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Seymour Duncan Diamondhead Multi-Stage Distortion Pedal

Seymour Duncan Diamondhead Multi-Stage Distortion Pedal

Get the power of a full stack in a small package! The Seymour Duncan Diamondhead distortion has a powerful active EQ onboard and an independent boost switch.

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Submitted January 6, 2020 by Henry Cline in Oklahoma City, OK
"Oh it's just SO GOOD!!!"
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I've had this pedal for a few weeks now and I think it's the bee's knees. Let me elaborate below.
It seems like the question with most pedals is "Can it do classic rock distortion AND modern metal distortion?" I would have to say, yes this can do both. Although, you may have to crank the gain and flick on that saturation switch. And I would say if you're leaning more towards modern metal and not the in between, it may not be the best pedal for you. But it's a versatile distortion pedal, for sure.
This is one of the only pedals that features a boost that can be used independently. THANK GOD. It doesn't make sense to spend over $200 for a pedal that has two features, but they have to be used simultaneously (cough cough the Palladium cough cough). Also, that saturation switch really kicks a$$! (Can I say that?)
Ease of Use
Extremely easy to use if you know what tone you're seeking. I haven't tried it through the effects loop, and I barely messed around with using it as an overdrive to my Fender Super Sonic's distortion channel. I know some people do that but... not me.
Solid. In fact, I think because of a holiday rush, it was not packaged very well and it actually bounced around in the box zZounds sent it in. zZounds offered to submit a return request if there were any issues. But it still works like a charm!
Definitely worth it. I was saving up for a Palladium for a while (which I think could still be a good pedal to use) but this pedal made me glad I waited.
Manufacturer Support
I haven't had to talk to them about this pedal particularly, but I've worked with Seymour Duncan in the past and they're great!
The Wow Factor
I LOVE THIS PEDAL! Right out of the box, I was blown away. I'm playing through the front of a Fender Super Sonic on the clean channel and I haven't been disappointed so far!
Musical Background:
I've played electric/acoustic guitar since 2007. I've been a studio musician and play some small gigs.
Musical Style:
Rock, metal, acoustic, blues, clown prog metal (jk)
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