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T.H.E. Widower distortion will literally take your head off with its high gain, high sustain amp-like distortion sound. 

Sporting an active boost/cut 2 band EQ. The unique character of this pedal is in part due to the cmos input opamps utilized for the three gain stage design. This provides a different tonal quality than your standard JFET input opamp, such as the TL072. The Edge control gives you the ability to shape your waveform before it enters the gain section giving you a wider tonal palette of distortion from "British" to "USA" style voicing allowing you to get a nice crunch tone or a high gain distortion.

This build can be run as a preamp into an effects return or into other pedals/amp. My preference is as a preamp being boosted by another pedal.

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Name Location Description
Gain External Controls the amount of signal going into the three cascading gain stages.
Level External Controls the output volume.
Edge External Contour control that allows you to sweep the upper mid and presence frequencies before it goes into the gain stages.
Low External Cut/boost the bass frequencies.
High External Cut/boost the treble frequencies.
Bypass LED Brightness Internal Adjust overall brightness of front LED.
Default setting at minimum (full CCW).


This product can accept 18VDC supply input for additional headroom.
June 2022 update removed the internal charge pump. Earlier versions state 9V ONLY at the top and can ONLY use a 9VDC supply. Using a higher supply will cause damage.



Soft click (1.1KGf) mechanical 3PDT.


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  • Built To Order

    Unless otherwise noted, all builds are built to order. I build on my nights and weekends so build-time can vary but is typically 7-9 days from order. Excluding preorders. For preorders, see preorder details on product page for estimated shipping.