Heartbreaker Review

manufacturer: Rothwell date: 06/10/2009 category: Guitar Effects

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Rothwell: Heartbreaker
This pedal is very easy to use, has 4 controls - Gain, Bass, Treble, volume and also has a gain boost which you can get a low gain or high gain sound.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 9
 Ease of Use: 9
 Overall rating:
 9.8 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.5 
 Users rating:
 10 
 Votes:
 1 
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overall: 9.5
Heartbreaker Reviewed by: Archer18, on june 10, 2009
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Price paid: £ 139

Purchased from: www.rothwellaudio.co.uk

Ease of Use: This pedal is very easy to use, has 4 controls - Gain, Bass, Treble, volume and also has a gain boost which you can get a low gain or high gain sound. It took a little time to get the right sound because this pedal is quite bassy but it was worth Eq'ing it because the sound is fantastic. // 9

Sound: My set up is Epiphone Les Paul Classic > Rothwell Heartbreaker > Aria Ape 2 (just use it for delay) > Vox AC15 CC1X. This pedal has some slight hum but it's not very noticable at all. This pedal has some real balls, for rhythm it gives you a nice tight crunch, but this pedal just excels when I play lead, especially added with a hint of delay, It will produce a Gary Moore Tone very easily. // 10

Reliability & Durability: This has a very strong metal case and looks very sturdy. I would use this without a back up cause I'm currently broke because it's an expensive pedal. It also has a large bit of rubber on the bottom to protect the pedal which is good especially for gigging. I haven't gigged with it as of yet but will soon though. // 9

Overall Impression: I play a range of Blues, Classic Rock and classic Metal and it is a perfect match, you can put this pedal into the low gain setting to get a very nice blues tone or you put into high gain and this is where the pedal sounds very good, especially for lead and ryhthm. If it were stolen I would definately buy another one cause this pedal sounds amazing. I just love the great lead tones and crunchy rhythm I can get from this pedal. // 10

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