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DigiTech Red Special Brian May Signature Pedal

Includes power supply. 7 signature models with 14 distinctive, highly-sought-after tones. (30) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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7 Signature Tones that Rocked the World
The Brian May Red Special Pedal lets you bring your own personal creations to life using one of rock's most distinctive guitar tones.

Working closely with Brian May and Eddie Kramer, Senior Production Modeling Consultant (and world-class recording engineer), DigiTech's Production Modeling team delivers the tone that has inspired a generation of guitarists. The meticulously crafted tones of the Red Special Pedal are modeled with the same gear used in the original recordings.

Design your own unique tones using the Red Special Pedal's models and modes. Tweak the gain, level, bass, treble and control knobs to create your own tone. They've even included a proprietary guitar knob that re-voices your guitar to sound like Brian's legendary Red Special's Burns Tri-Sonic pickups.

"This piece of gear is, in my opinion, a work of genius! I claim no credit! An amazing DigiTech team led by legend Eddie Kramer have created a device capable of making anybody sound like me! (If you should want to, that is!) Through an incredible new modeling technique, this pedal captures 14 of the most memorable tones I've achieved for Queen over the years...Plug in and turn it up - and ROCK! Cheers!" -- Brian May

Modes:
Model 1: "Keep Yourself Alive"
Intro with modeled tape flange

Solo with tape flange

Model 2: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
The timeless rock anthem truly comes to life thanks to DigiTech Production Modeling.

1st Solo with vocal-like sustain achieved with out-of-phase Red Special guitar neck and middle pickups.

Heavy Rock Rhythm and Finale Orchestral Fanfare with "Deacy" amp.

Model 3: "Tie Your Mother Down"
Intro with Brian's "main" tone with volume backed off to 3/4 using bridge and middle pickups.

Solo tone using the bridge and middle pickups and the volume full up. Just add a bottle slide for the perfect finishing touch to this great tone.

Model 4: "We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions"
The classic rally anthem for the people.

"Take on the world someday... wavin' your banner all over the place"

Fiery rhythm and lead tones using neck and middle out-of-phase and in-phase into the treble booster, Foxx* Foot Phaser and AC30.

Model 5: "Crazy Little Thing"
Stunning acoustic intro modeled from an Ovation* 6-string.

Solo -- a rare instance where Brian used a Fender* Telecaster* and a mid 60's guitar amp for a more rockabilly sound.

Model 6: "Brighton Rock"
Brian's main live solo tone with tight chorus and delay. Bridge and middle pickups in phase, treble booster and 3 Vox* AC30 amps.

Alternative main live tone with Orchestral Harmonizer in 3-part pitch-shifting.

Model 7: "Winter's Tale / Deacy"
Clean Red Special Guitar tone, treble booster, deacy.

Same clean tone with delay and reverb added as a post effect.

*Other product names modeled in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. Vox, Foxx, Burns, Tri-Sonic, Ovation, Les Paul and Fender Telecaser are trademarks of other manufacturers and were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the creation of this product.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of DigiTech products.
* 7 signature models with 14 distinctive, highly-sought-after tones

* Models Include: Red Special Guitar, Treble Booster, Deacy Amp, Vox AC30, Foxx Foot Phaser, Pickup Configurations, Delay, Reverb, Flanger, Acoustic, Tele and more...

* Integral hard-wired dynamicanalog treble booster

* Guitar knob lets you optimize Red Special Pedal's voicing to suit your guitar's pickups

* Flexible Output Mode -- Mono amp or Mixer and Stereo Mixer and Stereo Amp

* Vintage wood grain finish unique to each pedal inspired by Brian's own handcrafted one-of-a-kind guitar, the Red Special

* Includes embroidered bag, Brian's plectrum of choice, a British Sixpence and power supply

* An optional FS3X footswitch gives you fast, Hands-Free access to all Red Special Pedal models and modes
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 801-566-8800
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (30 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"It's almost criminal!!"
Sound: The sound of this pedal is simply amazing. Those seeking that elusive Brian May tone will not be disappointed and the ease with which you will suddenly find your solos soaring to the rafters is almost criminal! The playing dynamics are very responsive and the the pedal offers variations in tone from the Brian May settings for those feeling adventurous. I recommend keeping your amp channel as clean as possible with no reverb for best results. The pedal really does all the work for you! Feature: The overall package is nicely presented and the gig bag is a nice touch. Where did they get all those sixpences from?! The controls are intuitive and the treadle offers further variations on most of the patches. I was like a kid waiting for Santa after I ordered it and it has lived up to and beyond my expectations. Ease of Use: It was clear immediately that I would need the additional FS3X footswitch as I require the pedal for stage work. Model selection is a little cumbersome otherwise. The footswitch answers all the problems of live performance though so I can't mark it down too much. Quality: Indestructable! The best quality you can expect to see in a guitar pedal. It's nice and heavy and doesn't move around thanks to a combination of its weight and a large rubber footplate. Value: The tone of this pedal is undeniably fantastic! I have not come close to achieving this sound with any of the amp models on my other gear. That said, it's not cheap. You are paying for quality, and that is what you get. Manufacturer Support: I ordered my pedal from the USA to save money. I dealt with both Digitech and their UK distributer to make sure I got a UK power supply. Both were quick to respond and easy to deal with, and I still saved money!! The Wow Factor: I don't know what I did without it! If you are tempted by this pedal, just throw caution to the wind and get one. Go on!! Overall: The best pedal I have ever heard. I bought it because I am a Queen fan and I will be playing in the Queen Stage Musical "WE WILL ROCK YOU" in 2007. With very few exceptions, this pedal is going to handle the entire show. I am delighted with it.
Style of Music: Rock
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"I Want It All (and I want it now)!"
Sound: REVIEW OF DIGITECH MANUAL The DigiTech Red Special Pedal: Owner`s Manual After reading it, I now understand what an incredible pedal this is. It is a masterpiece indeed. (Very detailed information in the manual) ! Earlier I was thinking of buying a harmonizer, or a pitch shifter pedal, to try and create the harmonies you hear in Chinese Torture (Album: The Miracle), Procession (Album: Queen II) or the Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon solo (Album: A Night At The Opera). I also had in mind to buy a treble booster pedal. But what I discovered after reading carefully through the manual, is that the DigiTech pedal has a built-in treble booster, and also an orchestral harmonizer, that produces a three-part harmony!! The pitch blend is adjustable. In addition the pedal also has got tape flanger, delay, and phaser effects. All adjustable. The sound is mainly like played through Brian [May]`s Vox AC30 amplifiers, but there is also an option to select the "Deacy amp sound", or the Fender Telecaster played through a 60`s Combo for CLTCL. So what you get with this pedal, is the sound of the Red Special Guitar in combination with one or more of these built-in sounds and effects: Treble booster Harmonizer Tape Flanger Phaser Deacy Amp Vox AC30 Fender Telecaster Reverb Distortion A plus is that by turning the Guitar Knob on the pedal, you can select Single Coil(Stratocaster), Humbucker (Les Paul) or Red Special (Signature Guitar). So if you are playing a Fender Stratocaster, you select SC (single coil) to transform the guitar Feature: If you wish, you can get a footswitch in addition to the pedal. The Wow Factor: It looks great, perfect together with a Red Special Guitar!
Style of Music: Hard Rock, Rock, Pop, Funk
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