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Tone City Black Tea Distortion Pedal

British AC-style tones in a mini stompbox!




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    Product Description

    This pedal will not work with a 9V battery, and requires a 9V DC power supply (not included).

    Sometimes you need to completely transform your sound into something completely different from what your amp normally does. The Tone City Black Tea Distortion can do just that, providing that unmistakable cranked AC-30 sound that can really make your guitar sing.

    If you're a fan of old-school jangly rock 'n' roll or just British rock in general, this pedal is a must-have for your pedalboard.

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    British Overdrive & Distortion

    The Tone City Black Tea is not your typical kind of transparent overdrive that tries to keep your base tone intact. Instead, the Black Tea is designed to go in front of nearly any clean channel, turning your amplifier into something new.

    The gain, volume and tone controls work like you would expect on any overdrive pedal. The gain control has a wide spectrum of grit, going from a mild overdrive to a big classic rock sound. The volume is self-explanatory, allowing you to match the level of your unaffected signal for a seamless transition, or turn up it higher for contrasting dynamics.

    The tone control, however, is the key ingredient, taking you from a smooth and rounded tone to a bright jangle with plenty of top-end definition and cut.

    Small & Portable

    All Tone City pedals are built in a micro pedal format, which not only helps to save precious real-estate on your pedalboard, but also keeps your bank balance healthy thanks to their amazingly low price. But don't worry, you don't lose any quality when going down to this small size or cost.

    The controls all use high-quality components, and with true bypass switching, your signal will stay as clean and pure as possible.


    Technology: Analogue
    Input Impedance: 1M
    Output Impedance: 200Ω
    Mono / Stereo: Mono In, Mono Out
    Controls: Volume, Tone, Gain
    Bypass Mode: True bypass
    Power supply: 9VDC, Centre negative
    Power Consumption: 15 mA
    Housing size: Mini
    Dimensions WxHxD (cm): 4,2 x 5,2 x 9,3
    Country of Origin: Made in China

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    Customer Reviews


    41 reviews





    Trusted Customer22nd Apr 2022

    I really enjoy the sound of this pedal. It's small but mighty and looks really sturdy. I will definitely be buying more of these tone city pedals.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Charlie deMont5th Apr 2022

    I'm only beginning to dip my toes into the deep pool of guitar effects pedals so Im hardly a voice of expertise. What I can say about this Tone City "Black Tea" overdrive is that it has a very big sound. A loud, glassy and aggressive crunch together with a surprisingly warm tone. Only downside, I'm getting a high pitch hiss produced when I have 5 pedals strung together. By itself there's no noise. Must get a better pedal power supply.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer21st Jan 2022

    Cracking pedal and an unbelievably low price

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer15th Aug 2021

    Definitely does what it says in the tin! Definite volume boost when engaged and still haven’t let it rip for sake of neighbours but expecting amazing things as per your demo videos and those of Dave Simpson.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Ralph Longo4th Apr 2021

    Love the rich warm tone that this gives

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer25th Feb 2021

    I’ve found this to be a bit of a muddy pedal, not bad but not my favourite

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 3Sound 3

    Mr Aaron Kelly17th Feb 2021

    Value 5Looks 3Durability 5Sound 3

    Andrew Kivell4th Feb 2021

    Does what it says on the tin. Limited flexibility but a neat cheap pedal for building an affects chain. Very happy.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4

    Mr Jarkko Paaso10th Dec 2020

    Så liten men så mycket ljud -som en liten ettrig chihuahua , bra dist/overdrive

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Peter Vermeulen22nd Sep 2020

    If you're looking for a great pedal in a small packaging then look no further. Especially when you're on a budget.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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