Haunted Labs

A three-knob distortion that offers a unqiue tone control.

Adding to an acclaimed lineup of guitar effects, Haunted Labs has unleashed the Old Ruin, an inviting-but-lethal distortion pedal for guitarists and hellraisers of all stripes.


The Old Ruin delivers a broad array of distorted deliciousness, ranging from a somewhat mild overdrive all the way to higher-gain howling.

Offering a user-friendly recipe for mayhem, the Old Ruin supplies three knobs to unlock its vicious tendencies. In addition to Gain and Volume controls, it includes a specially tuned tone knob called "Texture" for dialing in the pedal's pugnacious character. "Texture" is much more than just an earthly tone control. It summons sonic nuances from the great beyond. Looking for something silky and stealthy? You'll find it here. Prefer a stinging, searing experience like a faceful of lava? Twist the "Texture" knob, wake up and smell the brimstone!

Haunted Labs | Old Ruin (Distortion) Pedal Demo By: Sword & Tone

The Old Ruin offers true bypass switching and is designed and built in the USA using the highest quality parts available.

Specifications:

●Three knobs: Gain, Volume and Texture

●Engineered and manufactured in the USA

●Manufactured with the highest quality components

●9V standard DC operation (power supply not included) – no battery compartment

●True bypass

The Old Ruin is priced at $159 and can be purchased directly from the Haunted Labs online store via hauntedlabs.com.

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