This pedal is basically 50 years of British amps in one small pink box! It's a lot more than just a distortion pedal. You can run it like that; at the end of a pedal chain it did a great job of sounding big into a clean Peavey Bandit. It also worked well as an overdrive with the gain and voice settings lowered. I also tried it into the Peavey's Fx send jack so it worked as a preamp - what a great sound! The British Sound works wonderfully into a powerful solid state poweramp and if anything has even more character. The final method I used to test the British Sound was into a PA - again, great results, largely thanks to the built-in speaker simulator. I would happily use this as a gigging backup in case my main amp went down. In terms of tone, the British Sound emulates the entire history of Marshall amps, right from the early Bluesbreaker and JMP models with their lower gain and woody sounds through to the JCM800 series and the JCM2000 DSL series of amps - the voice control lets you change the type of amp you are emulating and the rest of the controls work as a normal distortion pedal would. In summary, the amount of voicings and applications this pedal has is really impressive - whether it's as a backup rig or the centre of your live rock sound, for the price it's definitely worth giving it a shot.
Same as for my American TrueTone, this British TrueTone has the sound right. This one is Brash and Bright just like the real thing. The 3 band EQ makes tailoring the tone so easy. Good with Strat pickups, HBs and P90s.
I wasn't really looking for the other offerings in this range but I'm tempted to get the lot. If these two are anything to go by .
If there's a Con it's that the speaker simulation is always on but a bit of extra brightness soon sorts that out when you're looking to use it as a pedal.
At this price point you could get them all for the price of 1 mainstream pedal let alone the boutique stuff.
I'll say again, it really sounds right for that M type sound. I've no reservations in recommending it.
Edit - Stumbled upon it's Bass Guitar capabilities. Just as convincing as the tones for guitar. I was messing with a looper and wanted to lay down a bass part. Not wanting to fart around with rewiring for bass I just chucked some Precision on and used the Pink one (British TrueTone) to add some bass EQ. Wow! Nice crunchy semi-breakup pleccy rock-bass tone. Sounds real and dynamic. Who knew? They certainly don't advertise it as such for bass...they should for sure.
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