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It’s about time that someone named a distortion pedal after an AC/DC song. Of course, the reason it hasn’t happened before is that it’s hard as a rock to get the perfect balance of clarity, hair, big balls, attack and sustain that will shake you all night long.
If the sound it produces doesn’t instantly evoke visions of Angus and Malcolm, you’ve got a problem, child.
The Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed Distortion pedal does the deed, and it does it dirty. Its circuit uses a pair of cross-connected MOSFETs to produce a rich, thick and dynamic overdrive that makes your guitar and amp sound bigger (and this is the truth, son, not some late-night male-enhancement supplement pitch).
You can use it equally well with a clean or already overdriven amp and it will always intensify your tone without turning it into indecipherable mush.