The Stone Deaf Trashy Blonde is a versatile overdrive pedal that is entirely devoted to producing a variety of incredible British tones through whatever amp you may have. Best of all it isn't just limited to overdrive tones as you can also great brilliant British clean tones as well from this single pedal.
The Complete British Tone Machine
One of the most iconic sounds in rock is a cranked British amp from whatever era we are in at the time. But what if you don't have a big British valve amp? That is when you need a Trashy Blonde. This two mode overdrive pedal completely transforms your rig in to British rock heaven with everything from smooth low gain blues to high gain classic rock wonder available on board.
With six independent controls on the front panel each of which make a drastic difference to the tone and amount of overdrive the pedal releases you can capture almost any generation of guitar. It may seem daunting at first but after a couple of minutes with this pedal you will have the classic British tone you are hunting for.
There are a lot of these types of overdrive pedals. The classic Brit sound is so popular for so many styles that it only makes sense that there are loads of pedals replicating those tones. What a lot of them don't capture however is the Brit clean tone to go along with the overdriven. Lucky for you this pedal does. Just press down the Clean/Dirty switch you can go between two different channels on the fly.
Here's what Stone Deaf say about the Trashy Blonde:
The Trashy Blonde is your one-stop ticket to those classic British dirt tones that has helped shape and define rock-n-roll as we know it today. Sporting punchy, present and sizzling drive tones and a super-versatile Paracentric EQ, the Trashy Blonde will see you get the job done, whether you want to ride the highway to hell or stride the stairway to heaven! Plus, with on-the-fly tone sculpting or foot-controlled phaser and wah sounds via the optional Stone Deaf EP-1 expression pedal, you have the classiest classic-rock pedal ever made.
• Classic amp-like drive tones
• Mix control - Get the perfect blend of clean and dirty signal
• Highly sculptable Paracentric EQ - For perfect tones with any rig
• Phaser and Wah functionality via Stone Deaf EP-1 expression pedal
• Top-mounted I/O
• Handmade in the United Kingdom
• True-Bypass switching
Powered by opt. 9V PP3 battery or PSU (9V DC, centre -, 2.1mm, ~30mA current draw)
The quintessential ‘classic-rock-in-a-box’ guitar pedal, the Trashy Blonde is inspired by tones reminiscent of classic British tube amplifiers and especially on the definitive Marshall® amp sound, allowing you to drive any clean amplifier with controlled and musical crunch. Trashy Blonde is a sexy British beauty that features a great deal of classic rock with unquestionable control. Imagine you wanted some classic Brit tones from your super clean jangly amp? Well she will turn any prancy little thing into over-driven crunchy distorted badass. Roll her back with your guitar volume and she cleans up very nicely. You may also want to mix it up with her mix knob, allowing you to toggle through trebly distortion, to a more rounded vintage tone with plenty of warmth.
Extremely versatile, you can get those JTM45 subtle break-up tones all the way through to saturated JCM800 territory and then suddenly you’re feeling just like Slash stepped in with his heels. Plus, the design allows mixing clean and distorted signals with ease for a more vintage, well rounded and less saturated tone, to more classic rock tones reminiscent of AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. The in-depth EQ settings lets you to refine the sound to your exact preference, while the parametric filter and noise gate assists in suppressing unwanted feedback, so that you’re always in control.
However, Trashy Blonde does have another ‘secret’ channel up her sleeve. By cranking the Balance (output) knob on the clean channel, into a ‘just about to break up’ amp will take you into boosted valve break up, step on the Trashy side and then boom! You’re into full-on distortion nirvana.
Add a Stone Deaf EP-1 active expression pedal to the expression input control and on top of the impressive regular tone shaping features, Trashy Blonde can also achieve wah, phaser and manual tonal shift sounds as well as the ability to control your drive tone on the fly with your foot.
Each Trashy Blonde is proudly manufactured by Stone Deaf in our factory based in Manchester, England.