ALASTOR Guitar Overdrive/Distortion (Αλάστωρ)

dpFX ALASTOR Guitar Overdrive/Distortion (Αλάστωρ)
FET based overdrive, reaching up-to distortion levels.
ALASTOR uses 3 MOSFET-transistor stages to simulate TUBE-amp overdrive while preserving the original tone of the guitar. 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. Its high input impedance and low output impedance makes it very friendly for interconnection with other types of pedal-effects.

  • 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 below) 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.
▹ Voltage Required: DC 9 Volt
[Do not exceed recommended voltage! It may damage the circuit.]
▹ Polarity: Negative tip.
▹ Max Current draw: 25mA
▹ Input impedance: 5MΩ
▹ True Bypass 
Read review (in Italian) for the Alastor in Accordo.it 

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dpFX ALASTOR Guitar Overdrive/Distortion (Αλάστωρ) dpFX ALASTOR Guitar Overdrive/Distortion (Αλάστωρ) dpFX ALASTOR Guitar Overdrive/Distortion (Αλάστωρ)
Nomenclature:
'ALASTOR' (Greek: Αλάστωρ) refers to a numerous people and concepts throughout the centuries. It was one of Zeus' many names (the avenger of evil deeds) in Ancient Greece. Later It represented the evil demon that possessed and manipulated humans to do evil things and to cause calamity. Also, in religious demonology, Alastor came to be considered a kind of possessing entity, likened to Nemesis. The name Alastor was also used as a generic term for a class of evil spirits.