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Tone City Model M Distortion Pedal

A raunchy dual-mode distortion pedal with built-in boost circuit



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    Product Description

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

    Tone City has established a strong reputation in the pedal market in their relatively short history. Renowned for producing incredible-sounding pedals at affordable prices, their Model M is a classic rock distortion stompbox that emulates some of the world's most popular black and gold amplifiers.

    Featuring two distortion modes and a separate boost circuit, this 2-in-1 pedal is amazingly versatile.

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    Crunch or High Gain?

    The classic British amplifiers that the Model M is based upon covered generations of different tones. That's why Tone City has tried to emulate their notoriously saturated crunch and high-gain tones in one unit, with the mode switch allowing you to swap between these distinctive sounds.

    In crunch mode, you'll attain nostalgic 60s and 70s rock tones, providing anything from a light overdrive to a raunchy crunch via the dedicated crunch control. In high gain mode, a more modern JCM-style tone is delivered, with a powerful mid-range and hair-raising levels of gain. This will take you from alternative rock to heavy metal at just the turn of a knob. 

    But if you want even more tonal potency, engage the boost circuit to tighten up your sound and achieve more volume for solos! (Please note: Boost function only works when distortion is engaged, it does not work on its own).

    Simple Controls

    When you hear about a pedal with two different gain modes as well as a boost function, you'd assume that it would have a dozen complex controls. But Tone City has ensured that the Model M is easy to use, relying on just a select few essential controls.

    With its independent gain controls for each distortion mode, the single tone control acts as a master EQ for both, letting you introduce more presence if you're plugged into a dark-sounding amp.


    • Classic British-style high-gain distortion
    • Amp-like dynamics
    • Boost function available when pedal is engaged
    • High-quality DIP components


    • Input Impedance: 1M
    • Output Impedance: 10k
    • Nominal Input Level: -10dB
    • Max Output Level (w/ Boost): 17dB
    • Bypass Mode: True Bypass
    • Power Supply DC 9V Regulated
    • Current Draw: 25mA
    • Dimensions: 92mm x 120mm x 55mm
    • Weight: 500g
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    Customer Reviews


    31 reviews





    Trusted Customer27th Jul 2021

    Great marshall sound... Great variations of distortion from od to heavy Rock. Boost adds dynamics aswell as volume

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer22nd Jun 2021

    Sounds good, although not what I was expecting. Probably need to test it with different amps to get a better sound.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr robert nurse11th Nov 2020

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr Steve Jennison7th Oct 2020

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr AZIZ AHMAD26th Sep 2020

    Marshall in a box. Great distortion.

    Sound 5

    Mr Jake Sanders24th Sep 2020

    Crazy tone for the money!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer4th May 2020

    I love the sound of this pedal, I actually used it to replace a vintage Marshall Guv-nor (the famous original 1980's model). The first one was faulty but was replaced very quickly - great service! - and the replacement unit was fine. So this is the second one of these I've bought, just to go on my back-up pedal-board, and it's fine. Good stuff!!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer29th Feb 2020

    Sounds amazing, great features, amazing price

    Value 5Looks 3Durability 4Sound 5

    Mrs. philippa Calderley29th Dec 2019

    Great product, it does what it says

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Troy Steadman15th Oct 2019

    Wow, amazing pedal at an affordable price! Does what it says on the tin... well, box 😬🎸🤘🏻

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