Why The Grittman?
The Grittman is part of the Illuminated Series of pedals made by EX-GEAR. The focus of the Grittman is on it's tone but all the other features are well thought out and meant to address the needs of guitar players. Heavy-Duty Input jacks and unique ergonomic design with durable matte black cast metal casing. Illuminated controls and foot-switch for easy visibility of the pedal and it's settings on dark stages. Compact size but not so small that you hit other pedals when stepping on it. Non slip rubber bottom with magnetic ability to forgo velcro. We even include a knob cap protector with the EX-GEAR logo so you can adjust the pedal gain from a standing position. Designed in the USA by guitar players for guitar players. It's a step above the original pedal plan. But still focused on tone. Be inspired. Play guitar. Let your music be your voice.
The Grittman's Volume Knob can add or cut the overall volume. This can be set as a boost for lead breaks or lowered for quiet spots in a song. Control of the volume from the pedal and not have to go to the amp.
The Bass Control Knob is for adding bottom end to the frequency spectrum. Fatten up your tone.
Toggle to the "Hi" setting for an Increase in the midrange and a boost of volume. Also notice there is an increase in the overdrive in relation to the gain control settings.
Meticulous efforts were used to find just the right "Q" points for the bass, mid and treble. Narrowed bandwidth and set frequencies create precise EQ options. The result was exceptional control and customization of tone. We call this "Pocket Q" as it sets the EQ in the right space for great tone adjustment.
Most pedals have a tone knob that adds or takes away bass and treble. With the Grittman you can independently add treble and set the bass to a balanced tone. No reason to sacrifice one for the other.
Use the gain knob at low setting to level out the amp sound and increase the gain to achieve a more "gritty" guitar tone. You can achieve a smooth or gritty tone with great sustain. Make the notes sing. Play and be inspired.
Heavy-Duty input and output jacks were chosen to ensure reliable connections and durability. This combined with the matte black cast metal casing makes for a very strong well built reliable pedal.
Illuminated foot-switch is dimly lit when the pedal is off so that the pedal can be seen on a dark stage. The foot-switch ring light also lets the user know the pedal is getting power. When activated the foot-switch light is brighter.
A very unique feature of the Illuminated Series is the illuminated controls. This allows for the pedal and controls to be seen more easily on a dark stage. The foot-switch is set to be dimmed when the pedal is in the off position, but can be further dimmed, brightened, or even turned off by a control knob located inside the pedal.
The bottom of the Illuminated Series pedals have a non-slip rubber padding that is engraved with the EX-GEAR motto, "Make Some Noise!!". Just a little reminder to not be silent and let your voice be heard. Whether the guitar is your voice, or whatever your passion, remember to "Make Some Noise!!". Be heard. Be seen. Be present.
Another feature unique to the Illuminated Series of pedals is that they have a magnetic bottom. The pedals can stick to any ferromagnetic surface, including a music stand, metal pedal board, or even the refrigerator. This feature has come in handy on many occasions.