The amp-like overdrive pedal from Dusky Electronics isn’t a simulation
Durham,NC – September16,2021 – Dusky Electronics is proud to announce the newest addition to ist award-winning pedal lineup, Toasted. An update of Dusky’s Toasted Drivepedal, Toasted sports an expanded range of control and more pleasing distortion, while retaining the same basic topology that gave the Toasted Drive its unique, original voice. Toasted does everything its ancestor could do, just better.
Eschewing opamps and clipping diodes, Toasted’s discrete, class-A circuitry consists of a pair of MOSFET gain stages cascaded one into the other, like tube gain stages in a guitar amplifier. Toasted’s dynamic low-to-medium gain range stacks well with other pedals and its substantial output volume allows it to push a tube amplifier over the edge. Think of Toasted as a semi-transparent gain stage that can be used to expand the range of an existing guitar to amplifier connection.
- Real overdrive from a discrete class-A circuit
- Internal MEAT switch to expands low end range
- High impedance input allowing for flexible placement in signal chain
- 18V power option, for extended dynamic range and headroom
- Battery power option
The Toasted retails for $180 and can be purchased online at duskyamp.com or locally at select dealers.
About Dusky Electronics
Dusky Electronics produces high-quality vacuum tube instrument amplifiers and pedal effects. Dusky Electronics launched in 2014 with its flagship product, the D₂O amplifier, which quickly received wide praise for its uniquely versatile and musical sound—a trait it shares with an expanding lineup of sound-shaping tools. All Dusky Electronics amplifiers and pedals are designed and hand built by Chris Rossi in Durham, North Carolina. Rossi brings more than two decades of experience as a musician and recording engineer to bear on each of his creations. To learn more, visit duskyamp.com.
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