SSAudio Distortion Shout

Shiny, happy pedal

Although it still has no official UK distributor, SSAudio has whipped another stompbox for our perusal, in the form of the Distortion Shout.

Boasting an attractive brushed silver finish, it's battery or adaptor-powered and sports a bright-blue LED indicator.


"Those tone knobs can make things real nasty"

The Distortion Shout offers a dual concentric knob to adjust the gain and level for a rock distortion sound that has plenty of tonal variability, courtesy of the pedal's main selling point - separate knobs for the high, mid and low frequencies.

Those tone knobs can make things real nasty, particularly the high knob that can dial in a crackling buzz-saw tone that could slice bacon. If you're a noise merchant who likes more extreme distortion sounds, this may be for you.

MusicRadar Rating

3.5 / 5 stars

Easy-to-use. Tonally flexible.


Not a pedal for volume boosting.


Silver dirt machine with useful attributes that could suit some players' dirtbox requirements.

Available Outputs

1/4 Inch Jack

Available Inputs

1/4 Inch Jack

Battery/Adaptor Type

9V Battery Nine-volt mains adaptor

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