Mesa/Boogie Throttle Box Distortion Pedal Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from Palmdale, CA
May 15, 2013Music Background:
teacher, pro musician
rectifier in a boxI wanted a heavier tone that sounded natural, responded like an amp and still retained clarity/detail. I am amazed how well this pedal does all of that. I set my amp up for clean and use this for my driven sounds. (plugged through an Egnater tweaker/matching cab)
The toggle switch inside smoothes out the low end, better for lead tones. but i like the switch on to keep that chunky low end.
We all know how some distortion/overdrive pedals can "feel" fake in tone/sound, but there is nothing but tone to be had with this pedal. I am glad to say this pedal exceeded my expectations.
from Broussard, LA
May 8, 2013Music Background:
Semi-Pro musician. 43 years on guitar.
Mesa Throttle BoxThis pedal is everything I hoped it would be. Extraordinary gain control. Minimal gain to full roar......and with minimal noise. Touche, Mesa.
from New jearsy
April 26, 2013Music Background:
Working musician. Home recording
Best box I have!Got this a week ago and it's works perfect! Michael Eads got it to me fast. Sweetwater is the best!!!! Ower band plays metal and the mesa works in better then I thought. thanks Sweetwater
March 7, 2013Music Background:
Pure Mesa!If you want the "Mesa sound"...it's simple...use a Mesa!I have plenty of pedals with sounds meant to emulate any number of Mesa amps,but this pedal is the real deal.Through all of my amps it gave the most organic representation of a Mesa amp.However when I ran it into my Single Rect-O-Verb it became a pure beast!This pedal is very responsive to various guitars,pickups and volume.Very minute turns of any knob yields a response.Plus...it just looks awesome!I would rcommend it to any true tone junky.
December 9, 2012Music Background:
Extraordinary effect...I've had around a dozen distortion-overdrive pedals over the years, including the Mesa Boogie V-Twin (really a preamp), but none is better or more versatile than this overdrive pedal from Mesa. The Throttle Box, one of four pedals released by Mesa in late 2012), works with almost any amp of any type, including small, low-powered transistorized amps. Of all the qualities of this pedal, the best is that it is nearly silent, even at highest output. And one can easily switch from bypass to high output with ease in the midst of playing.