Rodenberg Amplification Introduces Commander Distortion Pedal

Rodenberg Commander Distortion PedalGermany’s Rodenberg Custom Amplification has expanded their lineup of effects with the Commander distortion pedal. Apt for bass and guitar, the pedal is described as the logical development following the company’s GAS Overdrive series.

“While the GAS-808 is designed for overdrive sounds, the Commander’s home is distortion,” Rodenberg writes on their website. “But you can also dial down to overdrive sounds easily. From blues to rock to violin-like lead sounds (HOT mode), the COMMANDER gets all!”

The hand-made pedal features an internal 18-volt operation that provides extra headroom with no loss of deep frequencies and is active pickup friendly. It has Level, Drive, and Tone controls with toggle switches for HOT and FAT modes. HOT adds high gain where FAT boosts the bass and mids. An LED in the center of the pedal tells you when you’re in HOT mode: Blue means standard mode, red means HOT mode.

Other features include a stainless steel/carbon design, True Bypass, and 9V battery or adapter power. The pedal is handmade in Germany and carries a two year warranty. It’s available for order now $196.35 including shipping.

Rodenberg Custom Amplification Commander Distortion Pedal Details:

Works perfect for Guitar and Bass
Stainless Steel – Carbon design
COMMANDER (Distortion) – (Output)-Level, (Over)-Drive and Tone controls
HOT toggle switch for High Gain
FAT toggle switch for Bass / Mid Boost
Internal 18V DC Operation for more (Output)-Level range and headroom
+20dB Output-Level
Blue Target-LED in standard mode, red Target-LED in HOT mode
True Bypass
Long-Life footswitch
Specially dimensioned and selected components
Powered by an external standard 9 volts power adapter or battery
Current draw: about 20mA
Dimensions (w/d/h (inch)): 2.4 x 4.6 x 1.2
Weight: 0.7 lbs
Handmade in small numbers in Germany
2 year warranty

For more information:
Rodenberg Amplification

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