goodness. This is definitely a pedal for those
who don’t have any need for ultra-satu-
rated distortion—someone who is looking
for something more akin to a totally dimed
Gibson GA- 40 rather than a Krank Revolution.
Buy if… you are looking for a flexible pedal
that will go from greasy blues to classic
Skip if… you are looking to maximize your
face melting fire power.
I’m going to go out on a limb on this one
and say throw away your Marshall Guv’nor
pedal now. After playing Tone Candy’s Red
Hot, you’ll never go back. The Red Hot is
more naturalistic, had less clipping, is more
articulate, but still retains that “stack in a
box” feel and sound. In a lot of ways the
Red Hot picks up where the Sweet Drive
leaves off. The Red Hot’s overall vibe is a
little more modern in its voicing than the
Sweet Drive’s and has more top-end sizzle
than its milder-mannered cousin.
Like the Sweet Drive, the Red Hot retains
ToneCandy’s touch sensitivity and cleans
up remarkably well when you lighten up on
your attack or lower your guitar’s volume.
While the dirt never quite goes away, the
Red Hot is definitely the more rock-oriented
of the two pedals. Unlike a Marshall Guv’nor,
the Red Hot doesn’t get muddy or sputter
when the gain setting is rolled back down.
Although the Red Hot lacks the “deep” feature found on the GV- 2 version, chances are
you’ll never miss it.
Buy if… rock and roll is the name of your game.
Skip if… you think Greg Ginn is the first and
last name in tone.
There’s a reason why it’s called classic rock. It
has a unique tone thanks to vintage hand-wired
tube amps. Now, Retro-King gives you that tone
in a new, hand-crafted custom made
amp at an affordable price. Plug into a
Retro-King amp and go back to a time
when classic was king!
ENDLESS OPTIONS INCLUDING:
• Post or pre-PI master volume
• Gain stage mods
• Optional negative feedback control
• Hand-wired, point to point
• Speaker and cabinet options
• Custom tolex