The RaingerFx El Distorto is a silicon diode-based distortion pedal, housed in an asymmetric metal enclosure custom-designed by Rainger FX. It’s a full, tonally balanced distortion with a specific mid frequency-adjusted accent. It creates an all-out fuzz on high settings. The main panel knobs are ‘drive’ and ‘volume’.
On the back panel is a switch that destabilizes an offset in the circuit – adding a new level of harmonic-sensitive ‘unstable’ fuzz tones. The pedal is hard-wired for true bypass foot-switching.
There are no sockets on the sides – which would take up too much space, so the input and output are on antennae, out of the way on the top panel. These are Neutrik sockets which securely lock the jack-plug in place, stopping any accidental unplugging during use.
In between them is the ‘DC’ in socket, though the El Distorto also can run on an internal 9 V battery. The ‘angry eyebrows’ LEDs indicate ‘On/Off’.
- Mini distortion package
- Fuzz and offset fuzz sounds
- Cool asymmetrical enclosure
- Drive and volume controls
- Locking input/output sockets
- Narrow pedalboard footprint
- ‘Angry eyebrows’ status LEDs
- Deeply cute alien vibe
- Powered by 9 volt battery or DC in socket
- True bypass footswitching