High quality UK made pedalThe Switchblade is a high quality guitar distortion pedal, designed and hand made in the UK to give guitarists a touch responsive and dynamic modern rock distortion effect. The high gain rock sound is achieved by cascading three distortion stages with eq filtering before, between and after each stage. Each stage of distortion is relatively mild, but the combined effect is heavy distortion which maintains definition and musicality. As you pick harder the different distortion stages come into play to give your playing a very responsive sound. The Switchblade is also capable of higher output than many other distortion pedals (up to 3.4 volts pk-pk) and even with the gain set low a healthy volume boost is achievable.