The Electro Harmonix EHX Tortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal is Electro Hamonix' flagship overdrive/distortion pedal that offers a wealth of power in pedal- and budget-friendly form. The dreamy tube-like response and tone makes it a must for discerning players, whilst the range of controls on offer allows it to adapt to any musical style with ease. Equipped with a three-band EQ and a Pre-Gain switch, as well as boasting a BOOST mode adds additional high-gain energy to this already astonishing little beauty.
There are two modes to choose from: Normal and Boost. In Normal mode, there are three JFET stages for low to medium gain tones. The volume and gain pots in Normal mode allow you to generate a healthy level of overdrive that is infused with an enveloping warmth. When Boost mode is activated using the corresponding footswitch, a fourth gain stage comes into play to produce modern high-gain tones, and is even equipped with its own volume and gain controls to add a rapturous aggressive energy to your tone.
The Pre-Gain Switch adjusts the level and tone of the input signal stage to the EHX TORTION, and has four settings. The two leftmost settings create a lower input level for old-school plexi tones. The two rightmost settings are higher gain for a modern, hot and heavy output. Each pre-gain setting has two tone options: Full or Tight (F and T). The Full setting accentuates a greater amount of low end energy for a bass heavy output. The Tight setting rounds off and focuses the bass frequencies for a more driven, modern output.
The EHX Tortion features an DI Output Jack, which offers a low impedance output that is capable of sending a feed directly to a mixing desk or recording equipment. The DI output utilises an all-analogue amp/cab emulator to create the sound of a 4x12 speaker cabinet. The active volume knob controls the line-level signal output level, so that when you are recording, you can capture the perfect feed at the time without having to make any edits in your DAW afterwards.
As with all EHX pedals, the Electro Harmonix EHX Tortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal is built like an absolute tank, and accepts 9V batteries or the supplied Electro-Harmonix 9.6DC-200BI power supply, so no matter what happens, you're good to go!
Manufacturer Electro Harmonix Model EHX Tortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 54 x 70 x 115 mm Controls Normal: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Pre-Gain, Gain
Boost: Volume, Gain
Connectivity Inputs: Input; Boost SW
Outputs: Out; DI Output
9V DC Input
Current Draw 27mA Included Accessories Electro-Harmonix 9.6DC-200BI power supply
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