Apr 23, 2018

Those who like the pedals by NYC’s Death by Audio know that anything can be expected from these boxes, apart from tone subtleties.

Their latest stomping device called Absolute Destruction simply features a Volume knob and two horizontal sliders (Overload and Gain) that interact with each other in explosive and/or implosive ways. The Overload side of it seems to be a “voltage starving” circuit similar to those you find in pedals designed to emulate a dying battery, while the distortion delivered is of the (extremely) gnarly kind.

Here’s the demo by The Pedal Zone

Oliver came to our NAMM 2018 booth to demo the pedal, here’s the video of it:

Designer/owner Oliver Ackermann shot this demo video, here’s a note from the site:

The Absolute Destruction might be our most insane pedal yet. Showing little to no respect for what instruments normally sound like, or even what many people want them to sound like -we pushed this thing until it sounded totally disgusting. Want a thick, gnarly fuzz sound? Sure, you can do that, and it’ll sound really, really good. But you can also push the OVERLOAD slider into blooming, octave nastiness. Push it further and starve the circuit so that your signal starts to eat itself. Push it all the way and your sound will completely duck down before violently coming back to life.

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