Stompbox Blog: Tech 21 XXL distortion

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Welcome to the guitar effects virtual museum. I have been collecting stompboxes for the past few years and wanted to share some thoughts. I will continually add more pics and opinions. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tech 21 XXL distortion

Certainly the cool metal spun graphics add to the mojo of this tasty device from Tech 21. In the mid 90's Tech 21 had already established itself with it's revolutionary DI device the Sansamp. Now they had created a distortion toy that could allow tweaking of the number of odd and even harmonics when you picked the strings via of a warp control. It was another leap-forward design that was just as short-lived. Even though it was featured in the best 50 stompboxes of all time it was soon phased out. It is still a fun distortion box to play through with enough sustain and grind to lead you to shredding nirvana. A lot of great things have come out of NY and this is one ..

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