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ALASTOR - Guitar Drive/Distortion ("Αλάστωρ")
Tube-simulating
drive capable of reaching up-to distortion levels.
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Description

ALASTOR simulates TUBE-amp overdrive. Its gain can vary from low, mild overdrive up-to high-gain, distortion levels. It is very responsive to the dynamics of your pick attack and the gain is easily adjustable even through your guitar volume pot. It also features BASS and TREBLE knobs giving you a wide range of sound colors, suitable for a lot of different music genres, from classic garage rock to heavy doom and stoner and even thrash metal. The DISTORTION knob is activated separately through a toggle switch.


  • DRIVE: adjust the amount of overdrive. In the lowest positions it offers more clean sound with less bass. As it is turned clockwise it offers more fat overdrive with a nice tube-amp character with a very pleasant harmonic spectrum.
  • TOGGLE switch: Engage or turn-off the extra Distortion control knob
  • DISTORTION: ALASTOR was a demon (see nomenclature) and his ways were pretty twisted, strange and evil So is this knob. To push your overdrive up-to high-gain distortion levels you have to turn this knob counter-clockwise.
  • BASS: Increasing the BASS offers you a more fat sound, up-to ultra-fat-bass levels.
  • TREBLE: Increasing the TREBLE results in a more crunchy, bright sound. Decreasing it results in a more dark sound.

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Power Supply Polarity

- Voltage Required: DC 9 Volt [Do not exceed recommended voltage! It may damage the circuit.]
- Max Current draw: 25mA

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