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Heptode HEAVY TONE Guitar Effects Pedal

The Heptode HEAVY TONE mimics the tonal characteristics of the infamous Soldano SLO-100™ high gain Overdrive channel as heard on countless recordings and in live setups all over the world. Featuring a tonestack similiar to the Soldano™/Marshall™ amplifiers, the HEAVY TONE is the result of a design process that utilized innovative analog technology to nail that wonderful tube warmth and preserve a vacum tube's dynamics with a definition that sets it apart from the competition.

Features include hardwire true bypass and a built-in cabinet simulator for routing the output signal directly to a mixer, computer or audio interface.

Heptode spared no expense in developing pedals using only the very best components and technology:
•Surface mount technology
•European made two layer PCB
•High quality Lumberg i/o jacks
•High quality Schurter dc jacks
•High quality Eledis mini-toggle
•True Bypass 3PDT switch
•Finest qualty resistors, capacitors, IC's, transistors, etc. from Kemet, Murata, Yageo, Nichicon, Cornell Dubilier, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments
•Finest quality wiring from Molex and AlphaWire

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Heavy Tone - Hard Rock Style

Heavy Tone - Metal Style

Heavy Tone - CabSim DI demo recorded by Bill Liesegang (UK session guitarist)

The Heptode HEAVY TONE can be used as a:
•Preamp - plug into the "power amp" or "FX return" input of an amplifier
•Pedal - plug into the guitar input of an amplifier
•Live Performance or Recording Tool - plug directly into a mixer, computer or audio interface

•Preamp gain (GAIN)
•Output level (LEVEL)
•Three band EQ (BASS / MIDDLE / TREBLE)
•Cabinet Simulator (CABSIM)

Typical gain between Input In and Output Out (@ 500Hz, tone controls @ 12 o'clock):

LEVEL @ 12 o'clock LEVEL @ maximum
GAIN @ minimum 13 dB 28 dB
GAIN @ 12 o'clock 30 dB 44 dB
GAIN @ maximum 43 dB 57 dB

•Power: 9V battery (included) or AC Adapter (DC 9V negative center pin - not included)
•Current draw: 20 mA typical
•Dimensions: 4.0 inches (W) x 4.2inches (D) x 2.2inches (H)
•Weight: 13 ounces

Full 2 year warranty

List Price $370.00

Buy It Now for $265.00

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