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Skindred's Mikey Demus launches Redbeard Effects with the Red Mist MKIV distortion

(Image credit: Readbeard Effects)

The brainchild of Mikey Demus from Skindred, Redbeard Effects has released its debut effects pedal, the Red Mist MKIV.

The drive pedal offers a wide sweep of gain, from crunch through to saturated tone, it has an all-new original circuit that offers a dynamic, amp-like response to your playing. 

The Red Mist's controls are straightforward, with a three-band EQ to dial in your bass, mids and treble, with gain and level. Redbeard says that the EQ is the most powerful of its kind on a pedal, which is a bold claim, with an adaptive mids control that should help you cut through.

"We’re not looking to go where others have gone before," said Demus in a statement. "Whether you’re into blues, rock, punk, metal, ambience, pop, or making weird and wonderful noises - whatever your thing is, we’re here to push the envelope of what a pedal can do for you."

The Red Mist is true-bypass, has top-mounted jacks, and is hand-made in the UK.

Priced £184.99 (€219.63, $240.25), it is available through Redbeard Effects and Reverb.com.

Check out the demo video below.

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