Stone Deaf FX has interested me for a long time now. We’ve communicated a few times via Twitter in the past, and finally we were able to connect! Stone Deaf is located in the United Kingdom and are making some amazing pedals and amps. I was really into their artist list. There are some awesome musician playing Stone Deaf FX – Rush, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. Not a bad list. They should be very proud of that list. And that list says one thing… Stone Deaf know what they’re doing and they’re doing it well.
Stone Deaf sent us a PDF-1 Parametric Distortion Filter to demo. You can get an extremely wide variety of tones with this pedal. What we wanted to do was demonstrate various settings vs. picking a couple of settings working it. This pedal is very versatile and you’ll be able to dial it in for your needs.
So what does this pedal do? Basically, it’s a parametric EQ in a distortion box. There is a switchable ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ circuit. You can use this pedal to cut and boost (20dB of frequencies from 65Hz to 3000Hz). There is a 5 position bandwidth switch that goes from FAT to THIN. You can go super heavy with the fat, or pierce-your-eardrum thin. The PDF-1 is originally based on the Maestro Parametric Filter MPF-1 that was created by Bob Moog.
For this demo, we have Jimmy Rolle playing is Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant into a Germino Lead55 Head through a Germino 4×12 cabinet. There is nothing between the guitar and the amp except for the Stone Deaf FX PDF-1 Parametric Distortion Filter. It is important to note that the Germino Lead 55 is a non-master volume amp. Audio was recorded with a Fathead Ribbon Mic and a Shure SM7B, both close mic’d.
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The Stone Deaf FX PDF-1 Parametric Distortion Filter can be purchased from their website for 125 British Pounds (which translates to about $195.75 USD). For more information about this pedal and other offerings, please check out Stone Deaf FX on the web, follow them on Twitter and like their page on Facebook! Please help spread the word about this great company!!