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MusicRadar Verdict

For two distinct flavours of amp overdrive that still retain your guitar's true voice, this is a great pedalboard addition

Pros

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    Two switchable voicings. Compact size. Tight bottom end.

Cons

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    Four-screw battery access.

Jetter's core business is overdrive pedals, which is what this pedal offers. The Red Shift is developed from the earlier Gain Stage Red pedal and provides that unit's sounds with the toggle switch in the Red position.

"The Red Shift offers medium gain valve amp-like overdrive."

Switch to Shift, however, and you get a rather different voicing.

Sounds

With a tight bottom end, and crisp string separation when playing chords, the Red Shift offers medium gain valve amp-like overdrive - smooth and full with a nice amount of compression for sustain in the Red position.

Switch to Shift, however, and you find a sound closer to the throaty rawk of a vintage Marshall.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.