Rogue DST-5 Distortion

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Rogue

Description A good intro distortion pedal. With a level, tone, and distortion knobs. Runs on a 9v batterey or a 9v adapter.
Posted By Karl Haikara (2330)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 3.5 (of 5)
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On 11/21/2003, Ken Richardson (9051) posted:
Overall Rating:
I saw some good reviews on Harmonycentral, and was attracted by the low price as well! I also looked at the Boss DS-1, but it costs more. This one is almost as good. You can't gripe too much about its inadequacies at $20!! If it was $60 I would be a little let down, but at $20 it is great! I will probably get another one to have an extra, and perhaps to modify.

Has a good overdrive tone with dist on 0, level about 4 and tone on 5. Best hard edged dist is with dist control on 7 or 8. Worst aspect is it gets a little thin sounding if you max out the dist control, but I think most pedals will do that.

Best aspect is you can use your guitar volume to turn the distortion up and down, has some compression and gain to it.
Price: $20.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Has level, tone and dist controls. Runs on 9V battery or AC adaptor Tone control is really useful , NOT just a way to roll off some treble.
Sound Quality:
I have tried it with an Ibanez Blazer guitar (humbuckers) and a Fender Champ (tube) amp. It is not very noisy for a "fuzz" pedal. Tone is similar to "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, or "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream Suited for '60's/70's and alternative, I guess, and blues rock. I am using it on a fairly dirty setting, running the amp clean, and have my TS-10 Tubescreamer right after my guitar as a "boost". Using 2 boxes gives more gain, and an interesting sound.
Ease of Use:
Easy to use.
Durability:
I have not gigged with it. I think if you take decent care of it, it should be OK
On 10/20/2002, Karl Haikara (2330) posted:
Overall Rating:
Cheap, don't suggest it, buy a Danelectro pedal fopr cheapness.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $19.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Freind
Features:
This pedal has three controls, level, tone, distortion. It is AC and battery-powered. The controls are all fine, and there's nothing I wish it had.
Sound Quality:
A nasty digusting pedal, that has it's main use in making as much noise as you can, good for that but very horrible in a good way.
Ease of Use:
Easy man, easy.
Durability:
It's plastic! DOn't take out on gigs, unless you want light paperweight.