The Swindle is Union's happy medium overdrive pedal that sits nicely between their full-bore distortions and fuzzes. Neither truly one or the other, the Swindle instead offers rich tones, perfect for spicing up a dry-sounding amp.
You can't go wrong in getting a great sound from the Swindle. Its two dials add volume and gain so you can go for light break-up on your signal, or a wetter mix where the pedal becomes the focal point of tone. Experiment in even using the Swindle as a boost. Whatever setting, it's as clean-sounding as they come. No fizz or crackles. Just straight up, weighty grunt.
Union Tube & Transistor
Union Tube & Transistor are a small company based in East Vancouver that make high-end, boutique pedals with rich tones. The Swindle maintains the company's creative direction in making top quality, honest-sounding pedals.