Stompbox Blog: Washburn AD-3 Stack In a Box

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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

Washburn AD-3 Stack In a Box


In 2003 Art Thompson of Guitar Player magazine released an article entitled Forgotten Distortion Delights. It featured pedals by Electra, Ibanez and Washburn. When Washburn released the AD-3, it was a quantum leap forward in distortion. In fact, they utilized 2 of the JRC-4558 op amps for more stacked tonal pleasure. Sure it was Pepto Bismol pink with it's knobs and graphics but it was also the 80's. It certainly lived up to it's name.. it sounded like a wall of sound through a full-Marshall with it's tube-like clarity and grind. Washburn went back to what it did best which was affordable acoustic guitars and the rest is history. If you can ever find one, they are a great value. For more info on the article see .. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-22829496_ITM

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