Hot Rod Distortion review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 4
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 6.5 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.2 (38 votes)
DigiTech: Hot Rod Distortion

Price paid: $ 60

Purchased from: Music6000

Sound — 4
I use a SKB powered pedal board. My pedals are as follows: Boss Tuner, CoolCat Chorus, DS1, Hot Rod, Delay, Phase, and Volume pedal. And so far with this paticualr set-up it is very noisy. It hisses like none-other. The sound that comes out of it is a little too weak for me. Althought you can get alot of cool sounds out of it, its not a very good pedal to use if you want a lot of hard rockin crunch. The only real reason I use it during gigs is becuase I turn it all the way to the right to get that metal sound, turn up the gain, the volume, and the tone. And that gives you a really heavy metal sound. Anyways, I use it becuase me and my drummer have this song that we play and its funny.

Overall Impression — 6
Its not a pedal I use seriously. I'll put it like that. I mainly use it as a boost for solos or mess around with the different sounds. It's built very strong but sucks battery like no-ones finuckiluckin business. If it were cheaper say like 30 bucks Ide encourage everyone to buy it cuz it's a fun pedal to play with. Test it on your gear before purchase.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Built like a tank. I use it in a gig without backup anytime but if you're playing a long set and youre using a battery instead of an adapter be prepared to bring alot of batteries.

Ease of Use — 8
Easy, very easy. Even if you have no idea what the heck youre doing.

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