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MusicRadar Verdict

This is a versatile, natural sounding overdrive that can go from clean boost to fully driven amp territory with a tone control that works over just the right range of frequencies.

Pros

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    Sensitive dynamic response. Range of natural overdrive. Compact size.

Cons

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    Four-screw battery access.

The Tritium's particular flavour of overdrive comes, according to Jetter, as a result of what was learned while developing Jetdrive and Helium pedals.

And in this example, transparency of sound and touch sensitivity are the primary concerns.

Sounds

The Tritium is a delight to play through, being very responsive to pick attack so you can dig in for more grind.

There's also a lot more gain on tap here than in the Helium, covering all shades of dirt up until a maxed out drive knob provides a harmonically rich sound that's well suited to lead work.

How hear the Jetter Tritium in action...

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.