Mr Black ThunderClaw review

  • £139
  • $179

Doom-y distortion and high gain-heroics

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Our Verdict

For alt, stoner and doom, we urge you to plug in.

For

  • Easy to use, with a versatile selection of great stoner tones.

Against

  • Not ideal for classic metal.
Buying options

The most conventional of the Mr Black pedals on recent test, the ThunderClaw shoots for big, amp-like high-gain distortion, and boy, does it score.

"It's ace for Mastodon with a bridge humbucker, while flicking over to the neck is instant Kyuss"

A silicon fuzz-like palm-muting response means it's not our first pick for classic metal, but there's an alt/stoner vibe here that's ace for Mastodon with a bridge humbucker, while flicking over to the neck is instant Kyuss.

There's plenty of versatility, too, thanks to an active EQ circuit: pushing the bass and treble gives the TC a fuzzy RAT-like edge.

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Tech Specs

Country of OriginUSA
Battery/Adaptor Type9V Battery Nine-volt mains adaptor
FeaturesTrue bypass