Distortion Effects Pedals for Classic rock

These are the most popular distortion pedals used in classic rock. When you want that classic heavy tone used in bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, reach for one of these. Below is a list of distortion pedals actually used by classic rock players.

Based on 1564 Classic rock artists like these
18 Distortion Effects Pedals
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The classic DS-1 Distortion pedal provides a harder distortion effect for guitar and keyboard sounds. Instead of toneless, fuzzy distortion, the DS... read more

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Boss DF-2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion

Boss DF-2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion

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Keeley Modded Boss DS-1 Ultra Distortion

Keeley Modded Boss DS-1 Ultra Distortion

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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

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Pro Co The Rat

Pro Co The Rat

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Pro Co "Bud Box" The Rat

Pro Co "Bud Box" The Rat

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MXR M-104 Distortion +
MXR Distortion + (Script Logo)

MXR Distortion + (Script Logo)

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The DS-2 Turbo Distortion features twin modes for an expanded range of distortion--taking users from blues-rock rhythms to searing leads at the pre... read more

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Boss DS-1 Distortion
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Dubbed the Swedish Chainsaw by some of its biggest fans, the Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal is an all out metal distortion onslaught. Used for classic cutti... read more

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The MXR M-104 DISTORTION + Guitar Pedal can be set to produce low volume controllable distortion or increased to achieve a warm tube overdrive. Max... read more

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MXR Distortion + (Script Logo)

MXR Distortion + (Script Logo)

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MXR M-104 Distortion + (Late 1970s Model)
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Instant distortion gratification with an all-analog circuit, dual-band tone control, and a shredding sound.

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Since its original release in the early 80’s the Sonic Distortion has gained a huge cult following among tone connoisseurs, including the likes of ... read more

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Ibanez SD9 Sonic Distortion

Ibanez SD9 Sonic Distortion

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Big, fat, mega-searing tube tone without modeling!

The Radial Tonebone Classic Tube Drive Pedal is the perfect choice for players that want extra ... read more

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MXR M-104 Distortion + (Late 1970s Model)
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Mu-Tron Dan Armstrong Blue Clipper

Mu-Tron Dan Armstrong Blue Clipper

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The Multiwave Distortion features 21 distinctive and modern effects not found on typical distortion pedals. Based on new proprietary algorithms, th... read more

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The RAT2 covers all the bases: distortion, sustain, fuzz, overdrive - from the sweet raunchy to the grinding raunchy to the raunchy raunchy, RAT2 l... read more

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Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT

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Pro Co The Rat

Pro Co The Rat

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Pro Co "Bud Box" The Rat

Pro Co "Bud Box" The Rat

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Pro-quality distortion and sustain with iron-handed command parameters.

The Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Effects Pedal offers precision control over ton... read more

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With Boss's popular OS-2 OverDrive/Distortion pedal, it's like having two in-your-face effects pedals in one. That's because, with it, you can prod... read more

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Boss DS-1 Distortion
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Pro Co "Bud Box" The Rat

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Pro Co RAT

Pro Co RAT

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Pro Co RAT 2

Pro Co RAT 2

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Distortion without the mud.

The Soundblox Multi Wave Distortion is an anti-retro unit that offers 23 matchless effect types, ranging from traditio... read more

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Set up three channels of tone on a single-channel amp!

The 12AX7 tube-equipped Radial Tonebone TriMode Distortion Pedal has true-bypass and 2 dist... read more

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