AmpTweaker Releases TightRock Distortion Pedal

The new TightRock Distortion pedal bridges the gap between two popular Amptweaker pedals, the TightMetal and TightDrive.

Batavia, OH (July 6, 2011) -- The new TightRock Distortion pedal bridges the gap between two popular Amptweaker pedals, the TightMetal and TightDrive. Its tone is not quite as heavy sounding as the TightMetal, but the gain range is higher than the TightDrive. The pedal includes an EQ with PlexEQ setting and a Gain Boost switch to go from TightDrive levels of gain up to monster metal lead tones. The noise gate has been tweaked to allow for smoother solo use, and like the TightMetal it automatically adjusts its own threshold via the gain controls. The Tight control, a mainstay of Amptweaker pedals, varies the pick attack from smooth and thick to tight and aggressive.

A new Amptweaker feature is the SideTrak effects loop. Several consumer requests led to this extra effects loop that turns OFF when the pedal is ON. It can be used to add a compressor, chorus or chain of effects that only works when you play clean, or to switch to another distortion pedal to use for the rhythm sound. And if only the Send is used, it can send the bypassed signal to a completely different amp for the clean tone or can act as a true-bypass muted tuner send. A green LED alternates with the normal red one to indicate that the loop is active when the pedal is bypassed.

The standard effects loop with Pre/Post switch is also included on the back, to add your favorite delay or other effect for the solo. Other TightDrive features include the LED illumination of controls, Battery On/Off switch, and magnetic battery access door.

  • True Bypass switch
  • Tight Attack Control
  • Gain, Tone, & Volume Controls
  • Noise Gate with auto threshold based on gain
  • EQ switch with PlexEQ setting
  • Gain Boost switch
  • Effects Loop with Pre/Post switch..tracks On/Off Footswitch
  • SideTrak effects loop that works when pedal is bypassed
  • LED lit knobs when using a power supply
  • Battery disconnect switch with red indicator
  • Current: 12mA with 9V battery, 28mA with 9V adapter
  • Works with 9V-18V supplies–like 'variacing' your amp up and down
  • DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground
  • Magnetic Battery access door opens w/o tools
  • Handmade in the USA
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • MSRP: $200

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