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$189 USD

The Retro-Sonic Distortion pedal is based on the classic RAT design, features true bypass with Distortion, Tone, Ratness and level controls providing many tonal possibilities from subtly distorted blues tones through classic rock and metal.

The new Ratness control adjusts the higher frequency gain. This gives the Distortion user the option to tailor the overall response of the pedal to taste, by reducing or increasing the mix of high or low end content. More tonal flexibility can be explored through multiple clipping options via a three-position mini toggle switch that selects symmetrical-diode, asymmetrical-diode, or LED clipping. 

The Distortion is built using metal film resistors, film capacitors, and a double-sided circuit board for noise free operation.



  • Heavy duty foot switch for True By-Pass switching

  • On/Off LED to check effect status and battery condition.

  • Powered by battery or AC adapter (not-included)

  • Sturdy cast aluminum housing.



  • Level: Controls the over all volume of the effect. 

  • Distort: This control the amount of distortion/gain applied to the incoming signal.

  • Tone: Adjusts the overall tone of the effect.

  • Ratness: Alters frequency response/structure of high-end gain

  • 3-Way Switch:  Selects, asymmetrical-diode, LED or symmetrical-diode clipping.

  • Normal/Effect Switch: Stepping on the switch turns the effect on and off. The LED will also turn off when the battery voltage is below 5v.

  • Input: Input jack to connect the output of the guitar or other effect pedal.

  • Output: Output jack to connect to the input of amplifier or other effect pedal

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