DST-5 Distortion Review

manufacturer: Rogue date: 08/18/2005 category: Guitar Effects

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Rogue: DST-5 Distortion
Level, Tone, and Distortion controls let you dial up a wide range of distortions from just-saturated tube tones to unabashed raunch. Makes even a low-end solid-state amp sound like a screamin' stack. Sturdy stompbox likes to be kicked around. Operates on 9V battery or optional AC adapter.
 Sound: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Ease of Use: 8
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overall: 8.5
DST-5 Distortion Reviewed by: gogita21, on august 18, 2005
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Purchased from: Musician's Friend

Ease of Use: Right out of the box, plug in the pedal and start playing. Very little playing around with knobs is needed to find a good sounding distortion; turns on like all pedals. // 8

Sound: At higher levels the distortion is a little fuzzy but it sounds pretty good, don't expect Death Metal, think more like RATM or something similar. It's nothing special but it has a good enough sound to play on. // 8

Reliability & Durability: Obviously it's made for being knocked around a bit, being a foot pedal, and that part of it is durable. I've dropped it a few times and it still plays like new. I would take it to a gig without backup unless I was playing specific covers that I can't get the right sound from this pedal. // 10

Overall Impression: This pedal works great to get a good hard rock fuzz going. It's easy to play, it's inexpensive which is always a plus for the budgeted rock star, and it's durable. I would probably buy it again if it were stolen, lost, or died, but some people may opt for a more expensive and higher end pedal. // 8

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