Top 10 Best Distortion Effects
for July 2022

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JHS Angry Charlie V3 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

JHS Pedals JHS Angry Charlie V3 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

by JHS
What We like

Active controls boost and cut their selected frequencies

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Product Features

  • Back off your guitars volume to control your gain levels without losing clarity
  • Fine-tune your tone with controls for Bass, Middle, and Treble
  • Sports a 3-band tone stack to help nail warm yet searing tones and boundless sustain
  • Convincingly and accurately breathes JCM800-like tones into any rig
  • Go from bluesy Hendrix-like breakup to high-gain Brit tones with a twist of the Drive knob

Drive and volume control interact the same as a master volume amp head Back off your guitars volume to control your gain levels without losing clarity Convincingly and accurately breathes jcm800-like tones into any rig Sports a 3-band tone stack to help nail warm yet searing tones and boundless sustain Fine-tune your tone with controls for bass, middle, and treble Go from bluesy hendrix-like breakup to high-gain brit tones with a twist of the drive knob

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Donner Multi Guitar Effect Pedal Alpha Force 3 in 1 Effects Delay Chorus High Gain Distortion Pedal with Adapter

Donner Multi Guitar Effect Pedal Alpha Force 3 in 1 Effects Delay Chorus High Gain Distortion Pedal with Adapter

by Donner
What We like

Whole Aluminium-alloy, stable and strong, LED indicator shows the working state

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Product Features

  • Analog-voiced delay module with rich echo feedback.
  • Insanely heavy distortion with full range response.
  • Bright, warm chorus module for creating the natural sense of space
  • 3 types of guitar effects in one chain: Delay, Chorus and Higain

3 types of guitar effects in one chain: delay, chorus and higain Insanely heavy distortion with full range response. Analog-voiced delay module with rich echo feedback. Bright, warm chorus module for creating the natural sense of space

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Wampler Pinnacle Standard Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

Wampler Pinnacle Standard Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

by Wampler Pedals
What We like

High gain, crunchy and dynamic pedal

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Product Features

  • Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
  • Completely true bypass
  • High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
  • Boost switch alters gain structure to take it from overdrive to distortion

Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like boss) Boost switch alters gain structure to take it from overdrive to distortion High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response Completely true bypass

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JOYO JF-17 Extreme Metal Pedal Effect Distortion Pedal with 3-Band EQ and Low & High-gain Pedal for Electric Guitar Bypass

JOYO JF-17 Extreme Metal Pedal Effect Distortion Pedal with 3-Band EQ and Low & High-gain Pedal for Electric Guitar Bypass

by JOYO
What We like

The JOYO Advantages: over 14 years of brand history, strong technical teams, many innovative patents, electroacoustic core technology, guide design of music masters, winning the love of global fans, inspiring people's music dreams.

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Product Features

  • With a powerfully adjustable 3 band EQ and sweep Mid-freq knob. BOOST, LEVEL, DRIVE, HIGH, MID, LOW, six flexible knobs for free tuning.
  • What You Get: JOYO JF-17 distortion pedal, detailed operating instructions and excellent customer service.
  • Extreme metal distortion provides a strong low frequency and clear transparent high frequency, plays the rhythms and leads that cut through the mix.
  • Metal aluminum alloy case, high quality precision components.

With a powerfully adjustable 3 band eq and sweep mid-freq knob. boost, level, drive, high, mid, low, six flexible knobs for free tuning. Metal aluminum alloy case, high quality precision components. Extreme metal distortion provides a strong low frequency and clear transparent high frequency, plays the rhythms and leads that cut through the mix. What you get: JOYO jf-17 distortion pedal, detailed operating instructions and excellent customer service.

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Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff Distortion with Top Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff Distortion with Top Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

by New Sensor
What We like

The unique Top Boost knob allows you to dial in frequencies that center between 3.5 kHz & 4.3 kHz

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Product Features

  • Foot switchable Top Boost with separate control knob
  • Output volume and master drive controls
  • Knob controls include Distortion, Bass, Midrange, Treble, Top Boost and Output volume.
  • High input impedance buffered bypass
  • 9-volt battery included, Optional 96DC-200BI power supply available

Buffered bypass Output volume and master drive controls Foot switchable top boost with separate control knob 9-volt battery included, optional 96dc-200bi power supply available High input impedance buffered bypass Knob controls include distortion, bass, midrange, treble, top boost and output volume. 3-band eq: bass, mid and treble

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Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Distortion Effects Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Guitar Distortion Effects Pedal

by New Sensor
What We like

9-volt battery included, Optional 9.6DC-200 power supply available

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Product Features

  • Crushing distortion
  • Singing sustain with attitude
  • Compact, rugged nano enclosure
  • True bypass

Singing sustain with attitude True bypass Compact, rugged nano enclosure Crushing distortion

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JOYO R-03 UZI Distortion Pedal Guitar Effect Pedal for Heavy Metal Music High Gain Distortion Pedal for Electric Guitar With BIAS Knob True Bypass

JOYO R-03 UZI Distortion Pedal Guitar Effect Pedal for Heavy Metal Music High Gain Distortion Pedal for Electric Guitar With BIAS Knob True Bypass

by JOYO
What We like

The JOYO Advantages: over 14 years of brand history, strong technical teams, many innovative patents, electroacoustic core technology, guide design of music masters, winning the love of global fans, inspiring people's music dreams.

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Product Features

  • Features a GAIN Control Knob and a VOLUME Control Knob, both are of dynamic balance. Adjust the GAIN knob while dont adjust the VOL knob, the signal from the circuit will adjust automatically, ensuring the volume is the same as before.
  • Tough metal shell material with glossy appearance, ambience LED light brings out futuristic and retro style, displaying a perfect fusion. R series pedal will make your soul happy whether you are jamming in the bedroom, studio or on the stage.
  • What You Get: JOYO R-03 distortion pedal, detailed operating instructions. Let you try your own One Man Band. Our worry-free 18-month, and excellent customer service.
  • R-03 UZI is High Gain distortion pedal for heavy metal music. With a BIAS knob, you can switch easily between American Distortion and British Distortion.

What you get: JOYO r-03 distortion pedal, detailed operating instructions. let you try your own one man band. our worry-free 18-month, and excellent customer service. Tough metal shell material with glossy appearance, ambience led light brings out futuristic and retro style, displaying a perfect fusion. r series pedal will make your soul happy whether you are jamming in the bedroom, studio or on the stage. Features a gain control knob and a volume control knob, both are of dynamic balance. adjust the gain knob while dont adjust the vol knob, the signal from the circuit will adjust automatically, ensuring the volume is the same as before. R-03 uzi is high gain distortion pedal for heavy metal music. with a bias knob, you can switch easily between american distortion and british distortion.

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Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

Xotic Effects SL Drive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

by Xotic Effects
What We like

Faithfully delivers the legendary sounds of the Super Lead and Super Bass British amplifiers Two settings provide a ton of versatile tones Amp-like response that interacts nicely with your guitar's volume control Tone, Drive and Volume controls Compact enclosure True-bypass switching

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Product Features

  • Famous for its woody, organic and beautiful sounds of saturation, these legendary British amplifiers, the Super Lead & Super Bass, have been delivering one of the all-time classic sounds for almost 50 years
  • Xotic have recreated this vintage masterpiece in a rugged small enclosure
  • The SL Drive offers very amp-like response and cleans up nicely with a roll of your guitar's volume knob
  • Players like Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff and countless other relied on this type of tone for their signature sound

Xotic have recreated this vintage masterpiece in a rugged small enclosure Players like jimmy page, paul kossoff and countless other relied on this type of tone for their signature sound The sl drive offers very amp-like response and cleans up nicely with a roll of your guitar's volume knob Famous for its woody, organic and beautiful sounds of saturation, these legendary british amplifiers, the super lead & super bass, have been delivering one of the all-time classic sounds for almost 50 years

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Truetone V3 Jekyll & Hyde Overdrive & Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

Truetone V3 Jekyll & Hyde Overdrive & Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

by Truetone
What We like

Small, pedal board friendly size, with front mounted jacks. Smaller footprint than 2 MXR or similar sized pedals.

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Product Features

  • Separate inputs and outputs so each side of the pedal can be used in a loop device, or midi switcher. Also possible to reverse the order of effects with a patch cable. Just like having 2 pedals, but in 1 housing.
  • Each channel can be set to either True Bypass mode or buffered, via internal switches. The buffered mode utilizes our legendary Pure Tone circuit.

Each channel can be set to either true bypass mode or buffered, via internal switches. the buffered mode utilizes our legendary pure tone circuit. Separate inputs and outputs so each side of the pedal can be used in a loop device, or midi switcher. also possible to reverse the order of effects with a patch cable. just like having 2 pedals, but in 1 housing.

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TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Effect Pedal

TC Electronic Dark Matter Distortion Effect Pedal

by TC Electronic
What We like

Voicing switch - for an awesome shift in bass response

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Product Features

  • True bypass - Zero loss of tone
  • Gain, level, bass and Treble controls - total control of your distortion sounds

True bypass - zero loss of tone Gain, level, bass and treble controls - total control of your distortion sounds

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