6 Degrees FX
R3 Distortion

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Old school point-to-point wiring consisting of only premium parts Underglow option available! Custom colours available - request in order and allow 2-4 weeks lead time The R3 Distortion is a heavily modded RAT with 3 different clipping modes via the G.A.S. switch. G.A.S. stands for (G)ermanium...   Read More ›

6 Degrees FX R3 Distortion

  • Old school point-to-point wiring consisting of only premium parts
  • Underglow option available!
  • Custom colours available - request in order and allow 2-4 weeks lead time

The R3 Distortion is a heavily modded RAT with 3 different clipping modes via the G.A.S. switch. G.A.S. stands for (G)ermanium, (A)symmetrical, and (S)ilicon. 

The newly revised R3 offers much wider range than the previous version and you can explore vast tonal territories simply by rolling your guitar volume knob. 

When your guitar volume knob is all the way up, the R3 is a beast with edgy, aggressive voice that can cut through any band mix with its pronounced top end. Turn your guitar volume down to half way you will get warm, soft-clipping overdrive which can nail any classic rock or even blues.

Now back to the pedal's gain knob. Before noon it offers ballsy tone just like a cranked tube amp. Turning the gain pass 1 o'clock you will get very saturated distortion that's good for heavy rock and riffs. Keep turning the gain up you'll enter a different realm with long sustaining, super saturated, edgy lead tone with ultra responsive touch and speed. 

You won't lose the dynamics even when gain is cranked. You can roll down your guitar volume knob to access to different levels of saturation and edginess any time wile maintaining good balance on EQ and great string to string separation.

Germanium Mode
Fat, mid heavy, fuzzy tone meant for old school tunes from the 70's.

Asymmetrical Mode
The most tube-like, full-body sounding mode. You can easily get great ballsy 80's overdriven tone in this mode.

Silicon Mode
Compressed, saturated, and bass-heavy. Good for any 90's riffing and shredding with incredible responsive touch.

* New 2015 Clipping Intensity control trimpot *

With a simple turn on the newly added trimpot located at the centre bottom of the circuit board, you can now control the clipping intensity of the R3. Counter-clockwise = warmer, more natural overdrive-like tone. Clockwise = more aggressive, edgy and fuzzy tone.

Tone Stack with Mid Control via Internal Trimpot
The tone knob splits low and high then blend them together. This will allow you to get heavier bass without losing clarity on top end. You can make the overall tone fat by turning the internal trimpot counter-clockwise or make it scooped by turning it clockwise. When used in conjunction with the tone knob, G.A.S. switch and your guitar volume knob, the tonal possibility is almost limitless.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions 115 x 90 x 50mm (65mm including knobs)
  • Weight 0.45kg
  • 9VDC negative tip power or battery
  • True bypass

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