Important Safety Instructions
1 Read these instructions.
2 Keep these instructions.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8 Do not install near heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
10Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
• To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not
expose this equipment to dripping or splashing and ensure
that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are
placed on the equipment.
• Do not install in a confined space.
• All service must be performed by qualified personnel.
You are cautioned that any change or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
When replacing the battery follow the instructions on
battery handling in this manual carefully.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B Digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in residential installations.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and – if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions – may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception – which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on –, the
user is encouraged to try correcting the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit
different from the one to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
For the customers in Canada:
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
(EN) Introduction
Congratulations! You have just bought a distortion pedal that personifies rock and represents
all that is good about distorted tones. This pedal will inspire your riffs, licks and leads for years
to come.
This pedal defines instant gratification and will become the go-to distortion pedal on your board.
Initially, you simply plug it in and start rocking, but its many great sounds will have you playing with it
for years to come. From bluesy crunch to hi-gain, but always very musical distortion sounds, this pedal
was designed for the guitarists who like things a bit (or extremely) dirty. Featuring an all-analog circuit,
dual-band tone controls, level and drive knobs and a voicing switch to tweak both bass response and
distortion, you are set from creamy leads over riff-heavy stadium rock to modern angst-ridden grunge. -
1 - Effect on/off (true bypass)
2 - 1/4 inch mono jack input
3 - 1/4 inch mono jack output
4 - Bass control
5 - Treble control
6 - Gain control
7 - Level control
8 - Voice selector
9 - Power in (9VDC)
Input jack – 1/4 inch mono jack input.
If you run the pedal on battery, we recommend removing the
input jack to preserve battery power when you don’t play.
Output jack – 1/4 inch mono jack output for connecting to
another pedal or directly into an amp or mixer.
Power in – Use a 9 VDC power supply with the following
The Controls
Bass/treble controls. Add bass for more punch or roll off a bit for a tighter sound on big cabinets. Add
treble to cut through a dense mix or reduce to aim for a softer tone.
Controls the amount of gain.
Lower settings give tight distortion for rhythm parts. Higher settings are ideal for singing leads.
Sets the overall level.
Voice Type selector
Two Voice types are available. With the switch in “up” position, the frequency response is true to the
input signal. With the switch in “down” position, the low-end frequencies are naturally boosted. This is
excellent where the guitar is allowed to take up a great portion of the sonic spectrum, – e.g. for rhythm
guitar in a trio.
Changing battery – Unscrew the thumb-screw on the back of the pedal and detach the back-plate.
Unmount the old battery and attach the new battery to the battery clip making sure the polarity is
correct. Then remount the back-plate. To save battery life, remove the input jack when you don’t play.
Batteries must never be heated, taken apart or thrown into fire or water. Only rechargeable
batteries can be recharged. Remove the battery when the pedal is not being used for a longer
period of time. Dispose batteries according to local laws and regulations.
Unique distortion circuit with classic tube-amp characteristics: high headroom, low compression
and amazing bottom-end
Touch sensitive – control tone and distortion level by pick attack and your guitars volume knob
Two-band active EQ with separate bass and treble controls
Voice switch for vintage or modern voicing
Size & Weight
72 mm x 122 mm x 50 mm - 300 g (excl. battery)
16mA current draw
Non-stop playing Carbon: 6.5 hours, Alkaline: 25 hours.
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Custom ‘hammerhead’ rugged, die-cast aluminum casing built for a life on the road
Gloss powder coating
Unique one-screw battery access for lightning fast battery changes
All metal design – this pedal was meant to be stepped on!
Connectors &
Connectors and input/outputs
Metal Jack Connectors - road ready
Knobs etc.
Knobs, Switches and Controls
Gain, Level, Bass and Treble knobs with high-quality, metal-shaft potentiometers
Heavy duty tactile footswitch with true bypass for zero tone coloration
In the box
Owner’s Manual, TC Electronic Guitar Pamphlet, TC Electronic Sticker.
These specifications are subject to change without notice
(EN) Technical Specifications
TC Electronic, Sindalsvej 34, DK-8240 Risskov
[email protected]
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