Testbericht in Gitarre & Bass Ausgabe 11/2009, Seite 194
SEVERE™ represents Tone Freak Effects™ answer to heavy distortion! The SEVERE™ starts at medium gain and only gets higher from there with plenty of gain on tap.
3-way toggle up top adds different flavors of tone with asymmetrical, symmetrical and no clipping options. The 3-way "Brite" switch changes how bright the Tone control can get, which allows you to use SEVERE™ with different styles of amps.
Unlike some other high gain distortion pedals, SEVERE will never turn your tone into a compressed, mushy mess. SEVERE™ maintains a more open sound and allows string articulation to shine through. Dropped-D players will notice the low-end whump and top-end sizzle. Players looking for a stand-alone solo pedal, don"t have to look any further... no stacking with other OD or distortions pedals is necessary with SEVERE™.
Controls: Level, Tone, Gain True Bypass Neutrik jacks 3-Way Clipping Switch 3-Way Bright Switch Metal film resistors Metal film capacitors Hand assembled