Submitted September 13, 2006 by a customer from adelphia.net
"Good variety of tones"
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I do expect to continue using my Deucetone. Whether i'll end up with another competing box .... ?? The Holy Grail of stompboxes says: "Thou shalt keep searching, my son ... seek not, want not."
Good variety of tones, from light crunch to flat-out ballsy overdriven distortion. You can maintain the character of your guitar while still enjoying some nice tones. Allows you to vary your picking style and change the sound. When i play my Strat, i can still maintain its great sounds, while adding any level of drive/distortion i want to the mix. You can get good tones from either channel individually, so you don't have to rely on just chaining them to arrive at good tones.
Rotaries are basic but functional. The diode switches are a nice addition.... but, it'd be nice if they were located on the top of the box, with the dials, rather than at the back. It makes it more difficult to adjust and match them to the dials when you have to look behind the box to see what you've selected. A very nice feature - perhaps the hallmark of this device - is channel-chaining, whereby you can drive both channels at once, allowing you to blend dial & switch settings together. You've got a rich pallette of tones available, using either channel individually, or both at once. Also, Deucetone box can accommodate two player's inputs at once if you use the channels separately. One "bad" feature - a power adapter plug is not included in the purchase, AND the input is not standard, so you have to buy a non-std one if you want to run Deucetone via power source.
Ease of Use
Easy to set up the channel-chaining feature - just plug guitar cable into channel A input, then run cable from channel B output to Amp or another device. Diode switches on the back of the box is a NEGATIVE - other devices such as the Bonetone locate their switches on the front with the dials, which is better.
Made well .... solid, heavy. The dials "feel" good.
I'm not sure about this .... i like the box, but there's a number of competing boxes, including ones that include real tubes in their circuitry, which is a nice feature. The deucetone has gotten good reviews overall, but the Bonetone Classic & Brit Rock boxes seem to be favored more, and have superior designs. (I compare to those, because the price is about equal. Other boxes are even more expensive, but seem better too.) So, who knows? We all end up "collecting" boxes i guess!
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