February 15, 2018
The RED is a versatile distortion that is sure to become the new high gain staple on players’ boards everywhere. The Texture switch provides two different configurations of clipping diodes. The down position selects the highest level of compression and clipping available. Use this mode for smooth singing leads and heavily compressed rhythm work. The up position selects the lowest level of compression and clipping available. Use this mode for a more course tone that is more overdrive-like in nature.
The RED is rich with standard features that musicians expect. Controls include bass, mid and treble boost/cut knobs, volume, gain and a “texture” toggle switch that provides two levels of compression, or clipping. With the toggle up, it creates a heavily compressed and saturated tone. While in the down position a heavier overdriven tone with more headroom is created. Players will find a very wide range of tone in the gain knob. When rolled back all the way, warm, bluesy gains are easily achievable. Putting the gain at 12 o’clock or past opens the door to tones worthy of Norse mythology.
The RED comes in a lightly textured black finish with red and white ink. Original artwork features a scientist looking into a microscope discovering the virus that is, The RED.
Power requirements are 9VDC (100mA minimum).
The RED is expected to land in Europe by mid-February. We hope you can wait that long.