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Guyatone > HD-2 (Harmonic Distortion) w/Original Packaging

Guyatone HD-2 (Harmonic Distortion) w/Original Packaging

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The quest for the ultimate distorted guitar tone trails back into history. Tales of guitarists loosening tubes and punching holes in speakers to create distortion are the stuff of legend. In the 1960s new technologies allowed engineers to capture this unique new sound in a compact unit and the fuzz box was born. Over the years there have been many "holy grail" distortion effects. Now it seems that every guitarist with a soldering iron and a Radio Shack close by are building their own version of what sounds best in the world of fuzz.

But what really does sound best? One of the indisputable classics is the first-series Big Muff. Trouble is, finding one that works nowadays is an expensive, time-consuming task. Unfortunately, the sounds of the reissues just don't stack up, and they're bulky and unreliable to boot.

Luckily, there is an alternative. The Guyatone HD-2 Harmonic Distortion offers a faithful replication of that classic tone, with some added benefits to boot. The HD-2 is a transistor distortion based on the most popular vintage designs. Its dual clipping stages provide a considerable amount of distortion yet with a note-to-note definition and dynamic responsiveness not found in other current market pedals. Level and Distortion controls offer variable volume and clipping and as on our OD-2 we've foregone a tone control in order to reproduce the instrument's tonal characteristics more accurately.

  • Input Impedance: 470K ohm
  • Input Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
  • Output Impedance: 1k Ohm
  • Output Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
  • Controls: level, distortion
  • Switch: normal/effect
  • Max Amplitude: +40dB
  • Power Supply: 9V battery or AC adapter
  • Power Voltage: DC9V (battery) / DC9 V (AC adapter)
  • Current Consumption: 5 mA
  • AC Adaptor: Guyatone AC2 (optional) input: AC120V output: DC9V/200 mA (Center -/Sleeve +)
  • Dimensions: 2.75" W x 3.875" L x 1.5" H



"The Guyatone HD-2 is a nice little distortion pedal that takes you straight into Mesa Rectifier land. Using this pedal in front of my Deluxe Reverb seemed to transform it into a metal amp. All of the sudden I was strongly compelled to play Iron Maiden riffs. Great fun and "bang for the buck."
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