The Litigator was inspired by the blues rock sounds of Britain in the early 1960s, known to some as the "beano" tone, and to others as the "Bluesbreaker" sound. But don't be fooled — this is not a clone of Marshall's famous and often replicated Bluesbreaker pedal.
The Litigator is an original, transistor-based design that uses two gain stages to achieve a creamy, sparkly overdrive with an almost fuzz-like character not found in most overdrive pedals. Keep the gain low for just a hint of crunch, or crank it up for a lead-worthy overdriven tone that gets plenty dirty while maintaining note clarity when you strum chords. The pedal also includes a tone control that allows you cut highs or crank them for that extra sparkle.
The V1.5 takes the pedal to another level with lowered headroom, increased gain and ever so slightly more compression thanks to a change in transistors. These will be released periodically in small batches in limited edition colorways.
- Wide gain range from light crunch to screaming overdrive
- Ample volume to push a tube amp even at low gain settings
- Tone control for cutting highs or adding sparkle
- All analog original circuit
- Ultra premium soft-click Gorva footswitches
- High-quality Wurth and WIMA capacitors
- Premium Neutrik or Lumberg jacks
- True bypass
- Runs on standard negative-tip 9V power supply (not included)
- Original art designed by Seattle artist Daniel Chesney
- Pedals designed and built by hand in Bellingham, Washington
- Selected a Premier Gear by Premier Guitar magazine
Check out a demo from Harsh Tones, Inc. here, one from Demos in the Dark here and one from BluesLawyerMemes here!
UK BUYERS: if you wish to purchase a Litigator, head over to Break the Machine FX, our exclusive UK dealer.