The Pale Horse is so smooth, transparent, and dynamic, more than a few have reported that it sounds as good or better than their own amp’s distortion, all by itself. Use it on the clean channel to create a foot-switchable “channel B”, or push an already overdriven amp into sonic nirvana.
Drive: Controls the amount of gain in the circuit. More gain = more distortion, compression, and sustain
Tone: This is an active boost/cut control taht affects frequencies above the point set by the internal frequency control (stock 3.2 kHz)
Level: Controls the overall volume output of the pedal
Low Cut: Cuts bass when turned clockwise. Helps tighten up the low end, which is especially useful with higher-gain settings. Roll-off point range: 33Hz - 1.5kHz
High Cut: Cuts high when turned clockwise. Helps smooth out high-gain fizziness or warm up bright single coils. Roll-off point range: 500Hz - 15kHz
A-L-M: This 3-way clipping switch selects between 3 modes - lush saturation using mosfet transistors (M), modern crunch using 5mm red LEDs (L), and asymmetrical overdrive using a one-by-three, silicon & germanium diode arrangement (A)
Internal Controls: There are 2 internal controls in the Pale Horse. The upper left trimpot is an IMPEDANCE control, so you can better match the load of your amplifier for the most transparency (Range 200K - 1M). The top right FREQUENCY trimpot selects the cutoff frequency of the active TONE control (Range: 1.2-7.2 kHz)