Obese, megalithic, dynamic distortion is what it’s all about. The XXL’s Warp™ control manipulates the structure and balance of odd and even harmonics and influences their relativity to the dynamics of your instrument and your playing style. Translation: you can achieve a variety of results, even within the same setting, depending on the manner and force of your pick attack. Originally in production from 1995-2000, some guitar players considered the XXL a little too over-the-top(!). Oddly enough, certain bass players seemed to like it just fine. So we decided to split the atom and try to make both camps happy.
The restructured guitar version features a very musical Tone control that shifts the center frequency of the high cut from 10kH to 1kH, which maintains the mid-range without getting muddy.
The median point of Warp yields traditional distortion, well suited for chords and rhythm parts. Extreme settings work particularly well with individual notes making them smoother, fatter, thicker and juicier. At minimum settings there are higher amounts of even harmonics, producing an overdrive like that of a Class A tube amp.