Emma Electronic Stinkbug overdrive pedal
The StinkBug is a classic sounding overdrive pedal that will get you into TS territory. It has the normal gain and volume controls to adjust the amount of gain. It goes from low to mid-gain so you won't get any metal tones from this pedal but for mild gain boosts or crunchy chords and lead tones it excels.
Having the 2 band EQ also sets this pedal apart from many other overdrive pedals because it allows you to match the pedal to whichever guitar you're using/ So if you want more bite from your humbuckers you can turn up the top-end or if you want more punch and less sizzle from singlecoils, you can turn down the high and turn up the low.
Here's what Emma Electronics say
The Pride And Joy Of Overdrive
StinkBug is the embodiment of everything you've come to expect of a great overdrive and then some. It spits out warm amp-like drive tones and just adds that lovely touch of mid-presence that'll make you cut through a mix like nobody's business. But and this is a good but, it does all of this without ever comprimising the natural timbre and sound of your instrument, leaving you with an overdriven sound that's as dynamic and articulate as your own playing style.
- Chock-full of classic amp-like overdrive tones
- Perfect mid presence - cuts through the mix while retaining your core sound
- Highly sculptable EQ and wide gain range - From low-gain to blistering blues-rock tones. It's all there!
- Highly intuitive control set - dial in amazing tones quick and easy
- Top-mounted I/O
- Handmade in Denmark
- True-Bypass switching
The idea behind the StinkBug was to create the ultimate classic overdrive pedal. Something that beautifully distils the best parts of a vintage drive pedal, while alleviating common issues like overbearing mids and nasal, fizzy tones on higher gain settings. Hence a lot of work was put into getting the mids and gain structure just right, all while keeping the body and character of your instrument completely intact. The Low and High EQ dials give you a ton of different tones on tap. Turn them both down and the midrange comes out, but without being nasal. Turn them up and the mids gets slightly scooped, while still keeping the sound full and punchy. Oh and then there's the gain! Oooooh boy, it's warm, smooth but with that sweet harmonic tube-like crunch that we all know and love. Just picture the bluesy bite and dynamic drive tones of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and John Mayer and you know what youÕre getting yourself into with the StinkBug.
So if you're into blues, pop, rock or just filthy-good tones in general, then this is definitely the drive you're looking for!