Sitek Cocoa Distortion

Hailing from Poland, the Sitek Cocoa is a distortion that can be filed under the growing category of “versatile gain pedals.”

What’s noteworthy, in this case, is that you can get a wide variety of tones out of this opamp-based circuit through a limited number of controls: three knobs and the clipping toggle switch’s two positions:

  • Soft for smooth, overdrive-like tone
  • Hard for heavier and harmonic-rich distortion

It also works well as a boost a lower levels in the Soft voicing, and can provide enough output to overdrive the input stage of your amp for extra saturation interaction.

Sitek Cocoa Distortion, Builder’s Notes

Cocoa is a versatile gain pedal, offering anything from a clean boost, smooth overdrive to harmonic-rich distortion. Her Soft/Hard operation modes allow the user to achieve different distortion profiles, while simple and efficient tone control helps in taming high frequency content of the output signal.

This Muse does a great job for both dynamic rhythm guitar and singing leads. Cocoa is designed to provide plenty of output, and can easily drive your amplifier, or the next stage into breakup territory. This Muse is an op-amp based 100% analog circuit, designed with two carefully selected clipping characteristics. Cocoa is suitable for both live and studio applications


Level: Controls the output volume of the pedal
Drive: Controls the amount of overdrive
Tone: Modifies the frequency content of the signal
Soft/Hard Switch: Selects one of the clipping modes:
– Soft for overdrive-like smooth tone
– Hard for harmonic-rich distortion


  • True Bypass
  • Controls: Level, Drive, Tone, Clipping Mode Switch
  • Power supply 9V DC or 9V battery
  • Dimensions: (L x W x H) 11.5cm x 6cm x 5cm
  • Weight: 240g
  • High quality DeMont Smooth-Click Footswitch
  • Durable powder-coated enclosure
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Handmade with love in Gdynia, Poland