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Vintage Breakup and Mild Overdrive
The Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer is designed to produce a low-gain tone that can cover vintage breakup to classic overdrive sounds. It features a highly musical and responsive design that reacts to your guitar and amplifier setup to create a wide range of tones.
When used with a clean amplifier, the Grid Slammer can be used to push your tone into an edge-of-breakup sound, or a vintage style overdrive. When used with an already-overdriven amp, the Grid Slammer will take your sound into increased saturation and can be used to create a smooth solo tone - perfect for blues and rock.
The Grid Slammer features a mid-range hump that gives your guitar's most important frequencies an extra boost, providing a smooth and singing tone that will cut through any mix. The mid-range hump complements the character of the overdrive to create a harmonically-rich tone that can, in Mesa's words, "both sting and sing".
The Grid Slammer features a Level control which can boost your signal up to +20dB. This can push your amplifier into increased saturation and compression, depending on how much headroom you have available. An additional Tone control lets you sculpt the treble frequencies, so you can have either a biting and raucous tone or a smooth and sultry sound.
True Bypass & Rugged Build Quality
The Grid Slammer has a true bypass which means you'll maintain optimal signal clarity when the pedal is disengaged. It is designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California, and features the renowned build quality and rugged construction standards that Mesa Boogie is known for.
Guitarist Magazine gave the Mesa Boogie Tone-Burst 4 stars out of 5:
" PROS: Dependable, natural mid boost/overdrive.
CONS: Nothing... The effect this pedal has on your rig really depends on your rig itself. Pedals with this design ethos became popular for pushing already overdriving amps further into distortion and compression, and used like this, the Grid Slammer's inherent mid-frequency hump gives you that drive and punch that's perfect either for solo boost, harmonics and sustain, or indeed for a full, chewy and rich, saturated rhythm sound…
Into a very high-headroom clean amp there's enough on tap to get you driving nicely into blues and lighter rock territory, with extended dynamic control under your fingers, but not enough for singing, liquid hard rock. The midrange fattens up Strats and Teles; Les Pauls, 335s and the like get extra chewy harmonic overtones."
Read the full review on the Music Radar Website
About Mesa Boogie
Petaluma-based Mesa Boogie is an American amp manufacturing company, established in 1971 by Randall Smith as a small repair shop initially. After producing amplifiers for prominent early customers including Carlos Santana and Ron Wood, Mesa Boogie quickly gained a reputation as a high-end amp designer with its iconic Mark Series amplifiers, still produced today. Mesa Boogie is now a prolific company with a key range of amplifiers including the Mark series, the Rectifier series, and the Express line. With players in all genres, from progressive metal to blues, rock, jazz, alt-rock and more, Mesa Boogie is widely regarded as one of the ultimate premium amplifier manufacturers, with a huge fan-base and diverse range of professional players.
- Vintage breakup through to classic overdrive tone with harmonically-rich tone
- Guitar-specific mid-range hump for tone that cuts through the mix
- Designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
- True bypass switching
- Master level with up to +20db range
- Tone control balances the low/high frequencies
- Optional 9v battery or DC power
- Type: Overdrive
- Controls: Level, Tone, Gain
- Bypass: True Bypass
- Power: 9V Battery Powered (not included), 9V DC (center negative, 2.1mm x 5.5mm)
- Power Draw: 15mA
- Input Impedance: 2M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
- Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
- Dimensions (W/D/H): 2 .87'' x 4.77'' x 2.28'' (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
- Weight: 0 .731 lbs. (332g) with battery, 0.631 lbs. (287g) without battery