Distortion effect, as the name suggests, means the effect of distortion itself. Among these distortion-type effects, it’s not yet a prominent effect.
Why is the distortion effect so underrated?
Distortion that’s flat with disproportionately high gain doesn’t bring out the sound in the front well and isn’t suitable for delicate and subtle expressions. It can never match the sound from a large output amplifier.
That’s what you might think when you hear the word, “distortion.” If that’s the case, let’s blow that image away.
The One Control Anodized Brown Distortion will break through the conventional image associated with distortion pedals and embody a new definition.
The development of the Anodized Brown Distortion began in an attempt to create a tune that is audible and has a great sound source. The distortion that guitarists all over the world have longed for is not something you can just create by simply imitating the tune created by driving an amp.
No matter what type of amp or guitar you use, what matters most in making the best distortion is always a distortion pedal and this pedal needs to express all the subtle movements of the player’s fingers.
The distortion pedal also needs sufficient gain, as well as compression and long sustaining to help a player express their sound freely. Incorporating that, Anodized Brown Distortion is a pedal designed for players of all genres who need distortion.
Developing 100W vacuum tube amp stacks might be easy, but attaining the same level of effects with an extremely compact effector isn’t at all easy, and therefore more meaningful. Further, housing the battery in such a small case makes this a truly revolutionary effector.
Large output tune amps feature response, operability and a sense of compartmentalization. They also feature sharp yet stable attack, flexibility that covers from lead to backing, and a high dynamic range to avoid unnatural distortion.
BJF, who has been engaged in designing a number of world-class effectors and amps over the last few decades attempted to create one that realizes these same features.
Anodized Brown Distortion attained a wide and high gain range of +26dB to +60dB and at the same time realizes a high dynamic range that is rare among distortion pedals. The dynamic range at the low gain setting, in particular, is just as good as tube amps.
Even with a high gain setting, manual control while picking attack and guitar volume allows for an immediate response to clean compressed arpeggio.
A humbucking pickup allows a perfectly balanced great distortion sound that enhances the sufficient level of low-mid distortion specific to a single coil. You can easily control the distortion with active pickup as well.
Anodized Brown Distortion realizes the best distortion in combination with various amps.
It works exceptionally well with British Stack but when combined with an American classical amp or clean transistor amp it generates solid, three-dimensional distortion as if each sound particle were vibrating.
A tight, fat low end, the presence of natural saturation free from any artificial treble buzz, a lowered guitar volume diluting high frequency saturation, a sufficiently solid but organic sound, and long-lasting sustaining that fades out in a natural way…
One compact distortion effector cannot possibly have all these seemingly impossible features. And yet, the Anodized Brown Distortion does it all. It‘s the pedal that made the impossible a reality.
This is a completely new distortion pedal defined by a new era.
- Distortion pedal that was completely newly-designed by BJF
- Distortion that responds to any genre that requires distortion
- Great ease of use with guitar, bass, amplifier and effector
- Distortion is easy to handle with high response and a high dynamic range
- High quality compact cut-out aluminum case
- Built-in battery possible
- Drives at 6 to 18V
- Input impedance: 94K
- Output impedance: 5K
- Drive voltage: 6V～18V
- Current consumption: 4mA @ 9V
- S/N ratio: -70dBm/
- Size:39Wx100Dx31H mm (excluding protruding parts)
- 47Wx100Dx46H mm (including protruding parts)
- Weight: Approx. 160 grams (200 grams with batteries included)