The original Hot Tubes from the late-1970’s gained cult status due to use by Sonic Youth among others.
The pedal emulates Valves/Tubes pushed to break up and far beyond therefore anything after 12 O’clock on the Drive & Gain knobs sends the pedal into fuzz territory.
Single Coils manage to maintain a level of overdrive longer than a humbucker equipped guitar, likewise the choice of amp makes a huge difference.
EHX say “The Hot Tubes’ unique paracyclic filter makes it a most versatile distortion device. From warm overdrive to vacuum tube Big Muff sustain to the heaviest metal tube driven screams, you won’t find a creamier distortion than the Hot Tubes. Powered by AC adapter and toroidal transformer that drives two Electro-Harmonix tubes to maximum voltage!”
|Jacks mounted on||Top|
|Weight (in kg)||0.50|
|Width (in cm)||12|
|Height (in cm)||4.7|
|Depth (in cm)||18.9|