HD2 (Harmonic Distortion) w/Original Packaging

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From Guyatone sales information:

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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Archived past online sales data:

Effectsfreak legacy website (includes sales data 4/2008 - 4/2021)

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