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Death By Audio unleashes Absolute Destruction, its “most insane pedal yet”

Death By Audio has made some serious noise-manglers over the years, winning big-name fans including Trent Reznor, but its latest, the Absolute Destruction, promises to be “its most insane pedal yet”.

The Absolute Destruction offers a thick fuzz, which can be pushed into octave territory using the overload slider - pushed further, it will starve the circuit so that the signal “starts to eat itself”. A gain slider and volume control handle the rest of the tones.

DBA’s goal was to create something that sounded “totally disgusting” - and judging on the evidence here, we’d say it certainly succeeded.

$180 (approx £135) will secure you Absolute Destruction direct from Death By Audio.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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