For Anasounds' team, the sound of this pedal was supposed to be close to a Marshall Plexi pushed to the max but they eventually made a frequency analysis of It's a Long Way to the Top (If U Wanna Rock'n'Roll)" from the album High Voltage. The chords of the intro are so powerful, so clear and so recognizable that it was time to launch a pedal that finds back their tone more easily. Of course, with all the available pots and trimpots, it is also very easy to create your own tone! In terms of controls, you will find the classic Gain pot, which starts from a slight transparent overdrive and goes to a very powerful distortion, especially with humbuckers. This is not a big metal compression tone, but rather of a pushed plexi amp or even of a JCM800 which starts to roar. The Out pot sets the output Volume, this simple but so effective element offers nearly 40V of dynamics. We suggest to use it to the max with less gain so you understand what it does... The Tone control of this distortion was a real subject for Anasounds. A classic distortion often takes all the frequencies and amplifies them without selection. Which means bass will be saggy, trebles will smash your eardrums and you'll be lost in the mix. This is why the Tone pot comes with a bass switch that allows you to cut the bass, so you easily stand out in the mix. You can also add bass, for great sensations at low volume or to play at home for example! Lastly, the magic trimpot of Voicing is always present, allowing to get more modern saturation or to have a warmer and vintage sound. It is accompanied by a treble cut switch which is activated by default. Because when you listen to Malcolm's song, there is nothing over 4kHz!"