Teisco DistortionTeisco unveiled this Classic British distortion pedal paired with a colored boost – it’s simply called “Distortion.” It offers plenty of tonal shaping possibilities, plus an optional extra gain stage to really ramp things up – all in a very stylish textured purple zinc case. The boost and distortion circuits can be activated separately or stacked on top of each other.

We added this pedal to our article about the best Plexi-style distortions.

Teisco Distortion, Builder’s Notes

The Teisco Distortion is gain with attitude and here to satiate all your drive needs. With strong British flavor, five knobs, two toggle switches and two independent channels, this box provides plenty of EQ possibilities and endless amounts of gain on tap. Use the MORE channel by itself as a clean-ish boost, or stack it with the distortion circuit for — you guessed it — MORE. The MUSCLE toggle switch adds yet another gain stage for even more glorious clipping.

This pedal comes in a premium zinc housing, with recessed screws, removable feet and a textured base for stronger velcro-sticking.

  • Controls: Level, Gain, Tone, Presence, Muscle, Tight, More
  • Power: Standard 9V DC with 2.1mm center-negative barrel
  • Current: 40mA
  • Switching: True bypass
  • Dimensions: 94 x 132 x 31.4 mm (w/o feet, 32.8 mm w/ feet)