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Seymour Duncan USA High Gain Palladium preamp pedal effect

SD Palladium high gain pedal out end of March  ·  Source: http://www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/palladium

Announced at NAMM this year and already voted a winner by Guitar World magazine: The Seymour Duncan Palladium pedal is designed for those that like tight, high-gain, driven guitar tones. 

This is a feature-packed pedal with a lot of control over the tone-shaping aspect of the drive, and it should appeal to those that like to completely control their sound. Designed for use either with a clean amp or straight into a power amp, the Palladium is a high gain preamp-style pedal.

The controls include a Mid Swept EQ along with Bass/Treble knobs, Presence and a Resonance control to keep your sound tight and focused in the lower frequencies. There are three stages to the drive section and this should allow you to get very high gain if required. The pedal also has a Boost dial, just in case you need an extra bit of oomph!

I cannot see this being for everyone. It will probably appeal to players with a taste for modern, high-gain drives with focused lows and controllable mids. With its extensive options to tweak the sound, I can imagine you can pull some very tight, percussive riffs out of a pedal like the Palladium.

The Palladium is available in either a white or a black finish and has a very clean look. The controls are well labelled and the layout is very amp-like in its appearance. It should be easy to work with and get good-sounding results, although the large number of controls might make it harder to dial in a tone quickly. However, I will have to try one out before I can say for sure. They are due to ship soon and should be available end of March in the UK.

RRP GBP £349

Palladium Specifications

by Jef
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