get a digitech rp 250 and get 40 times your money worth and still get 5 distortions and an octave effect.

 
5.0

Pretty Awesome Pedal

By www.myspace.com/positiveoh - my band!

from Cleveland, OH

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I use a Laney amp and an Epiphone SG with this thing, and the distortion couldn't get any heavier. I gave it a 10 for features because it doesn't matter what kind of music you play, one of the 7 modes on this pedal will work for you. I gave it a 9 for quality because it only sounds good after a lot of tweaking. I gave it a 9 on value because of that. But overall it's probably the heaviest distortion pedal you can own today.

 
5.0

Best Pedal I Ever Used

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been playin guitar for only a little while, Ive searched for some heavy distortion since I like to play metal and I found it. Even with a small amp, you can get some real crunch out of it. *A Metal Player's Must Have*

 
5.0

Very good distortion pedal

By YamahaRGZ312

from Easley, SC

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I bought this pedal used last week and must say that it is an outstanding distortion pedal. I felt like my amp didn't have enough bottom end crunch and this pedal solved that problem. It's got brutal bottom end but only fair on the top. This pedal is ideal for hard rock/metal rhythm players. The models are nice, however model 7 is practially worthless. I only paid $27 for my pedal (with box and a/c). I can't say that it's good enough to justify the retail price, but if you can find a nice used one it's a great deal.

 
5.0

awesome

By Robert-mIxXI

from indian trail, nc

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I love this pedal. especially because I have a line 6 spider II and the distortion on those things suck but this just makes it sound awesome. this pedal is a must for any anthrax fan or any fan of thrash metal. another plus is this thing comes with a power supply so you dont have to worry about your battery dying.

 
5.0

Super duper accurate Anthrax tones

By MetalcoreIsForChumps

from Ottawa, ON

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This is the greatest preamp pedal ever made for commercial use, by far. It murders the DOD 250 on the DigiTech DF-7. It mashes to get those coveted awesome Scott Ian tones. It will also take care of what the Boss Metal Zone was built to do- the Black-13 can also get killer Slayer and death metal and black metal tones too. Also, with a lot of midrange, it can get decent Megadeth and Black Album tones. Forget about using it for Pantera though. For Pantera, just mid-scoop your amp's overdrive and dime the gain. But if you're way into Anthrax, just buy this pedal. Don't waste your time; just buy it.

 
5.0

Dark Towers

By Redsmoke1

from Walla Walla, WA

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This pedal is brutal. I've been playing metal for 15 years and never found a distortion pedal that really sounded like what I was looking for. The search is over. This thing has 7 unique distortion voices that all actually sound different from each other. The last effect (Finale) is sweet! You can change the pitch shift and delay time for all sorts of cool sounds (with distortion mind you). I do run an overdrive pedal before this one just to add more harmonics. In short, get it, you will like it. Oh yeah did I mention it has a built in noise gate(no feedback).

 
1.0

Sounds Like a Toy

By hanz_ofbyotch

from Austin TX

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I just can't get this thing to sound good! I've tried all the different combos I could think of...I take it away and put my Boss Metal Zone back and everythings back to normal. It sounds like a cheap toy. Sure, it's shiny, but that doesn't make the truth go away.

 
5.0

wow

By teleking273040

from Michigan

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I've been playing this pedal through my peavy backstage chourus it's loud and I love itAll the different sounds are sweet this is my first pedal I've played alot but this is freaking sweet.

 
5.0

This thing is great

By MikeThePoorMan

from Sodus, NY

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This has so much crunch. My favorite distortion is the s.o.d. one. There all great though. Theres no control for amount of distortion but anyone with this pedal wants total crunch. I like how alot of Digitech pedals have a mixer/recorder output. I use this to record guitar tracks into m computer without all the fuzziness from my amp. If you want to record but have a crappy solid state, just plug the guitar to the pedal, straight into your computer.

 
5.0

Ohhh Yeahhhh!!!!

By ToneFreak-MbVYT

from Tulsa, OK

Well, I just got this thing yesterday, and was blown away! The tones are so crunchy and so accurate. The only problem I could see would be a gain level control. And the "Finale" setting is just sic! It also goes up 12 semitones! It's become part of my tone now (I use Randall?s anyway), and it's defiantly worth a spin!

 
5.0

This whole thing has gone 13...

By The Seventh Son

from KY

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Here's the deal, I'm a fan of Stephen King (The Pedal is named after an object in The Dark Tower series). The next day, I go to the local music store and find a pedal named Black-13! Coincidence? Anyway, the pedal is great. There are tones to fit any of your needs from high gain to thudding bone crushing distortion. But my favorite feature has to be the last model, which has this strange alien like pitch bending effect that I cant even explain. Whatever style of metal/rock you play, this pedal can give you what you need.

 
5.0

The Black 13

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I use a Fender H.M. Strat and a Marshall Valvestate amp, both from the late 1980's. The combo produces a nice "Thrash" tone. At times though, it leaves a little to be desired. Then I came across the Black 13. I have always respected Scott Ian, and my favorite band is Anthrax, so I decided to purchase the 13. It is well worth the price! All of the tones included have unique differences and can really give any amp an extra kick. My favorite tones are "March of the S.O.D." and "Finale". The latter produces some very crazy pitch-shifting effects that any metal guitarist needs to use and hear for them- selves. So, in closing if you need extra special metal sounds that need to sound exceptional, you cannot go wrong with the Black-13.

 
4.0

Unbelievable distortion, But...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this pedal but still returned it; here's why. The distortion is brutal and amazing, but the problem is there are built in noise gate and compressor effects that are non-adjustable, the noise gate is fine but the compressor signal is too much; by this I mean when you palm mute and "chug" or "speed pick", it loses life. I called Digitech tech support and they claimed to have never heard of this complaint. Maybe I got a bad one ?

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