The Blackstar HT-DISTX Tube Ultra High Gain Pedal is much more than a distortion pedal. It's like having a blazing tube amp packed into a convenient stompbox. The genuine tube design can take you from an exciting overdrive all the way to maniacal metal tones, all while maintaining the dynamic feel and response you would expect from a tube amp. And while the tone is solid, Blackstar has gone above and beyond to pack the HT-DISTX with value. The buffered bypass circuit ensures that your tone is not compromised even with long cable runs, and silent switching means no annoying pops or clicks.