NUX Recto Distortion Pedal

Get ready for some "in-your-face" '90s American distortion! The NUX Recto distortion pedal utilizes a pure analog circuit that simulates '90s rectifier amps.

The NUX Recto Distortion pedal from the Reissue Series has a heavy distortion sound with tight bass response. It utilizes pure analog circuit to simulate that typical famous American pre-amp high gain tone from the '90s!


- Heavy Distortion Effect for Hard Rock and Metal
- Extra amount of gain boost to the higher frequency for more "in-your-face" Distortion Effect
- Bass and High Passive EQ
- True-bypass Hardware Switching
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Input impedance: 1M Ohms
Output impedance: 10K Ohms
Power: 9V battery or external AC adaptor delivering 9V DC regulated minimum 300mA
Dimensions: 121(L) X 77(W) X 48(D) mm
Weight: 230g
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Recto Dirstortion

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 1 626-800-7466

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted August 9, 2022 by a customer from
"A great budget distortion pedal for tons of styles"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I didn't order mine from zZounds (got it from a local NU-X dealer), but I'm a huge fan of zZounds and have ordered from them before. I would highly recommend getting this pedal if you need versatility. I largely use solid state amps. I've been using a Peavey Rage 158 lately, and normally solid state clean channels make distortion pedals really fizzy and nasty, but the Recto sounds huge and chunky going through the clean on my amp. I tried it through the overdrive channel set clean too, and it was more compressed and midsy, but still very fat and heavy. No matter which way you slice this sonic cake, it's gonna sound rich and creamy. There's a pretty good range for whatever kind of sound you need as far as rock and metal, it even does low-gain sounds pretty good too. As for quality, it mostly seems really solid, the pots are slightly loose but I'm not worried about them breaking, just be careful to not bump it too hard on the front. For $50 brand new, this pedal is an absolute gem. It even comes with a NU-X sticker, and I'm a sucker for stickers.
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