Like every diktator, this one is rough too, but it can be soft – it has sweetness, but it also has balls.
Diktator™ is a unique two channel combination of clean, transparent preamp and full, thick overdrive / distortion that operate independently.
It's an extremely versatile drive that takes your tone from light crunch, through rich, fat overdrive, all the way to tight distortion. Two toggle switches are responsible for different tonal and gain shapes, and with two-band Baxandall active tone control, any desired frequency is easily cut or boosted. Another original feature is a Dynamic-O-Meter™ (Diktator’s eyes), which is a visual indicator of the drive’s dynamic response.
Controls the output volume level. You can adjust your Diktator to the same volume as your bypass signal (unity gain) or volume it up for a fatter tone.
Controls the amount of bass frequencies coming out of the distortion section. You can easily cut or boost the bass frequencies as it is an active tone control.
Controls the amount of treble coming out of the distortion section. You can easily cut or boost the upper frequencies as it is an active tone control.
Controls the amount of distortion in the signal and can take your tone from slightly gritty clean through warm overdrive, all the way to distortion.
Switches between vintage and more modern type of distortion (adds more overall gain to the signal).
Switches between two types of clipping diode for brighter, crunchy and darker, more mellow tone.
Used alone it's an ultra transparent preamp which refines the original tone, making your guitar sound bigger and easily pushes the amplifier into the natural overdrive. Used in conjunction with a detonator channel, it really hits your amp hard and is an excellent booster for lead parts and solos.
Controls the gain of the preamp from unity gain to a fairly hot signal (up to about 30dB of boost).
Diktator also utilizes improved power supply filtering circuitry, RF rejection filter, smart PCB routing, no-wire design, audiophile quality components and true bypass switching system.
All these features assure the Diktator's domination over your guitar tone and representative place on the pedalboard. Enjoy!
- Power Input Voltage: 9 - 18V
- Power input connector: 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
- Power Consumption: ~ 13mA
- Size: 4.4” x 3.5”
"This pedal does a great job of driving your guitar into your amp. I would say that in a word this is a drive pedal because it can put your guitar through an evolution of drive stages all the way from warmth and presence with its preamp stage to tight and pretty heavy distortion with the pedal fully engaged and hot using it’s Detonator mode." Read more...