T-Rex Mean Machine Distortion Pedal

The T-Rex Mean Machine is a pedal with two channels of distortion designed for high gain metal players.

T-Rex Mean Machine

This high gain distortion pedal's main feature is its two independent distortion channels that come with controls that are easy to use.

If you think the discussion about wood and its effect on your tone is complicated, you should know that it is just the tip of the ice berg. Picking the right overdrive flavor is another complicated matter which with the wide variety of distortion and overdrive pedals could be outright confusing. Thankfully drive pedal manufacturers like T-Rex have been making distortion pedals that cater to specific music styles, like the Mean Machine pedal.

T-Rex justified their various distortion pedals by saying: "Ever wonder why T-Rex Effects has launched so many distortion pedals over the years? And why they all deliver such rich, exquisite-sounding drive, and yet all sound so unique? Well, the second question answers the first. We keep giving the world distortion pedals because there are a thousand shades of drive, and no one pedal can capture them all."

So instead of letting you shape the tonality of the Mean Machine via EQ and other filters, the pedal instead lets you stack two distortions together to get "mean" high gain tones. There are no complicated controls to slow you down, you just get Level, Drive and Tone knobs for each channel. So to get it working, all you have to do is to step on the engage switch on each channel and tweak the drive and tone levels to your taste.

Finally, the Mean Machine is housed in a sturdy looking metal chassis and the knobs and switches all look solid. The pedal is powered by either a 9V adapter or battery.

The T-Rex Mean Machine is currently being sold online with a price of $279. Visit T-Rex Effects for more information.

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