THE MODTONE MT-DS IS A SPLIT BYPASS BOUTIQUE STYLE DISTORTION PEDAL THAT EMULATES THE TONES OF A VINTAGE AMP OR CLASSIC AMP.
What may appear as just another fuzzbox is quite different once you hear what the MT-DS can do. It is simply put, a pre-amp in itself!
A deliberately simple 3 knob configuration is the gateway to overdrive bliss starting with a custom tailored “Tone” knob that provides just the right amount of sparkle and warmth while still retaining all the crunch and tonal clarity you love without a hint of noise!
Next is the “Drive” knob and its truly where the heart of this pedal lies with its custom voiced overdrive circuit and proprietary gain stage setting that allows you the option of getting a delicious overdrive tone from your clean amp or, on your amp's overdrive setting, a thick and creamy lead boost that sustains for days!
Last up is the “Level” control that allows you to select the perfect amount of gain whether you’re style is a touch of the blues or a full out metal blitzkrieg!
The MT-DS Speedbox, like the whole family of ModTone pedals, features period correct vintage style components, smooth linear taper pots ,high impact switches built for the floor and top quality jacks for optimum tonal transfer.
Much better than Boss DS-1 and it is true bypass.
Speedbox is on my pedal board near to 2 years.
I was introduced to Speedbox by Andrew and that was 8 months ago, when I just started learning guitars. I even remembered seeing Paul Daniel there. =) This may be wat u call by 'love at first sight' for this distortion. I immediately grew to like it but I didn't buy it as I wish to explore for more distortion within the same price range. After trying various distortion pedals, I still end up getting Speedbox.
I like it for its bright and crunchy distortion, which I find it lacking in other distortions (DS-1 for example). Also it is a true bypass while DS-1 isn't. DS-1 can be modded to solve these problems but who will be willing to spend the amount when u can get it all solved for $75 dollars?