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Reeves Gabrels Distortion Engine

Reeves Gabrels Distortion Engine

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$229.00$359.00

The tightest, most amp-like high gain distortion pedals you have ever heard- what would you expect from Pro Tone Pedals and Reeves Gabrels?

Now the Reeves Gabrels signature Distortion Engine has been honored with Guitar Player Magazines Editors Choice award as well as an induction into Guitar Player Magazines 2017 Hall Of Fame.

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The Reeves Gabrels Distortion Engine

Pro Tone Pedals and modern rock icon Reeves Gabrels have teamed up to deliver the only distortion pedal you’ll ever need- Reeves Gabrels’ Distortion Engine
Reeves has spent the last 30 years pushing the boundaries of modern and avant garde rock guitar. From his 12 year stint as David Bowie’s bandmate, guitarist, co-producer & co-writer to his current position with the legendary British band The Cure.

The Distortion Engine is the most versatile, amp-like, and all-round heavy distortion we’ve ever done.

We’ve crammed a metric ton of gain into this box… but Reeves’ schedule demands his gear be flexible. So we aimed at covering a wide spectrum of rock to hard rock to flat-out modern metal tones.

In order to deliver that flexibility we knew it had to clean up well. Bottom line- no 1-trick-pony here.
Sweeping through the gain control you’ll come across all shades of vintage and modern distortions, some thick ballsy blues crunch and some good ole fashioned rock and roll overdrive.

In addition to the hyper flexible amp-like 3 band EQ the Reeves Gabrels Distortion Engine features a Mode toggle switch which gives you the option to select a more modern tone that cuts through the mix or a thicker low-end heavy vintage tone.

  • Gain, Treble, Mids, Bass, and Volume controls
  • Shape toggle switch to further customize your tone
  • Operates on a standard 9-18 volt negative tip BOSS style adapter
  • Power draw: 25mA
  • True Hardwire Bypass for noise free operation
  • Stomp switch built to withstand years of hard stomping shows
  • Durable 3.7″x4.7″ aluminum housing
  • Proudly built by hand in the USA

 

2 models of the Distortion Engine will be available, a single channel and a dual channel version. The dual model (available Q1 2017) consists of everything described above- multiplied by 2. That’s right- 2 independent Distortion Engines in the same box. When you need the ultimate in flexibility and sonic freedom.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions N/A

5 reviews for Reeves Gabrels Distortion Engine

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emma

    I bought this as a gift for my husband. He loves it. He had been wanting one since he read an article in Guitar Player magazine. It does everything he wants it to do. The transaction was handled quickly with no problems. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon

    TAKE IT WITH YOU!!! This is an absolutely AWESOME pedal! I’ve been using a Boss GT-10 for the last 5 years lugging it around and continuously fiddling with the sounds to get a good distortion sound of which the GT-10 just doesn’t have. I followed Guitar Player Magazines advice and bought the Distortion Engine. Right out of the box, I plugged it in and IMMEDIATELY got the sound I’ve been looking for all of these years. An absolute MUST HAVE!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danny

    I wasn’t a fan of distortion pedals until I tried this one. Running a Line 6 DT 25 and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe in a stereo A/B setup. Adds that extra punch I needed and gives me the tone I was looking for when using the two simultaneously.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Steve Q.

    At first I didn’t like it. It sounded to muddy and Bassy. But then I switched Amps and it suddenly started kicking ass. Only 4 stars because it is a bit bass heavy. Great Rect Distortion.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    John O.

    It is a cool looking pedal with magnificent sound. I am using it between a LP and a Marshall DSL-5c 5-watt/1-watt tube amp that I use for lower volume living room playing. It really is worth the money and it does deliver the Brown sound like Eddie Van Halen had on the early VH albums. What makes this pedal better than any other distortion pedal on the market is the boom and thump you get from each string. I think it might have a little reverb or echo in the mix. When I compare this pedal to the Wampler Plextortion, the Distortion Engine has a bounce or punch off each string just like what you hear from Eddie VH in concert. If you play Ain’t Talkin Bout Love, you get that boom boom boom off of each string. When you try that from the Wampler Plextortion or any other brown sound pedal, the thump and boom is missing. There are also harmonics from each string that you won’t get from a Plextortion or any other distortion pedal on the market. It has a concert arena feel too it. That’s why it is different from all of the others.
    Pros:
    1. Beautiful distortion with excellent definition and clarity once dialed in for your setup. It’s just perfect. I can’t get a sound like it out of any other pedal configuration. It sounds much better than anything my Marshall amp can do on its own in any channel, clean or high gain. Everything else sounds muddy compared to the Distortion Engine.
    2. It looks good.
    3. Toggle switch for Vintage or Modern tones gives you tons of versatility.
    4. Strong metal construction with screws in the bottom similar to MXR pedals.
    5. Power supply is an industry standard rather than some oddball voltage.
    Cons:
    1. Mine introduces a small amount of noise into the channel when activated- but what distortion pedal doesnt.
    Conclusion:
    Pro Tone is an amazing company with unbelievable customer service. The Distortion Engine is my new favorite PT pedal- I own a couple others and they are all excellent.

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