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Iron Forest Distortion IF-1D


0.30 KGS
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Product Description

Long sustain is an important factor in any distortion pedal. However, most players want a full, powerful tone that stands out from the rest of the band but still provides tons of sustain. The IRON FOREST pedal makes that possible.
The IRON FOREST has a harmonically rich sound with the tone of every string remaining beautifully clear and distinct. This pedal was designed to respond to every subtle variation in the player’s touch to reproduce even the most emotive playing.



A newly developed and very special input circuit HTS (Holistic Tonal Solution) Circuit is included to prevent guitar signal degradation even when bypassed.
The IRON FOERST distortion pedal has a tonal range similar to a wind instrument and will not be overpowered by the rest of the band.
It is an extremely versatile distortion pedal with a wide gain range and a two-stage EQ (Treble, Bass).
It provides over-the-top distortion while still remaining sensitive to the guitar volume
It delivers much more dynamic range for the DC9V power supply than would normally be expected, and also has a very low S/N ratio.
Reliable, high-quality parts are used to ensure long life and stable sound.

About HTS (Holistic Tonal Solution) Circuit

The newly developed Free The Tone HTS Circuit brings a brand new concept to effect pedals.

The HTS circuit essentially functions to manage the interface of the effector from signal input to the output. This solves not only the problem with a True-Bypass circuit and the weak point of a combination of a general buffer circuit and an electronic switch, but also totally and effectively manages the interface between effectors connected before and after the effect circuit inside of the HTS circuit.

The compatibility of pedals when they are connected together will be influenced by the signal level and the characteristics of the input and output impedance. The signal characteristics as a result of a combination of true-bypass effectors will be changed every time an effector is switched on or off. The change of signal characteristics will have a drastic affect on the sound quality and/or sound image. You may have felt a fundamental difference in sound quality or a feeling that something just isn’t right in the past. This is a major problem of effectors that is relatively unknown.

The HTS Circuit consists of 3 separate circuits: 1. Input Circuit, 2. Noiseless Effect On/Off Circuit and 3. Output Driver Circuit. The Input Circuit receives the signal properly depending on the conditions of the signal source, eliminates noise from unnecessary frequency bands and then sends the pure guitar signal to the effect circuit. The Free The Tone effectors have a very low S/N ratio thanks to the HTS Circuit.

The effected signal is sent to the Noiseless Effect On/Off Circuit. This circuit transfers the guitar sound faithfully without any feeling of dullness or distortion that is often unique to electronic switching circuits, because no switching element, such as an FET, is used. The effected sound signal or bypassed sound signal, selected by the Noiseless Effect On/Off Circuit, is sent to the Output Circuit and then to any other equipment connected after the effector in the signal chain. Regardless of whether the effector is on or off, the signal output impedance remains fixed so that a stable signal is provided all the time. And when the effector is turned off, the HTS Circuit outputs a signal that remains true to the original natural guitar sound.

The effected sound and bypassed sound managed by the HTS Circuit will always have the same sound quality, which solves a problem that has plagued players for years.

Main Specification

Connectors: 1/4-inch phone jacks (INPUT and OUTPUT), DC9V input jack (AC adapter jack)
Power Supply: 9V battery or AC adaptor
Power Consumption: DC 9V, 9mA approx.
Dimensions: 115(D) × 72(W) × 50(H)mm (including footswitch, jack and rubber feet)
Weight: 240 g approx. (Not including battery)

Product Videos

Free The Tone : IRON FOREST (humbuckers) ()
  • Free The Tone : IRON FOREST (humbuckers)
  • Free The Tone : IRON FOREST (Strat)

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