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Digitech XTD Tone Driver Overdrive Pedal Featured

 
Multieffects distortion pedal that has several distortion models onboard.


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Replaced several drive pedals with this one featured

Ease Of Use Getting a good sound has been very easy. There are only 4 knobs to tweak and if you just use your ears you can find several tones that should satisfy. I did notice some setting suggestions in the manual but I've never tried them. Didn't need to. I found great sounds right away.


Sound I play this with active and passive pickups, humbuckers and single coils of all types. I love everything I can get out of this pedal. So much so that I've let my cherished Fulldrive 2 go. I can totally replicate the sound of it with the Tone Driver at a fraction of the price and board space. It may not have the output volume of the Fulldrive but it certainly has the sound and then some. Having the Morph knob makes it real easy to get a sound that works. The touch sensitivity is good and the tones are pleasant. If something is harsh a quick twist of the tone knob fixes it. If something needs more sparkle another twist of the tone knob takes care of that too. I can even get this to go into distortion territory by turning the gain full up.


Reliability I've had no issues and usually power it with a 9 volt adapter. The few times I used just a 9 volt battery I noticed that it would consume the battery very quickly. Otherwise, every time I hit the switch it either turns on or off. No misses ever.


Customer Support I'm only 2 hours from Digitech headquarters and although I've never needed to use their customer support the word on the street in my area is that they take care of things quickly and efficiently.


Liked about it I like the size because it is the same size as a Boss pedal and doesn't take up a lot of space on my pedal board. I simply love the Morph knob. What a great idea. Just turning that knob a little bit gives me whole new planes of inspiration. I also like that I can use it to run direct or to split my signal with the two different output jacks. One is to go to an amplifier and the other is voiced to go direct to a mixer. That jack has other uses too if you feel creative.


Didn't like The one thing that would or might make this a better pedal would be having two tone knobs. One for bass and one for treble. That would make this an incredibly versatile pedal. As it stands with just one tone knob it's still pretty awesome.


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5.0

By Spudman
Dec 01, 2009
 
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Digitech Tone Driver satisfies featured

Ease Of Use This is a pretty simple to use overdrive pedal with one exception. There is the ability to morph between sounds. This is done with the 'morph' knob. It's not that it's hard to figure out, it's just that it offers so many sound options that it's hard to decide on what to stick with.


Sound I've been using this along with a Fulltone Fulldrive 2. I can nail the sound of the Fulldrive with the Tone Driver easily. I also love all the other sounds available too. There is plenty to satisfy inside this little gold box. I can go from mild overdrive to fairly heavy gain venturing into distortion territory with ease. Quite a versatile unit. I actually like it better than my TS9 and Fulldrive.


Reliability Seems pretty much bomb proof as it's made out of metal. I've had no reliability issues with mine.


Customer Support I've never used them but I live close to the Digitech headquarters and hear nothing but good about their support.


Liked about it I like that it doesn't cost much and I can get just about any overdrive sound that I ever want or need by using the morph knob.


Didn't like Although it has plenty of output on hand to get the job done, a little more would really help push the front end of an amp a little better.


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5.0

By Spudman
Nov 15, 2009
 
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Not What I Was Hoping For featured

Ease Of Use All things considered, it's straight forward operation as far as basics are concerned. When you are trying to get a prticular sound from it, things go downhill. Level is fine, but tone and gain tweaking with the morph knob made it a little like chasing your tail. Just couldn't get it.


Sound I purchased this pedal in hopes that on my personal setup I could get the TS-9 Tubescreamer sound. I had heard it was spot on. Wrong. It is missing a piece of it's soul as the sounds it produces are not very organic in nature. It has a definate manufactured/processed sound to it. It does the gauntlet of general tones in a round about way, but specifically trying to get another pedal brands sound, it doesn't even get in the ball park, even with the literature on the piece.


Reliability I traded this back in to get a TS-9 fairly quick so I don't know the longevity of this particular pedal.


Customer Support N/A


Liked about it One sound was nice...Level-5:00, Tone-12:00, Gain-3:30, Morph/X-Factor-2:00


Didn't like The powder coat was bubbled up and chiping (brand new). Cannot reproduce sounds as claimed. Bad choice if you are really picky about a sound you are looking for.


Overall satisfaction:
 
2.0

By THE UNIVERSAL ON
Nov 05, 2009
 
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Nice Overdrive Pedal featured

Ease Of Use This pedal is like a little multieffects distortion pedal rolled up into one. It can produce sounds from the DOD 250, TS-9 Tube Screamer, Ibanez TS-808, and everything in-between. Some tweaking of the Tone knob and you get wide tone shapping ability. You also have two different outputs available so you can output normally or get Digitech's advanced cabinet modeling.


Sound I mostly use 7 string Ibanez guitars (RG1527, RG7620). I've used this in front of an old Marshall Plexi, and old Ampeg SVT bass amp, a Trainwreck combo and an old Crate combo. All the amps are tube except for the Crate. It sounded great in front of all of them. This series of Digitech pedals are quiet. I prefer this pedal's warm sound with the morph knob turned to the middle, but all models sound true to their design.

One option I really like is having two outputs. You can send one output to your amp which colors the sound one way. You can send the other output to a mixing board or recorder and get Digitech's cabinet modeling circuit which really sounds great. Record the two and blend them together for a very unique sound.


Reliability I've never had an issue with any Digitech product whether it be an old mid-80's rack effect or a floor pedal. It's one of the reasons I have so many Digitech products. Their reliable to the end, built like tanks and project quality. I don't see the need to have one of these for a backup. However, I would suggest other Digitech X-Series pedals as they all sound awesome!


Customer Support I've never had to deal with customer support.


Liked about it I liked the ablility to morph between 3 different popular drive pedals. It really acts like a multieffects distortion pedal. The two outputs, one having the advanced cabinet modeling, is a great addition, and the chassis of this thing will stand up to plenty abuse.


Didn't like It's hard to say anything that I didn't like about it. I guess the only thing I could say is that since they put 3 different models in this pedal, why not put more.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By courtney2018
Oct 28, 2009
 
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