Another very poplar distortion pedal, this pedal has the tube-like crunchy overdrive and a bass boost that is as fat as the Pillsbury Doughboy on a King Biscuit binge.
The Harp Break pedal provides clipping distortion with a full range of clean to hard grit. As LEDs begin to conduct, they produce a soft clipping distortion that is very similar to vacuum tube distortion. The soft clip is visibly evident by the dim lighting of the LED on the face of the pedal, and as the DRIVE is increased the LED clips harder and begins to glow brighter: the brighter the LED, the harder the clip. The tone is very close to vacuum tube distortion but without the overtones produced by tubes. The tone is much better than typical solid state distortion created by transistors, but that is not all. The Harp Break features a 20dB BASS BOOST feature to add a fat bottom end to your tone. This pedal is a great tool to dirty up an otherwise clean amp and create distortion when going into a PA. When the pedal is not used to produce distortion, it can be used to fatten up your tone by providing
The pedal can be powered with a 9V battery or a DC adapter. The DC adapter requirements are a regulated 9V DC with a minimum 100mA output and a 2.1mm x 5.5mm connector with a negative center. The battery is switched OFF when an external power adapter is used, and the "IN" jack acts as the pedal ON/OFF switch. Power adapters are sold separately.
- Smooth to hard distortion
- DRIVE control to set the amount of distortion
- VOLUME control to set the output level of the pedal
- BASS BOOST control tuned for harp
- LED to display the amount of distortion
- True bypass with LED indicator
- 9V DC input (barrel with a negative center)
- High impedance buffered input
- Reverse voltage polarity protection
- 10 year warranty on parts and labor
- If not satisfied, return within 60 days for a refund
I am really enjoying this pedal - it is a nice way to get overdriven amp tone without the amp (or helps break up the sound on amps at lower volume). It came quickly, was in good shape, and sounds really nice. The bass boost is a wonderful feature and really helps - playing a Low F harp with this pedal produces an amazingly dirty/gritty sound. I've found that the best way to get desired tone is to set my microphone volume to 80%, tweak "Drive/Volume" to the desired level and then slowly increasing the volume on the amp to the desired volume. I'm Looking forward to trying other Lone Wolf Pedals.
It was great. The internacional shipment to Machali, Chile was very well. It takes a 45 days more or less. Finally the pedal is awesome. I’m still playing with it. Thanks a lot.
I started using it with a reissue 59 Fender bassman and a vintage bullet mic, I have a few nice vintage bullet mics. The new bullet mics are no better than a vocal mic for that vintage distortion, The combination with the Harp Break was like that holy grail sound I've been searching for, nice old gritty distortion for those old blues songs, also works great through a PA, though I had some feedback issues through the monitors. Now I can't go without. When I want a cleaner sound I through my SM58 vocal mic.
I have been in search of a certain tone just like many harp players. I've bought amps, mics, and various pedals. My recommendation for others is to start with either the Harp Break or the Harp Tone with the Harp Shield. I tried some other pedals but they seemed to drive the highs and mids and created a feedback monster. If I had started with these two pedals I could have saved myself a lot of money.
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