Shoutout for the Distortion Generator

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rbc
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Shoutout for the Distortion Generator

Post by rbc »

I spent the last month using my Distortion Generator (DG), letting my Sustainor take a back seat for a while. I've found it to be a very nice complement to the Sustainor and a bit better for overdrive/distortion playing. The DG auto-clean is much quieter than auto-clean on my Sustainor.

My Sustainor, a Blueface, has been refurbished. The DG is a 1989 and doesn't appear to be refurbished. So far, the lack of a gate on the DG doesn't seem to be a problem, at least when used with humbuckers. I am leaving the Distortion Harmonics set to low. Perhaps noise would be more of an issue if you are using medium or high distortion harmonics.
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Re: Shoutout for the Distortion Generator

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I'll second the DG for being a nice unit. I have a late edition export model and remember reading that these had improved Auto Cln specs.
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Re: Shoutout for the Distortion Generator

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I agree. I think shedding all the baggage on these units clears things up and just lets them get down to the business of sounding great. :) Even the low serial numbers have enough of a different flavor to have a place in a rack.