Cascade Pedals’ new Hosstortion effect is a Mosfet distortion inspired by the rare, sought-after Ibanez MT-10 Mostortion pedal.
Ibanez MT-10 Mostortion reborn
The original Ibanez MT-10 Mostortion pedal was only produced between 1990 and 1993 and has since become very desirable among session players and collectors alike. It’s a CMOS op-amp based distortion with a great tone. So it was a pleasant surprise to find that Cascade Pedals is releasing a new interpretation of that circuit.
Cascade Pedals Hosstortion
In recent years technology for the creation of BiMOS chips has moved forwards considerably. These chips combine two formerly separate semiconductor technologies into a single integrated circuit. This forms the basis of Cascade Pedals’ new Hosstortion pedal.
Level and Dirt knobs allow you to dial in the distortion. Then a versatile three-band EQ allows you to sculpt that tone further. This should be a relatively simple pedal to dial in, but it gives enough flexibility to make it widely useful.
This modern day recreation also has pedal board friendly top-mounted jacks. The foot switch quality is “premium”, Cascade says. The UV printed art graphics on the Sour Apple green-sparkle powder-coated case stand out. It’s an appealing homage to the original green Ibanez pedals.
The official video demo below sounds fantastic and I would highly recommend that you check it out to hear this pedal in action.
RRP: USD 175